Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sun, Jun 24 2018 7:30 PM


7:30 pm Lords of Outland
Philip Everett - drums, percussion, electronic autoharp
Ray Schaeffer - electric basses
Rent Romus - alto, soprano, c-melody saxophones, voice, electronics, toys
8:30 pm Levin/Pontecorvo/Pino/Abrams
Elliott Levin - tenor saxophone,flute, poetry, Mika Pontecorvo- guitar, Mark Pino - drums, Kersti Abrams - alto saxophone,North-African reeds, mbira, Eli Pontecorvo - bass


Elliott Levin returns to the bay area for an improvised music/poetry outing. He will perform with some members of Cartoon Justice he payed with at the Lingua Incognita Session set at the "Soundtrack for Film without Camera" event in Philly in early June.
Elliott was a longtime player in Cecil Taylor's ensembles, and has a history being mentored by and playing with Marshall Allen and John Gilmore from Sun Ra Arkestra. In this role Cartoon Justice takes a tangential approach to avant-jazz, filtering the ideas in harmolodics through more earthy/roots-y even punk aesthetic.


"Romus' fiery romp is a no-holds barred exposition. He slices through steel with accuracy and ease, equating to a jovial soundscape, scraped with intensifying solos and Everett's colorific cymbals hits. They galvanize your neural system from start to finish, while projecting a take no prisoners approach throughout." - Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz
Saxophonist, composer Rent Romus started the Lords of Outland in 1994 a collective of like-minded musicians focusing on exploring improvisation, melody, noise, and sound art while acknowledging their jazz, rock, and blues roots. The group has developed original music ranging from unhinged free improvisation to thematic compositional suites inspired by abstract and socio-political poetry, science fiction, horror, and fantasy.

Cost: $10-$20 sliding scale
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From left, Heikki "Mike" Koskinen digital trumpet, Tane Kannisto saxophone, Teppo Hauta-aho double bass, Ville Rauhala double bass, Rent Romus saxophone and Simo Laihonen drums at Telakka, Tampere, Finland 31.5.2017.