Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sun, Jun 3 2018 7:30 PM

7:30pm mumumumumumu
Kim Nucci - saxophone, electronics/Seiyoung Jang - electronics, piano, flute/Alex Cohen - guitar, electronics
8:30pm Noertker’s Moxie
Annelise Zamula – alto sax, flute/Josh Marshall – tenor sax/Bill Noertker – contrabass/Daniel Pearce – drums

Kim Nucci (OAK) is a multi-media artist, composer/improviser and technologist. They perform on saxophone, electronics, voice and live projection. Their research interests most recently are exploring the pedestrian cybernetic body through critically examining our relationship with technology and with our instruments. The are also invested in the exploration of ritualism and trance states in improvisation. They hold an MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media, an MA in Music Composition from Mills College, a BA in Visual Arts from Bennington College. They were awarded a full scholarship at ACRE residency in 2017 where they studied modular synthesis, video, photo-telemetry and other emerging technologies. They currently teach courses in electronic music at California Jazz Conservatory.

Seiyoung Jang (b. 1993) is a Korean-American composer and maker currently based in San Leandro, CA. She aims to celebrate manifestations of organic forms in resistance against thoughtless sterility, with a focus on inter-/intrapersonal psychological processes, communication, and coloration. She has studied with Matthew Burtner, Judith Shatin, Ted Coffey, Peter Bussigel, Luke Dahl, Pauline Oliveros, John Bischoff, and Laetitia Sonami, among others. Seiyoung's works have been performed at the 2017 SEAMUS National Conference at St. Cloud State University, MN, as well as the 2017 NSEME at Louisiana State University, LA. Seiyoung is currently pursuing a M.F.A. in Electronic Music and Recording Media from Mills College in Oakland, CA and previously obtained a B.A. in Psychology and Music from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA.

Alex Cohen is a guitarist, performance artist, and composer. From 2007-2014, Alex performed regularly with the jazz fusion group Organ Yank. Since relocating to the bay area, Alex’s work has shifted toward the absurd, often involving found objects and homemade wearable instruments. He has performed with Huge Statue of Jesus, Nucci/Cohen Duo, Harbinger, Hamir Atwal, Eyvind Kang, William Wynant, Dennis Franz Kafka, Rent Romus, Chris Brown, Bad Jazz, Paul Mitchell, and Vincent Davis. He holds a BA in Jazz Studies from Oberlin College, and an MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media and MA in Music Composition from Mills College.
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