Rene Hell is Jeff Witscher from Long Beach, CA. Witscher lives in LA and runs the popular record labels Agents of Chaos and Salon Limited.
Jefre Cantu-Ledesma (SF/Berlin) is a musician based in San Francisco. His solo work is often centered around the electric guitar, and finding new ways to process it. He is a founding member of many groups, including Tarentel, The Alps & Portraits, and runs the popular music blog and record label Root Strata.
Paul Clipson is a San Francisco-based filmmaker who often collaborates with sound artists and musicians on live performances, films and installations. His Super 8mm films are shot and largely edited "in-camera", in an improvised manner that brings to light subconscious preoccupations in the hope of allowing for un-thought, unexpected visual elements to reveal themselves. He will screen his films during Jefre Cantu-Ledesma's performance.
Vallens is the solo project of Jon Porras (Barn Owl). Vallens explores the intersection of minimal rhythms, analog processing and grayscale atmospherics. Jon Porras has released solo albums on labels Root Strata, Immune Recordings and Thrill Jockey. His layered, multidimensional methods evoke the opaque serenity of the foggy SF landscape and work to depolarize forces of light and dark. A visual environment built from layered projections will accompany this performance.
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