Thursday, April 7, 7pm: Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum Lounge
Yelena Zhelezov, Chi-Wang Yang and I will be performing “The Live-Long Day”, a cross between multimedia theater performance and fine art installation. Yelena is an exciting, playful artist and puppetrix who has a talent for creating wonderfully oblique metaphorical instantiations of ideas that manage to be both whimsical and critically engaged. Chi-Wang is a theater director and artist who constantly redefines the boundaries and possibilities of theatrical and non-theatrical performative experience. If you can, please come see the result of our efforts!
Sunday, April 10, 11pm-2am: KXLU
The sincere and engaging Mystic Pete has invited me to play live and share some music on his great show on KXLU. I’ll be playing a lot of esoteric and beautiful music by friends and people I admire who combine art, academia, electronics and songwriting.
Sunday, April 17, 3:30pm: Outpost for Contemporary Art
I’ll be reading with Lidia Yuknavitch and Janice Lee on family and abjection. Janice is a deeply theoretical and fascinating writer who manages to represent the emotional complexities of human existence and cognition. Lidia is an incredibly engaging reader and writer, who’s work ranges over several genres, but is always both critically informed, inventive, and affecting.
Sunday, April 17, evening/night: The Smell (Downtown LA)
I’ll be playing with Daylong Valleys of the Nile (members of Lavender Diamond—and talented at combining complex harmonic movement with an energetic, improvised feel) and the wonderful Girls in Trouble (who beautifully weave informed and innovative readings of esoteric religious figures with intricate songwriting and compelling, interlocking melodies—Highly Recommended bands and venue and altogether night!