Monday, November 02, 2009

Mourning Moon concert this Thursday in SF

The Mourning Moon will be waning on Thursday night, November 5th, when the Mourning Moon concert takes place at the Luggage Store Gallery. You're invited to contemplate death and rebirth with Andrew Raffo Dewar (Alabama), his friends, and his music...featuring the composer on soprano saxophone plus Kyle Bruckmann, Gino Robair, and John Shiurba.

The Luggage Store Gallery is upstairs at 1007 Market Street at 6th Street, San Francisco. The show starts at 8 pm and admission is $6.00 - $10.00 sliding scale, with no one turned away for lack of funds. The series is sponsored by Outsound Presents.


8 PM: Piece for For Four Instruments (2002), dedicated to Earle Brown


9 PM: new work for quartet


Andrew Raffo Dewar (b.1975 Rosario, Argentina) is a composer, improviser, and woodwind instrumentalist. Since 1995 he has been active in the music communities of Minneapolis, New Orleans, the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City, and performing his work internationally. He has studied with saxophonist/composers Steve Lacy, Anthony Braxton and Phillip Greenlief, composer Alvin Lucier, trumpeter/composer Bill Dixon, and has also had a long involvement with experimental and traditional Indonesian music. Dewar has been noted as "having the rare ability to translate his knowledge into something beautiful" (Foxy Digitalis). The 2008 debut recording of his music on Porter Records was described as "absorbing" (Dusted Magazine),"enshrouding" and "evoking something unnatural and plugged-in" (Bagatellen), as well as "musical rainfall" and "absolutely essential listening" (Aquarius Records). According to Paper Cuts zine, "Dewar’s music is not a watered down copy or even a respectful imitation of other musical forms; it’s his own thing."

In addition to leading his own ensembles and performing in collaborative groups with known and unknown musicians from around the world, Dewar performs with and appears on several recordings by the Anthony Braxton 12+1tet and the Bill Dixon Orchestra. Dewar is Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts in New College at the University of Alabama.

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