locationthe luggage storedateThursday, Jan 12 2006 8:00 PM


Jon Brumit’s Vendetta Retreat CD release event…

8pm Jon Brumit – solo electronics/objects
9pm Jon Brumit – director/drums/guitar
Joe Goldring – baritone guitar
Wayne Grim – baritone guitar
Suki O’Kane – drums/percussion
Lee Montgomery – sampler/electronics/laptop/radio
More guests tba…

“…a resonant, iconoclastic experimentalist and rudest militant…it is necessary to hear the sound of Vendetta Retreat…an especially appreciable form for those of us who love organized exploratory noise.” Eduardo Chagas

Jon Brumit’s composed and improvised music incorporating percussion, electronics, sampling, found objects, and signal processing has been labeled “physically debilitating” and “intellectually refreshing” by art critics, and his performances have been declared “disarmingly powerful” and “extremely adventurous and explosive [for ambient music]” by rock and noise musicians. Not bad for an artist whose last release was made entirely with garbage from the San Francisco Dump.

He has performed and exhibited his sound work nationally at venues including SF MoMA, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Sony Metreon, DC’s Black Cat, Baltimore’s 8 x 10, SF’s Luggage Store Gallery, Detroit Art Space, Chicago’s Buddy Gallery, Cranbrook Museum of Art, Olympia’s Voyeur, and Oakland’s Black Box. He has performed, recorded, and collaborated with former members of The Swans, June of 44, the Shaking Ray Levis’ Dennis Palmer and Bob Stagner, Gino Robair, Wayne Grim, Lisa Mezzacappa, Bob Boster, Allesandro Olla, and numerous others. His works have been featured on National Public Radio, Discovery Channel International, ABC, NBC, CBS, and WGN Chicago, among others. In print his work has been featured in Artforum, the SF Chronicle, and Readymade Magazine. He has performed in festivals including Version>5, The Big Sur Experimental Music Festival, and has been invited to Alessandro Olla’s Festival SpazioMusica in Italy this summer. He began his musical collaborations in California with Mills’ Contemporary Performance Ensemble led by Fred Frith and Steed Cowart.

Vendetta Retreat released on Edgetone Records is an amalgmation of Jon’s sound and visual explorations.  Set to a Motion Picture yet to be made, Jon plans to create the visual project based on clips supplied by anyone wishing to contribute.