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As a prequel to the exhibit "Pathways to Unknown Worlds: Sun Ra, El Saturn and Chicago's Afro-Futurist Underground 1954-1968", an exhibit celebrating the career of legendary jazz musician Sun Ra, a spectacle organized by Jim Kellough will be held this Saturday the 8th of August 2009, at the Durham Art Guild in Durham NC.

Bob Pence writes of the music portion of the evening:
6:00 - 7:00 A group of improvisers give their treatment to some Sun Ra charts in the Arts Council Building. Including Bo Newsome and Carrie Shull on oboes, Steve Burnett on theremin, York Wilson on pedal steel guitar, Marika Wendleken on bowed saw, and Ben Riseling and m'self on reeds. 7:00 - 8:00 The Triangle Sound Painting Orchestra "

Useful links

Scrap Exchange http://www.scrapexchange.org/news.html

Durham Art Guild http://www.durhamartguild.org

Bob Pence http://www.retroactivedynamics.com

Steve Burnett as Subscape Annex on theremin http://www.subscapeannex.com

Triangle Soundpainting Orchestra http://www.myspace.com/trianglesoundpaintingorchestra

I plan on introducing a Bertiaux element into my Sun Ra tribute on theremin.

Should you be unfamiliar with Sun Ra, here's the wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Ra

And here is a youtube video of the Sun Ra Arkestra - Cosmic Hope - Chivas Jazz Festival 2004 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNU8o_NJSCg

Also, the Sun Ra Arkestra is coming to Duke in September. 26 September: Sun Ra Arkestra and Mingus Big Band, 7pm, Page Auditorium, Duke, Durham http://dukeperformances.duke.edu/series/this-house-on-fire/sun-ra-mingus

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best to all,
Steve Burnett Subscape Annex http://www.subscapeannex.com