Great new project by Root Strata buddy John Davis. Order via website here.
Gravity Spells: Bay Area New Music and Expanded Cinema Art
This edition consists of 100 hand-silkscreened gatefold LP’s with four silkscreened DVD covers of original film and music, a 50 page booklet of writing and images bound in a hand letterpressed cover. The project was conceived to publicly showcase emerging and established strains of expanded cinema and music collaboration in the San Francisco BayArea, as well as to create a physical document that captured that energy.
Although commissioned as pairs (Craig Baldwin with Maggi Payne; Paul Clipson with Tashi Wada; Lawrence Jordan with John Davis; Kerry Laitala with Ashley Bellouin & Ben Bracken), the edition is designed so the works can be experienced interchangeably. This encourages a matrix of possibilities, but also emphasizes the element of chance tied directly to live cinema and music performance (dropping the needle on the record and hitting “Play” on the DVD player will always result in a different event).
Music Mastered by James Plotkin.
Craig Baldwin: Time Bomb (16mm film on DVD)
Ashley Bellouin & Ben Bracken: After Image (Music)
Paul Clipson: Trajections (16mm film on DVD)
John Davis: Strategy of Belief (Music)
Lawrence Jordan: Driving Demons (16mm film on DVD)
Kerry Laitala: Solar Furnace (16mm film projector performance on DVD)
Maggi Payne: Black Ice/Static (Music)
Tashi Wada: Duet Takes: 1. Duet (Take 2), 2. Duet (Take 4) (Music)
Mark Wilson with Marielle Jakobsons
Lawrence Jordan with John Davis
Thad Povey & Mark Taylor
Steve Dye with Anthony Iamurri
Paul Clipson wth Tashi Wada
Tooth with Collin McKelvey
Craig Baldwin with Maggi Payne
Le Mélangeur, La Courneuve
Friday, June 27th 9pm - 5€
1) Piano – Miroir (1978)
2) Musique Climatique (1979)
1) Nuages – Nuages (1982)
2) Carrousel (1982)
1) Jardins Oublies (1981)
2) Jardins Desertes (1981)
1) Finis – Terre (1978)
2) Terre de Feu (1976)
all files in apple lossless format (.m4a) with front & back cover scans included.
GROUPER w/ 16mm Film by Paul Clipson
LEEDS GLASGOW LONDON 2014
Commissioned by Opera North Projects in Association with Qu Junktions
Part of Opera North’s American Routes Series
Songs of Remembrance
Recorded 2011-2013 at home in Berlin, Munich, San Francisco, Sausalito and Brooklyn. Edited and Compiled at The Crown Heights Inn, Crown Heights, Brooklyn – Fall 2013.
Released 01 May 2014 via Psychic Trouble Tapes.
Machine House Brewery, Seattle
Sunday, April 20th 8pm
All ages, $10
TRANSPARENT THINGS: film/music conversations between Rick Bahto and Paul Clipson
Artist’s Television Access
992 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA. 94110 8pm $7-10 (415) 824-3890
Sunday, April 13th
An evening of experimental films, music videos, and works on Super 8 and 16mm by Rick Bahto and Paul Clipson that feature their collaborations with sound artists and musicians. A conversation between the filmmakers will follow the screening. Soundtracks include work by Julia Holter, Tashi Wada, Barn Owl, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma and Evan Caminiti.
The Enlightening Beam of Bobby
A conversation with Bobby Brown
With musical performances by Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Austin Cesear
Saturday April 5th at 2 pm
Free to the public.
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2626 Bancroft Way
As part of The Possible
RVNG Intl. founder Matt Werth presents a program with enigmatic six-octave vocalist, instrument builder, theorist, cosmos traveller and conduit Bobby Brown. Bobby has become a legend in certain circles by way of two albums made ten years apart, The Enlightening Beam of Axonda by Bobby Brown (1972) and Prayers of a One Man Band (1982).
After years of correspondence, Bobby will sit down with Matt in person in front of a small audience to record a conversation offering stories of his life and work. This recording session will include a live interpretation of Bobby’s music by Bay Area musicians Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Austin Cesear.
Not that Bobby Brown, this Bobby Brown.