Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sun, May 7 2017 7:30 PM

7:30pm Kaori Suzuki & Kris Force, duo
Kaori Suzuki - resonating metals/strings, electronics; Kris Force - transducer activated cello
8:30pm Noertker's Moxie
Annelise Zamula - tenor sax, flute; Jim Peterson - alto sax, flute; Bill Noertker - contrabass; Jason Levis - drums

Kaori Suzuki (Oakland) and Kris Force (San Francisco) will be performing a new collaborative "music for resonant objects and strings". The performance emerges from their shared interest in activating sound characters from particular objects (metal, wood, strings), where each material transforms what goes into it. Suzuki will be contorting metal sheets and strings electronically, while Force provides the rich accompaniment of bowed and activated cello.

Bassist/composer Bill Noertker has been active in the Bay Area jazz and avant-garde scene since the late 1980s. Since 2001, he has lead his own ensemble, Noertker's Moxie, as a forum for compositions inspired by visual artists such as Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Franz Marc, Salvador Dalí, and Joan Miró, architect Antoni Gaudí, poet Rainer Maria Rilke, sculptor David Beck, and others. Noertker has composed over 175 pieces of music for this group and has released eleven CDs, including three volumes of his extended suite Sketches of Catalonia, three volumes of his extended Blue Rider Suite, and two volumes of his druidh series. He has also composed music for three films that showcase the intimately-scaled sculptures of David Beck, composed the score for a Nikos Koumoundouros film that screened at the Festival de Cannes 2010, and most recently scored the Olympia Stone film “Curious Worlds: the Art and Imagination of David Beck.”

Cost: $10-$15 sliding scale
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