Green Sight + Sound: A Benefit
GREEN SIGHT & SOUND
Benefiting ME’DI.ATE’s 2010 Soundwave Festival GREEN SOUND and ecoartspace, celebrating 10 years of art and ecology programming
Mina Dresden Gallery
312 Valencia @ 14th, San Francisco
Friday, December 4th, 2009
Doors 6pm – Live Performances at 7pm
Art Auction Preview:
Bidding Ends/Winners Announced:
Art Exhibition and Silent Auction of small works by over 40 environmental artists including Amy Franceschini, Andrea Polli, Fritz Haeg, Stephen Kaltenbach, Kim Abeles, Samantha Fields, Lisa Adams, Kim Stringfellow, Ned Kahn, Nils-Udo, Roy Staab, Christopher Kennedy, Mark Andrew Gravel, Gary Brewer, Judith Selby-Lang, Vaughn Bell, Basia Irland, Besty Damon, Lea Redmond, Abigail Doan, Beverly Nadius, Shai Zakai, Lillian Ball, Robin Lasser and Adrienne Pao, Mark Brest van Kempen, John Roloff, Ed Morris and Susannah Sayler, Linda McDonald, Christy Rupp, Karen Reitzel, Philip Krohn, Jorge Bachmann, Kim Anno, Sarah Pedlow, Kathryn Miller, Aviva Rahmani, Ann Rosenthal, Therese Lahaie, and Ruri
Wine-Appetizers-Sweets by Terra Savia, Bi-Rite, Marin French Cheese Company, Paulding & Company Kitchen, Woodbridge Winery and other Bay Area purveyors
Special performances by acclaimed singer/song-writer Odessa Chen, guitarist Danny Paul Grody (Tarentel), electroacoustic sensations Myrmyr, & special guests
CLICK TO BUY TICKETS
Tickets are $30 in advance and $50 for two, $35 at the door
If you can not attend, please consider showing your support of Soundwave through a tax-deductible gift by going to http://www.me-di-ate.net/donate.
GREEN SIGHT & SOUND invites you to a unique and exciting evening featuring art, music, and delicious foods and refreshments.
ME’D1.ATE and ecoartspace have joined forces to celebrate everything GREEN with artists and musicians for a holiday fundraiser. Proceeds will support the 4th season of ME’D1.ATE’s Soundwave Festival entitled GREEN SOUND, and 2010 programs for ecoartspace who is currently celebrating ten years of art and ecology programming.
Special live performances by Bay Area’s favorite singer/song-writer and Soundwave artist Odessa Chen , Danny Paul Grody (Tarentel, The Drift), electroacoustic sensations Myrmyr and special guests. GREEN art works curated by Patricia Watts will be on view for silent auction at affordable prices just in time for the holidays.
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
Odessa Chen’s pure ethereal voice that has drawn comparisons to Jeff Buckley, Sigur Ros, Nina Nastasia and Cat Power. Her music has been described as wintry, intelligent, haunting, and tender. She has collaborated with Wilco’s Nels Cline, Xiu Xiu’s Devin Hoff, The Drift’s Rich Douthit, Matt Brubeck and shared stages with Joile Holland, Damien Jurado and Vienna Teng, amongst many others. Odessa Chen attracted international attention with her debut record, One Room Palace and her sophomore effort, Ballad of Paper Ships, only expanded her cult following. MTV U calls her “an unstoppable force” and has been featured on NPR, MTV Chi and Pacific Fusion TV, and her work has appeared in numerous independent films, compilations, and radio stations. She is set to release her third album in 2010.
Danny Paul Grody is a founding member of both acclaimed San Francisco based bands with international followings, Tarentel & The Drift. His first solo CD of primarily acoustic guitar music will be released this fall on Root Strata. He is a self taught guitarist, and the melodies at the core of Danny’s songwriting bring to mind his love of West African kora, Tacoma style fingerpicking and all things minimal, repetitive & hypnotic.
Myrmyr is the duo of Agnes Szelag and Marielle Jakobsons (aka Darwinsbitch) who are taking the electroacoustic scene by storm. They create songs on many instruments such as violin, cello, voice, bass, gezhong, piano, and accordian. When those instruments aren’t enough, they invite friends to play with them and write scores for conducted improvisations. Their scores are often conceptually or process-driven, resulting in their unique style of electroacoustic music, reminiscent of Scandinavian free folk, lullabies, dramatic film scores, and electronic improvised music. They just released their newest album “The Amber Sea” on Digitalis.
ABOUT THE BENEFICIARIES
Founded in 1998, ME’DI.ATE is a San Francisco-based art organization creating experiential art through products, exhibitions, and live events. ME’DI.ATE is the mastermind behind the acclaimed Soundwave, the most innovative sound/art/music festival in the Bay Area, and beyond. Bringing together some of the most compelling sound purveyors from across the sonic spectrum, Soundwave produces experiential performances that challenge the way you see and hear sound and music.
SOUNDWAVE ((4)): GREEN SOUND
The fourth season of Soundwave, happening throughout Summer 2010, will be the most ambitious yet. Artists, composers and musicians will explore our sonic connections to the environment investigating the wonders of natural world, and examining environmental responsibility and sustainability through awe-inspiring performances and installations.
Since 1999, Patricia Watts and Amy Lipton of ecoartspace, have provided a platform for artists who address environmental issues internationally. During this time they have organized 38 exhibitions, over 70 programs, and have worked with over 400 artists. Their total budget has been almost $800,000, of which $280,000 was paid directly to artists for site-specific installations. Their programs have been viewed or attended by more than 200,000 people, and they have collaborated/partnered with over 140 organizations.