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LSG New Music Series 2/09/12 - Ernesto Diaz-Infante, Zacharay Watkins

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    ... Outsound & Luggage Store Present The New Music Series The Luggage Store Gallery 1007 Market St. at 6th St San Francisco, California USA ... Thursday, Feb 9
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 6, 2012
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      Outsound & Luggage Store Present
      The New Music Series
      The Luggage Store Gallery
      1007 Market St. at 6th St
      San Francisco, California USA
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      Thursday, Feb 9 2012 8:00 PM

      8pm: Zachary Watkins - solo electronics
      9pm: Ernesto Diaz-Infante - bajo sexto (CD Release performance for "Emilio")

      Born in Salinas, California, Ernesto Diaz-Infante is Chicano (of Mexican descent). He received his MFA in Music Composition from California Institute of the Arts and has created musical compositions that span a broad perspective: transcendental piano, noise, avant-garde guitar, field recordings, lo-fi four-track manipulations, and experimental song. ED-I has performed throughout Europe and the United States, and his music has been broadcasted internationally. He has recorded more than 15 CDs of music and collaborated with numerous musicans. He runs Pax Recordings record label which is dedicated to the documentation, preservation, and contagion of music from the margins of our culture and psyches. He lives in San Francisco with the filmmaker/video artist Marjorie Sturm and their son and daughter. http://www.paxrecordings.com/ernesto/
      With EMILIO, Ernesto Diaz-Infante has recorded a series of 32 unaccompanied experimental solo performances on the Bajo Sexto, each totally different from the others, essentially taking his Chicano roots into the stratosphere of a 21st century post-modern Aztlán—-beautifully close-recorded, so it sounds as if you are INSIDE the instrument. Ernesto is especially interested in the percussive possibilities of his instrument, and one hears echoes of gamelan, tibetan bells, Cage’s prepared piano pieces, hailstorms on metal roofing, Native American drumming, and much much more, all created with no studio trickery on the solo Bajo Sexto.

      Zachary James Watkins studied composition with Janice Giteck, Jarrad Powell, Robin Holcomb and Jovino Santos Neto at Cornish College. In 2006, Zachary received an MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media from Mills College where he studied with Chris Brown, Fred Frith, Alvin Curran and Pauline Oliveros. Zachary has received commissions from Cornish College of The Arts, The Microscores Project, Beam Foundation, Somnubutone Radio Series, sfsound and the Seattle Chamber Players. His 2006 composition Suite For String Quartet was awarded the Paul Merritt Henry Prize for Composition and has subsequently been performed as part of the Labs 25th Anniversary Celebration and the Labor Sonor Series at Kule in Berlin, Germany. Zachary has presented works in numerous festivals across the United States and in Berlin Germany including the Internationales Klankunstfest 09, Sounds Outside Festival, the 2007 Bent Festival in Los Angeles, the 2006 International Computer Music Conference, the 10th Annual Music For People and Thingamajigs Festival and the second Biennial SJ01 Global Festival of Arts on the Edge. In 2007, Zachary premiered a new multi-media work entitled Country Western as part of the Meridian Gallery's Composers in Performance Series that received grants from The American Music Center and The Foundation for Contemporary Arts. An excerpt of this piece is published on a compilation album entitled The Harmonic Series along side Pauline Oliveros, Ellen Fullman, Theresa Wong Charles Curtis and Duane Pitre among others.

      Sliding $6-10

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      Outsound Presents is a 501(c)3 artist run organization
      The Luggage Store Gallery is a non-profit arts organization
      that graciously provides venue support.
      For Gallery info tel: 415-255-5971
      For booking email Rent Romus: outsoundorg@...
      To get to the LSG New Music Series take BART to the Powell
      street station and walk a little over a block to 6th and Market.
      Parking is best on Mission between 6th and 7th Sts.
      for more info visit
      http://www.outsound.org/
      http://www.luggagestoregallery.org/
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