I hope you all aren’t letting the daily barrage of dark insanity get you down too much. Here are a few suggested re-directions to lighten and sustain:
Our four person Ensemble, FLEX, will be performing at Rancho Shazam this weekend, during Marin Open Studios. The place is full-on rococonut, clearly by and for artists, and would be worth visiting even if we weren’t playing. However, we will be, starting with an installation at 3pm, and performances at 4pm and 5:30pm. HERE is the Facebook invite. Saturday, May 12, 14 Lucky Drive, Larkspur, CA. But there’s more: Bodil and I were asked back to the Garden of Memory, the annual summer solstice sound art extravaganza held at the Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland, June 21st from 5pm to 9pm, 4499 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA. We will be working with some of the same new instruments and approaches developed for the show we recently did in North Beach, SF. We now have really good documentation of Eclipse at Canessa Gallery thanks to Gabe Mulford, and his nephew Steven Peterson-Gomez. We will also be leading dicewalks in Paris and Copenhagen sometime May or June. If you (or someone appropriately located who you think may be interested) would like to participate, please contact me directly. HERE are some places the dice have already taken us. And there’s more: (literally) Bodil has a piece entitled More in a show at Arts Benicia, Thread Count. Arts Benicia, 991 Tyler Street, Suite 114, Benicia, CA, 12-5pm Wed-Sun, June 2 - July 1, 2018. On the “acting locally“ front, I have an opinion on Measure 3 that I would like to share. It would increase tolls on Bay Area bridges to pay for some really good things. However the increase would hit friends and neighbors here in Solano County disproportionately hard. There are two bridges that connect us to the rest of the Bay Area, the Benicia Bridge, and the Carquinez Bridge. People who live here in Benicia and Vallejo depend on these bridges to find work, decent food, and culture. Solano County is the poorest county in the Bay Area, and the most diverse. The promotion for Measure 3 often says that will keep cars off the road. That’s true, and which cars do you think those are? Those are the old cars of working class people from Solano County who will no longer be able to afford to visit the East Bay or San Francisco very much. The increase may not seem like much money to you, but I promise, it seems like a lot to plenty of people living here. I’m asking you to vote no on Measure 3. Or at least just vote ~ you’ll get endorphins if you do!
Good wishes for light, logic, and sanity to you all!