This fall, Portlanders Allan Wilson (Chk!Chk!Chk!), Lisa Schonberg, and Heather Treadway (Secret Drum Band/Explode into Colors) arrived in Joshua Tree, CA in two vehicles packed high with drums, fabric, amps and speakers. They spent a month at artist Andrea Zittel's compound, A-Z West, and created new compositions of field recordings and music. Heather designed performance costumes, and video artist Julie Perini developed a program of video projections. All of their work drew directly from their desert surroundings.
The work premiered in a series of site-specific performances at High Desert Test Sites in Joshua Tree this fall. Their residency and performances were documented by Jodi Darby. Join us on the evening of January 19, 2013 for Darby's film Hits of Sunshine and a live performance of the sound work, video, and fashion that Hits of Sunshine created in Joshua Tree.
Hits of Sunshine was made possible through a grant from the Oregon Arts Commission and the generosity of individual donors
"Hits of Sunshine Comes to Portland", Portland Mercury (January 7, 2013)