Gravity Spells: Bay Area New Music and Expanded Cinema Art is a unique performance series celebrating the release of a limited edition hand-made gatefold double LP of music paired with four DVDs of original film, featuring collaborations by: Craig Baldwin with Maggi Payne; Paul Clipson with Tashi Wada; Lawrence Jordan with John Davis and Kerry Laitala with Ashley Bellouin & Ben Bracken. The publication includes a 50-page booklet of writing and images bound in a hand-made letterpress cover.
The performances take place every Saturday in July.
Copies of the edition of 100 publication release will be available for purchase at the four shows, or can be purchased online here.
This project was originally conceived through a Kala Fellowship and residency as a way to publicly showcase emerging and established strains of expanded cinema and music collaboration in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to being a celebration of the form, the performance series serves to broaden the sampling of artists associated with the project, helping foster relationships between artists who hadn’t worked together previously, and to encourage a platform for the realization of new works.