d e t r i t u s . n e t
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The Luggage Store Gallery is a small space in downtown San Francisco that has been hosting weekly Creative Music Thursdays since 1998. In September 2000 Steev Hise of Detritus began to get involved with booking shows, mostly featuring electronic artists, many of which make frequent use of sampling and other reycling of culture.
Events at The Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco
March 28: Fuzzy Bunny and Steev Hise
FUZZYBUNNY, which is Chris Brown, Scot Gresham-Lancaster, and Tim Perkis, consists of high-energy, dense live improvisation and composition, using an assortment of homebuilt electronic and software-based instruments. FUZZYBUNNY mixes classical and raunchy electronic sounds with fractured pop music artifacts. This show will feature material performed on their recent European tour.
STEEV HISE has been creating experimental music, performance, video, and internet art since 1990. At California Institute of the Arts he studied composition with Morton Subotnick and Wadada Leo Smith, sound design with Tom Erbe, and cultural studies with Dick Hebdige. Hise's work centers around the appropriation and recontextualization of pre-existing cultural artifacts; in other words, making new art from the old. He has performed his work across North America, in Europe, and Australia. Tonight's performance will involve found-video collage projections accompanied by improvised live audio collage produced using Hise's custom Linux software instrument, The Syntagm Engine.
Documentation of past shows:
- February 28: Thomas Dimuzio and Kadet Kuhn
- January 24: Johnny deKam and Carl Stone
deKam's performance will be comprised of a variety of
improvised pieces from the body of work developed over
the past year. Each show always includes newly digitized
material, and incorporates live cameras with found objects
obtained at or near the performance venue. Tonight's show also
includes a new piece entitled "Flagday" which
originates from the web documentary of the same name
http://www.flagday.tv/, which is an exploration of post sept.
11 'patriotism' shot and a deconstruction of San Fransisco
beatbox performer Yuri Lane http://www.yurilane.com/.
Carl Stone is one of the pioneers of live computer music, and has
been hailed by the Village Voice as "the king of sampling." He
has used computers in live performance since 1986. Stone was born
in Los Angeles and now lives in San Francisco. He studied
composition at the California Institute of the Arts with Morton
Subotnick and James Tenney. He has composed electro-acoustic
music exclusively since 1972. His works have been performed in
the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America and the
Near East. His most recent concert tour in Japan included
concert, radio and television appearances.
- October 19, 2001
Sean Rooney and Kenneth Atchley
- September 20, 2001
Coelecanth - Loren Chasse and Jim Haynes, who together conjure a swarm of textural sound fragments from crude
electronics, ancient bells, and manipulated field recordings into a phosphorescent drone. Coelacanth always offers
something visually striking to complement their evocative minimalism. Previous performances have found an army of
strobe lights raking through large panes of shattered safety glass, a stage shrouded in diaphronous fabric which
billowed outward in reaction to a few rotating fans, and the flicker of dozens of candles set across an entire floor of
broken Christmas bulbs.
Donkey Chipper - 4 members of San Diego's Trummerflora Collective bring us an all-electronic set.
- August 2001 - Wobbly and Jason Kahn
- July 2001 - Eric Glick Reiman and Chris Willits
- June 2001 - Scott Arford and Symplx
- May 2001 - Boris Hauf, Sean Rooney and Willow Williamson
- April 2001 - Omnimedia Collective, with Big City Orchestra, God's Grandparents, Brain Science, etc.
- February 22, 2001 - The Electro-Improv Jamboree
- January 2001 - Thomas Dimuzio and Thomas Buckley
- November - December 2000
- David Ellinoff
- Bob Ostertag
- Trummerflora Collective
- Matt Ingalls
- Carl Stone
- Steev Hise
- Xopher Davidson
- Boris Hauf
- September 29, 2000 - Bob Boster, Matt Davignon, and Meta
If you do electronic music, sound art, or other forms of performance work that involves appropriation and recyled culture and you're interested in playing at the Luggage Store, you can contact steev.
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