A Grand Spectacular at
Turquoise Yantra Grotto! (7:30pm Wed 15 Feb 2012, SF)
Start things out with a *bang* and join us to open the Dragon Year with special guests: extraordinary East Coast saxophonist Jack Wright, and Bob Marsh, performance artist, musical agent provacateur/éclatiste, mad cellist/bassist/pianist/guitarist/found-instrumentist/vocalist/+++ (& tap-dancer!)
Highlights will include MSP processing of field recordings of the Hong Kong 大坑舞火龍 (Tai Hang Dancing Fire Dragon), to accompany Bob Marsh in one of his simultaneously instrument/costume Sonic Suits.
We’re also privileged to present Bob Marsh’s unique invented instrument, the Silver Park, as played by its invented musician, Mr. Mercury.
German publication, Bad Alchemy, on Jack Wright: "Wright does not make music, he embodies it, he transforms it with a naiveté of another order. It grows into a sound river, he is part of the diaphragm through which the heterogeneous whispers."
David Samas and I will be joining our guests using piano, gamelan piano
, extended vocal techniques and the Zen Industrial Carillon, and I'll do meta-rāgas and material from my album Turquoise Sessions
in the between-set Tea Music.
7:30pm: Candlelight Tea 1
8:00pm: Set 1
8:50pm: Candlelight Tea / Tea Music
910pm: Set 2
$12-$15 donation requested. By advance reservation only. To reserve, send me an email at [address removed], and I’ll confirm and send location and transit details. (Please note in case of allergies: Birds are present in the venue).
 Other upcoming...
Fri 16 Mar, 7:30pm @
Turquoise Yantra Grotto, SF: with instrument inventor extraordinaire Bart Hopkin +
MSP and more (opener: Todd Lerew
and his flame-activated Quartz Cantabile
Sun 01 Apr, 4pm @ Bird & Beckett, SF: Lasqo solo.
Fri 20 Apr, 7:30pm @
Turquoise Yantra Grotto, SF: with maestro of avant shakuhachi, taimu, and bass clarinet, Cornelius Boots with MSP and shakuhachi honkyku repertoire by Riley Lee visiting from Sydney, Australia
...Ongoing: Viracocha, (NW corner of 21st & Valencia, SF), Wednesdays, 3pm - closing
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Hope to see you at a show!
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