Mediums Collide


A Mind Rocking Night of Multi-media Performance with Sini Anderson, Elise Baldwin and Veda Hille

Friday-Saturday, June 20th- 21st 8:00pm
SomArts Theater

Tickets: $8 – $15, no one turned away for lack of funds

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Photos © Rebecca Mcbride

Performance poet Sini Anderson and sound genius Elise Baldwin perform rocking new works of multimedia performance! YO! YO! US! includes live slides by Point Blank and live video by Killer Banshee Studios. Special Canadian guest artist Veda Hille will be performing the U.S. premier of her award winning piano composition, Field Study. Accompanied by the video created by BC filmmaker, Shawn Chappelle, Field Study has toured extensively in Canada, Germany, & the U.K. A Sister Spit Production.

Artist Biographies

Veda Hille started playing piano when she was 6 and by 1994 she released her first cd, and has released an album roughly every 18 months since then. She released her 7th album, Field Study, in April of 2001. Veda plays piano and tenor guitar, and dabbles in banjo, accordion, and pro-tools. She is currently collaborating with sonic artist Christof Migone on an experimental record called Escape Songs and has recently begun writing and directing short films and puppet shows. In May of 2002 she celebrated 10 years as a full time performing artist with two concerts at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre with her Skilled and Devoted Band. These concerts were taped for a live cd, slated for release at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival in July, where she also premiered a new 40 minute piece commissioned by the festival for their 25th anniversary. Future projects include a revamped multi-media performance of the Emily Carr piece, a composer’s residency in the Yukon, a live score for a silent film, and of course, touring.

Sini Anderson is a Performance Poet, Producer, and Director living in San Francisco. Since 1994 Anderson has been the Co-founder and Artistic Director of Sister Spit and Sister Spits Ramblin Road Show. She has performed nationally and internationally for the last decade, in such venues as New York’s PS. 122, Seattle’s Bumbershoot Art Festival, Lollapollza’s music Festival, The Michigan Women’s Music Festival, Vancouver BC’s Rock for Choice, and on San Francisco Pride’s Main Stage. In 2000 the San Francisco Arts Commission awarded Sini an individual artist grant for her multi-media spoken word show; she has been a featured artist in the National Queer Arts Festival for the past four years. Other organizations supporting her work include: The Horizons Foundation, Theatre Bay Area’s Cash Program, Grants for the Arts SF, and the California Arts Council, Grants for the Arts San Francisco, Open Meadows, The Women’s Foundation, and the Astraea foundation. Sini is the Chief Curator and The Co-Artistic Director for the National Queer Arts Festival, and a Producer of Nectar, the women’s stage at San Francisco’s Pride. She is the Co-Chair of the board of directors for the Harvey Milk Institute, and is on the board of directors for the Queer Cultural Center in SF. Sini Anderson is in the process of forming a new non-profit, queer performance, and literary organization to be announced late spring of 2003! You can find her work in the award- winning anthology The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry and on any of the four Sister Spit CDs; she is releasing her second solo CD in the Summer of 2003 on Mr. Lady Records. Her new work is all based in Multi-Media form. Projected video, still Slides, and live sound scores. She collaborates with artists Silas Howard, Point Blank, and Killer Banshee Studios.

Elise Baldwin resides in San Francisco, and is currently pursuing her MFA in Electronic Music from Mills College. When not indulging her fascination with pyrokenesis or reading compulsively in the bathtub, E. can be found cooking up aurally hazardous byproducts in her studio. She has frittered away much of the past decade as a sound designer and recording engineer, composing for theater, film, live performance and installation. She is madly working with performance poet Sini Anderson on a new show to be premiered at the National Queer Arts Festival untitled YO! Yo! US!’ her other work with Anderson includes performances from Homo a GoGo, Women Against War, and Displacement. Anderson and Bladwin are releasing a new CD on Mr. Lady Records fall of 2003.