Sunday, July 27, 2014

July 29 Curious Electronic Song of Love

Portland may have the only happy hour in the world with theremin accompaniment, at least tonight. Steve Hassett, who works days at OMSI, performs. The Theremin is an early electronic music instrument played by the motion of hands around its antennae. It is in honor of the release of the novel Us Conductors by Sean Michaels. The novel, published in the US by Portland's Tin House, expands the story of the love between Leon Theremin, the instrument's inventor, and Clara Rockmore, its greatest performer, who ultimately married another man. At Glyph Cafe & Arts Space 804 NW Couch 5:30PM-7:30 Free

Kate Bingaman-Burt is an illustrator known for her visual essays on material consumption. She speaks tonight. A presentation of the Curiosity Club, you can tune into the free live webcast off the Core77 site or visit the talk and demonstration in person at Hand Eye Supply 23 NW 4th 6PM Free