THIS SHOW IS CANCELED:
To our dearst friends and fans,
We are very sad to announce that the upcoming show "VISIONS," which was scheduled on June 8th at Salle Pianos in San Francisco, has to be canceled, due to the tragic incident happened to my dear friend Sebastian Plano. This is a note from Sebastian:
"Unfortunately, the concert has to be cancelled due to a horrible theft that happened to me the past Friday, 19th of April in San Francisco. My computer along an external hard drive with back ups got stolen right after I finish the recording session of "Novel" with Jeffrey Zeigler at Trilogy Studios in San Francisco. As a result of this I have lost a lot of new works including the whole set to be performed at the upcoming concert of the 6th of June.
I apologize to all of you and I hope you understand the difficult situation I am going trough.
- Sebastian Plano"
Sebastian launched his kickstarter campaign to recover his loss. Please take a moment and visit the page:
Due to our conflicting travel schedule, this show "VISIONS" will not be rescheduled. All the purchased pre-sale tickets will be refunded. It was a tough decision for us, and we apologize for those who were looking forward to the show. We hope to make it up to you one day in the future. Thank you for your understanding, and we really appreciate your continued support.
NOTE: There is a limited amount of tickets left. The event will sell out soon.
A salon-style concert by Sebastian Plano, featuring new works from upcoming album "Impetus" for string quartet and electronics, in conjunction with conceptual live calligraphy painting performance by Japanese calligraphy artist Aoi Yamaguchi.
The two has performed a collaborative piece "Unibirth," a live calligraphy with comtemporary dancers and music in May 2012, and their journey seeking mergence of the sounds, visuals, and physical movements has continued since.
This memorable night will be hosted by Salle Piano & Events in Hayes Valley, where has been historically dedicated to pianos since 1920.
VENUE & TIME
Saturday June 8th, 2013
@ Salle Pianos & Events
1632 C Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Opens 7:30pm Starts 8:00pm
Pre-sale $15* | $20 at door | Limited VIP Balcony Seating $35**
*Limited capacity, limited seating. Early arrival is recommended.
** With VIP Balcony Seating, you will have a birds-eye-view of the whole performance in a comfortable balcony area upstairs. Comes with a glass of complimentary wine and private bar service throughout the show.
8:00pm Sebastian Plano Live - Works for String Quartet and Electronics
9:00pm Aoi Yamaguchi Conceptual Live Calligraphy Performance acoompanied by Sebastian Plano Live.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Born into a musical family in Argentina, Sebastian Plano is a classically-trained contemporary music composer / multi-instrumentalist. Exploring his strong roots in folk music, Tango, and enchanted by the resonance of electronic music, he began to interpret his imagination into own sounds at the age of 12.
Besides his main instrument, cello, Plano skillfully meshes the sounds of the piano, bandoneon, percussion, and his own vocals into entirely new soundscapes. Its passionate yet graceful melody paints a cinematic landscape of the world unseen - allures you to be lost in the pleasant waves of divine sounds.
Reviewed as one of the strongest contemporary classical albums of the year, Plano's debut album "The Arrhythmical Part of Hearts" has gained international acclaim, placing him as one of the pioneering artist combining classical and electronic elements. He says: "I am looking for innovation; variations and mixture of genres, the combination of known sonorities making the new scope within a composition." Plano is currently working on an EP in collaboration with Kronos Quartet Cellist's Jeffrey Zeigler. His forthcoming album "Impetus" is scheduled to be released in fall of 2013.
"The tone is by turn insistently yearning, wistfully pretty, gently melancholy, and urgently rhythmic. It will reward the time you spend with it."
-David Smith - musicisgood.org
"...but he’s also the child of modern electronic music in all its forms. "
-John Diliberto - echoes.org
Born and raised in Hokkaido, Japan, Aoi Yamaguchi has been trained to master the basics of calligraphy by learning under the Master Zuiho Sato since the age of 6, while reﬁning her knowledge and skills. She is a recipient of numerous awards including the First Place prize from the Minister of Education at 44th Asahi Calligraphy Nationwide School Exhibit, Superior First Place at 33rd
National Students Calligraphy Exhibition and others that are known as the supreme prizes at competitive public exhibitions. As a noteworthy event, she was nominated to participate in the group, 4th Hokkaido Elementary and Junior High Students Visit to China in 2000, representing the country of Japan and participated in calligraphy exchange sessions at Palace of Pupils of China.
Since landed in the United States in 2004, she has shown her works and performed at many galleries, museums, theaters in the U.S., Europe, Japan, and China. Her works show her exploration in juxtaposing the traditional Eastern classics and her contemporary artistic expressions, as well as her unique ambition of transforming two-dimensional art of Japanese Calligraphy into the art of physical expression through performances. Currently living in San Francisco, she has been working on her unique calligraphy installation, exhibition, live performances, custom logo designs and art works globally, as she pursues her career to preserve traditional arts with music in the