Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Fri, Sep 8 2017 8:00 PM

Brava Theater
2781 24th St San Francisco
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SFEMF, night 1:

Aaron Dilloway
Las Sucias
Suki O'Kane

Aaron Dilloway is one of the most creative, prolific, and revered figures in the Midwest American experimental/noise scene. His performances and recordings incorporate rhythmic loops from eight-track tapes, vocal improvisations, found sounds, and field recordings. He uses contact microphones to generate harsh, feedback-laced noises, sometimes placing microphones inside his mouth to create ogre-like distorted voices. While he channels some dark energies, there’s also a crucial element of playful Dadaist humor to his work. Though Dilloway is perhaps best known for his involvement with Michigan noise group Wolf Eyes, he’s had an extensive solo career, issuing hundreds of recordings (usually limited cassettes) under his name as well as Spine Scavenger. He’s also collaborated with artists such as Genesis P-Orridge, Bill Nace, Jason Lescalleet and many others. Dilloway is the owner of Hanson Records, a long-running experimental music label as well as a brick-and- mortar record store and mail-order service based in Oberlin, Ohio.

Las Sucias is a feminist noise reggaeton duo formed by Danishta Rivero and Alexandra Buschman that mixes anti-patriarchal riotgrrrl lyrics, Afro-Caribbean rhythms, brujería noise and possessed vocals. Each performance is a ritual that combines all of the senses and elevates into a higher realm, inspiring the listener to dance, speak in tongues, laugh hysterically and get possessed by the spirits awoken.

Suki O’Kane is a classically trained mallet percussionist, composer and instigator working with artists from a wide array of of music, movement, expanded cinema and public art genres. She has composed for Theatre of Yugen and inkBoat, performs in the ensembles of Dan Plonsey and Rae Diamond, and is a member of Thingamajigs Performance Group with Dylan Bolles, Keith Evans and Edward Schocker. She is a student of monumental and durational forms, and is currently composing for What A Stranger May Know, Ehn’s 32-play cycle remembering the victims of the Virginia Tech Massacre, while developing new site-specific work for the Illuminated Corridor, a nomadic public art project that creates streetscapes of live experimental music and performative projection for West Marin (2018) and San Francisco (2019). Suki’s work has been supported by the Creative Work Fund, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, Oakland Stock, and New Music USA.
(Photo by Pak Han)

Cost: $17 general, $25 Generous, $12 Students/Low Income