This month at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA), the L@TE: Friday Nights Program will feature two events. One of which is in conjunction with one of the museum’s current exhibitions, and another that is from a pioneer of a musical style.
This week on March 8th, BAMPFA will present musician Carl Stone. Considered the “King of Sampling”, and a pioneer of “electroacoustic” music, he makes his return to the museum, for his show Fujiken. It has already been described as an ear-bending and mind-expanding work, under a multichannel of soundscapes, which will be set to taking over BAMPFA’s atrium gallery. The L@TE: Friday Nights series takes a break on the 15th, but returns on the 22nd for Positively Alphabet Street. This event consist of the Bay Area all-star band PC Munoz’s Singing Blood, and the music is described as a mash-up between the lyrics of Bob Dylan, and the music of Prince (and vice versa). Also included in this program, is chamber music from the Rio Vander Stahl ensemble, a poetry reading from Kayla Krut, and a video work by Chistopher Ariza.
As always, come early for the best seats, as the number of chairs is limited. Doors open a 5pm, with a DJ pumping out music at 6:30.