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Drum Machine / Lap Steel duo this Thursday in San Francisco

Hi everyone,

I have a performance this Thursday at the Luggage Store - details are
below. Spacey drum machine with lap steel - how could one go wrong?
Parisian guitarist Richard Bonnet shares the bill.

Thursday, Apr 16 2009 8:00 PM
Luggage Store New Music Series
1007 Market St. @ 6th Street
San Francisco
$6-10 sliding scale

8pm David Michalak (lap steel guitar) and Matt Davignon (drum machine)
9pm Richard Bonnet (guitar, from Paris)

French guitarist Richard Bonnet focuses his work on sound texture and
mixing roots with avant-garde music in order to propose a spontaneous
music with raw energy. A process of permanently boiling where codes
and written conventions lead the way to the freedom and the freshness
of a speech without any concession. Richard is an active musician of
the Parisian scene. He has performed in Europe and the United States,
as a solo artist and in small and large ensembles Eric Jacot, Ichiro
Onoe, Thomas de Pourquery, Andre Charlier, Guillaume Roy, Federico
Hughi and Tom Abbs.

David Michalak plays a Fender lap steel guitar and an assortment of
odd percussion instruments. While he is more commonly known as a
filmmaker (50 films with original soundtracks since 1971), the visual
art side of him seeps inherently into his solo performances and group
compositions which are characterized by shimmering passages, abstract
snapshots and haunting representations of natural elements. Besides
Ghost In The House, David plays in his instrumental ensemble Reel
Change as well as the duo, Dr. Bob. Some musicians that he is
currently performing with are: Tom Nunn, Andrew Voigt, Bob Marsh,
Carla Kihlstedt, Karen Stackpole and Kyle Bruckmann.

Matt Davignon is an experimental/ambient drum-machinist living in
Oakland, California. Originally born in Western Massachusetts, he
spent his musically formative years in Northern California, tinkering
with tools such as lo-fi samplers, cassette tapes, contact
microphones, household objects, 4-track compositions, extensive chains
of guitar effects, prepared instruments, and field recordings. These
explorations fuel and inform his current work, which most frequently
involves processing the sounds of a drum machine in real-time with
various electronic devices. Characteristics of his music include a
focus on textures, arrhythmic patterns and musical imperfections, with
a focus on evoking biological systems. Matt also co-produces the
Luggage Store Gallery Experimental Music series in San Francisco, and
has produced odd concerts such as the San Francisco Found Objects
Festival and Droneshift. www.ribosomemusic.com

Matt Davignon