April 4, 2017

April shows

This Sunday at CNMAT, Danishta Rivero and I are joining Scott Rubin and Tamara Chu for a first-time collaboration involving improvised music, diffused sound, dance, and paint. Read on for details, and a couple other April events.

Sun 4/9
CNMAT Users Group Presents:

eudiser is a performance experiment in cross-modal initiations and interactions. Scored for a dancer and three musicians, eudiser interrogates relationships between movement and sound through creating situations of ambiguous influence between the artists using acoustic, electronic, and visual mediums.

Outfitted with motion sensors, the dancer exerts influence over the electronic sound. These sensors stream movement data to a computer, which maps the data to sample, process, and playback shadows of the live acoustic sound.

As the music serves as an audible commentary on the movement, the canvas serves as a visual one. Using the body as a paint brush, the dancer creates a trail of her movement, gestures from the past that contextualize the present, feeding the sound that continues to create it.

Tamara Chu - dance, motion sensors, paint
Danishta Rivero - voice, electronics
Scott Rubin - viola, electronics
Jacob Felix Heule - percussion

featuring Trajectories: live sound diffusion algorithm by Ilya Y. Rostovtsev

1750 Arch St, Berkeley
$10 / $5 students


Tue 4/11
Active Music Series presents:

Andrew Jamieson's IVES BAND — multiple melodies played simultaneously, usually in contrasting keys and tempi, by Z Hazen, MB D’Augelli, J Marshall, A Jamieson, B Carson, B Zucker, R Kim, A Oppenheim, T DeCillis.

NAKATA is a free-improv duo consisting of Patrick Shiroishi (of Upsilon Acrux) on saxophones & Paco Casanova on keys. The two have been playing improvised music for 5 years as a duo and also in the progressive instrumental quintet Corima. They are releasing their first official record on Jacknife Records exploring different sonic qualities both instruments have to offer. They will be joined by Oakland percussionist Jacob Felix Heule.


Uptown Nightclub
1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland
9:00 PM


Sun 4/16
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation workshop in free improvisation)
7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]

I’ve been uploading a lot of recent sets to the Active Music Series youtube page. Check ‘em out: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQCMD7sxFGq9u5D-UaYQgCQ

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