Artists' Television Access

CAST SHADOWS: An evening of sound/film performances with Barn Owl, Marielle Jakobsons, John Davis, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma and Paul Clipson

Saturday, February 9, 2013, 8:00 pm, $15 Gen | $25 Supporter | $50 Sponsor

CastShadowsCollageSpecial Benefit for Artists’ Television Access

Support ATA at this special benefit show featuring a roster of evocative intermedia artists working in sound/film performance. All proceeds from the show support Artists’ Television Access, the San Francisco-based, artist-run, non-profit organization that cultivates and promotes culturally-aware, underground media and experimental art.

Featuring three film-music ensembles:
Barn Owl and Paul Clipson
Marielle Jakobsons and John Davis
John Davis, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma and Paul Clipson

San Francisco-based drone duo Barn Owl (guitarists Jon Porras and Evan Caminiti) follow in the footsteps of provocative avant-gardists Alice Coltrane and Keiji Haino, while building on the doom metal foundation planted by Black Sabbath. (more)

San Francisco-based multi-instrumentalist (Tarentel, the Alps) and founder of Root Strata label, Jefre’s guitar beams directly down from Souvlaki Space Station and arrives gorgeously mangled via modular synthesizer.  Romantically haloed chorus guitar floats widescreen across relentless static drum machines until the sky splits open in the final movement, spilling burning guitar fragments over everything.  (more)

Paul Clipson works primarily in film, video and on paper, often collaborating on films, live performances and installations with sound artists and musicians, projecting largely improvised in-camera edited experimental films employing multiple exposures, dissolves and macro imagery that bring to light subconscious preoccupations and unexpected visual forms.  (more)

John Davis is an Oakland-based artist working with moving images and sound, expanding their relationships through experimentation, chance, collaboration and improvisation. Current performance work investigates various sound and image delivery systems, their material bi-products, and the range of sensory possibilities that exists between them. (more)

The work of Oakland-based sound artist and violinist Marielle Jakobsons focuses on experiences which are at once “natural” and technologically-altered. She performs regularly across the country in various musical acts: her solo project darwinsbitch, and in her bands myrmyr and TrioMetrik, as well as many side projects and ad hoc ensembles with friends and collaborators. (more)

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