Playing with Leslie Castellano at Eureka Fringe Festival

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On Saturday September 29, at 5pm in the House of Nice Hair Salon, at 712 5th St in Eureka , CA, I will accompany dancer, aerialist, performance artist (and Eureka City Council Member) Leslie Castellano in her production of an original work titled: Free School of Future Communion.

Leslie is an amazing artist and this unique performance offers a great example of what I love about her work.  It is challenging, engaging, humorous and highly original.  During this performance one member of the audience will get their hair washed by a professional, and everyone will get to peel and eat a hard-boiled egg.  Leslie will transform herself, through dance and costume, into a rhinoceros and a pigeon, among other feats.  I will accompany this spectacular extravagance on didgeridoo and assorted noise toys.  This performance is part of the, first ever, Eureka Fringe Festival which encompasses more than 40 performances…

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Author: john hardin

Artist bio: The writer in me says: “Don’t tell them who you are, show them what you do.” The artist in me says: “It must be strong, simple, bold, yet rich with detail, but above all, original.” The filmmaker in me says: “We need to contextualize your work by weaving the roots of the Psychedelic Revolution, the Environmental Movement, Gaia Theory, Future Primitivism and musical influences from Iannis Xenakis to Bart Hopkin into a narrative that portrays an iconoclast's struggle for cultural relevance from the forested hinterlands of rural Northern California within the greater post-industrial, post-post-modern, post-reality mind-fuck of the 21st Century.” The critic in me says: “Will that guy ever shut up?” The comedian in me says: “It has to make me laugh at least once.” The engineer in me says: “Don’t forget to tell them that you do it all off-grid, with solar power, using recycled materials.” And the improvisational musician in me says: “Cut! Great job everybody!”

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