San Francisco Bay Area Scene

John Cage

From Bay Improviser

Thursday, January 19, 8pm
Bay Area creative jazz double header with Lisa Mezzacappa’s Bait & Switch and the Nathan Clevenger Group. Lisa Mezzacappa’s Bait & Switch features Aaron Bennett (tenor sax), John Finkbeiner (electric guitar), Vijay Anderson (drums), and Lisa Mezzacappa (acoustic bass). Nathan Clevenger Group features Aaron Novik (clarinets), Kasey Knudsen (alto & tenor sax), Evan Francis (tenor sax, flute), Sam Bevan (bass), Jon Arkin (drums), and Nathan Clevenger (compositions, guitar). Viracocha, 998 Valencia St., San Francisco | $10

Thursday, January 19, 8pm
OutSound presents the Luggage Store New Music Series, at 8pm is Marana Jocund, a free-hardcore (‘outrock’) unit, featuring Will Redmond (electric guitar), Rob Pumpelly (drums), and Megan McKearney (visuals). At 9pm, the free jazz noise of Key West takes the stage, featuring Brian Pedersen (saxes), Sung Kim (the fawn), Dave Dupuis (upright bass), Jason Ricci (drums), and Rent Romus (saxes). Luggage Store Gallery, 1007 Market St. (@ 6th St.), San Francisco | $6-10 sliding

Friday, January 20, 7:30pm
The Meridian Gallery Music Series presents San Francisco artist Bill Fontana, known internationally for his pioneering experiments in sound art. Fontana will play short videos, sound recordings and show photos of his work that has been exhibited throughout the world. The event will culminate in a surround sound performance of two spectacular pieces: Kirribilli Wharf (1976), a pioneering 8 channel sound sculpture realized in 1976 for the Australian Broadcasting Commission and last presented by the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1985 and Speeds of Time (2004 and 2008) which had been a live sound sculpture with Big Ben (London). Meridian Gallery, 535 Powell St., San Francisco | $10-20

Friday, January 20, 7:30pm
Turquoise Yantra Grotto presents the best of analog and digital invented instrument worlds with Tom Nunn’s & Paul Winstanley’s new duo + the latest incarnation of Tim Thompson’s computer-controlled Space Palette straight from Burning Man & dorkbot-61. Tix by advance reservation only. To reserve, send an email to joe (at) joelasqo.com, and he’ll confirm and send location and details. (Please note in case of allergies: Birds are present in the venue). | $12-15

Friday, January 20, 8pm
The San Francisco Tape Music Festival is America’s only festival devoted to the performance of audio works projected in three-dimensional space, with three distinct evenings of classic audio art and new fixed media compositions by 25 local and international composers. Hear members of the SF Tape Music Collective, along with guest composers, shape the sound live over a pristine surround system consisting of 16+ high-end loudspeakers while the audience is seated in complete darkness. Friday evening’s program will include pieces by John Cage, Luc Ferrari, Maggi Payne (Berkeley), Jacob Felix Heule (San Francisco), Thom Blum (San Francisco), Cliff Caruthers (Oakland), Matthew Barnard (UK), Orestis Karamanlis (Greece), Émilie Payeur (Montréal), and an 1859 Phonautogram by Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville (1817-1879). ODC Dance Theatre, 3153 17th St. (at Shotwell), San Francisco | $15 [$8]

Friday, January 20, 8pm
The long-awaited debut album “Tales From the Land of Lawson” is finally being released! Limited edition handmade physical copies of the album will be available for $10 each. The album is being released by the new Seattle-based creative music label Table and Chairs. Lawson will be comprised of Jacob Zimmerman (alto sax), Theo Padouvas (trumpet), Cory Wright (tenor sax), Rob Ewing (trombone), Michael Coleman (keyboard), Dan VanHassel (keyboard), Dan Good (electronics, trumpet) with special guest Jem Fanvu (voice). There will be an opening set by Zunu, featuring Zeina Nasr (voice, guitar) and Alex Vittum (drums/synthesizer). Swarm Gallery, 560 Second St., Oakland | $10 suggested donation

Saturday, January 21, 8pm
The San Francisco Tape Music Festival is America’s only festival devoted to the performance of audio works projected in three-dimensional space, with three distinct evenings of classic audio art and new fixed media compositions by 25 local and international composers. Hear members of the SF Tape Music Collective, along with guest composers, shape the sound live over a pristine surround system consisting of 16+ high-end loudspeakers while the audience is seated in complete darkness. Saturday evening’s program will include pieces by John Cage (1912-1992), The Beatles (1957-1970), Raymond Scott (1908-1994) with Jim Henson (1936-1990), Kristin Miltner (Oakland), Joseph Anderson (UK), Christopher Burns (Milwaukee), Matt Ingalls (Oakland), Martin Bédard (Montréal), Christopher Swithinbank (UK), and an 1859 Phonautogram by Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville (1817-1879). ODC Dance Theatre, 3153 17th St. (at Shotwell), San Francisco | $15 [$8]

Sunday, January 22, 8pm
The Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT) presents Myra Melford (piano), Han Bennink (drums), and Mary Oliver (violin) in concert. More information is available here. CNMAT, 1750 Arch St., Berkeley | $10, $5 students/seniors

Sunday, January 22, 8pm
The San Francisco Tape Music Festival is America’s only festival devoted to the performance of audio works projected in three-dimensional space, with three distinct evenings of classic audio art and new fixed media compositions by 25 local and international composers. Hear members of the SF Tape Music Collective, along with guest composers, shape the sound live over a pristine surround system consisting of 16+ high-end loudspeakers while the audience is seated in complete darkness. Sunday evening’s program will include pieces by John Cage (1912-1992), Milton Babbitt (1916-2011), Rubber (() Cement (San Francisco), Adam Basanta (Montréal), Dan Joseph (New York), Stelios Manousakis (Seattle/Greece), Alexander Schubert (Germany), John Young (UK), and an 1859 Phonautogram by Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville (1817-1879). ODC Dance Theatre, 3153 17th St. (at Shotwell), San Francisco | $15 [$8]Sunday, January 22, 9pm
The Subterranean Arthouse presents a triple bill with Joey Molinaro (NYC solo acoustic grindcore violin, foot percussion), Moe! Staiano
(SF improvised found percussionist, formerly of Sleepytime Gorilla Museum), and Arkham SubUnit, featuring Rent Romus (saxophones), Karl Evangelista (guitar), Bob Marsh (bass, electronics), and Philip Everett (drums). Subterranean Arthouse, 2179 Bancroft Way, Berkeley | $10-15

San Francisco Bay Area Scene

English: Fred Frith performing at Mills Colleg...

From Bay Improviser

Thursday, January 12, 8pm
OutSound presents the Luggage Store New Music Series, this week featuring David I. Katz (a cappella, solo vocal improvisation) at 8pm, and Los Angeles based composer/vocalist/performance artist Odeya Nini, performing “A Solo Voice” at 9pm. Luggage Store Gallery, 1007 Market St. (@ 6th St.), San Francisco | $6-10 sliding

Friday, January 13, 8:30pm
Nate Wooley, trumpeter from NYC, will visit the Bay Area and reacquaint with Fred Frith and perform for the first time with Aram Shelton, Kanoko Nishi, Jason Hoopes, and Jordan Glenn. The night will feature three short sets: two trios and a sextet. Trio groupings will features Wooley, Frith and Glenn; Shelton, Nishi and Hoopes. All six will combine in a new long form composition by Shelton. Nate Wooley (trumpet), Fred Frith (guitar), Aram Shelton (saxophone), Kanoko Nishi (koto), Jason Hoopes (bass), Jordan Glenn (drums). Subterranean Art House, 2179 Bancroft Way, Berkeley | $10-15 sliding

Saturday, January 14, 7:30pm
Meridian Music presents a new electro-acoustic trio featuring, ex-pat living in Italy, Morgan Craft (electric guitar and electronics), Marshall Trammell (percussion), and Zachary Watkins (electronics). This debut collaboration will highlight the trio’s mutual concerns via an improvised performance setting. Meridian Gallery, 535 Powell St., San Francisco | $10 general, $5 students/seniors

Sunday, January 15, 7:30pm
OutSound presents the SIMM Series, this week featuring, at 7:30, Time Is Not Now Money, with Lorin Benedict (voiceophone), Scott R. Looney (piano), Bishu Chatterjee (bass), Bryan Bowman (drums), and special guest Kasey Knudsen (alto saxophone). At 8:30, Lewis Jordan (alto and baritone saxophone, poetry) will perform with Karl Evangelista (guitar), Richard Saunders (bass), and Marshall Trammell (drums). Musicians Union Hall, 116 9th St. (@ Mission), San Francisco | $10/$8

Tuesday, January 17, 8pm
Yoshi’s Oakland presents the Del Sol String Quartet. The San Francisco based Del Sol String Quartet, two-time winner of the top Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, is breaking the boundaries of classical music in riveting performances of new music with a global pulse, featuring Kate Stenberg, Rick Shinozaki, Charlton Lee and Kathryn Bates Williams. Yoshi’s Oakland, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland | $20

Tuesday, January 17, 9pm
The Hemlock Tavern presents a triple-set evening of adventurous music, with SHAKEN FLESH, MARANA JOCUND, and HECKLER. Shaken Flesh features Rent Romus (reeds), Michael Coleman (synths), Karl Evangelista (guitar), and Jordan Glenn (drums, composition). Marana Jocund is Rob Pumpelly (drums), Will Redmond (guitar), and Megan McKearney-Inciardi (visuals). Heckler features Jacob Felix Heule (drums), Karl Evangelista (guitar), and Matt Chandler (bass). Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk St., San Francisco | $6

San Francisco Bay Area Scene

John Chowning
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From Bay Improviser and Squid’s List

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 8pm
The Lab, 2948 16th St., SF
23five Incorporated, swissnex San Francisco, & The Lab present:
Infrasound (Oakland), Jason Kahn (Switzerland), Francisco Meirino (Switzerland)
On September 27, 23five celebrates 10 years of Infrasound, the acclaimed collaborative project between Scott Arford and Randy Yau. These two sound artists engage the architecture of a particular performance space in manipulating the resonant frequencies of that space through finely tuned broadcast of specific frequencies at necessary loud volumes. The low frequencies literally rattle the walls and manifest standing waves through the space. As such, Infrasound performances are experienced only in a live context; and they have never played the same space twice. Infrasound will also be joined by the pioneering electro-acoustic minimalist Jason Kahn and the noise tactician of failed electronics Francisco Meirino. Preceding Infrasound, Kahn and Meirino will be presenting two solo sets and a collaborative set.
With the support from the Swiss Arts Council, Pro Helvetia.

From Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, Stanford University

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 8pm
CCRMA – Stanford University, The Knoll Courtyard, 660 Lomita Drive, Stanford
CCRMA presents Transitions 2011, Night 1: Acousmatic: Soundscapes under the Stars, featuring multichannel pieces using the full potential of our augmented outdoors surround sound system. Music by John Chowning, Gilles Gobeil, Jonty Harrison, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano, Ake Parmerud, Hans Tutschku and Jonathan Abel / Bissera Pentcheva. From industrial sounds to prosaic kitchen utensils, from real voices to audible dreams, through gateways to imagined and real spaces, pure immersive spatial joy. Sound and space carefully crafted and patiently shaped into musical forms coming out of 16.4 loudspeakers surrounding you.

Thursday, Sept. 29, 8pm
CCRMA – Stanford University, The Knoll Courtyard, 660 Lomita Drive, Stanford
CCRMA presents Transitions 2011, Night 2: Live Electronic Music, featuring experimental multi-channel electronic music from Mark Applebaum, Chris Carlson, Bjoern Erlach, John Granzow/Hongchan Choi, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano, and Mike Rotondo/Nick Kruge. The second half of this concert will feature beat-based electronic music from Luke Dahl, Locky, and Cloud Veins.

From Bay Improviser and Squid’s List

Thursday, Sept. 29, 8pm
OutSound presents Luggage Store Gallery New Music Series
Luggage Store Gallery, 1007 Market St. 3rd Floor (@ 6th Street), SF
Guest curation by NorCal NoiseFest XV, featuring XOME from Sacramento, + – ERROR from Germany, MARLO EGGPLANT from Olympia, Washington, and Daryl Shawn and Laurie Amat duo from the Bay Area.

Thursday, Sept. 29, 8:30pm
El Valenciano, 1153 Valencia St. (between 22nd & 23rd) SF, presents:
Rova Saxophone Quartet, featuring Bruce Ackley, Steve Adams, Larry Ochs, and Jon Raskin.

Friday, Sept. 30, 8pm
Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St (between 23rd & Elizabeth), SF, presents:
addleds (maximalized minimalism? aggro-gagaku improv?) and Bristle (curveball-riddled chamber jazz)
addleds – the quartet of Kyle Bruckmann (oboe/English horn), Tony Dryer (double bass), Jacob Felix Heule (percussion) and Kanoko Nishi (koto) — explore timbral and textural extremes of distended instrumental technique via improvisation and open-ended compositional strategies. Their music tends towards a brutalist minimalism as informed by the noise underground as by recent developments in the field of free improvisation.
Bristle’s unique sound is a fortunate accident: when saxophonists/clarinetists Cory Wright and Randy McKean asked bassist Lisa Mezzacappa to join them in 2009 to perform their original compositions, they were looking for a drummer to round out the quartet. A set of Spinal Tap-ish circumstances led them instead to draft violinist/oboist Murray Campbell, and this one-of-a-kind strings-and-reeds ensemble was born. Bristle combines an intuitive chamber music sensibility with an off-kilter improvisational approach, seamlessly mixing fierce solo statements with intricate group textures in its pieces.

Saturday, Oct. 1, 8pm
Berkeley Arts Festival, 2133 University Avenue, Berkeley presents:
ElectroPoetic Coffee, a fun blend of music & words. Music that makes you think. Music that makes you smile. NSAA – voice, poetry; Ross Hammond – guitar. Special performance with Tom Monson – drums. Equal parts jazz, afrobeat, folk, soul, rock and improvisation.

Sunday, Oct. 2, 7:30pm
Musicians Union Hall, 116 9th St. (@ Mission), SF
OutSound presents SIMM Series
7:30 – the four strange rivers percussion quartet – music for drum sets, vibraphone, marimba, piano, hand percussion, idiophones, found objects, sound sculptures, imaginaphones, voice and bells, with Brandi Brandes, Kevin Carnes, Aaron Kierbel, and Dave Mihaly.
8:30 – Obstreperous Doves: David Boyce – saxophones, pedals / Karl Evangelista – guitars / Bill Noertker – basses / Jordan Glenn. – drums

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San Francisco Bay Area Scene

Tomasz Sta?ko
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From BayImproviser and SquidList

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 9pm
Subterranean Arthouse, 2179 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
presents: Dandelion vs Daniel Popsicle
m(d)usic, d(m)ance, flocks, monsters with Dandelion Dancetheater and Dan Plonsey’s Daniel Popsicle. Second of a couple three scheduled collisions of these movement and music ensembles, chiefly for the benefit of the public, and also to surface their common interests , contrast their anxieties, and forge more ideas about dismantling the distinction between artist and ordinary person.

Thursday, Sept. 22, 7:30pm
Jewish Community Center SF Kanbar Hall, 3200 California St. @ Presidio Ave., SF
29th San Francisco Jazz Festival, Tomasz Stanko Quartet performance
Wherever Tomasz Stanko goes, the Polish trumpet legend always keeps company with the most formidable young players on the scene. The quartet he brings to SFJAZZ features pianist Craig Taborn, New York bassist Thomas Morgan and the electrifying drummer Jim Black.

Thursday, Sept. 22, 9pm
Meridian Gallery, 535 Powell Street, SF
14th Annual Music for People & Thingamajigs
Night One features performances by Travis Weller, Matt Davignon, and Danishta Rivero
The Music For People & Thingamajigs Festival is an annual event dedicated to promoting experimental music that incorporates made/found instruments and alternate tuning systems. A complete description and artist bios can be read on Squid List.

Friday, Sept. 23, Saturday, Sept. 24, 7:30pm
ARUP, 560 Mission St., SF
PLAYBACK > SoundLab – SoundLab is an intimate listening chamber designed by the acoustic engineers of ARUP that recreates an ambisonic enviroment true to real life situations. On September 23 & 24, sound artists HoraFlora & Shane Myrbeck create a special ambisonic composition while SoundLab recreates the stunning performances at Battery Townsley by Gregg Kowalsky, Danny Paul Grody, and Jacob Felix Heule & Kanoko Nishi and St. Mark’s Lutheran Church by Myrmyr and 20 vocalists and musicians from last season’s Soundwave ((4)).

Friday, Sept. 23, 8pm
Vessel Gallery, 471 25th Street, Oakland
14th Annual Music for People & Thingamajigs
Night Two features performances by Lewis Krauthamer, Tim Phillips, and Matthew Goodheart. The Music For People & Thingamajigs Festival is an annual event dedicated to promoting experimental music that incorporates made/found instruments and alternate tuning systems. A complete description and artist bios can be read on Squid List.

Friday, Sept. 23, 8pm
Mills College, Littlefield Concert Hall, 5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland
MILHAUD AND MESSIAEN: Singing of Heaven and Earth
This year’s annual Milhaud concert features songs by Milhaud and Messiaen performed by members of the Mills Music Department faculty: Christine Abraham, soprano; Sara Ganz, soprano; Belle Bulwinkle, piano; Kristin Pankonin, piano; Robert Schwartz, piano. Bios of the composers and performers are available on the website.

Friday, Sept. 23, 9pm
Subterranean Arthouse, 2179 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
Oakland based quirky experimental jazz trio Wiener Kids
celebrates the release of their second album “What A Mess” with a special CD release show. The trio will be accompanied by a 10 piece ensemble of Bay Area avant-jazz/experimental/new music heavy weights.

Saturday, Sept. 24, 8pm
Temescal Arts Center, 511 48th Street, Oakland
THE UNCOMFORTABLE ZONES OF FUN: experiments in experience/participation performance
The Underground Hit! – CRITIC’S CHOICE: East Bay Express
Frank Moore, world-known shaman performance artist, will conduct improvised passions of musicians, actors, dancers, and audience members in a laboratory setting to create altered realities of fusion beyond taboos. Bring your passions and musical instruments and your senses of adventure and humor.

Saturday, Sept. 24, 8pm
Pro Arts Gallery, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland
14th Annual Music for People & Thingamajigs
Night Three features performances by Electric Junkyard Gamelan, T.D. Skatchit, and Tracey Cockrell. The Music For People & Thingamajigs Festival is an annual event dedicated to promoting experimental music that incorporates made/found instruments and alternate tuning systems. A complete description and artist bios can be read on Squid List.

Sunday, Sept. 25, 7:30pm
Tuesdays at Tom’s Place, 3111 Deakin Street, Berkeley
A quartet: Jason Kahn (electronics, New York/Zurich) with local stars James Fei (analog electroncs), ma++ ingalls (clarinet, bass clarinet) and Tom Djll (trumpet, piano and amplifications.) Also the laptop duo of John Hanes and Steve Adams. Tuesdays at Tom’s Place features contemporary art music, mostly improvised, in an intimate living room setting, usually on the first Tuesday of the month but sometimes something too good to miss happens on other days.

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SIMM Series, San Francisco

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From: OutSound.org

SIMM Series, Sunday, September 11, 7:30pm
Musician’s Hall, 116 9th St., San Francisco
featuring:

Lords of the Outland (San Francisco)
Rent Romus, saxophones | CJ Borosque, trumpet/electronics | Philip Everett, drums/clarinet | Ray Scheaffer, bass

C#4 (Los Angeles)
Charles Sharp, saxophone/clarinet | Jeff Schwartz, bass | John Graves, bass | Alan Cook, percussion

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Next Now Festival in San Francisco

From Next Now Festival:

Thursday, September 8, 8pm

El Valenciano, 1153 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA

Marco Eneidi Trio – Marco Eneidi/alto saxophone | Donald Robinson/drums | Lisa Mezzacappa/bass

Jim Ryan’s Forward Energy – Jim Ryan/saxes/flute, Rent Romus/saxes, Scott Looney/piano/electronics, Tim Orr/drums

Ava Mendoza– solo guitar

Cartoon Justice
– Mika Pontecorvo/guitar/flutes/electronics | Mariko Miyakawa/cello/voice | Kersti Abrams/altoSax/reeds/flutes | Greg Baker/clarinet/electronics | Aaron Levin/drums/percussion | Loren Steele/bass/electronics

 

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Twelfth Annual San Francisco Electronic Music Festival

From SFEMF:

Thursday, September 8th, 7 PM
SFMoMA:
An evening of live and fixed media works for sound and video including works by Les Stuck & Sonsherée Giles, Sarah Howe, Tim Perkis/ Tom Djll, Alba G. Corral / Kadet Kuhne, and a performance of Milton Babbitt’s “Philomel” by Dina Emerson.

Friday September 9th, 8 PM
Brava Theater Center:
Christian Marclay feat. Shelley Hirsch
http://www.whitecube.com/artists/marclay/
http://www.shelleyhirsch.com/shelley/

Zachary James Watkins
http://zacharyjameswatkins.com/

Jessica Rylan
http://www.irfp.net/

Saturday September 10th, 8 PM
Brava Theater Center:

Yoshi Wada and Tashi Wada
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoshi_Wada
http://adagio.calarts.edu/~tashi/

0th
http://0th.cc/

Area C
http://www.areacmusic.com/

Max Mathews tribute (with Marielle Jakobsons)
http://www.csounds.com/mathews/max_bios.html
http://mariplasma.com/

Sunday September 11th, 8PM
Brava Theater Center:

Kevin Drumm
http://www.myspace.com/kevindrumm

J.D. Emmanuel
http://jdemmanuel.com/

Gregg Kowalsky
http://greggkowalsky.net/

Tickets and info: http://www.sfemf.org/

Brava Theater 2781 24th St, San Francisco
http://www.brava.org/

SFMoMA Phillis Wattis Theater 151 Third St, San Francisco
http://www.museumtix.com/program/program.aspx?vid=828&pid=15823065

Megasound Releases and Tours

Megasound is a new Italian label soon to launch. They have two recent releases, both highly recommend. A USA tour may follow this summer.

Neo is an italian Jazz-punk-blues trio and have released Water Resistance.
http://www.youtube.com/neojazztrio

Tribraco is a jazz-rock quartet, with a first album “Cracking the Whip.” In August 2009 they had a tour in Sardinia, were they played with Roscoe Mitchell (The Trio) from Art Ensemble of Chicago, at the Sant’Anna Arresi Jazz Festival “Ai confini tra Sardegna e Jazz 009”.
http://www.youtube.com/tribraco

With both of the bands we are organizing a tour all over the USA on summer 2010, 7.500 mi, more than 20 cities, including New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis, Washington D.C., New Orleans.

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SCREAM Festival at REDCAT

From LA’s REDCAT:

January 27, 2010
SCREAM FESTIVAL

Co-presented with the Southern California Resource for Electro-Acoustic Music

Global music forms meet the digital surge of the 21st century as the KarmetiK Machine Orchestra, directed by Ajay Kapur, convenes an international lineup of musicmakers, engineers and digital artists who use custom-built robotic instruments and new and expressive interfaces in live music performance. The KarmetiK Machine Orchestra features appearances by North Indian sarodist Ustad Aashish Khan, electronic artist Curtis Bahn, Balinese gamelan master I Nyoman Wenten, vocal synthesizer Perry Cook, and innovators from the CalArts Music Technology Program. With a theatrical set designed by Michael Darling.

Funded in part through a Durfee Foundation Artists’ Resource for Completion Grant and Subito, the quick advancement grant program of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the American Composers Forum.

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Bohemian in Exile Shows

Upcoming performances in Detroit:

Friday, December 4th at Contemporary Arts Institute of Detroit: Steve Cohn with Jeff Marx and Joel Peterson

Saturday, December 5th at 2739 Edwin: Cohn/Marx/Peterson plus Dushun Mosley
Piano and sakuhachi player Steve Cohn is a native of San Francisco. In his early days he worked with notables like Sonny Simmons and Eddie Henderson and also spent 2 years in Japan learning sakuhachi. Upon relocating to New York, Cohn started playing strictly improvised music and immersed himself in the scene there, working with Reggie Workman, William Parker, Fred Hopkins, Oliver Lake and others. Two of his records as a leader have earned 4 star ratings in Downbeat and Cohn has received grants from Arts International, Meet the Composer and The New Jersey Council of the Arts.

Michigan native Jeff Marx is a saxophonist who now lives in Chicago. Like Steve Cohn, he also has spent time in the Bay Area and New York. He was originally inspired on the instrument by seeing Detroit saxophonist Sonny Stitt as a youngtser. He’s gone on to work with Donald Byrd, Jim Pepper, Ira Coleman etc. and co lead the group Second Sight with Dave Douglas,Jeff Siegel and John Esposito.

Chicago percussionist Dushun Mosely is known to many of us as co-leader of The Vizitors (with Kenneth Green) and as drummer for Eight Bold Souls. A member of the AACM, he has performed with some of its most famous figures, including Roscoe Mitchell, Muhal Abrahms, Don Moye and Douglas Ewart– as well as other important creative musicians like Don Cherry, Anthony Davis and Henry Threadgill.

Joel Peterson, on doublebass, is familiar to most of you folks.

Friday doors at 8 pm. $5-10.
Saturday doors at 8:30, $10 suggested.

Coming Soon:
12/14 Keenan Lawler/Jozef Van Wissem
1/25 Frode Gjerstad/Paal Nilssen Love
3/25 Han Bennink/Frode Gjerstad

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