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L@TE: Sir Richard Bishop / Gerritt Wittmer and Paul Knowles




August 12, 2011; 4 Minutes; Video

Tonight’s L@TE runs the gamut from electric guitar music to heavily noise-centered performance art. As Sun City Girls, Sir Richard Bishop, along with brother Alan Bishop and drummer Charles Gocher, traversed the punk- rock, world-music, and absurdist-theater scenes from the early 1980s until Gocher’s death in 2007. As a solo performer, Bishop’s exploratory and transcendent guitar playing has been documented on releases from Locust, Revenant, and Drag City. The Bay Area duo Gerritt Wittmer and Paul Knowles, who since 2009 have been making pieces together that combine elements of movement, sound, and light, will create a site-specific performance for L@TE. Their 2010 album Selfish was released on Wittmer’s Misanthropic Agenda label and the duo recently performed Illusion of Relevance at Les Urbaines festival in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Programmed by George Chen
Photo by Mark Sullo/Mike Shifle
Video by Lisette Worster