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Shoko Nagai/ Satoshi Takeishi’ s Abysm

8/27/19, 8:30 pm

Shoko Nagai (compositions, piano, electronics)/ Satoshi Takeishi(compositions, drums, prepared hammered dulcimer, modular synth)

ABYSM" is a series of compositions by New York based Satoshi Takeishi and Shoko Nagai incorporating Piano, Accordion, Percussion and several other acoustic instruments with electronics to explore the possibilities of the sound texture as well as the musical elements. Their goal is to express the "abyss" of the fundamental elements of the sound. The style of compositions includes Jazz, contemporary classical music and free improvisation. They music has been described as "almost visible to the listener.”

$15 at the door


Cellista’s Transfigurations

A multimedia work & book release

9/6/19, 8:00 pm

Music by Cellista

Dance by Ransom Dance & Mojo DeVille Film accompaniment by Jennifer Gigantino Book by Cellista & Frank Seeburger

Groundbreaking experimental cellist and multimedia artist Cellista presents her new ‘Transfigurations’ album and the release of its accompanying book ‘A Listener’s Guide to Transfigurations’ co-written with the philosopher Frank Seeburger. As a stage poem, this entails a multi-media work that includes dance, poetry, original classical compositions, noise and sound textures. The evening features post-ballet performances by Ransom Dance and Mojo DeVille.

'Transfigurations’ is a response to the world we inhabit. It is meant to allow us all, singularly and as a community, to see the ruptures that punctuate our place in the present – The ache of Oakland's Ghost Ship fire that points to greater ruptures interwoven like veins; the call to resist the deadening of our world by institutions and false power, and the violence of gentrification and displacement. Above all, for Cellista, it is a way of seeing and sharing an awareness of her own impact within this shared place.

Engineered by longtime collaborator Maryam Qudus and Grammy-winner Nahuel Bronzini, ‘Transfigurations’ features original compositions and arrangements by Cellista and other Bay area composers. The movements are composed and curated in a suite-like manner with genres ranging from thrash metal, noise, hip-hop and classical music.

The work is presented in one act with a run time of one hour.

$12 at the door

No one turned away for lack of funds.


 Oasi Trio Presents: Post-Cortona Premieres Concert

Saturday, 9/7/19, 7:30pm

6 World Premieres

Kathryn Vetter (clarinet), Claire Niederberger (violin), and Magnus Villanueva (piano) as the Oasi Trio present six world premieres by composers Will Healy, Paul Hwang, Clark Hubbard, Chelsea Komschiles, and Diana M. Rodriguez. All composers and performers are alumni of the Cortona Sessions for New Music in Cortona, Italy. The commissioned pieces vary in instrumentation with two trios, one trio with electronics, a solo violin piece, a solo clarinet piece, and a duo for clarinet and piano. These premieres showcase diverse styles including electroacoustic elements, music paired with an olfactory experience, and genre-mixing art-pop.

$15/$10 students at the door (cash only) $12 in advance here with promo code “oasi"

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Saxophonist Jack Wright and guitarist Doug Theriault

***CANCELLED***

Wednesday, 9/11/19, 7:30 pm

Described twenty years ago as an "undergrounder by design," Jack Wright isa veteran saxophone improviser based mainly in Philadelphia. He has played mostly on tour through the US and Europe since the early 80s in search of interesting partners and playing situations. Now at 76 he is still the "Johnny Appleseed of Free Improvisation," as the late guitarist Davey Williams called him in the 80s, on the road as much as ever.

$15 at the door


 ARTE VIVO

Featuring Eudy Fernandez’ E’s Sound Ensemble plus special guests

Saturday, 9/14/19, 8:00pm

Eudy Fernandez is a world-renowned Cuban Trumpet player. He has played with top Cuban bands for more than 20 years. His playing is often compared to that of the great jazz and Latin trumpet players of all time.Opening special guest Mamady Kouyate (Mandingo Ambassadors) who represents a musical tradition that stretches back hundreds of years Guinean griot, Mamady plays with a melodic virtuosity that pulls in listeners who love great guitar players.

$15 suggested donation


Ambient Lullabies

Wednesday, 9/25/19, 7:30pm

Ambient Lullabies is a music series curated by Concetta Abbate. It showcases music around a concept rather than a genre. The series features music that falls between categories, leaves space for contemplation, meditation and reflective thoughts. It explores Music as Medicine; as a daily practice. The shows calls for a listening room. Audience is invited to bring drawing, journals, sketchbooks, painting and any silent creative work that compliments listening to music.

$20 suggested

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Sly Horizon - ‘The Anatomy of Light’ CD Release

9/26/19, 8:00pm

SLY HORIZON is a brand new group founded by a trio of well-seasoned New York based creative musicians: Rick Parker (trombone, electronics, synths), Álvaro Domene (7 string electric guitar and electronics), and Jeremy Carlstedt (drums/electronics). Rick Parker’s processed trombone functions as a focal point of enthralling lyricism, while Domene’s haunting soundscapes and metallic expressions provide the playground for Carlstedt, whose approach to drumming constantly enhances the groove and forward motion of the group’s music. Their ear-grabbing improvisational music, without any trace of artistic compromise, has the potential to appeal to a broad range of listeners, including adventurous jazz fans, open-minded metal listeners and devotees of ambient and electronic music. SLY HORIZON creates an ever-expanding sonic universe that, while finding inspiration in many sources, ultimately exists in a space all its own.

$15 at the door


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 Ricardo Gallo solo piano

9/26/19, 9:30pm

Ricardo Gallo presents in this format compositions from his repertoire for other groups in solo-piano versions, and improvised pieces. As pianist-composer, Gallo looks to minimize the distinction between improvisation and composition. Or, in other words, to present in a distilled and direct way the creative process of his music that has been known mainly through his work with other groups and collaborations with other musicians.

$15 at the door