The Lab

The Lab is a nonprofit experimental art and performance space located in the Mission District of San Francisco.

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Zaïmph & Kaori Suzuki

8:00pm Doors / 8:30pm Performance
$15 Guests / Free for members
Reserve seats: member login or guest registration
Note: Please dress warmly – The Lab does not have heat

Zaïmph is the solo project of artist, musician and performer Marcia Bassett. Working in areas of sound, improvisation, live composition and visual creations, Bassett's work is equal parts trance and critique. Her sound pieces thread the needle between the conceptual and the sensual, between ritual invocation and cold semiotic gaze. Using handmade electronic instruments, prepared guitar, digital and analog synthesizers, manipulated vocals, field recordings and tape explorations, Bassett deftly wields philosophical systems to produce heady, experiential clouds; pushing through drones into provocative soundscapes – the intangible narratives of dreams.

Kaori Suzuki is a Tokyo-born music maker/composer living in Oakland, CA.  Her solo music involves electroacoustic sound technologies, intensely high register electronics, various instruments and tape, seeking to create heightened listening states.  She plays drums in the Oakland based Minimalist psych-punk group, Night Collectors, and collaborates with partner, John Krausbauer, on voice, amplified strings, bells, and immersive light/sound happenings.  For this evening she will be joined by musician Amelia Coulter (Seattle) on alto trombone.

Earlier Event: February 1
Okkyung Lee & Bill Orcutt
Later Event: February 15
Mic at Midnight