Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Mon, Feb 12 2018 7:30 PM

“Control Freak: Don Buchla's Approach to Performance Instruments”
Composer and percussionist Joel Davel pulls from his 22 years of experience working under inventor Don Buchla’s direction, giving us a glimpse into Don’s world and performing repertoire on the following instruments and controllers: Buchla Lightning, the 200e, Thunder and Marimba Lumina.

Joel Davel has toured and recorded with a variety of groups featuring original music and premiers by some of today's leading composers. Davel is best known as a core member of the Paul Dresher Ensemble's Electro-Acoustic Band for 17 years. The ensemble has collaborated directly with composers such as Roger Reynolds, Martin Bresnick, Alvin Curran, David Lang, John Luther Adams, Ingram Marshall, Terry Riley, Fred Frith, Sebastian Currier and Steven Mackey, as well as many young contemporary composers. In the role of composer-performer, Davel has written and performed solo and duo accompaniment for dance company dNaga's productions Reveal, Shaking and Shocking, Freedom House, and Lovely Gibberish. In 2008 Davel created, a venture dedicated to continued building and support for the Buchla Marimba Lumina. His primary teachers have included Rich Holly, Robert Chappell, Cliff Alexis, Tele Lesbines, and Willie Winant. He holds a Bachelor of Music in percussion from Northern Illinois University and an MFA in Electronic Music composition from Mills College.

The performance will be in the Ensemble Room

Cost: Free