Gabriel Goldberg is a San Francisco–based composer and musician who has been said to have the voice of an angel. The exotic qualities of his instrumentation stem from his studies of the relationships among music, resonant spaces, and spiritual experience, and he creates immersive aural experiences in site-specific concerts.
The LoveBomb Go-Go Marching Band of Portland, Oregon, are “intergalactic freaks” on a mission to mend, with music, the divisions of civilization, seeking universal equality and striving to reestablish purposefulness for each and every life.
Kal Spelletich founded Seemen, his interactive machine art performance collective, in 1988. Since then, he has performed, exhibited, and lectured worldwide, collaborating with Survival Research Labs and a wide spectrum of countless others, from punk rock bands to scientists, politicians to NASA. He curates exhibits and is involved in politics.
6:30–6:50 pm | Osher Sculpture Garden
7:15–7:35 pm | Marcus Garden of Enchantment
Bad Unkl Sista is a performance installation ensemble that fuses butoh-inspired choreography, improvised music, couture costuming, and physical-theater elements to produce site-specific experiences that seek to move each witness to a state of extraordinary and memorable being.
Shovelman is a junkyard beatnik, a shovel guitar-wielding surrealist folk superhero. Armed with a collection of pawnshop effects pedals and an old barn shovel-turned-slide guitar, Shovelman plays old-fashioned folktronica-grooves looped straight out of the ground. The sounds of Mississippi Delta blues from the electro-psychedelic future collide with the antiquated rubble of lyrical one-man-band hoboetry.
Soundscape by F'kir (Dream Shovel) with a live performance from 6 to 6:30 pm.
This soundscape will accompany you as you begin your sensory explorations around the de Young.
Dream Shovel, composer and musician, is a producer and DJ who blends bass culture, renegade psychedelic techno, and ambient soundscape, using music to move the audience in a journey through darkness, recognition, and heart.
Dr. Miller holds the A.W. and Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Professorship in Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He directs the busy UCSF dementia center where patients in the San Francisco Bay Area receive comprehensive clinical evaluations. His goal is the delivery of model care to all of the patients who enter the clinical and research programs at the MAC. Dr. Miller is a behavioral neurologist focused in dementia with special interests in brain and behavior relationships as well as the genetic and molecular underpinnings of disease.
The Textile Arts Council is proud to present a lecture by artist, professor, and author Deborah Valoma, longtime acquaintance of master basket maker Julia Parker (Coast Miwok/Kashaya Pomo). Nine years ago Valoma began recording her conversations with Parker, and from these emerged the recently published book Scrape the Willow until It Sings: The Words and Work of Basket Maker Julia Parker (Heyday).
October 2–November 3
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm, plus Friday Nights 6–8:30 pm (artists on site Wednesdays-Fridays)
Closing Reception: October 18, 2013, 6–8:30 pm