Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Mon, Aug 14 2017 7:30 PM

Our August show will feature sounds by the Lincoln, NE / San Francisco trio Drame, Headboggle and Ze Bib!

ZE BIB! is a collaborative effort between cellist/electronic musician Shanna Sordahl and percussionist Robert Lopez. Their music grapples with the spastic intensity arising from their explorations into sound worlds developed both collectively and independently. Both are graduates of Mills College's music MFA program, and their extreme musical interests converge with explosive force. Their music is tinged with influences ranging between noise, free improvisation, avant garde rock, and heavy drone. They cultivate psychological structures and interpretations of material grown out of improvisations, all with an emphasis on the deconstruction of composed melodic and rhythmic material.

Derek Gedalecia, a.k.a. Headboggle, has been performing electronic keyboard-based soundscapes for several years in the Bay Area in over a hundred local performances at venues ranging from GTK to YBCA. Incorporating lowbrow with highbrow art, music, and comedy, Head Boggle’s intent is to fuse together a new ecstatic improvisational performance style with a carefully crafted musical underbed. In his formative years, Gedalecia studied classical and ragtime piano from noted ragtime composer/revivalist Dr. Brian Dykstra.

Drame (Jaros / Jaroba / Winstanley):
Multi-instrumentalist Joseph Jaros has been performing with various Lincoln, NE groups since the nineties as a member of groups such as Moss, Tiny Tiny Tongues, Shelf Life, Pause, E.S.P. Howard Fine Howard. Jaros performed with Microclimate for a series of shows at the Dunedin fringe fest {in New Zealand} and in various duos, trios ect. with friends old and new.

Jaroba (James Robert Barnes) plays woodwinds, guitar, electronics and invented instruments. He is also a photographer. As a composer, he has written music for film and stage. He studied saxophone with Frank Litell and with Steve Adams.

Paul Winstanley (Sci Hi, Joe Pineapple, p.H. Locasta etc) has been involved in improvised experimental music for over 30 years starting with personal, unsupervised dabblings in his home town of New Plymouth, New Zealand and continuing the practice in the burgeoning free improv communities of Houston TX (90s) and Auckland NZ (00s). Throughout his work w/electronic effects, feedback, synths, tape and computers his primary 'musical' instrument has been the electric bass guitar on which he has evolved a series of techniques and sound production which reflect the more abstract qualities of modern free improvisation.
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