From the Active Music Festival:
Active Music Festival in Oakland, California, February 20th, 21st and 22nd, 2014.
We are pleased to announce the Active Music Festival (AMF), a three night festival of Creative Music in downtown Oakland on February 20th, 21st and 22nd, 2014 featuring the Oakland Active Orchestra, OrkestROVA, Moe! Staiano and Ensemble, Ben Tinker’s “As the Clock Struck Twelve” with Pink Gaze and the Heroic Quartet, Live Cinema with Lisa Mezzacappa & Konrad Steiner, Black Spirituals, Horaflora, Key West, and Beauty School.
The AMF is dedicated to highlighting the work of artists that embrace experimentalism, are informed by traditions, and use their talent to conceptualize and practice Creative Music. The artists that fall under this spectrum take risks with their art, are not limited to genres, and have an inherent desire to create music that is uncompromising. There is almost always a strong component of improvisation; interweaving elements of noise, minimalism, rock, jazz, drone, chamber music, and other abstractions. Creative music is best supported by creative listeners who are still searching for new sounds that reflect the ongoing evolution of our culture.
Active Music Festival Schedule
Active Music Festival Night 1: Thursday, February 20th 9:00pm @ the Uptown
Oakland Active Orchestra
Benjamin Tinker’s “As the Clock Struck Twelve” featuring Pink Gaze & The Heroic Quartet.
Active Music Festival Night 2: Friday, February 21st 9:00pm @ the Uptown
Live Cinema with Lisa Mezzacappa (music) & Konrad Steiner (film)
Active Music Festival Night 3: Saturday, February 22nd 9:30pm @ Duende
Moe! Staiano and Ensemble
The Uptown Nightclub
1928 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612
468 19th Street
Oakland, CA 94612