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Root Strata Festival – On Land – September 19th / 20th – Tix on sale NOW! 6


On Land
September 19th & 20th
San Francisco, CA.
Curated by Root Strata
Sponsored by Aquarius Records
Hosted by The Swedish American Hall
& Cafe DuNord

Tickets available at

LIMITED FESTIVAL PASSES available for $35! Available only by calling Cafe DuNord box office (mon-fri, 2pm-6pm: 415-861-5016) to purchase over the phone!!

Sunday, September 20th
The Swedish American Hall

Christina Carter
Ilyas Ahmed
Barn Owl
Sun Circle
Common Eider, King Eider
Brendan Murray

Saturday, September 19th
Cafe DuNord

Keith Fullerton Whitman
The Alps
Pete Swanson
Joe Grimm
Operative (Scott Goodwin)

Saturday, September 19th
The Swedish American Hall
Early Show!

Starving Weirdos
William Fowler Collins
Metal Rouge
Jim Haynes
John Davis
Danny Paul Grody

We will probably need a few of volunteers, so If you are interested, please get in touch!

info [at] rootstrata [dot] com

Tadanori Yokoo – “Kachi Kachi Yama” & “Kiss Kiss Kiss” 3

Marielle Jakobson – String TV – This Friday @ The Lab, SF 0


Common Eider, King Eider & others – New York shows 2


July 30th Thursday
Next Year’s Models at X Initiative
548 West 22nd St
NY, NY 10011

Film and music
Chris Marker’s Bestiary
Vito Acconci’s Zone
Ken Jacobs’ Disorient Express live music by Common Eider, King Eider

John Baldessari’s Baldessari Sings Lewitt
Carolee Schneemann’s Fuses live music by Bird Show

Aug 1 Saturday
Bruar Falls
245 Grand St.
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Jack Rose
Common Eider, King Eider
Tom Carter
U.S. Girls

Shivkumar Sharma & Zakir Hussain – Rag Maduvanti & Rag Tilang 1


Indian Classical Masters

1. Rag Madhuvanti (35’31”)
2. Rag Misra Tilang (35’37”)

Shivkumar Sharma : santur
Zakir Hussain : tabla
Varatha Luxmie : tambura


Ram Narayan – Rag Bhupal Tori & Rag Patdip 2


Ram Narayan
Rag Bhupal Tori & Rag Patdip

1. Rag Bhupal Tori
2. Rag Patdip


Fassbinder – Love & Power 1

Q & A – William Fowler Collins 2


1: Analog or Digital?


2: What time did you wake up today?

6:00 AM

3: Last thing you read?

NY Times article on Rhys Chatham

4: Whats your first memory?

A montage of adventures as a young child in Ashfield, Massachusetts.

5: Tea Or Coffee?


6: Last thing you cooked?


7: If you’re reborn who or what would you like to be?

A rudra veena (

8: What inspires you?


9: Last record you played?

Isis “Wavering Radiant”

10: Favorite piece of musical equipment?

Fender Stratocaster. American, late ’80’s.

11: Last movie you saw?

Step Brothers

12: Who do you love?

My wife, family, friends…

13: Do you have any pets?


14: Are you useful?


15: Biggest fear?

Fear itself

16: What do you value the most?

Family, health, music…

17: Famous last words?

You’ll get yours.

William Fowler Collins lives and wears a cowboy hat in New Mexico. Apart from founding and curating the Spectre Series, William’s second album, “Perdition Hill Radio” was recently released on Type, stream the entire thing here. Also, a great interview with him over at Digitalis.

Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan – Classical Vocal 4


Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan
Classical Vocal

01. Raag Jaijaiwanti (25:50)
02. Raag Bhupali (27:48)
03. Bhupali Lecture/Dem0 (17:26)


Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar – Raag Yaman 2

There are at least 7 parts to this and a lot more here.

Sunday morning bliss-out hook-up thanks to William Fowler Collins.

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