What happens when you take four highly opinionated, strong-willed and creative composer/musicians and put them in a band together? You could have a volatile problem . . . or you could have Gutbucket. The twelve-year-old Brooklyn-based quartet pushes composer-driven, art-rock-tainted chamber jazz into new terrain and boldly proclaims its voice. The Gutbucket Chamber Orchestra premiered in early 2009, when Gutbucket brought together an ensemble of multi-instrumentalists to realize the elaborate orchestrations on its 2009 release A Modest Proposal. Gutbucket’s West Coast debut marks the long-awaited follow-up to that performance, and the celebration of their most recent recording Flock, which continues to explore this larger ensemble sound. The cutting-edge orchestra, without the usual string players, teams Gutbucket with select CalArts players—on woodwinds, vibes, keyboards, organ, cello, percussion, electronics, prepared instruments, noise toys, multiple basses and electric guitars—to achieve a huge, unconventional yet harmonious sound.