Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Thu, Sep 6 2018 8:00 PM


8:15 pm John Vaughn/Pino - free flowing improvisation
John Vaughn - saxophones, Mark Pino - drums
9:00 pm Rare Form - dark ambient/drone
Thyme Nord: keyboards, synthesizers, pianos, vocals, loops, samples, mixing
Ryan Beitler: guitars, loops, tape loops, bows, screwdriver, behringer 2442, samples, mixing

Rare Form creates dark atmospheric, drone, noise, and chamber music by relying heavily on loops, drones, effects, movements, and manipulations.


John Vaughn is a founding member of COMA. He has performed in groups ranging from concert and jazz bands, pit orchestras to improvisations groups of all types. He is often playing in Sacramento with the Gambari Arts Ensemble led by Adam Jenkins and with Ross Hammond and Tony Passerell. John is focused on making the central Valley of California into a friendly place for improvising and experimental musicians.

Mark Pino began playing drums at the age of 13. He has performed in the SF Bay Area and other parts of the country since the early 1990’s. Mark has shared stages and playing situations with many talented individuals, and is grateful to all of them, most of all those who have shared their insights with him. He considers himself a band player, first and foremost. He also plays percussion with Cloud Shepherd, CDP, and other experimental/improv groups.

Cost: $8-$15 sliding scale