Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Thu, Nov 10 2022 7:30 PM

Congregation Sherith Israel
2266 California St, San Francisco, CA 94115

Arrington de Dionyso's Sacred Mushroom Songs
Solo vocal and instrumental improvisations.

Bill Orcutt (opening set)
Guitar and voice.

All Ages. Tickets: $18.

Doors open at 7:15 pm.

Please register using registration form below or pay cash at door. Credit cards not accepted at the door.

Arrington de Dionyso - Throat singing, bina box, bass clarinet, jaw harp, Sulawesi flute.

An uncompromising voice in contemporary music, Arrington de Dionyso integrates ancient soundmaking techniques with trans-modernist inquiries into the nature of spirituality and consciousness. His propulsive improvisations utilize voice and reeds (primarily bass clarinets and his invention the Bromiophone) as multiphonic tools in the navigation of liminal spaces between shamanic seance and rock and roll ecstasy.

While deeply rooted in the punk inclination to tear down musical standards in an effort for liberation, Arrington's music weds no-wave iconoclasm with the spiritual searching of Ayler era free jazz to reach towards an unveiling of primordially potent universalities. His compositions embrace sounds as colors, placing emphasis on the complimentary spectrums- from circular overtones whispered through bamboo flutes to the penetrating deep and guttural howls of amplified throatsinging- all with the lungs of an athlete.

Arrington is the vocalist, composer, and bandleader of the Olympia-based Old Time Relijun and the trance-punk "a la javanaise" ensemble Malaikat dan Singa, both groups draw heavy inspiration from the Zohar and other texts of ancient speculative mysticism. Arrington has toured extensively and maintains ongoing fruitful collaborations with musicians throughout Europe, North America, Israel, Japan, and Indonesia. No matter the continent, he seeks innovative approaches to improvisation both intuitive and indigenous.

Whether as a band leader or solo performer Arrington's music evokes an "Ancient Future", sometimes shocking and hallucinatory, always aiming to channel Spirit.

Cost: $18