July in Portland

English: Bob Ostertag

Source: Portland’s Creative Music Guild.

The Outset Series
Showcasing Local Experimental Music
at Turn! Turn! Turn!
$5-15 sliding scale,
Every 1st & 3rd Wed.
Starts at 8PM sharp,
Ends at 10PM.

July 6th: Dan Phelps and Cerberus
July 20th: Tony Barba and Tricapitate

Dan Phelps
Dan Phelps is an artist/musician/producer living in Seattle, WA. His improvisation based work travels deep into the details of texture and timbre. His releases include Modular, a collaboration with Matt Chamberlain and Viktor Krauss, and his latest release, Arc, which is built on improvisations with drumming legend Jim Keltner. For his live performances he improvises walls of ambient sound and shifting textures, moving seamlessly from abstract sheets of celestial sound, roots guitar, and astringent noise.

Cerberus (Doug Theriault / Mike Gamble / Alex Callenberger)
PDX Guitar wizards Doug Theriault, Mike Gamble , and Alex Callenberger join forces to complete a three-headed greek guard dog of sound.

Tony Barba
Saxophonist Tony Barba has had a diverse career performing and living all over the globe. For the past ten years, Tony has been a regular member of the Youngblood Brass Band, which recently released their seventh studio album Pax Volumi. Younglood has been touring throughout Europe and the United States for the last two years in celebration of the release and expects to release a new EP this fall. Additionally, Tony has performed/recorded with such artists as Bon Iver, David Murray, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Josh Ritter, Pete Yorn, the Mountain Goats, Andrew Hill, the Violent Femmes and many more. Currently residing in Madison, Wisconsin, Tony leads his own bands in addition to being a sought after sideman across the midwest.

PDX saxophone legends Noah Bernstein, John Savage, and relative newbie Ralph Carney join to complete a triple-headed saxophone eagle, known in mythology as a Tricapitate.

Confluence Visiting Artist Series
Bob Ostertag

July 16th, 2016
Leaven Community Center // 5431 NE 20th Avenue
8:00pm // $5-$15 Sliding Scale // All-Ages

Composer, performer, historian, instrument builder, journalist, activist, kayak instructor, Bob Ostertag’s work cannot easily be summarized or pigeon-holed. He has published more than twenty CDs of music, two DVDs, and five books. His writings on contemporary politics have been published on every continent and in many languages. Electronic instruments of his own design are at the cutting edge of both music and video performance technology. He has performed at music, film, and multi-media festivals around the globe. His radically diverse collaborators include the Kronos Quartet, postmodernist John Zorn, heavy metal star Mike Patton, transgender cabaret start Justin Vivian Bond, British guitar innovator Fred Frith, Quebecois film maker Pierre Hébert, EDM star Rrose, and many others. He is rumored to have connections to the shadowy media guerrilla group The Yes Men. He is currently a professor at the University of California at Davis.