Monday, August 31, 2009

Harvest Moon concert this Thursday in SF

We just had Lammas, so it makes sense that the Harvest Moon is the next Full Moon on the calendar. RTD3, the trio of Ron Heglin, Tom Nunn, and Doug Carroll, are up first followed by the Potluck Percussion Harvest with Gino Robair. If you're coming to the show, don't forget to bring a harvest of items for Gino to improvise with.

The Harvest Moon show will happen at the Luggage Store Gallery, 1007 Market Street at 6th Street, San Francisco. Admission is $6.00 - $10.00 sliding scale, with no one turned away for lack of funds.


8 PM: RTD3's Harvest Moon team consensus reads, "We're all essentially dogs and when the moon comes out we howl! The Harvest Moon is the full resonance of the summer with all the timbre of the earth and that which has grown and a marking of a kind of maturity of growth. Sonically this plays out from our experience of this moon. The full moon is also a trickster emotionally. Dancing spirits from the past frolic in the moonlight. Dead, yet, alive, they are always to be and never were."

9PM: This evening's solo performance features Gino's Potluck Percussion, where he plays only the objects presented to him by the audience. The evening is dedicated to Neil Young.


RTD3 features Ron Heglin, voice and trombone; Tom Nunn, elctroacoustic percussion; and Doug Carroll, cello. This SF Bay Area trio is dedicated to free improvisation. Drawing upon influences in classical and jazz domains, their sound is unique and imaginative. Their sonic landscapes propel the listener into a world of sound that is enigmatic, fanciful and chimeric.

Gino Robair has performed and recorded with Tom Waits, Anthony Braxton, John Zorn, Nina Hagen, Terry Riley, Lou Harrison, John Butcher, Derek Bailey, Peter Kowald, Otomo Yoshihide, and the ROVA Saxophone Quartet. He is one of the "25 innovative percussionists" included in the book Percussion Profiles (SoundWorld, 2001), as well as a founding member of the Splatter Trio and Pink Mountain. His opera, I, Norton, based on the life of Norton I, Emperor of the United States, has been performed throughout North America and Europe.

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