Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sat, Sep 9 2017 8:00 PM

Brava Theater
2781 24th St San Francisco
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San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, Night 2:

JH1.FS3 (Puce Mary / Liebestod)
Kaori Suzuki
Dax Pierson

JH1.FS3 is the duo of Frederikke Hoffmeier and Jesse Sanes. Though each figures individually in the now-generation of industrial noise — as Puce Mary and Liebestod respectively — JH1.FS3 delineates a more subtle “cinema of the ear.” Here, their words are spoken amidst a savvy re-assembly of 20th century avant-sonics: music concrète, technique extension, and pure electronic sound. Their live sets, and recent album on Sweden’s iDEAL Recordings, utilize material they synthesized while in residence at Stockholm’s Elektronmusikstudion EMS and hi-res field recordings, which grant listeners entry to the inner zones of the pair’s private and artistic relationships.

Kaori Suzuki (b. Tokyo) creates electronic and electro-acoustic music in numerous capacities, often involving handmade instruments and synthesis to create saturated, oneiric environments. Her recent compositional projects include work for an ensemble and transducer-driven resonating objects; her solo works focus on using duration and scale as channels to explore the micro details found in amplified metal resonators. She collaborates with artists to create custom instruments through her building project, Magic Echo Music, and has performed musical works at venues including Berkeley Art Museum, Mills College, Jack Straw Productions, Chapel Performance Space, TUFFEST, Debacle Fest (Seattle, WA), MIX NYC, S1 (Portland, OR), and CCRMA (Stanford).

Dax Pierson is a musician/producer who has called the East Bay home for 20 years. He was co-founder of the bands Subtle and 13 & God, a touring member of left of center hip-hop group Themselves and an associate of the Anticon collective. In 2005 Subtle encountered black ice in the middle of the country while on tour and flipped over, leaving Dax with a spinal cord injury in the 5th and 6th vertebrae. Since his individual fingers are now paralyzed, Dax has switched to using a laptop controlled with iPad apps in order to produce. The last 12 years have been spent exploring the possibilities that technology could offer, often with time-consuming learning curves. His work is currently informed by limitations, college radio segues, hip-hop, ‘90s post-rock, odd time signatures, new techno, ambient drones, bobbing head beats and sentimentality.

Cost: $17 general, $25 generous, $12 student/low-income