June 30 in San Francisco, Rex board member Mickey Hart brings his band to the Fillmore for a show featuring material from his new album, Mysterium Tremendum, along with his solo hits and Grateful Dead songs.
With Mysterium Tremendum, released in April, Hart is pushing the boundaries of what we know as music, creating a genre of his own. “I have always thought of life, the world at large, as music,” says Hart. “This work is a representation of that notion. I have combined sonic images of the formation of our universe with sounds drawn from musical instruments. It’s all about the vibrations that make up the infinite universe. In this case, they began as light waves and these light waves are still washing over us. Scientists at Penn State, Lawrence Berkeley Labs, and Meyer Sound have transformed these light waves into sound waves. These musical excursions transport me to wonderful and strange new places filled with rhythms for a new day. The combination of music from the whole earth and the sounds of the planets, the stars, the events that formed our universe is intoxicating and points toward an awareness of what music is, could be, and where it comes from.”
For this new work Hart joined with long time Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter. “Hunter is a bold visionary writer who knows where I am going with this music,” says Hart. “He is indispensable to the weave of this story. The way he writes, the imagery and mythology, are perfect for this project. Nobody writes like Robert Hunter.”
On Mysterium Tremendum, the Mickey Hart Band consists of Widespread Panic bassist Dave Schools, Grammy winning percussionist and longtime band mate Sikiru Adepoju, Tony Award winning vocalist Crystal Monee Hall, singer Tim Hockenberry, drummer Ian “Inx” Herman, guitarist Gawain Matthews, and keyboardist / producer, Ben Yonas.
The Mickey Hart Band is currently offering a free download of their new single “Slow Joe Rain” on his site at MickeyHart.net/download.
Time: 8:oo p.m.
Where: The Fillmore
1805 Geary Blvd.
San Francisco, CA
Ages: All Ages