Lee Ranaldo Band
featuring members of Sonic Youth
with Wooden Wand & Pujol
Friday, May 18, 2012 9:00 PM CDT
Mercy Lounge, Nashville, TN
18 years and over
Founding member of Sonic Youth, now in 30th year; composer/visual artist/writer etc. Recent live performances with partner Leah Singer, Contre Jour, have been large scale, multi projection quadraphonic sound+light events, with Lee performing suspended electric guitar phenomena.
Lee’s visual and sound works have been on view this year in gallery and museum shows in Bratislava, Slovakia; Auckland, New Zealand; Salt Lake City, Tampa, Brooklyn, and Manhattan.
Other recent solo recordings include Les Anges Du Peche: Thurston Moore/Jean-Marc Montera/Lee Ranaldo: guitar duets [Dysmusie, 2011]; and Afternoon Saints: The Shirley Jangle (with Christian Marclay, Gunter Muller, David Watson) [Kraak, 2009].
Sonic Youth’s most recent recordings include Simon Werner a Desparu, a film soundtrack [SYR9, 2011] and The Eternal [Matador 2009]. Lee’s latest collections of writings, How Not To Get Played On The Radio [SoundBarn, 2011], and Against Refusing [Waterrow Press, 2010], enlist internet spam as a springboard for poetry. A major collection of Lee’s writings and poetry will be published by Salt Press [U.K.] in late 2012.