Collaboration between myself (Caminiti) and artist/printmaker David V. D’Andrea.  Really excited about how these came out!  I contributed the mountain drawing and D’Andrea is doing the rest, including the printing.  He is generous enough to make 100 or so of these postcard-style silkscreens available free at the door this Saturday.  Yet another reason to come out.

check out D’Andrea’s amazing work here.

Barn Owl at Grace Cathedral 5/22 San Francisco

Via the SF Weekly:

“‘Get Me to the Church on Time’

By Jennifer Maerz

Barn Owl’s music is almost tailor-made for sacred spaces. The local duo’s most recent album, The Conjurer, unfolds with meditative pacing, each guitar chord purposeful as a mantra and played against skeletal percussion. The beautiful instrumental record is meant to be evocative: of dusty, dusky landscapes in the cinematic, Western-hinting opening songs, and of landscapes both balmy and ominous as the music moves along. The Conjurer offers plenty of space — between instruments, between beats, between moods — which Evan Caminiti and Jon Porras use to coax your mind to slip inside their ruminative tunes. Reflect on their prayerful drones and dirges at a very special event tonight: One of our favorite monthly happenings, EpiscoDisco, hosts Barn Owl as its featured live act. The group performs alongside experimental- and folk-leaning Root Strata labelmates Daniel Higgs and Danny Paul Grody, whose music blooms with a similarly thoughtful intensity. (As with all EpiscoDiscos, there’s a visual component as well, with work by local photographer Adam Wier.) On its own, the concept of watching performances at the historic cathedral is so uniquely San Francisco, it should not be missed. With the right combination of musician and vaulted ceilings, however, it can be close to transcendent.”

We are so excited to fill this amazing space with sound.  The show begins at 7pm and ends at 10pm.  It is FREE.

Portraits/Danny Paul Grody/Barn Owl/Daniel Higgs

West Winds jackets…

whoa, Ryan at VG Kids did a great job transferring my work to silkscreen for the cover of “West Winds”.  This was sourced from a watercolor monoprint, not an easy thing to convey via silkscreen.  The original of this will actually be in “Dust”, my art show opening next week.

JP Update

Wanted to announce a couple things.  In addition to Caminiti’s art opening on May 6th, i’ll be playing a solo set at hemlock tavern with rangers May 4th…

also, here’s the cover photo (low quality version) for the Undercurrent LP, to be released by Root Strata in Summer 2010. Oceanic death visions..Dive in, zone out.  Sound sample here.

Night Of The Archon

The opening track from the new Evan Caminiti album “West Winds” is available for your listening pleasure.

visit ThreeLobed.com.

some nice words on “West Winds” from the good people at OMG Vinyl.:

“Our good friends at Three Lobed Recordings have posted a preorder for the new Evan Caminiti album, and we seriously could not be more excited to own this beast on vinyl.  For those not aware, Caminiti is one-half of the dark drone duo Barn Owl, one of our favorite bands in the world.  This newest solo excursion is a set of epic guitar explorations, evoking images of sun-drenched deserts and secret ceremonies.  Truly the best album yet from one of the most interesting dudes playing music today, we could not possibly recommend this higher.  If you buy one record today, or even this week, let it be this one.  Limited to 600 copies and housed in a silkscreen jacket, it’s a steal at $19 shipped.  Visit ThreeLobed.com.”

DUST info


May 6th – June 10th @ Tartine Bakery, San Francisco

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 6th from 9pm – 11pm
Musical performance by Jon Porras at 10pm

Evan Caminiti’s print work illustrates the abstract terrain of psychological landscapes and narratives. His focus on the texture of his printing materials and repetitive line work creates a visual rhythm that lends itself to the environments Caminiti depicts. These stylistic themes are also evident in titles such as “Void”, “Blur” and “Vortex,” which are all monoprints of radiating orbs and pulsating spirals. In the etching “Psychic Mud Shrine” and lithograph “The Conjurer,” these mysterious openings and expanses seem to suggest something closer to mythological or metaphorical crossroads, where time and place are merely subjective components for the viewer to interpret. Considering the undercurrent of cinematic drama created within his imagery, it is not surprising that Caminiti is also an experimental musician. Improvisation is vital in both mediums for him. In printmaking the necessary application of acids and solvents incorporate the element of chance determination – the chemical reactions enhance and sometimes obscure geological formations, bodies of water, crystal lattices and hooded figures. These atmospheric and alchemical characteristics of decay and distortion are not dissimilar to the approach of aural dissonance through the drone of guitar reverb or feedback of an amp. It is within these expanses of land that Caminiti presents us with imagery that goes beyond the visual.

Evan Caminiti is an experimental artist based in San Francisco. Over the years Caminiti has released recordings under a handful of collaborative monikers such as Barn Owl and Higuma. His music and album artwork have been released in limited runs on small boutique labels including Digitalis Recordings, Root Strata and Not Not Fun. Dust is Caminiti’s first solo show after graduating from San Francisco State in 2009.