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Sat, Sep 23 2017 8:30 PM

Sam Ashley / John Krausbauer

Saturday, September 23, 2017
8:00pm 11:00pm
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8:00pm Doors / 8:30pm Sound
$15 Guests / Free for members
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Sam Ashley, a composer, singer and performance artist who has devoted his life to the development of an experimental, non-religious mysticism. In addition to performing solo and as a principal vocalist in his father Robert Ashley’s opera company, Ashley has relentlessly pursued the ideal of authentic mysticism as a creative process. His pieces explore luck, hallucination and coincidence, but the unifying thread throughout is the concept of trance. Based on the belief that true trance can be found solely by “doing nothing and then doing a little less”, Ashley details his lifelong commitment to investigating trance and hypnagogic states, his discomfort with hypnosis, as well as the beauty to be found in vulnerability.

John Krausbauer is a music conceptualist/multi-instrumentalist currently living in Los Angeles, CA. He has performed and presented his music in a multitude of settings for 20 years - from basements, sidewalks, and rock clubs to colleges, churches, and art galleries. Numerous recordings of his work have been released on independent labels in the US, Europe, and Japan (soon).