Monday, March 22, 2010

Storm Moon 2010 at the Luggage Store Gallery, SF

Another month, another moon, another Full Moon show at the Luggage Store Gallery, 1007 Market Street, San Francisco.  The Storm Moon is all about electric guitars.  Guitars gather and release the storm!

Here's the program:

8:00 PM - Joshua Churchill + Paul Clipson, solo guitar/electronics & Super 8 film

Joshua Churchill and Paul Clipson create collisions of sound, light, and image spanning the spectrums of light(ness) and dark(ness), ethereal and austere, using electronic and acoustic musical instrumentation and Super 8 film, respectively. The element of chance plays a major role in their continually evolving collaboration explores as each artist simultaneously presents densely layered and textured abstract collages within their respective media without premeditations.

9:00 PM - Peter Kolovos (Los Angeles), solo guitar

(I heard Peter Kolovos at the 2009 Outsound New Music Summit.  It was like being thrown against the wall and throttled.  I really wanted to hear him again, to make sure it wasn't a dream, so I invited him back.  Do bring earplugs, or take some of the free ones we give out at the door.)

Peter Kolovos’ performance will coincide with and channel the peak of the Storm Moon's energies.


Joshua Churchill
is a San Francisco-based cross-disciplinary who works with sound in the context of immersive site-specific art installations and a number of solo and collaborative experimental music and noise performances including solo noise project T/R and doom/drone/noise trio Riqis.

Paul Clipson is a San Francisco-based filmmaker who often collaborates with sound artists and musicians on live performances, films and installations. His Super 8mm films are shot and largely edited "in-camera", in an improvised manner that brings to light subconscious preoccupations in the hope of allowing for un-thought, unexpected visual elements to reveal themselves.

Peter Kolovos has forged one of the most distinctive sound languages to emerge out of today's avante/out sound underground. Using and electric guitar he creates music that is constantly shifting and fiercely physical. Think volume, texture and immediacy rather than melody, structure or repetition. Swirling vortexes of sound. Every performance and recording is different and never repeated - each is innevitably tied to the unique qualities of every moment and circumstance.

Kolovos has performed throughout the U.S. and has released recordings under his own name as well as his group Open City. His solo LP 'New Bodies' was released in 2009 to strong reviews and received mention in writer's best of the year lists in the Wire and the Village Voice. He lives and records in Los Angeles.

Friday, March 05, 2010

Excerpt from last month's premiere

Clyde was there to record the Genesis premiere at the Luggage Store Gallery on Feb. 25th.  Now you can listen to (and download for free!) a 4:35 excerpt from that performance.  Click here!