285 9th St
San Francisco, California 94103

The Place to HEAR the Music

Tuesday, April 29, 2008, 8:00pm

Cover $10 to $15 sliding scale
Climate Theater
285 9th Street @ Folsom
San Francisco

Saxophonist Michael Straus' (b. 1983, New Orleans) abilities and dedication to the performance of new music have led to a variety of engagements at venues ranging from Washington D.C.'s Kennedy Center and New York City's The Stone to Italy's Festival Internazionale del Sassofono. His strong commitment to today's music, coupled with his close work alongside composers has resulted in over twenty new compositions by both emerging and established composers Halim El-Dabh, Matthew Burtner, Peter V. Swendsen, Per Bloland, Vitor Rua and Liduino Pitombeira among several others. Recent premieres include everything from large chamber works to solo compositions incorporating multi-channel audio and film projection.

As a frequent composer of electroacoustic music, Michael's compositions have been heard throughout the United States and Canada. His numerous recordings as a saxophonist, didgeridoo player and composer can be heard on SEAMUS, New Tertian and The Walter's Art Museum record labels.

Michael is an Enrico Di Giovanni Scholarship Recipient and winner of several other accolades including two Helen Gold and Derryl Haymon Scholarships and a Peabody Career Development Grant.
WEBSITE: http://www.mstraus.net

[45isdistance] has been described as one of the most innovative glitch-pop bands in the Bay Area, "blending surreal electronic textures with symphonic instruments, generating unexpected atmospheres of warm lo-fi and enthusiastic post-rock." 2 guys from Chile and Italy. Idea of the sound of hardware failure, warm and sweet lo-fi, experimental sounds, symphonic build ups and intimacy. JuanPablo: Machines, Acoustic Drums, Keyboards, Trumpet. Stefano: Machines, Guitar, Keyboard.
WEBSITE: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=42335919

Official Website: http://www.musicboxseries.com

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