Stranded presents Grouper & Sarah Davachi August 21 2017
Wow, can't believe it's already been 5 years of Stranded ... To celebrate, we put together a show with two of our favorite artists, Grouper and Sarah Davachi. Each will perform individual sets for Early and Late shows.
Sunday, September 24th at The Lab, San Francisco
Early Show: Doors at 5pm / Music at 5:30
Late Show: Doors at 8:30 / Music at 9pm
Grouper, the moniker of Liz Harris, continues to bewilder with the most basic resources: a voice, one instrument and the ambience of her surroundings. Her sparse compositions occupy an intimate space between sound and song, with performances transcending the relationship between performer and listener, offering a meditative and restorative experience.
As a composer of electronic and electroacoustic music, Sarah Davachi's compositional projects are primarily concerned with disclosing the antiquated instruments and forgotten sonics of a bygone era in analog synthesis, with concurrent treatment of acoustic sources – particularly organ, piano, strings and woodwinds – often involving de-familiarization through processing. Her work considers the experience of enveloped sonic dwelling, utilizing extended durations and simple harmonic structures that emphasize variations in overtone complexity and psychoacoustic artifacts.