Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sat, May 20 2017 8:30 PM


Degradient | concert premiere of Dear Everyone (Matt Shears)

8:00pm Doors / 8:30pm Music
$15 Guests / Free for Members
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DEGRADIENT
Kyle Bruckmann – oboe/English horn, electronics, composition
Aram Shelton – alto saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet
Jason Hoopes – electric bass
Jordan Glenn – percussion

with guest vocalists DANISHTA RIVERO and EUGENE S. ROBINSON

DEGRADIENT is Oakland-based oboist and composer/performer Kyle Bruckmann’s long overdue first venture as bandleader of a Bay Area ensemble. Gleefully colliding elements of free jazz, fried electroacoustic noise and dark prog within a Creative Music framework, DEGRADIENT adds a significant chunk of heavy to Bruckmann’s signature gimmicks of jittery polyrhythmic clatter, formal complexity, slapstick humor, and all-around sensory overload.

DEAR EVERYONE is an electro-acoustic, avant-hybrid scramble through the textual brambles of Matt Shears' poetry. The premiere of this concert-length exercise in excess is made possible through the Musical Grant Program, which is administered by the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, and supported by the Heller Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation, and San Francisco Grants for the Arts.
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