Experimental Musicking #1

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Experimental Musicking #1
Saturday, August 23, 2014
@ the Foundry Nights Gallery

http://foundrynights.org/

Berkeley
8pm, $10 door, 21+, non-accessible

Show Schedule:
8:00 – OA
8:30 – Gradient Fade
9:00 – Pink Gaze
9:30 – Pale Reverse and Lorin Murphy (film)
10:00 – Cloud Shepherd
10:30 – Thomas Carnacki featuring Margaret Cromwell (dance)

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OA

Oa is an electronic music collaboration between writer Hugh Behm-Steinberg and experimental musician Matt Davignon. Using CDs, tapes and samples of a small-but-growing number pool of speakers, Oa breaks spoken language down to abstract sound elements, which are then recombined into improvised musical passages and textures.

Gradient Fade

http://gradientfade.bandcamp.com/

Gradient Fade is the solo project of Geoffrey Clark Morris (Yriliad, Erors, Pliant Crystal Cling). Ambient/Newer-Age/Experimental, Gradient Fade is music for memory, loss, expeditions, returns, growth, decay…

Pink Gaze

Sharmi Basu (Beast Nest https://soundcloud.com/olgadagod), Tara Sreekrishnan https://soundcloud.com/tara-sreekrishnan (Dapplegrey https://soundcloud.com/dapplegray), & Benjamin Tinker https://soundcloud.com/that-hideous-strength (White Pee https://soundcloud.com/whitepee)) are Pink Gaze. This will be their last performance; “because we are too good.” They are an electronic improvisational trio exploring the lightness & darkness of memory, experience and expectations.

Pale Reverse

Pale Reverse exists in the spaces between technology and tradition, community and isolation, experimentation and dream. A solo endeavor by a human animal known as Gregory Hagan, low-tech analog and digital sound generators and effects intersect with viola and voice to create a sort of meditation/trance music. Feet in the sky? Head in the ground.

Lorin Murphy

https://vimeo.com/4764701

Lorin Murphy is a 34-year-old Queer Identified experimental filmmaker. He is a bay area native graduated from the Academy of Arts Collage in 2003. Since then he has been working as a film projectionist in Berkeley.His work over the last six or so years is collage in nature and draws heavily on his experience as a film projectionist. Works are made using 16mm film, bleach, ink and removal of emulsion. A live score usually accompanies films.
Lorin has been working with other queer film community members to put on the queer film/video series Periwinkle Cinema. Over the course of three years the Periwinkle team has worked with over forty queer artists from the US and Canada to bring a monthly screening of Avant guard queer short films and features.

Cloud Shepherd

http://cloud-shepherd.bandcamp.com/

Cloud Shepherd is a San Francisco Bay Area quartet formed to explore improvised music, but in a more “ambient” setting reflecting their combined interests in spontaneous composition, drone-based music, and certain 20th and 21st Century classical and jazz music.
Andrew Joron (Theremin), Brian Lucas (Bass, Electronics), Joseph Noble (Flutes, Saxes, Keyboards), Mark Pino (Percussion)

Thomas Carnacki

https://www.facebook.com/thomascarnacki

A very unusual line-up for Thomas Carnacki, featuring very special guests, for a similarly infrequent collaboration (only the third time in around five years) with internationally-traveled dancer/choreographer Margaret Cromwell.
“Exquisitely captured creaks and splashes interwoven with almost-musical matter… an exploration of a haunted shipwreck, perhaps…. a beautifully engaging and evolving series of crafted textures and tones to orbit our ears and enter our unconscious. The result is an evocative dimension akin to Burroughs’ Interzone, whose definition works equally well in describing Carnacki’s soundworld: ‘where three-dimensional fact merges into dream, and dreams erupt into the real world…’” -The Quietus

Loud Ass Rock Fest #4

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LARF#4!!*

Sat Jun 28th 8PM-til-midnight
$10, 21+, open bar, non-accessible, free earplugs.
835 Carleton Street, Berkeley CA

The Spencer Owen Timeshare
Sing
Emily Jane White
Ariel Wang
Lauren Kinney
Solaris

*Musical acts are not necessarily rock and may or may not be loud ass.

Loud Ass Rock Fest #3

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EIGHT awesome bands!
Free earplugs n stuff!

Sat May 31st 8PM-til-midnight
$10, 21+, non-accessible.
835 Carleton Street, Berkeley CA

Featuring:
Tremblewick Boog
Bob Ross Band
Ariel Wang and the Choir boys
Chhoti Maa
A Catalyst Mind Game
Heather Pinkham
Ukulenny
Ornamentals

Foundry Nights #13

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ALL NEW ALL THE TIME. MAY 9TH AND 10TH 8PM-TIL-LATE.
835 Carleton Street, Berkeley CA, $15. 21+

AND THE LINEUP…

Albert Alexander & Richie Israel APPETITE OBSCURE
Cinder Webster MUSIC
Eric Newcombe INSTALLATION
Jessica Tyler INSTALLATION http://jesstyler.com/
Wayne Chen DIGITAL PAINTINGS
David Templeton WRETCH LIKE ME http://www.wretch-like-me.org/
Dan Plonsey NEW HELLS STRING TRIO http://www.plonsey.com/
Mmm Deep Fried MUSIC https://soundcloud.com/mmmdeepfriedmmm
Kate Jordan & Bruno Augusto of Arts & Above DANCE http://www.artsandabove.org/
Ross Warren & Andy Water Schmeder & Mantra Plonsey PERFORMANCE
Josh Sorkin WEB TECHNOLOGY
Rod McClean PRO PHOTOGRAPHY http://rodmclean.com/
Rebecca Vasille DANCE http://www.rebeccavasile.com/
Colin Curtin DJ
Benji Friedman and Anthos INSTALLATION
Zoe and Emily Frost INSTALLATION
Masha Lifshin http://mashalifshin.com INSTALLATION

Loud Ass Rock Fest #2

Friday April 11 2014, 8pm-midnight.  $10

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Foundry Nights crew presents a tight lineup of 7 loud ass rock bands. Free ear plugs and stuff. $10 at the door. 21+ only, non-accessible venue.

…in no particular order:

Lichen Ornamentals
S&W
The Bob Ross Band
Hound
The Placeholders
Sing
Little person
Deep fried

Thanks to Keith Hernandez for booking the lineup.
Peace–Andy and Ross//Foundry Nights Curators

Music History Dance Party #2

March 21st 2014

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WHUT: Music History Dance Party #2
WHEN: Friday March 21st 9pm-midnight
WHER: Foundry Nights Gallery, 835 Carleton St, Berkeley

FREE EVENT ALL DANCING NO ART NO PERFORMANCE NO BANDS JUST DANCE GET SMART GET FIT GET INTERESTING MUSIC HISTORY DANCE PARTY YOU

PROGRAM:

- Historic folk music of the world
- The 1950s
- Dance music of animated Disney classics!
- The 80s
- Contemporary

Starts at 9pm!

5000BTU propane heaters to keep you warm! Tea! Other unspecified drinks and snacks! Free!
Non-accessible venue.
21+ only.
LOST? GOT QUESTIONS? Call Andy @ 510-717-6653

Brought to you by Ross Warren and Andy Water Schmeder, Foundry Nights Co-curators.

Foundry Nights #12

DOUBLE FEATURE–TWO NIGHTS!
Friday Feb 21st and Sat 22nd, 2014
Performances 8pm-11:30pm
DJ+dancing til late
$15 at the door
21+ only
Non-accessible venue

FN12 LINEUP INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO…

Ariel Wang
arielwangmusic.com

Tawil – Tiberius
Leyya Tawil, Dominic Cramp, Mike Guarino.
www.danceElixirLIVE.org
www.tiberius.cc

one whole breath
Zoe Donnelycolt

Tyler Burdenski
Social Media Confession Booth
tylerburdenski.com

Stardom Becomes Me
Karen Penley
karenpenley.com
stardombecomesme.wordpress.com

IMAGO
Gray Performs and Mantra Plonsey
with live soundspheres co-created by Cinder Webster and Mantra Plonsey
www.grayperforms.com

Sophie Needleman
The Defiance Project
www.thedefianceproject.com

Luke Wilson
Sculpture
www.lukewilsonart.weebly.com

Peter Max Lawrence
Live Drawing
www.petermaxlawrence.com

Andy Fuller
www.inerudite.com
Sculpture

Alia Beeton & Chris Vibberts
Team Venus
www.weareteamvenus.com

Alee Karim
aleekarim.com

and
Alan Phillips
Daniel Goldman
Keith Hernandez
Meghan Shultz
Andre Carter
Joshua Sorkin
Ross Warren
Andy Water Schmeder

and more TBD…

RADIX Presents Three Short Pieces

Jan 30th-Feb 2nd 2014

RADIX takes over the Foundry! For the first time ever Foundry Nights presents an exclusive evening featuring the amazing artists-in-residence, RADIX with MOONSHINE: THREE SHORT PIECES. The Radix Troupe crew has been working hard for months in long hours of rehearsal and building their incredible sets for this show. We think you should come.
–Andy & Ross, Foundry Nights Curators.

MOONSHINE: THREE SHORT PIECES

The Lady Aoi – A Japanese ghost play by Yukio Mishima. A living ghost tortures her ex-lover with the inside of a piano.

Tree of Codes – Movement set to original live music, inspired by Jonathan Safran Foer’s erasure poem. A young girl is trapped in a sinking house. The windows shake and the orchestra weeps.

The Distance of the Moon – A theatrical adaptation of the whimsical Cosmicomic by Italo Calvino. Back in a time when the moon orbited so close to earth, you could reach out and touch it.

Featuring: Hannah Michahelles, Marica Petrey, Eli Wirtschafter, Eric Newcombe, Mogli Maureal, and Brendan Liu.