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Christopher Willits & Danny Paul Grody @ McEvoy Foundation for the Arts

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McEvoy Foundation for the Arts

1150 25th St, Building B

San Francisco, CA 94107

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McEvoy Foundation for the Arts and Noise Pop co-present Christopher Willits & Danny Paul Grody

The McEvoy Foundation for the Arts (MFA) hosts Christopher Willits & Danny Paul Grody, co-presented with Noise Pop. The concert is part of For the Sake of Summer, MFA's film and music series featuring an eclectic mix of musicians and filmmakers.

Grammy-nominated guitarist and producer Christopher Willits occupies a unique corner of the music universe, hovering above the intersection of electronic production's nuts and bolts. His tireless activity has produced over 25 albums in the last 15 years—solo and in collaboration with artists including Ryuichi Sakamoto, Tycho, and Taylor Deupree. In Willits' music, all elements are interconnected; voice and guitar lines fold into bleary, unrecognizable shapes and polyrhythmic textures, often overlapping with his own cinematic film and video work. The deep ambient terrain of his 2017 effort, Horizon, culminates Willits’ career-long journey for physicality and serenity in music.

Danny Paul Grody is a solo musician and founding member of San Francisco-based bands Tarentel and The Drift. He is a self-taught guitarist, and the melodies at the core of Danny’s songwriting bring to mind his love of West African kora, Takoma-style fingerpicking and all things minimal, repetitive, and hypnotic.

For the Sake of Summer expands upon film and music motifs and cultural themes explored in MFA’s summer exhibition, Ragnar Kjartansson: Scenes from Western Culture. The music series presents a sonic compliment to Kjartansson’s video installations that are “about a feeling, but there’s no story.” For the Sake of Summer is co-presented with Canyon Cinema, Noise Pop, and the Roxie Theater. For details visit mcevoyarts.org.


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Tickets available at the door and in advance reserved on Eventbrite up to 3 pm the day of the show. Reserved tickets are good until 15 minutes prior to showtime, when all unclaimed tickets are released at 6:45 pm and made available at the door on a first-come first-served basis. Seating is limited. Please arrive early.

Limited street parking. MFA located within four blocks of the T Third St. Muni Metro, #48 bus, and the 22nd St. CalTrain Station.


Image: Christopher Willits (photo by Astra Brinkman)


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Established in San Francisco in 1993, Noise Pop is the one of the nation’s leading independent music promoters. Over the last 25 years, Noise Pop’s namesake festival has provided exposure to some of the top emerging artists, many of which have gone on to widespread acclaim, including The White Stripes, Modest Mouse, Death Cab for Cutie, The Flaming Lips, The Shins, Fleet Foxes, Bright Eyes, and Yoko Ono. Noise Pop is also the year-round talent buyer for the venerable San Francisco venue the Swedish American Hall as well as producer of the free celebration of musical and culinary delights, the 20th Street Block Party.



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What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Limited street parking available. Please consider taking public transportation.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

info@mcevoyarts.org

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