The Bay Bridged Presents: The Michael Zapruder Farewell to SF Show, with Jon Bernson (of Exray’s)

The Bay Bridged has the pleasure to present Michael Zapruder’s Farewell to SF Show, with support from none other than Jon Bernson (Exray's). Michael Zapruder moved to the Bay from D.C. and has proven to be a prolific and unique songwriter, prioritizing group collaborations and untraditional, experimental folk arrangements.  Together with Jon Bernson and several others, Zapruder helped found the artist collective and label Howells Transmitter, curating plays, poetry, and its members' various music projects.  Zapruder also served as Pandora's head music curator, a position he designed in 2003 and led until 2011. Simply put, the man is a polymath whose [...]

Interview: Jon Bernson (of Exray's) on scoring a play based on an investigative report

Jon Bernson, singer/guitarist of Exray's, recently wrote and scored a one-act play called A Guide to the Aftermath based on an investigative news piece called "Her War: The Invisible Crisis of Women Veterans," by Mimi Chakarova. You might not have ever heard of a play being based on a news article, and that's kinda the point. A Guide to the Aftermath was part Storyworks, an innovative collaborative project between the Tides Theater and The Center for Investigative Reporting, whose aim is nothing less than "Changing the Way We Experience Journalism." I had the pleasure of catching a performance (also spotted [...]

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