Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Big show this Saturday, 5/31!

Mika Pontecorvo has put together a massive, all day bill at Berkeley Arts Festival for this Saturday, May 31st!
There are a ton of bands playing, and all proceeds go to the Homeless Action Center.
I will play short sets with Earspray, Ruminations, and Cloud Shepherd. You should go at the time that's best for you, for a good cause.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Failure Cock-Il re di Maggio; Digital e.p.

These tracks were recorded in West Oakland, May 2014 

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Mountain vs. Building-M!3WK+?2

With great cover collage by Luna Cabal!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Jim Ryan/Mark Pino Duo-The Luggage Store Gallery; SF, CA 5/1/14

I have to say that I was pleased with the public debut of the Jim Ryan/Mark Pino Duo.
We rehearsed a lot, with the focus being on playing not so much time, but rhythmic pulse. Our five improvisations seemed well paced to me, and it seemed like our playing was interactive and aware.
Jim was kind enough to consent to me reading some poetry (while he played flute), a piece that was dedicated to Sufi musicians from Syria, whose mosques were destroyed.
Also on the bill was Chekere, who play tuned gourds with shakers on them. They were augmented by some gamelan players, and they were amazing.
What a fun evening!

Above: Jim and Mark's rigs
Below: Jim Ryan/Mark Pino Duo, photos by Brian Lucas. Thanks, Brian!