Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sat, Apr 6 2019 7:00 PM

Southern Exposure
3030 20th Street (at Alabama) San Francisco, CA94110

Join us for the launch of Performing Political Education, featuring performances by poet Tongo Eisen-Martin, with music by Marshall Trammell, electronic musician Sharmi Basu, and accordionist Umesh Mallery.

Performing Political Education: Fighting Formations is a research project by Music Research Strategies (MRS) and Marshall Trammell. The project is inspired by the work of prison abolitionist organization Critical Resistance and their working framework of a “Harm Free Zone”, the historical process of building community self-determination. The project will feature performances by Mutual Aid Project – Marshall Trammell (percussion), Tracy Hui (banjo and electronics), Nick Obando (alto saxophone and electronics) – with guest musicians and other collaborators. It will explore collaboration, improvisation and making music together as a methodology for transforming our ways of being together and creating an emergent community-accountability framework.

Over the course of the residency, Southern Exposure will present four musical events with participatory discussions. The project will open with Indexical Moment/um, the launch of a visual archive of codes, symbols, and images that signify safety and community welcoming, in the tradition of quilts from the Underground Railroad.

Cost: FREE