The Grand Theater
Benefit Party

Saturday, May 31st, 2014
Dinner: 7:30PM
Performance: 9:30PM

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The Grand Theater

A Celebration to Toast the Future.

You are invited to the first private event ever and sneak preview of The Grand Theater a historic building in the Mission District. All proceeds from this event will kick-off Gray Area Foundation's campaign to renovate and revive this old San Francisco cinema into an Art & Technology theater. Read all about Gray Area's vision to revive the Grand Theater here:

Saturday May 31st, 2014 Schedule 

The evening begins with a dinner for Gray Area's Board Member Di-Ann Eisnor's birthday which includes a presentation of the vision for the theater and then the evening will transition into a special experience inviting Gray Area members to join in on the fun. 

7:30pm - 9:30pm

Benefit Dinner Party celebrating Di-Ann Eisnor's Birthday $250


Welcome to the party! Have cocktails, roam through the old cinema and imagine what it will be. 


Dinner is served!


A special presentation about our vision for the Theater.


Benefit Party Ticket Holders $10-$30

featuring Kangding Ray (Live A./V Set, Raster Noton)  Cullen Miller, desaxismundi, and more TBA


We have put together a special performance program and invite the Gray Area community to check and explore the old cinema pre-construction.

Kangding Ray 

Kangding ray's music reflects his wide musical background, and a particular way of merging beats and atmospheric soundscapes into slowly evolving compositions.
KR combines machines with « real instruments » in a subtle and rythmic suite, integrating noises, walls of distortion, massive bass lines, voices and field recordings, blending techno grooves with dark textures, always on the edge between experimental music and club culture.

Cullen Miller

Cullen Miller is a composer, spatial-media designer, and curator. Miller’s rigorous obsession with experimentation nurtured a willful interest in designing custom performance tools with software. Born and raised in Detroit, Miller's aptitude for automated culture is axiomatic. His formative years spent in Detroit's lofts and clubs contributed greatly to the development of his aesthetic sensibilities. Influenced by the freak ideas prominent in the San Francisco Bay Area, he moved across the country to further his compositional studies and to refine his technical acumen. During his time at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, he developed a modular arsenal of audiovisual performance tools for multichannel immersive environments. His performances and installations have been exhibited internationally in museums, galleries, and clubs and typically traverse concepts such as ontology, emergence, surveillance, and pop..


Desaxismundi is a french generative artist and creative developer tirelessly visualizing things thanks to a constantly growing variety of real-time techniques since 2006. His work ranges from graphic/motion/interaction design to projection mapping and massive audiovisual installations. Always at the border between art, sciences and technologies, desaxismundi gives shades to light and carves emptiness to make chaos and complexity emerge.

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