Monday, February 15, 2010

First Official Show in the New Space

Tuesday February 23, 2010
2400 Kettner Blvd #212
8:00 PM
Free, All Ages, & Open to the Public

What joy to be hosting Seattle-based experimental cellist Derek Johnson along with Andrew Senna for our first performance in the new space. We will also be featuring some never-before-seen-in-San-Diego paintings by the tenacious Zack Hawkins as well as other gallery artists.

Some background info on Derek and Andrew (from the press release):

An Olympia, WA native, Derek Johnson has played the cello since 1979. In 1986 he began to veer away from the traditional, and has since developed an intricate experimental practice. Aside from the usual classical gigs, Derek has recorded and performed with the likes of Old Time Relijun, Unwound, Maher Shalal Hash Baz, Desolation Wilderness, Arrington De Dionyso, among others and has regularly performed in various capacities at the Olympia Experimental Music Festival, the Olympia Film Festivals, the Seattle International Film Festival, and the Palais Ideal Festival in Chico, CA. His performance at The Andrews Gallery is part of his first solo tour which will cover some 6,000 miles in just under three weeks.

Also touring with him is Andrew Senna who runs Aphonia Recordings. His set will include found sound, field recordings, guitar, voice, and sound collages. Andrew is a very talented musician and technician, with a masters in Sound Design and Recording for Film from Vancouver Film School. Using tape recorders, mini-discs, microphones, looping pedals, guitars and contact mics to illicit warbling and sparse curtains of sound, Andrew populates surging vocal harmonies with references to Americana and folk traditions.