Ken Leighton 3 p.m., July 26
Never in the Future that Dawned Earlier On
A collection of unrleased Gunther's Grass tracks called Never in the Future that Dawned Earlier On was released in early 2013 on Radulovich's Titicacaman label. “The stuff was recorded in 2005 and 2006 at my studio and has been sitting around in my hard drives, so time to get it out there,” says Radulovich. “It's really cool and original music, droney and all instrumental, totally exotic and psychedelic in the best possible way.”
"I'm playing a hurdy gurdy, and Christopher Adler, who teaches at USD and is a fantastic composer and player, plays the khaen, which is a bamboo instrument from Thailand that has a very particular sound. The two of us are in every track, some of the other pieces feature UCSD teacher Charles Curtis on cello, Scott Walton on bass, another heavy musician, and Marcos Fernandes on tamboura box, a drone generator from India, on one of the tracks."
Gunther's Grass began in 2005 as a collaboration between Radulovich and Christopher Adler to bring together two ancient drone-based instruments from across the world: the medieval European hurdy-gurdy and the Lao/Northeast Thai mouth organ khaen. Chilean-born Radulovich is an audiovisual artist.
Never in the Future That Dawned Earlier On