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JEFRE CANTU-LEDESMA – SONGS OF FORGIVNESS 0

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JEFRE CANTU-LEDESMA
SONGS OF FORGIVNESS

Red shell cassette, Limited Edition of 100 Copies. Released by Baro Records.
Grab hard copy + digital here.

Grab just digital here.

 

Gravity Spells: Bay Area New Music and Expanded Cinema Art 0

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.

Works

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)

Performances:

7/12/2014

Mark Wilson with Marielle Jakobsons
Andy Puls
Keith Evans
Lawrence Jordan with John Davis

7/19/2014

Zach Iannazzi
Thad Povey & Mark Taylor
Steve Dye with Anthony Iamurri
Paul Clipson wth Tashi Wada

7/26/2014

Chris Duncan
Beige
Tooth with Collin McKelvey
Craig Baldwin with Maggi Payne

 

 

Le Verdouble, PAL – Le Mélangeur, Paris – Friday, June 27 0

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Le Verdouble
PAL

Le Mélangeur, La Courneuve
Friday, June 27th 9pm - 5€

info here

 

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Costin Miereanu
4 LPs

Pianos-Miroirs
1) Piano – Miroir (1978)
2) Musique Climatique (1979)

Carrousel
1) Nuages – Nuages (1982)
2) Carrousel (1982)

Jardins Oublies
1) Jardins Oublies (1981)
2) Jardins Desertes (1981)

Derives
1) Finis – Terre (1978)
2) Terre de Feu (1976)

all files in apple lossless format (.m4a) with front & back cover scans included.

ENJOY!

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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

Jefre Cantu-Ledesma – Songs of Remembrance 0

Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
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.

Get Digital here.
Get Physical + Digital here.

Golden Retriever, Ilyas Ahmed, Widesky – Machine House Brewery, Seattle – Sunday, April 20th 0

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Golden Retriever
Ilyas Ahmed
Widesky

Machine House Brewery, Seattle
Sunday, April 20th 8pm
All ages, $10

Transparent Things – Rick Bahto & Paul Clipson – Sunday, April 13th 0

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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.

ENDE TYMES IV 0

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Please consider helping the cause by donating some funds here!

 

The Enlightening Beam of Bobby – Berkeley Art Museum – April 5 0

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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
Berkeley, CA

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.

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