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Ghost Ship Love Letters

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I recently contributed a track to this benefit compilation for the victims of the warehouse fire in Oakland. I didn’t personally know anyone lost in the tragedy though I did meet on a few occasions Ara Jo who worked at Rock Paper Scissors  collective. I was involved in a couple of the Oakland Art Murmur events a few years back with MAP a mobile arts group who I helped with some installations. Ara helped us out with a power source and also hosted a drag show during one of the events. MAP also just recently had a memorial for the fire victims as well.

You can grab a download or a hand made 3cdr bundled edition limited to 30. All proceeds go to the victims of the fire relief fund being run by Grayarea.org and you can visit their site to see other ways to contribute as well.

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Ara Jo hosting a drag show (Oakland Art Murmur)

For the benefit compilation I chose to work up a piece around some sounds I obtained from David Sanchez Burr who was the guy behind an interactive sound installation called ‘Nowhere Radio’. David erected a ‘sound wall’ that had all of these various items attached to it, pieces of metal and sculpture and faux instruments to beat on and it was all contact mic’ed with the sound running through a system that had effects and also broadcast the signal within a half mile radius. There were mics for people to talk/sing into also. We encouraged people to make noise and to walk around with handheld radios provided for listening to the sounds coming from whatever was being played on the sculpture, kids really dug it and I got some of the sounds recorded from David with his permission to do whatever with, so I thought it apropos to contribute a piece utilising some of this stuff. I chopped it up and arranged it and also added some synth textures for mood. It seemed an apropos contribution since the sounds originated in Oakland at an arts event and this is for Oakland artists. Check out the entire release below and dig the slide show of pics of the ‘Soundwall’ as well!

ALPHASTARE-GHOST SHIP TO SPACE:

“NOWHERE RADIO” SLIDESHOW:

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GHOST SHIP LOVE LETTERS

From Bandcamp:

“On December 2, 2016, a tragic fire struck the Ghost Ship, an artists’ collective and DIY music venue in Oakland, California. 36 people were killed that night, including performers and audience members alike.

‘Ghost Ship Love Letters’ is a message of sympathy and solidarity, from alumni and friends of the electroFLUX Experimental Music Series in Erie, Pennsylvania to the families affected by this event.

All proceeds from sales of this compilation will go to the Fire Relief, Recovery, and Resiliency Fund established by Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization supporting the arts and technology in the Bay Area.

For more on how you can help, please visit grayarea.org
For more on what we do, please visit facebook.com/electroflux.music

FULL RELEASE:

Support the Arts!


 

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Nor Cal Noisefest XX (funding video)

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Here’s  a great little promo video for the upcoming Nor Cal Noisefest weekend of noise in Sacramento Ca. Sept 30th-Oct 2nd. I’ll be performing Saturday Oct 1st (no time confirmed yet). There are many ways you can support the event even if you can’t make it. Check out the Indiegogo campaign. There are great perks within’ such as Music, T-shirts, Eye and Ear protection, Art and even some Gear!

Visit www.norcalnoisefest.com  for ticket and artist info!

Andalusia Rose (New Blog!)

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I’m proud to introduce a new blog that focuses on the happenings of my band Andalusia Rose. We have many exciting things on the horizon, so follow us to keep in the loop and to catch a behind the scenes glimpse into the world of a developing Bay Area band! Please follow and support a band waging war on mediocrity!


Andalusia Rose Updates (May 2016)

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“Rosie”

We did a video shoot for KMVT (Mountain View) last week which will air on their local television station and then on their youtube channel for future enjoyment. I’ll share the video when it’s available. We had a show the day after our shoot at Winters in Pacifica, here’s a clip from the finale!

Andalusia Rose Live at Winters (Pacifica)

 (a bit of the end of ‘Destroyer’)

Our next San Francisco show is with The Electric Arrows at Benders and we look forward to that one, we always have a blast playing there and we cherish what’s left of the San Francisco music scene as far as fun trashy rock and roll bar venues go.

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‘Rosie’ assemblage by Wendy Gadzuk gif by Jeff K. check out more of Wendy’s art at www.wendyleegadzuk.com