Thursday, December 07, 2023

Sunday, September 10, 2023

Dubious Candy desert retreat begins

I am here for a week to create a one-hour Dubious Candy soundtrack for an episode of Mysteries of UB, which airs on Peralta TV in Oakland. Here is the most delicious way to start things off: pizza and red wine.

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Usufruct show coming up on September 6th

 Luggage Store Gallery, 1007 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (map)

Description8:00 pm Usufruct 
Polly Springhorn/Tim Walters
9:00 pm Audre
Michael Gendreau/Jorge Bachmann

Usufruct (YOO-zoo-fruckt) is the right of the people to harvest the fruits of common property. The duo Usufruct, consisting of flutist, composer, vocalist/improviser Polly Springhorn and computer musician Tim Walters, deconstructs, lovingly reassembles, and improvises around found texts and musical materials in the public domain.

Jorge Bachmann aka [ruidobello] has worked as a media artist, experimental composer, and curator. He is a founding member of MEI.collectiv, a multi­disciplinary group of artists. His eclectic work ranges from subtle musique concrete soundscapes to analog synth minimalism. Since the early 1980's he has been exploring the strange, unique and microcosmic sounds of everyday life, collecting field recordings and creating soundscapes meant for deep listening. In addition to Collision Stories he is one half of the synth duo Snowsteps.

Michael Gendreau started playing drums in 1972, and working with tape machines, scrappy electronics, and turntables a few years after that. He works as an acoustician, where his primary focus is on the design of very quiet research environments with respect to infrasound and vibration. He has worked both solo and in groups including Crawling With Tarts, rRope, Speed The Parting Guest, and others. His discography/videography contains more than 145 documented items since 1983.

$10-20 Sliding

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Surrealism of the Body show is SOLD OUT

 Great news about tonight's show at Studio 210; but tomorrow's show at TAC will still have places for folks who show up on the night. Hope to see you!

Thursday, August 17, 2023

Two gigs this weekend

 One in SF, one in Oakland! Take your pick or go to both!

Butoh Dance and New Music

Saturday, August 19, 8:00 pm

Studio 210, 3435 Cesar Chavez #210 San Francisco, CA

Music for Eyes and Ears

duo B. Experimental Band + Jordan Glenn Improv Sextet

Sunday, August 20, 4:00 pm

Temescal Arts Center, 511 48th Street, Oakland, CA

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Mystic South schedule is online

 And it includes my presentation listing, check it out here.

I go on at 6 pm Eastern on Saturday, July 15th. Typically for a Pagan festival, there are workshops happening at the same time that I'll be bummed to miss!

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

My icon of the Cailleach

During quarantine, I began developing my visual art practice in earnest.
Here is my icon of the Cailleach, the Scottish Old Woman of Winter, made with acrylic paint, glass beads, and vintage jewelry parts.
It's a photograph of the original. If you post it anywhere please credit me.


Tuesday, April 11, 2023

New Mystery Fix single with me on the flute


It is super fun to be on another record with the lyrics and voice of Anton Barbeau, and music by Tim Walters!

Tuesday, April 04, 2023

Giving a paper at Mystic South 2023

 The annual Mystic South conference is coming up in July. I'm thrilled to report that I will be giving a paper at the conference entitled "Reimagining Gender Polarity in the Gardnerian Tradition". Here is the abstract:

On July 18, 2022, 47 Gardnerian Elders electronically published “A Declaration of the Traditional Gardnerian Wica”, representing a schism in the tradition related to the 21st-century transformation in the Western conception of gender. This paper will examine the schism through the lens of ritual studies, exploring liminality, group unity and egregore, identity formation, and ideology; and suggest possible solutions to the conflict. If the Gardnerian tradition is to survive in a World of Form where cisgender heterosexual female and male are only two of myriad possibilities, and where inclusivity is the norm, fundamentalism and a literal reading of Gerald Gardner’s words is not the answer. Rather, it is time for a new chapter in the history of the Gardnerian tradition, a new understanding of polarity, and a new identity for the Witch.

Tuesday, February 07, 2023

Honoring SAL9000 tonight at 7 pm Pacific

Tune in to Max Level's show on KFJC 89.7 FM at 7 pm tonight, where I'll be a guest talking and playing music in memory of Terry Boblet aka SAL9000 - KFJC. We'll play excerpts from her KFJC specials, and tunes by Lida Husik, Adelbert von Deyen, Beaumont Hannant, Conure, Reconnaissance Fly, Ornette Coleman, Midisport, Dubious Candy, and The Hub.

Sunday, January 29, 2023

Live on KFJC on February 7th


I'll be a guest on Max Level's show on Tuesday, February 7th between 7 and 10 pm, to talk and play music in memory of Terry Boblet, aka SAL 9000. Her show, "The Ultimate Trip" was my Saturday morning ritual for years. She loved Murphy and Rima. Not hearing her voice on Saturday mornings has taken a lot of getting used to. I hope wherever she's listening from, she enjoys the music I've picked out.

Tuesday, January 03, 2023

Do you know about Mysteries of UB?

 I will be creating a one-hour drone music for one of their episodes, a New Year's assignment I'm excited about.

Check them out.