I’m playing a live electronic audiovisual set at the RAW Ensemble show on Thursday, September 27 at Beso Club in downtown San Jose. It’s going to be a jam-packed night of some of the best new local art, music, film and fashion in the South Bay. In addition to live music by Boyfriend Academy, Margaret The King and Heroes At Gunpoint, there will also be live body painting, performance art and exhibitions by more than a dozen local artists, short film screenings by local filmmakers and a fashion show featuring local designers and stylists. Check out the promo video below for the full rundown and this preview article from Metro. Advance tickets are highly recommended for this one-night-only special event.
Nominated for “Best Fashion Event of the Year” in the 2010 San Francisco Fashion Awards, the Zivity Fashion Show and Charity Auction raised over $7,000 for charity in a very sexy way. I had previously worked with Danielle Cohen of Missing Piece Productions on a few fashion events, so I knew her events were always unique and provocative experiences. She told me about her ideas for Zivity’s anniversary bash, including a runway show featuring seven San Francisco designers, old-fashioned candy girls, a retro photo booth, vintage cocktails and a striptease charity auction. Here’s how the striptease charity auction worked: each of the seven designers selected one of their best pieces to send down the runway; the higher the bidding, the more clothes came off. SF Indie Fashion said of the event: “With the hauntingly ethereal music by Boyfriend Academy playing overhead, I couldn’t help but think to myself, never was there a more altruistic reason to bare it all… Who knew being bad could do so much good?”
Danielle wanted custom music for the stripteases to set them apart from each other and from the rest of the show. She challenged me to compose seven different musical ideas suitable for each of the seven designers. Here are some of the tracks that I composed for the striptease charity auction.