Monday, November 30, 2009

Long Night's Moon concert this Thursday in SF

The last Full Moon concert of the year will be the Long Night's Moon, on December 3. It features John Hanes and the 60 x 60 2009 International Mix. Come to the Luggage Store Gallery at 1007 Market Street near 6th Street, on Thursday December 3rd at 8 PM. Admission is $6-$10 sliding scale, but no one's turned away for lack of funds.


8:00 PM: John Hanes, also known as Organ of Qwerty, has been making music in the Bay Area for 30 years. He is currently playing in a number of ensembles, including Myles Boisen's Past Present Future, Phillip Greenlief's Citta Di Vitti, MariƩ Abe's O,Pomelo, and an un-named laptop duo with Rova's Steve Adams. John's piece for the Long Night's Moon concert will be an attempt to celebrate the promise of light inherent in the darkest night and the rhythm of the turning of the year.


9:00 PM: The 2009 60x60 International Mix is a recording containing 60 works from 60 different composers. Each composition is 60 seconds (or less) in duration sequenced together to create a one-hour performance. Highlighting the work of a great many up-and-coming composers, 60x60 testifies to the vibrancy of contemporary composition by presenting the diverse array of styles, aesthetics and techniques being used today.

Debuting in New York City November 2003, 60x60 started as an electroacoustic "tape" concert with its 60 short electronic works synchronized with an analog clock to mark the passage of each minute. Since then 60x60 has received thousands of audio submissions from more than 30 countries around the world, produced radio shows, collaborated with multimedia (including dance, video, sculpture, and photography) and released several audio albums on CD.

The 2009 International Mix features one-minute (or less) recorded works by 60 composers from all over the world, played continuously with a projected clock as accompaniment.

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