Just announced: May 31 Showga feat. Nathan Blaz

We are pleased to announce Nathan Blaz as our musical guest for Showga on May 31, 2017! Nathan Blaz is a cellist and composer based in Oakland, CA. He studied cello and music synthesis at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. In 2006, he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he became a founding member of the indie rock band Geographer. He recorded and toured with the band for eight years. In 2013, he formed systemritual, an experimental dance/minimal synth duo with video artist Elia Vargas. The project constructs improvisational performances using analog modular synthesizers, samplers, and drum machines, with live visualizations and processing. Nathan's improvised solo performances explore the relationship between psychoacoustics, rhythm and tonality.

Spring 2017 — Protoghost & Friends

"Protoghost: enter an alternative thermal landscape with multimedia artist Jon Hrabko, without the accepted distances between objects, between horizons. The colors are different here. The vibrations. A charged atmosphere awaits, where sparks flash midair in a call and response of incandescence. The black clouds hum and strike with voltage. The solar wind purrs through matter. Dust feels the radiation drag. The transistance calls for you to join.

Each showga performance will include different surprise collaborators."


Spring 2017 — Golden Gram

Golden Graham (aka Graham LeBron) is an American musician, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and film composer from Oakland, CA.

Putting his music degree from Rice University to work, since 2010, he has composed music for film, commercials and online spots, among  his clients are Square, Levi's, Asana, NearFuture and Ikea. He is represented by Portland music agency, Marmoset.

A multi-instrumentalist formerly of Rogue Wave, Port O'Brien and The Album Leaf, he is also an accomplished DJ and recording engineer. In 2013, he scored the independent feature length film, I'm obsessed with you (but you've got to leave me alone). The film debuted at the Sonoma Independent Film Festival in April 2014.

He is currently at work on several recording projects for his record label, Outer Sound, including the third Golden Gram album. He plays drums with Outer Embassy (members of Daring Ear, Extra Classic) and is a touring member of Easysound Recording Artist and Fruit Bats.