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Chris Johanson's Quiet Music Festival of Portland

Juxtapoz // Thursday, 28 Jul 2011

Chris Johanson, who is currently showing at Altman Siegel in San Francisco, will be debuting the Quiet Music Festival of Portland this August 12 & 13, 2011. As a fan of quiet music, Chris is bringing together several exclusive acts by musicians performing outside of their normal milieu, highlighting this unique genre of “emotional, vibrant and low volume” music. We are remaining quiet as we write this.

Johanson has been influenced by music his entire life and he is currently in the band Sun Foot. He also founded Awesome Vistas record label.

The Quiet Music Festival of Portland showcases many exclusive acts by musicians performing outside of their normal milieu, including:?? Rare solo performances by Kyp Malone of TV on the Radio, Tom Greenwood from Jackie-O Motherfucker, Stephen Malkmus of Pavement and the Jicks, and Franklin’s Mint with Phil Franklin of Sun Burned Hand of the Man.? Two-piece sets by Lucky Dragons from Los Angeles, The Golden Bears with Seth Lorinczi and Julianna Bright formerly of the Quails, and performing and visual artist Christine Shields. Sun Foot will present a three-piece set with members Chris Johanson, Ron Burns, and Brian Mumford.

Limited-edition silkscreen posters designed by Johanna Jackson and Dana Dart-McLean will be available for sale as well as a selection of hard-to-find and handmade band merchandise.

“The idea of the show,” explains Chris Johanson, “came because I love music, but don’t like to be around loud music anymore. Quiet music is so calm and peaceful and yin. I find that quiet music is restorative and want to celebrate it through having a concert in a community art space. Sharing it in this context will show how nice it is that music does not have to be so loud to create an emotional experience. All of the bands are people that I know, and we just want to have a good party with good people and grow the circle of friends.”

8371 North Interstate Ave
Portland, Oregon


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