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Visual Music at New Nothing, San Francisco, Oct. 14

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Visual Music at New Nothing, San Francisco, Oct. 14

Time: October 14, 2009 from 8pm to 10pm
Location: South of Market
Street: 16 Sherman Street, off Folsom between 6th and 7th Streets
City/Town: San Francisco
Phone: 415-665-5454
Event Type: film, show
Organized By: Loren Means
Latest Activity: Sep 29, 2009

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Event Description


The Visual Music series at New Nothing Theater continues with multi-media artist Shalo P and filmmaker Paul Clipson with sound artist Joshua Churchill. The presentation takes place Wednesday, October 14, at 8 pm. New Nothing Theater is located at 16 Sherman Street off Fulton Street between 6th and 7th Streets in San Francisco. Admission is free.

Paul Clipson makes films in Super8. Many of his films are the result of collaborations with sound artists or groups, such as Tarentel, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma and Joshua Churchill, all of whose methods of experimenting with sound and instrumentation, incorporating improvisation, mistakes and accidents into live performances and recordings, have greatly influenced his work. He initially creates 40-60 minute films, shooting rapidly to collect specific thematic and formal elements as they occur to him. Over time, shorter film pieces, such as ECHO PARK (2007) or SPHINX ON THE SEINE (2008), are carefully created from this work, utilizing the accidental, unexpected juxtapositions of sound and image that have been discovered live.

Artist and musician Joshua Churchill performs experimental music for guitar and electronics. Much of his performance and recording work involves careful transposition and recontextualization of familiar (and unfamiliar) sounds. Through subtle processing, looping, and layering, the sounds he creates and affects constantly transform and fade into one another, losing their original voices and adopting new ones along the way.

Shalo P is a multi-media artist residing in San Francisco. Having worked and collaborated with various Bay Area artists, institutions and collectives (with such notables as George Kuchar, Dale Hoyt, THE WALL OF FIRE and Craig Baldwin's Other Cinema), he has gained a cult following of his own with his TELEVISION FOR GHOSTS projects (that spread themselves out in various media, recounting a collapse in collective memory via troubled digital weather) and also for his striking live performances involving light and sound. When asked what he does in particular he usually just says he is "surveying the digital apocalypse and embellishing it with rainbows".

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