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die Angel (Pan Sonic's Ilpo Väisänen) + X A M B U C A (Chandra Shukla) + Thomas Dimuzio

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8:00pm Doors / 8:30pm Performance
$15 Guests / $10 Members
Reserve seats: member login or guest registration

Pan Sonic's Ilpo Väisänen, Dirk Dresselhaus (Schneider TM) will weave together all sorts of electronic and electroacoustic badassery and present a unique performance of improvised music for treated electric guitar, modular synth and rhythm devices. Collectively, die Angel model a complex physicality through raw, elemental inputs, exploring a flux of reactive feedback processes and mutating, unstructured sonic states generated from crackling fusions of electronics, drums, electric guitar and field recordings warped and riddled with FX. They basically sound like Pan Sonic at their most intricate and visceral.

X A M B U C A is an international concept multimedia/music performance group consisting of sound artist Chandra Shukla (ex-Psychic TV) and Elisa Faires. X A M B U C A is an ongoing multimedia collective of a constant Chandra Shukla with help from several other trusted authorities in the past; namely RK Faulhaber, Lux Vibratus (Chrome), Dave Jones (Sturgeon Hoof), Elisa Faires, Larry Thrasher, Todd Mellors (Saifir), M.S. Waldron along with the video expertise of Jason Scott Furr. The crew has been seen if not heard sonically feeding the beast known as X A M B U C A.

Thomas Dimuzio is a musician, composer, improviser, sound designer, mastering engineer, label proprietor, and music technologist residing in San Francisco, California. Dimuzio's music is like a sonic excursion transporting the listener into other worldly aural realms. “His work has a narrative, filmic tug that will draw you into its dark corners, ears alert… brilliant and rarely less than entertaining.” (Peter Marsh, BBC) His recordings have been released internationally by ReR Megacorp, Asphodel, RRRecords, No Fun Productions, Sonoris, Drone Records, Record Label Records, Odd Size, Seeland, MonoType and other independent labels. Among his collaborators are Chris Cutler, Dan Burke, Joseph Hammer, Alan Courtis, Nick Didkovsky, Due Process, Voice of Eye, Fred Frith, David Lee Myers, Alaric, ISIS, 5uu's, Matmos, Wobbly and Negativland. Recent performances include AngelicA Festival Internazionale di Musica, San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, CCRMA at Stanford, Gray Area Buchla Festival, and Ende Tymes Festival of Experimental Art and Liberation. Dimuzio hosted KPFA’s monthly Frequency Modulation Radio featuring live on-air performances of sonic practitioners exploring the fringes of music and sound.