Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Thu, Jun 4 2009 8:00 PM

Outsound Presents
Full Moon Concerts - Strong Moon
**2009 Matthew Sperry Memorial Festival**
Treasure Mouth Karaoke Band
OrcheSperry Large Ensemble

Local musicians who worked with bassist Matthew Sperry (1968-2003) gather every year to celebrate the acclaimed musician and composer's life and work with a festival of new music. Each night of the festival explores a different aspect of Sperry's creative force, highlighting the diversity of his art, the depth of his humor and the persistence of his memory in the work of outstanding musicians in the Bay Area and beyond. The Festival is a benefit for the Matthew Sperry Memorial Fund, which contributes to the support of Lila Sperry, who at age two lost her father when he was killed by an inattentive driver while riding his bicycle to work.

The Bay Area creative music community will descend on the Luggage Store not simply in remembrance and reunion, but as a catalyst for new work and uncommon musical events. The Strong Moon concert features works for large ensemble and the reprise of a composition based on Matthew Sperry's quick sketch of a Jurassic karaoke machine called "Treasure Mouth." Treasure Mouth requires a band to follow along to lyrics as fast as they can be written out for them by others, with predictably unpredictable, and hilarious, results.

Cost: $6-10
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