On Monday, July 3rd, San Francisco poet, writer Robert Anbian, and electronic musician, percussionist E. “Doctor” Smith, will combine Anbian’s political and thought provoking poetry from his critically acclaimed “We” series, with video, and Smith’s twenty-year avant garde musical retrospective, beginning with his work with the 1980’s SoHo art rock group, “The Same”, featuring the legendary Brian Eno, and culminating with the music of his invention, the “Drummstick“. Inspired by William S. Burroughs and his use of samples, jazz and electronica; Laurie Anderson’s “United States” series in Brooklyn, and the Wooster Group theater, “An Evening with Robert Anbian and E. Doctor Smith”, promises to harken back to those thrilling days of yesteryear with a fresh new look, and special musical guests galore.
Performing with Anbian and Smith will be many of the original members of Smith’s ensembles; NY keyboardist Seth Elgart; Chapman Stick player Steve Ellison of “Flash to Bangtime”, the 1990s Dallas/NY quartet; a reunion of the Boston group “Feat of Clay”, with trumpeter Eric Dahlman, bassist Mike Terry, guitarist Tom Hevey, and special guests, guitarist John Moremen, Mike Marlin on banjo, Rachel DuBose on harp, and San Francisco’s legendary saxophonist Charles Unger.
“An Evening with Robert Anbian and E. Doctor Smith”
CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission Street,
Monday, July 3, 8pm, $10