Kicking off the new season is Ellen Fullman: The Long String Instrument. The show will consist of the artist moving gracefully through Gallery B, playing the one-hundred foot long strings of her Long String Instrument, while it resonates in the building’s concrete volume. Fullman makes her return with three new projects which includes a performance with Ryan Jobes on the Long String Instrument, a duet for electric guitar and Long String Instrument collaboration with the Berlin-based Konrad Springer, and collaborations with cellist and vocalist Theresa Wong and Luciano Chessa. The event is preceded by a RE@DS Program, featuring Oakland poet Garrett Caples, and Flip Marinovich, author of Zero Readership.
On September 20, there will be program from composer and jazz musician Francis Wong, who will perform an invigorating multimedia work titled Diaspora Tales #2: 1969. The work tells the story of how his Bay Area family lived through turbulent times, which touched various themes including UC Berkeley’s Third World Strike, the Black Panthers, and drug culture. The event will also be preceded by a RE@DS program, this one by Oakland writer Mary Wilson, and Berkeley poet David Vandeloo.
Both shows begin at 7:30pm. And as always, the night begins with doors opening at 5pm, with DJ’s at 6:30. Log on to bampfa.berkeley.edu for more information.