May 3, 2017

May shows

Two shows this week, and more later in the month. Voicehandler rips it up at an early show in SF on Sunday along with tarot readings, lectures, video, and more. Thursday night my large group dance/music improvisation experiment with Christine Bonansea — started in 2014 — will perform at Center for New Music.

Thu 5/4

- Improv Lab Group (music + dance) — musicians: Tom Djll, Jacob Felix Heule, Kanoko Nishi-Smith, Suki O’Kane, Tim Perkis, & Danishta Rivero. dancers: Christine Bonansea, Marina Fukushima, Rosemary Hannon, & Kathleen Hermesdorf.
- Jorge Bachmann + Kevin Corcoran duet (music)
- Isak Emmanuel (dance) + multimedia

Center for New Music (55 Taylor St. SF)
$10 General, $5 Members
8:00 PM


Sun 5/7
Strange Thoughts Salon Night

female fronted medicine folk drone / Samashti
experimental music performance / Voicehandler
spoken word / Scott Hawkins & Travis Davis
video installation & art talk / Jesus Aguilar & Amy Ho
screening & lecture on the dark realm of the american gothic / Courtney Coulson
tarot readings / Della Watson

SAFEhouse Arts [1 Grove St. SF]
tickets sliding scale $7-$10
5:00-9:00 pm


Fri 5/19

FLOWERS ON LOAN teams up San Francisco-based guitarist Owen Stewart-Robertson with Los Angeles-based musicians Logan Hone and Jesse Quebbeman-Turley for a 2 week tour across the Western US. In store is a series of kinetic, sing-song, unpredictable, vibrant, and imaginative performances that will form, crystallize, and shatter over the course of the tour.

VERTEBRATE is a new project from percussionist/composer Tim DeCillis and features Steven Lugerner on clarinets and Max Judelson on cello.

D.E.J.J. is the collective spontaneous energies of Danishta Rivero, Evelyn Davis, Jacob Felix Heule, and Jordan Glenn.

Temescal Arts Center [511 48th St. Oakland]
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8pm SHARP


and my two monthly series:

Tue 5/9
Active Music Series
- LURK/CREEPS (Costuros/Pittman/Sutherland)
- Bonansea/Bachmann/Corcoran
- The Deconstruction Of What You Know (Allen/Kaiser/Orr/Winant)

Uptown Nightclub
1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland
9:00 PM


Sun 5/21
Doors That Only Open in Silence
(open participation workshop in free improvisation)
7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]


More new videos on my Active Music Series youtube page:

April 18, 2017

Harpoon through The Out Door

"a kind of musical block universe devoid of time’s beginning/middle/end arrow. Its existence seems oddly necessary - as if this sound had to exist, always existed, a part of the universe the group is discovering rather than inventing."

April 17, 2017

Harpoon reviewed by Touching Extremes

"The instruments explicate the harsh voice of their viscera, pretty much abused by the handlers in between smells of burnt metal and corroded wood. ... We just have to separate what we accept as acoustically plausible for our own health from what causes disdain or repulsion, and let it play forever if so needed."

April 13, 2017

a closer listen: Harpoon

"As the harpoon rends the flesh of animals and provokes the backlash of nervous systems, the musicians grind their instruments and materials to dust in a process that unleashes a similarly noisy response, a cruelty that oscillates between the impassioned and the neutral, or in other words, the kind of violence that seemingly only nature is capable of."

April 12, 2017

Harpoon on Ribosome Radio

Harpoon is featured on this cool radio show alongside Eli Keszler and a bunch of other good music.