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Daniel Higgs, Barn Owl & Others – The Hemlock – This Friday 0

Daniel Higgs
Barn Owl
Electric Jellyfish
Carlton Melton

Friday, March 5
Hemlock Tavern

Michael Vetter – Zen Koto 2

Michael Vetter
Zen Koto
WERGO / Spectrum LP, 1986

A1. Wo? (Where?) Hier! (Here!) – 12:00
A2. Darum ?! (Therefore?!) – 11:24
B1. Jetzt… (Now…) Du: (You:) – 24:44

Improvisational koto playing is a bit of an anomaly. The instrument is steeped in so much tradition and study that you’ll rarely hear (good) improv centered around the koto. Don’t be fooled by the new agey title, this warmly recorded, spacious document is a glaring exception, a welcome diversion from the mold, and if anything, supreme evidence of how multifaceted the koto is. Though Vetter doesn’t seem (at least to these ears) a studied player, his approach to the instrument is fresh and full of wonder. Thanks Greg for passing it along!


Seekers Who Are Lovers 3

Brice Marden 3

Heroin 6

Gravity 12″, 1993

01. Meaning Less (2:04)
02. A Portion (1:40)
03. The Obvious (2:03)
04. In General (5:05)
05. Moving Parts (2:16)
06. Another (1:09)


Raga is a living soul 3

In Between The Notes – A Portrait of Pandit Pran Nath
Directed by William Farley, 1986
Color, 28min


Danzig’s Library 3

La Monte Young – Rag Bhairava 9


La Monte Young
Rag Bhairava

01. Rag Bhairava Excerpt (32:12)


Toshiro Mifune 8


Paul Clipson & Gregg Kowalsky – Berkeley Art Museum – Friday 2.26 1


Paul Clipson & Gregg Kowalsky
Keith Evans
February 26, 2010

KALX DJ Citizen Zain spins in the lobby starting at 6 p.m., when wine and beer are available for purchase.
At 7:30 p.m., PFA curators Kathy Geritz and Steve Seid present a program of film artists in performance. Paul Clipson builds an ecstatic ecology of interdependent visual improvisation and equally inventive electronic music, the latter performed live by Gregg Kowalsky. Keith Evans, along with a crew of collaborators, bathes Gallery B in a “liquid world of reflections, refractions, and spectral resonance” via his beautifully imagined projection contraptions.
Zine Mart offers zines, books, and other multiples, including a collectible series of limited edition prints documenting the wide array of musicians, artists, writers, and performers who have participated in the L@TE program.
The BAM Galleries are open until 9 p.m.
A Frank Capra double bill—So This Is Love and The Bitter Tea of General Yen—screens at the PFA Theater.

$5 After 5
General admission to the BAM galleries is just $5 after 5 p.m. Show your ticket for a same-day PFA screening or gallery visit and get in free. Admission is always free for BAM/PFA members and UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff.

more info here.

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