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Blackadelic Synesthetic: Khalid Thompson and Thomas (Bushmeat) Stanley

Sunday January 30th, 7:30pm. $10 suggested donation

creating bodies of sound and light in real time
annointing each other's waves
embellishing each other's order
reducing entropy
subverting state sovereignty

Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, Khalid Thompson discovered a passion for poetry during high school creative writing classes in. Post-graduation, he sought to challenge his solitary nature via performance outlets such as acting and acoustic guitar. However, there persisted a deep desire within him to find an artistic path more suited to his personality. In the spring of 2006, he moved to Washington, DC. After a serendipitous meeting with a charismatic visual artist from the Ivory Coast, Khalid began to reinvestigate a childhood love of drawing. The steady encouragement of this new friend coupled with a renewed sense of self lead Khalid to explore his own abstract style of art. The creative freedom of improvisational painting was a perfect fit. Since 2008 he has completely devoted himself to painting and drawing. 

Dr. Thomas Stanley (a/k/a Bushmeat Sound) is an author and artist deeply committed to audio culture in the service of personal growth and social change. He has taught sound art, consciousness, and cultural theory, most recently at George Mason University, where he founded the School of Art's sound art program. In 2004, he launched MIND OVER MATTER MUSIC OVER MIND (MOM²) as an electrophonic improvising . He is the coauthor of An Oral History of George Clinton and P-Funk (1998, Avon paperback) and in 2014 authored and published, The Execution of Sun Ra. He is the host of Bushmeat's Jam Session, a weekly excursion into sonic impossibility heard weekly on WPFW-FM (89.3fm). 

"The purpose of my work is to fill the audience with a sense of order and chaos." ~~ Khalid

"The purpose of my work is to dissolve everything." ~~ Bushmeat

Dr. Stanley will prepare and serve his
legendary vegan Bushmeat Stew. 

7:30 >>> Soup will be available on a first come, first grub basis.
8:10 >>> Music and painting will start. 

Support the artists and their craft: Admission is $10. Books, CDs, incense, and paintings will be available. Food included with admission.