ICS Workshop with Mat Callahan 5/2 4pm Theatre 563

April 23, 2013 in Industry and Career Services, Interactive Audio, Sound Arts, Workshops and Conferences by vicki

Ex'pert Series - Mat Callahan May 2, 2013
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Mat Callahan

Mat Callahan
Musician & Author

Join us for a Presentation and Workshop featuring Mat Callahan. The topic will be:Maintaining High Fidelity When Art and Commerce Collide.

Musician and author Mat Callahan was the lead singer/songwriter of the San Francisco-based band The Looters, who trailblazed the “world-beat” music movement in the 1980s and were signed by Jello Biafra to Alternative Tentacles and later by Chris Blackwell to Island Records. The band was on the forefront of incorporating funk and world rhythms into their rock music, and their live shows became must-see events with such bookings as the Grateful Dead’s notorious New Year’s Eve concerts. The band’s success led to the founding of the artists’ collective Komotion International, which became known for radical art making and revolutionary politics and helped spawn the groups Primus, Consolidated and Michael Franti.

Presently, Callahan is organizing the revival of Irish hero James Connolly’s Songs of Freedom. He is the author of three books, Sex, Death and the Angry Young Man, Testimony, and The Trouble With Music, where he questions the concept of music copyrights and commercial music making.

For more info on Mat: www.matcallahan.com

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