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The Bay Area's New Sound Festival - July 27 August 2, 2014

Sandy Ewen

Community Music Center

544 Capp Street @ 20th, San Francisco, CA
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Q&A Sessions 7:30 pm
Performances 8:15 pm

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Guitars Thursday July 31
Sandy Ewen - guitar
peforming with Jakob Pek- guitar

Sandy Ewen
is an avant-garde guitar player based in Houston, Texas. She began developing her unique guitar techniques in high school by attending semiweekly improvised music workshops. Upon enrollment in the University of Texas Austin's School of Architecture & moving to Austin, Texas, Ewen began Spiderwebs, a duo with guitarist Tom Carter, releasing their first album in 2004, followed by 2012's Brighton Beach LP. Ewen joined experimental rock band Weird Weeds in 2004, performing, recording and touring with the group until 2013. Ewen returned to Houston upon graduating architecture school in 2008, where she began an improvisational collaboration with belly dancer Y. E. Torres and musician/filmmaker Chris Nelson. Ewen also has a close collaboration with bassist Damon Smith and drummer Weasel Walter, recently performing in a quartet with Roscoe Mitchell in Oakland in April, 2014. Ewen also leads an all-female large performance/music ensemble, which recently performed an evening of original text-based scores at Diverse Works. Other notable past performances by that ensemble include a collaboration with filmmaker Rebecca Carlisle-Healy at Austin Texas’ New Media Art and Sound Summit (NMASS), and a performance of Scratch Orchestra pieces in collaboration with Keith Rowe. In addition to these many projects, Ewen has performed in groups with many notable musicians including Henry Kaiser, Keith Rowe, Tatsuya Nakatani, John Butcher, Michael

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Zerang, Jason Lescalleet, Roger Turner, Maria Chavez, Jim Sauter (Borbetomagus) and many others. A quartet recording with Jaap Blonk, Damon Smith and Chris Cogburn was released in March of 2014, and other albums lined up for release this year include a duo with Henry Kaiser, a trio with Keith Rowe and Damon Smith, a quartet with Henry Kaiser, Damon Smith and Ryan Edwards; a new Spiderwebs (Tom Carter/Sandy Ewen) album, and a trio with guitarist Ryan Edwards and communist Ronnie Yates. Ewen is scheduled to appear on Elliot Sharp's guitar compilation album Meta Guitar 3.