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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

SPARC Presents LUN*NA MENOH with Les Sewing Sisters & DJ Black Rabbit


An evening of experimental and classical music.
Tickets: $55 online 
An extremely limited number of tickets may be available at the door. $65 at door
Advanced Reservations: Strongly Recommended
Doors Open at 6:30pm, hors d'oeuvres and drinks, music by DJ Black Rabbit.
SPARC Raffle Tickets 6:30 - 8:30 Drawing 9:00 pm. Must be present to win!
Performances begin at 8:00 pm. Dessert following performances.
SPARC welcomes back experimental artist, designer and musician Lun*na Menoh for her new performance of Maurice Ravel's Bolero, re-imagined using sampled sewing machine noise and found sound.

Opening Act: Les Sewing Sisters
Lun*na Menoh and Saori Mitome are Les Sewing Sisters. They create the combination of sewing machine music (noise), dress-making and women working together, using twisted language and action. Vocals, Spoken words and music made by sewing machines.
Short video “Making Bolero” by Jeff Mizushima
MAURICE RAVEL'S BOLERO conducted by Lun*na Menoh


Sat, April 15, 2017
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM PDT
BurkeTriolo Studio LLC
538 Mission Street 
South Pasadena, CA 91030 

Lun*na Menoh is a Japanese-born singer, designer, sewing artist who lives in Los Angeles. Her work deals with fashion, clothing and exposing the invisible thread between performance and fabric by making sculpturesque dresses, paintings, and a series of fashion shows with her conceptual but wearable outfits.
Starting in 1999, she made a number of paintings of men's white dress shirts that are given a dirty stained ring around the collar. An exhibition of her paintings, “Dirty Laundry” was the inaugural exhibition in the SPARC Gallery in 2015. 
In early 2000, she started making music with the bands Seksu Roba and her own group Jean Paul Yamamoto. Currently her band Les Sewing Sisters creates pop songs about dresses & dress making, approached with experimental touches, such as using the sewing machine as a musical instrument.
DJ Black Rabbit has been DJing professionally for 10 years. Originally hailing from Philadelphia Pa and now residing in Los Angeles, he brings a unique style of blends and mixes that has been shaped by providing music for clubs, lounges, and private events all over the east coast. 
Starting from a purely Hip-Hop background, DJ Black Rabbit has evolved into a well rounded DJ that can rock an all funk lounge set, to a soulful House party, and end the night rocking the largest radio hits at the club.
Saori Mitome
Saori Mitome, Fashion/Costume Designer/ On Set Costumer/Wardrobe Stylist/Artist, born in Japan moved to Los Angeles in 2005 where she started studying English and living outside of Japan for her own personal enrichment. 
Graduated from Los Angeles Trade Technical College (Fashion Design Program) in 2012 where she studied fashion technical skills, such as flat pattern making, draping, and clothing construction. 
Mitome has working experiences at The Fashion Company, Costume Company, in their production department, and also as Fabricator in the Special Effects Costume Studio. 
Recently, she has been working on costume designing for upcoming feature film that will be shooting this summer. 
Hors d’oeuvres generously provided by ARO and Radhika Restaurants. Desserts provided by Fantasy Frostings

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