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Please join SCI-Arc Channel and Alvarius B. for a satirical look into an alternative 2043 in Los Angeles. Listen closely as the most wanted man alive delves into the absurd, musing on everything from latte makers and Charles Darwin to Twitter and grey alien Geritol.

Alvarius B. is Alan Bishop - founding member of Seattle's avant-garde and genre-defying Sun City Girls, whose career spanned 27 years and over fifty releases. His work in Sun City Girls, with Richard Bishop and Charles Gocher, alone stands as a testament to his fearless exploration of the outer reaches of improvisation and composition. He also is the co-founder of the Sublime Frequencies record label.

Ranked By David Fricke of Rolling Stone magazine in his best of 2017 column, Alvarius B.’s triple album juggernaut entitled “With a Beaker on the Burner and an Otter in the Oven,” is the latest example of his own original folks songs penned and performed unlike anything that anyone else is doing now. And as an interpreter of other people’s work, his songbook includes hundreds of cover songs from the obscure to the very familiar. This body of work is informed by an obsessive love of the singer-songwriter genre, folkloric music from beyond borders, retro Italian film soundtracks, and an extraordinary sense of humor. Over much of the past ten years, Bishop has been lurking in Cairo, composing & recording new Alvarius B. material while simultaneously establishing his own Egyptian-based band, The Invisible Hands and joining forces as a trio with Sam Shalabi and Maurice Louca to record and perform in The Dwarfs of East Agouza.

Crew Credits -

Creator and Executive Producer - Hernan Diaz Alonso
Producers - Marcelyn Gow/Reza Monahan
Director - Reza Monahan
Director of Photography - Sean Morris
B Camera - Armeen Monahan
C Camera - Sadie Strangio
Grip and Electric - Robert Moreno
Sound Engineer - Chris Truman

Story Producers/Editors - Cal Crawford/Reza Monahan
VFX Supervisor - Alexey Marfin

Alvarius B. live filmed at Resident, May 6th, 2018
Burgh Records: "Future Ambience" -
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Kevin MacLeod: "Machinations" -
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Special Thanks To: Aaron Sainz, Tim Leanse, Hanna Al-Bayati and the Resident

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