Fourteen Hills is thrilled to have San Francisco-based musician and composer, Michael Mullen, join us for our 19.2 release party Wednesday, May 15 at 7 p.m. at the Verdi Club (2424 Mariposa Street, San Francisco).
Michael Mullen is the primary songwriter for the musical project, Pocket Shelley. He is also the co-writer with novelist and past Fourteen Hills contributor, Adam Klein, for the band The Size Queens.
With The Size Queens he wrote the music for "Consumption Work: Tammy, Cybertariat, at the Aral Sea," a 50-minute film by Chuck Mobley premiered in November 2013 by The Dr. T.J. Eckleburg Review (Johns Hopkins University).
Music and video by The Size Queens have also been featured in the literary journal Ninth Letter and at Electric Literature.
Mullen and Klein were commissioned by the University of Chicago and Princeton University to write music for Our Literal Speed, an art criticism conference held in Kahrsruhe, Germany (2008), Chicago (2009), New York (2011) and Princeton (2012). The video for one of the songs they wrote, "Reading Rosalind Kraus," was written about in Art Forum's Best of 2009 issue.
The Size Queens have also collaborated with Laura Albert and Guillermo Gomez-Pena., and have been the subject of essays by Mary Gaitskill and Rick Moody.
Michael has performed at The Rumpus, LitQuake, Hook Line and Sinker and other local events . Plans for 2013 include a show with John Murry at the Great American Music Hall in May, a new Size Queens record, and the release of the second Pocket Shelley album, "Glockenspiel / Ukulele."
Don’t miss this chance to enjoy Pocket Shelley up close and personal as we celebrate the release of Fourteen Hills 19.2 at the Verdi Club on May 15 at 7 p.m.