For Immediate Release:
March 01, 2008
Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367
March Music and Movies
Musicians and Filmmakers Performing Original Tunes to Homemade Movies
March 1, 8, 15 at 2pm
Saturday, March 1, at 2pm
Hootenanny Hoedown with Melinda Stone and Sam Sharkey in Person
Joined by Special Guests
Round up yer young'ns and high-tail it to the rowdiest variety show this side of the 21st Century. Sam and Melinda present "Hootenanny Hoedown." Come be a part of the musical antics! Witness visual delights! And experience SF's largest Kazoo-a-long. One of the only film events where you are asked not to be quiet. Hootenanny Highlights include a couple of new fangled sing-alongs highlighting life on the farm, two animations by Sarah Klein with live accompaniment by Orange Sherbet, and a film that investigates the wonderfully weird life of the Kombucha culture, complete with kazoo accompaniment by the entire audience. Kombucha tastings and prizes too.Saturday, March 8th, at 2pm
Experimental Films and Live Music by the Goat Family!
The Goat Family writes and performs original songs destined to become "traditional" in the next hundred years. Their energetic jug band music is played on a wide range of homespun and eclectic instruments, such as spoons, saw, washtub bass, and six-string steel guitar. For their Exploratorium show, filmmaking Family members Rock Ross, Dan Janos, and Thad Povey will also screen some of their handmade movies, such as Thoughtless (Walsh/Ross) and St. Louise (The Scratch Film Junkies).
Saturday, March 15th, at 2pm
Micro-Insect Cinema: Moth & Moon with Paul Clipson and Jefre Cantu-Ledesma in Person
An experimental visual menagerie of insects, arachnids and minute arthropod life, seen through images and sounds of curiosity and contemplation. In the stillness of a pond or forest, a steady record of unknowable activity is repeated in variation, within terrestrial and aquatic environments by a myriad of tiny beings, as silence and sound, darkness and light, surrounds. Paul Clipson works with Super-8 film, capturing lush colors, reflections, and movements of natural landscape, in collaboration with sound artist Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, to create "a journey into nature, via music, sound and image, within the intimate immensity of a daydream."
Paul Clipson works primarily in Super 8mm film, in an improvised manner that seeks to bring to light subconconscious preoccupations and un-thought, unexpected visual elements that reveal themselves during the process of filming. He exhibits his work in collaboration with experimental music and sound artists.
Jefre Cantu-Ledesma is a founding member of the band Tarentel and has been releasing long form work using string and wind instruments under his own name for the last few years. His work has been described by Aquarius records as everything from " stretched out and darkly glistening deep resonant tones" to "glowing tongues of distorted flame."
Hours of Operation & New Evening Hours
Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm; every Thursday evening adults only (ages 18 and up) 6pm-10pm.
$25 for adults, with lower rates for SF Bay Area residents, youth, seniors, students, teachers and the disabled. Tickets available at the door and advance tickets available online at www.exploratorium.edu/visit/tickets.
The Exploratorium is easily accessible by public transit. Convenient parking is available nearby. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit/location-directions.
About the Exploratorium
The Exploratorium is the global leader in informal learning, igniting curiosity and inspiring creativity in people of all ages. The world-renowned science museum creates original, interactive exhibits, on display at more than 1,000 science centers, museums and public spaces around the world. Dedicated to education reform in and out of the classroom, the Exploratorium is a premier professional development center for educators and a creator of award-winning educational resources. Since 1969, the Exploratorium has influenced generations of entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, teachers, students, children, museum professionals and everyday doers, reaching nearly 180 million people annually from around the globe. On April 17, 2013, the Exploratorium opened at Pier 15 in the heart of San Francisco's Embarcadero, where it will celebrate a new era of experiences that encourage critical thinking and awaken wonder for generations to come. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit.
Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367