Monthly Archives: January 2018

Ursula K. Le Guin & Todd Barton – Music and Poetry of the Kesh

Music and Poetry of the Kesh is the documentation of an invented Pacific Coast peoples from a far distant time, and the soundtrack of famed science fiction author, Ursula K. Le Guin’s Always Coming Home.

This past Monday, January 22, Ursula passed from this realm to another leaving a life spent building and exploring other worlds while challenging social concepts of the real word she inhabited.

Freedom To Spend had been working under Ursula’s enthusiastic endorsement and with Todd Barton, her musical collaborator on Kesh, to give the music that accompanied her 1985 epoch a new life. With the Le Guin family’s encouragement to move forward with our planned release, we are humbled to play this small role in sharing Ursula’s work.

As Pete Swanson, one third of Freedom To Spend, stated, Ursula’s “legacy is her work which transformed the world, and this is another piece of the universe that her imagination birthed becoming real.” Listen to “A Teaching Poem / Heron Dance” below.

Ursula’s daughters Elisabeth and Caroline Le Guin, Barton, and Moe Bowstern will join Visible Cloaks with song, readings, and recollections to celebrate Ursula and this new edition of Kesh in Portland, Oregon on Friday, April 6, 2018 at the Leaven Community Center, with a special screening by Vanessa Renwick.

January 31, 2018

Breadwoman – AU / NZ Tour

breadwoman (aka anna holmer) has several talks and performances throughout australia and new zealand this january/february. Catch her at one of the dates below!

19/1/18 – Turrell Stage, MONA FOMA (Hobart, AU)
20/1/18 – Organ Room, MONA FOMA (Hobart, AU)
23/1/18 – Firstdraft (Sydney, AU)
25/1/18 – The NOW now at 107 Projects (Sydney, AU)
28/1/18 – MPavilion (Melbourne, AU)
1/2/18 – Auckland Audio Foundation (Auckland, AZ)
2/2/18 – Auckland Unitarian Church (Auckland, AZ)

January 18, 2018

Sugai Ken – EU 2018 Tour

sugai ken is making his way through Europe in Spring of 2018 ~ catch him at one of the dates below!

29/3/18 – Care of Editions (Berlin, DE)
1/4/18 – Braw Gigs at The Banshee (Edinburgh, UK)
2/4/18 – 33 33 at Cafe Oto (London, UK)
4/4/18 – Trafo (Jena, DE)
6/4/18 – De Player (Rotterdam, NL)
7/4/18 – Les Atelier Claus (Brussels, BE)
8/4/18 – Rewire Festival (The Hague, NL)
10/4/18 – Le Bourg (Lausanne, CH)
11/4/18 – Cave 12 (Geneva, CH)
13/4/18 – Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ (Amsterdam, NL)
18/4/18 – Digital in Berlin at Kiezsalon (Berlin, DE)

January 17, 2018