Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sat, Nov 17 2018 8:30 PM

Other Cinema at ATA Gallery
992 Valencia St. San Francisco, CA

Thomas Dimuzio and Lori Varga

Hans Grusel's Krankenkabinet

OPTRONICA2: DARK SYNTH
NOV.17: HANS GRUSEL/BRUTALLO + BECKER + HAUNTED BUCHLA +
Back by popular demand, Hans Grusel's Krankenkabinet now attempts an even darker theme than the Aztec mummies, with their appreciation/appropriation of cult auteurs Doris Wishman (Bad Girls Go to Hell, A Night to Dismember) and Jack Hill (Spider Baby, Mondo Keyhole)...as artfully re-mixed by Brutallo, and as part of this season’s Trash thread. Local electronic ace Thomas Dimuzio graces out gallery (maybe for the first time ever!) to boast to the world of the wonders of the Buchla synthesizer conceived and produced right here in Berkeley by Don Buchla, another Bay Area arts visionary recently passed. Thomas is teaming up with Oakland optical whiz Lori Varga in their 20-min. A Sudden, Haunting Pulse Beneath the Concrete. Lori’s four projectors mock up a motion picture miasma of beautiful desolation among urban decay. Opening, Tommy Becker continues to pioneer new modes of live-music-video performance, trotting out Stars White in a Blue Field, plus 3 more of his repertoire. Lillian Schwartz’ analog videos serve as stereoscopic interstices between the acts; come early for Sara Bonaventura, 35mm filmstrips and Pocket Monsters. *$9.99