Static People provides soundtrack for Sonoma International Film Festival

Photo by Cathy StancilSonoma band plays filmmakers? bash at Sonoma?s Little Switzerland

SONOMA, CA (April 7, 2010) Sonoma Valley?s most secretive music endeavor, Static People will provide a living soundtrack to the Sonoma International Film Festival?s Filmmaker?s Bash, Saturday, April 17 at Little Switzerland in the rustic El Verano area of Sonoma County.

Static People, comprised of vocalist Dmitra Smith, guitarist Pascal Faivre, bassist Daedalus Howell and percussionist Mundo Murguia, formed as a private, artistic project last September when the four Sonoma residents discovered they are neighbors living within blocks of each other in Boyes Hot Springs.

Since then, the band has diligently honed a ?post-punk-rock-opera? sound at a warehouse in Sonoma under the guidance of multi-platinum producer Jason Carmer (Third Eye Blind, The Donnas, Run DMC, Kimya Dawson, Chumbawamba and Korn).

In keeping with the spirit of the film festival, both Faivre and Howell will also be debuting films at the annual event. Faivre is an actor in the French language film Quand Tu Veux and Howell is director of the art documentary Life of Making.

Joining Static People onstage are The Dont?s (spelling intentional) , a critically-lauded San Francisco-based act. ?Fusing 90s alt-rock with Talking Heads quirkiness, The Dont’s create a truly eclectic sound,? reports CMJ.

The gig is open to the public. Tickets, available at the door, are $12 (gratis to credentialed filmmakers and media). Doors open at 9 p.m., Little Switzerland, 19080 Riverside Dr., Sonoma. (707) 938-1616.

For more information on the Sonoma International Film Festival, visit Information on the talent is available at and

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By Daedalus Howell

Daedalus Howell is the writer-director of Pill Head and the upcoming Wolf Story, and author of the novels Quantum Deadline and the Late Projectionist, and the editor of the Bohemian and Pacific Sun. As a writer-filmmaker he creates and examines storytelling as an art, business and lifestyle. If you're in, or interested in the trade, sign up for his newsletter below. Learn how he went from small-town newspaperman to a feature film director here.

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