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)
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 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…
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 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 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 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)
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
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
Friday April 11 2014, 8pm-midnight. $10
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:
The Bob Ross Band
Thanks to Keith Hernandez for booking the lineup.
Peace–Andy and Ross//Foundry Nights Curators
March 21st 2014
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
– Historic folk music of the world
– The 1950s
– Dance music of animated Disney classics!
– The 80s
Starts at 9pm!
5000BTU propane heaters to keep you warm! Tea! Other unspecified drinks and snacks! Free!
LOST? GOT QUESTIONS? Call Andy @ 510-717-6653
Brought to you by Ross Warren and Andy Water Schmeder, Foundry Nights Co-curators.