Grails

Resident Presents

Grails

Chuck Johnson

Sun · February 18, 2018

8:00 pm

$13.00 - $15.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Grails
Grails
Instrumental rock band originally from Portland, Oregon, USA. ...Currently residing in NYC, Berlin, Kentucky and Oregon.
Chuck Johnson
Chuck Johnson
Chuck Johnson is a composer and musician currently residing in Oakland, CA. He began playing fingerstyle acoustic guitar in the early 1990’s, inspired by the North Carolina Piedmont blues of Elizabeth Cotten, Rev. Gary Davis, and Etta Baker, as well as the “American Primitive” approach to steel string guitar as a solo concert instrument and vehicle for personal expression. These influences can be heard in his solo guitar music as well as his contributions to the Idyll Swords and Shark Quest, and in his music for film.

In addition to his work as a guitarist, Johnson performs electronic music using homemade and analog instruments, creates interactive and intermedia work with unusual interfaces, and works extensively with just intonation tuning systems – all with an ear towards finding faults and instabilities that might reveal latent beauty. Recordings of his music have been released by Communion, Amish, Merge, Umbrella, Phaserprone, Squealer and Threelobed. He has composed music for several feature-length documentaries, including Brett Ingram’s award-winning films Monster Road and Rocaterrania (as a member of Shark Quest) and Cynthia Hill’s Guestworker.

Johnson has performed with Pauline Oliveros, Peter Kowald, Eugene Chadbourne, Frank Gratkowsi, James Fei, and Miya Masaoka. He has performed at Siren Fest (New York), BENT 2004 (New York), Transmissions festival (North Carolina and Chicago), Signal+Noise (Vancouver), the Festival of New American Music (Sacramento), Music for People and Thingamajigs (San Francisco) and the San Francisco International Film Festival. He was a member of Spatula, Idyll Swords, and Shark Quest - influential bands in the Chapel Hill independent music scene of the 1990's and early 2000's - and he continues to perform and record visceral electronic music under the moniker Pykrete. Johnson holds an MFA in Electronic Music from Mills College.
Venue Information:
Resident
428 S Hewitt Street
Los Angeles, CA, 90013
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