Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Suki O'Kane
ercussionist, composer, instigator

Suki O’Kane is a classically trained mallet percussionist, composer and instigator working with artists from a wide array of of music, movement, expanded cinema and public art genres. She has composed for Theatre of Yugen and inkBoat, performs in the ensembles of Dan Plonsey, and is a member of Thingamajigs Performance Group.with Edward Schocker and Dylan Bolles.

Suki has performed live and recorded with She Mob and its side projects: the mad folk duo Junior Showmanship  and its alter-ego speed metal Winner’s Bitch; in realizations of Jon Brumit’s Vendetta Retreat; with Lucio Menegon in his  Split LipSoundtrack Instumentals and Strangelet projects; with Pamela Z and Christina McPhee in their intermedia workCarbon Song Cycle and with Dohee Lee in her multidisciplinary performance and installation piece Mago.

Her compositions for theater include three commissions for Theatre of Yugen with playwright Erik Ehn: Frankenstein (2003), The Cycle Plays (2007) and Cordelia (2011), part of Ehn’s Soulographie project.  She teamed with Jason Ditzian to compose for Inkboat’s Line Between (2011), was a member of their 95 RITUALS (for Anna Halprin) project (2015) and is collaborating to score their new work Without Us (2017).

Suki’s work has been supported by the Creative Work Fund, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, Oakland Stock and New Music USA.

Contact information:
Email: suki (AT) sukiokane (DOT) com
Upcoming Events:

Thursday, July 26 2018 7:30 PM
Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
17th Annual Outsound New Music Summit
The Bay Area's Creative Music Festival
'CarneyVal' a night celebrating the memory of Ralph Carney, a saxophonist and pillar of the San Francisco Bay Area music community for 28 years with
Rubber City
David Slusser - saxophones, Sheldon Brown - saxophones, Chris Ackerman - drums, Richard Saunders - double bass
The Ralph Carney Memorial Octet
David Slusser and Richard Saunders from Rubber City will join Karina Denike and Michael McIntosh from the Serious Jass Project, along with reedists Rent Romus and Phillip Greenlief (also the arranger), Myles Boisen on guitar, and Suki O'Kane on drums
Doors 7pm Q&A 7:30pm Concert 8:00pm
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