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LSG Creative Music Series
MUSIC | Outsound Presents... is an artist-run/grass-roots DIY effort featuring Lorin Benedict - voice and David Leikam - NS Design CR6-string cello.

Lorin Benedict, David Leikam – LSG Creative Music Series

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Date(s) - 04/11/2019
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Luggage Store Gallery


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SLIDING SCALE $8-15 | All ages welcome, no one refused for lack of funds.

Lorin Benedict is an improvising vocalist (scat singer, essentially) living in Emeryville, California. He attempts to introduce more structurally involved elements into the field of vocal improvisation. Most of his work in this area is centered loosely in the jazz idiom. Recently, Lorin has co-led small groups (duos, trios) in which the roles of the musicians are somewhat mutable even in contexts where highly structured forms are being played. Examples include Bleeding Vector with Berkeley guitarist Eric Vogler, and another duo project with east bay saxophonist Kasey Knudsen. Together, these three musicians jointly lead the trio project, The Holly Martins. He has also co-led another duo project with Brooklyn-based drummer Sam Ospovat. Lorin joined the fold of musicians rather late in life, at the age of 31, after many years of listening to recordings and live performances, many of which involved members of his immediate family (all of whom are/were orchestral musicians in the western classical tradition).

David Leikam is a San Francisco-based composer-performer and bandleader. Being born with cerebral palsy has affected his body and speech, giving him a distinct view into his creative arts/music process and being largely a self-taught multi-instrumentalist.

He has performed and/or recorded with: Wadada Leo Smith, Pamela Z, Eddie Gale, Kidd Jordan, John Bergamo, Doug Ellington, Muruga Booker, James Gurley, Perry Robinson, Sikiru Adepoju, Jon Raskin, Timothy Orr, Patrick Cress, Sheila Bosco, amongst others.

Outsound Presents… is an artist-run/grass-roots DIY effort. It is not currently a funded series for experimental music. We book 2 to 3 months in advance. There is no guaranteed payment, no guest passes, hotel accomodations, transportation, no acoustic piano, no sound person. Must start by 8:10pm. However, we do offer a space to play (2 groups per evening), free advertising, and a percentage from the door: 70% goes to the musicians (divided equally by 2 sets) and 30% goes to the gallery. We ask audience to contribute $6-15 in support of the artists. There a limited PA available (mixer, two speakers, no reference monitors) Setup begins at 7pm. Realistically, very little money is made and we volunteer our time. We are also happy to have volunteer help with the series (setup chairs, curtain, lights, or make/distribute flyers etc.) please contact us.

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