american welcomes lief inge and his
Take a twenty-four hour trip through the mind of Beethoven. Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime all-night pajamas-please sleep-over concert-event at 964 Natoma.
The result is a remarkable remaking of Beethoven as massive soundscape: a piece in which familiar motifs develop twenty times more slowly than we're used to, at times lovely, at times overwhelming.
It is the best-known symphony in the world transformed: transformed into a dramatic and haunting and hypnotizing soundscape that passes like clouds over a vast landscape.
Leif joins us from Norway to present the work, which starts on Friday night and plays through until ten or so on Saturday evening.
Come either night. Come both nights. Stay for the whole event. Stay for breakfast. Or just stop by for a few minutes Saturday afternoon. But don't miss this unique chance to experience 9 Beet Stretch as it should be heard: in good company, in comfort, in the Pillow Kingdom(tm).
Approximate times for the start of each movement (we may take small breaks between each movement):
The chorale will conclude around 10 pm on Saturday evening.
Attendees are invited and encouraged to bring pajamas, pillows, blankets, and breakfast to share.
Note that alcohol will not be sold during the event, so you may want to bring-your-own-bottle as well (we will have an honor-system table available for sharing however).
Your admission is good for the entire event. A note on the high requested donation for this show: we're trying to recoup Leif's travel costs, but as always, our sliding scale donation is just a request. In this economy we welcome you regardless of what you can pay!
Seating, as always, is mostly on futons, beanbags, and pillows to encourage comfortable deep listening. Drinks will be available on an honor-system basis. Hopefully someone will make cookies and maybe a little breakfast...
964 Natoma is located between Mission and Howard, between 10th and 11th, in the South of Market neighborhood of downtown San Francisco, a few blocks from the corner of Market and Van Ness. Close to the Civic Center BART stop and the Van Ness MUNI stop(s). There is plenty of secure bicycle parking inside!
This information is not for print distribution or advertising. This is a private event for friends, family, and our community.