Sunday, January 27, 2013
NOON to 2PM Sharp!
$5 - $10 Sliding scale or FREE with membership
SLUSSER & PATERSON
David Slusser was born in Akron, Ohio in 1952. He began playing tenor saxophone at age 10, around the same time he started experimenting with reel to reel tape recorders. Getting his first film sound job in 1975, he continued his career with a move to the San Francisco Bay area in 1977, where he joined Lucasfilm in 1984, and received an Emmy award for sound editing in 1993. He has worked often as a music editor for directors Francis Coppola, George Lucas and David Lynch, with whom he has co-composed music for his films. On his own he has composed for documentaries and public radio, as well as his jazz group Rubber City. His sound design is in the collections of both the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Museum of Contempory Art in Los Angeles, though far more people have heard it in some of the more imaginative commercials on television in the 90s. He began an association with John Zorn in the mid eighties. Received two prizes in the 1999 Julius Hemphill Composition Awards, including first for jazz orchestra. Mr. Slusser has been with Pixar since mid-1996 to the present.
Len Paterson has played with many Bay Area groups such as afrobeat band Aphrodesia, Bitches Brew (the Miles Davis tribute band), Jackie Ivory (of Junior Walker Allstars), Malcolm Mooney (of Can), Henry Kaiser, Beth Custer and Splatter Trio. He even played a set of improvised rock music as a guest with the pop band Green Day . Len has also composed music for film and can be heard in collaboration with David Slusser on John Zorn's Tzadik label.
Kwisp is a San Francisco-based musical group, their instrumentation is unique, most of it built by the band itself. Teriyaki Vest Odyssey, Kwisp’s first album, merged Elf songs, psychedelia, free jazz, Dada, and Tantric Appalachian Pygmy Music. Kwisp’s current lineup includes Walter Funk & Lenny Bove. They first met through Cork Marcheschi, whose 1960's experimental rock band Fifty Foot Hose, was among the very first of underground rock bands to perform with experimental and electronic instruments, influencing such later bands as Throbbing Gristle, Pere Ubu, Skinny Puppy and Chrome. In 1995, when Marcheschi reformed Fifty Foot Hose, Walter and Lenny were asked to join.
Walter Funk plays surreal sound sculptures and custom electronic synthesis/sound transformation devices. Not just playing music, but creating sonic worlds, he has worked with John Cage, Leon Theremin, James Goode, Mandible Chatter, Huun-Hurr-Tu, LX Rudis, Winston Tong, and Gong's Daevid Allen. Daevid appears on two Kwisp recordings. Their second release, Altered States of Alien Kwisp, is a musical collaboration between David Allen and Kwisp. Walter appears on over 30 released recordings and also makes 3D movies viewed without special glasses, called Hologlyphics.
Lenny Bove was a founding member of the late 70's punk/new wave group, The Peens. In 1981 when Pere Ubu's guitar player Tom Herman left the group, Tom, Lenny and Rodger Prehoda started the band Tripod Jimmie. Lenny later played in I am your Conscience along with Tom, 3D Jesus, Little Batman and Fifty Foot Hose. His movie Baby Boom, won the Peninsula Movie Makers award in 1989, for Best Movie of the Year.
Sun Hammer is an American sound artist who loves eating sweets but restricts his intake with a weekends-only limit, adores mainstream rap, utilizes bass for its healing properties, and identifies as an Enneagram Type Five.
Dross is analog synth drones, tape loops & manipulation, feedback loops, noise, and sometimes songs. It's the solo project of John Farris, who played in Michigan punk/experimental bands Salt Lick and Blind Lake, and frequented the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti basement noise scene. Since moving to the bay he's focused on building a solo rig (limited by space) and experimenting with textures and meditative drones to immerse in some heavy zones.