Alphastare (Hardly Strictly Personal Festival) Berkeley Ca. 2016

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2016 has already been a rough year for music with the loss of iconic artists such as Bowie, Lemmy, Natalie Cole. They were all in my mind and heart as we celebrated the birthday of another legendary artist who shot out into the cosmos all too early, at the age of 69, Thee Captain Beefheart (Don Van Vliet) Jan 15 1941-Dec 17 2010 was the main inspiration behind Hardly Strictly Personal Festival.

Next Now  Is a performance series focused on bringing together an eclectic blend of improvised music and arts, drawing on a diverse community of musicians and sound artists and is curated by Mika Pontecorvo who invited me to sit in with his project Feral Luggage/Cartoon Justice which then phased into my solo set.

This was also a benefit for : Earthjustice, Homeless Action Center, as well as Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition.

Feral Luggage/Cartoon Justice/Alphastare

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Cartoon Justice/Feral Luggage/Alphastare

I have 2 videos, the first is my collaboration with Cartoon Justice/Feral Luggage and the second is my solo set.

Here’s Pt. 1 of 2

ALPHASTARE

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My set consisted of analog and digital sound sources. I essentially ‘Jammed’ with some prisoners.

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cassette sound sources

HSP 057 pm

Here’s Pt 2 of 2

Enjoy!

More noise soon!



 

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