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Larnie Fox

Apr 15, 2019, 9:35:27 PM4/15/19
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Hi everyone ~

In my early mid-sixties I now have the luxury to choose to do projects, rather than what I’ve done most of my working life, which was running programs. It satisfies my taste for novelty, and puts me more in touch with our short-attention span culture.

“What projects are those?” you may ask. In case you were  asking that, here are my (our) current projects:

Upcoming exhibitions:
I get to have a wall at the Center for New Music in San Francisco’s lovely Tenderloin district for the month of May. The wall is in honor of the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci on the 500th anniversary of his departure, May 2, 1519. Most of the work on the wall will be studies for invented instruments and kinetic sculptures that I did on small wooden panels (thanks Jack!) as notebook pages, some of which can be seen here. Our Quartet will perform there on May 31 (more info below), using my new instrument, the Wall Harp which is also in the exhibition. The show will be up May 2 - June 2. The Center is at 55 Taylor Street, San Francisco and open Monday-Friday, 9am – 5pm.

I’ll also be in very good company having three large invented instruments in the exhibition Spirit of Invention III, curated by Peter Whitehead, in an interesting place ~ Bridge Storage and ArtSpace in Richmond. We’ll also be performing there on June 1 as noted below. The opening reception is Friday, May 10th, 5pm – 9pm. It’s at 23 Maine Avenue, Richmond, CA. The exhibition will run May 8 - June 30, 2019.

Upcoming Contraption Quartet performances:
I have been composing and rehearsing with Bodil and good friends Chris Miller and Lena Strayhorn, and sometimes little Ruby (formerly known as Flex). We have three gigs coming up, with a possibility for a fourth in Oakland on the Summer Solstice.

  • Saturday June 1st, 2019, 7pm – 10pm, Bridge Storage and ArtSpace, 23 Maine Avenue, Richmond, CA, with Pet the Tiger. Find more information and tickets here.

Upcoming Other Stuff:
I’ll be showing the Sonic Windmill at Thingamajigs’ Aeolian Day. Jack London Square, Ferry Lawn (next to the Ferry Terminal), on May 11, 2019, 11am-4pm. Free!

Working with Maestro Urs Leonhardt Steiner, Bodil and I started a satellite chorus of the Golden Gate Symphony Orchestra and Chorus here in Benicia, as featured in Benicia Magazine. We’re working on the Carmina Burana with our chorus master Gaspard Mbole, and we will perform it with the full orchestra and chorus in Benicia’s historic Clock Tower on Mother’s Day, May 12 at 4pm. Cullen’s Pub is doing the bar, so you can have a mimosa with your Mom (or daughter, or grandson). Benicians, don’t miss this one!

We’re doing Carmina again on Saturday, May 18,
7pm at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco. Dress up.

Get tickets for both events here.

If you don’t want to mess with tickets, you could show up Monday, May 13th at 7pm to see us do Carmina at the Southern Pacific Brewing Company in San Francisco and have a beer.

Not Upcoming:
Bodil and I had exhausting fun at Semple Elementary School Art Day last week. Schools clearly don’t have enough art ~ the kids are starving for it!

Here’s hoping you got your taxes in on time, and hoping someday we can pay taxes exclusively to projects and programs that benefit the earth and all of us who get to live in it together.

Larnie Fox

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