Outsound Presents Luggage Store Gallery New Music Series
1007 Market St.
@ 6th Street
Thursday November 29, 2007
8pm: Larnie Fox's Cranks Ensemble
The Crank Ensemble is a San Francisco-based performance group whose
musicians create rhythmic and repetitive patterns by using handmade
crank-operated machines. The instruments are constructed by artist
Larnie Fox; each has a mounted piezo (contact microphone) to amplify
its sound. The ensemble of cranks creates layers of sound, resulting
in a range of a sparse new-music style "plinking" to melodic loopiness
and hardcore noise. The Crank Ensemble has performed at numerous local
spaces/events such as the Luggage Store, the LAB, the Hemlock Tavern,
12 Galaxies, at 21 Grand as part of the Edgetone Music Summit,
Godwaffle Noise Pancakes, and at the 2007 Maker Faire.
Toychestra is an all-women musical ensemble that plays toys. Some are
actual instruments like toddler-sized pianos and xylophones and drums.
Others just make great sounds, like the pink zoo train or Boo
Megaphone or the acoustic, multi-sonic Activity Center. Still others
are used for percussion, like the washboard, Don't Wake Daddy, and
woodblock. Toychestra performs original compositions ranging from
stark to upbeat, from percussive to melodic, to ambient, avant-garde
and kitsch. Venues include galleries, clubs and schools. Highlights
include "Juvenilia" (S.F., Fall 2000) and "Bay Area Now/Under the
Radar 1" (Fall 2005) at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the
collaboration with Dan Plonsey and Fred Frith (S.F. Bay Area, May
2003-May 2004), the group's five European tours and the recent
"Musiques et Jouets" festival (Cite de la Musique, Paris, Winter
2004). The group has five releases, three on Lyon's S.K. label.
Accompanying the bill will be short videos by participating musicians,
as well as a short improvisation with the two groups.
Cost : $6-10 sliding scale
Official Website: http://www.bayimproviser.com/luggagestore
Added by shoister on November 24, 2007