I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. My early years involved drawing cartoons and taking dance classes from my aunt. At the age of 12 music and movies took over. I studied classical percussion, jazz and made short movies with my friends during highschool. During college I played a lot of dinner-jazz gigs and recorded/toured in various rock bands.
In 2006 I relocated to the Bay Area and since then have been lucky enough to cross paths with Fred Frith, William Winant, Zeena Parkins, Roscoe Mitchell, Anantha Krishnan, Ben Goldberg, John Schott, Cory Wright, Aram Shelton, Steini Gunnarsson, Dominique Leone, Darren Johnston, Graham Connah, and the bands Jack O’ the Clock, Host Family, Efft, 20 Minute Loop, The Monolith, Beep!, tUnE-yArDs, Science Fiction, Evon, Arts & Sciences, and the Oakland Active Orchestra.
I also lead several groups, the main one being Wiener Kids. More info about me and other projects can be found at jordanglennmusic.com. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2948 16th St @ Capp St. SF, CA 94103
Friday, Jun 7 2013 8:00 PM
In anticipation of a November 17, 2013 performance of Rhys Chatham's A Secret Rose for 100 electric guitars at the Craneway Pavilion (Richmond, CA), Other Minds has teamed up with the Lab for an exciting preview event!
Announcement of the official application and call for guitarists A discussion with Rhys Chatham on the history of his 100-200 guitar ensemble pieces Performance of his groundbreaking work Guitar Trio (1977) A chance to meet and talk to the artists, including Rhys Chatham
Written in 1977, G3 is Rhys Chatham's signature composition, and with good reason. With a single, repeated chord, Chatham permanently altered the DNA of rock by splicing the gritty, overtone-drenched minimalism of John Cale and Tony Conrad with the elemental fury of the Ramones. Tonight's performance teams Rhys Chatham up with some of the best musicians in the Bay Area.
Inspired by the asymmetric intricacies of Tyft, the brainy freebop of Rob Brown, and the herky jerk of XTC and the Minutemen, saxophonist Randy McKean enters the electric realm with his latest project Mock Mach I. He has assembled the crack team of guitarist John Finkbeiner and percussionist Jordan Glenn to aid him in this first attempt to break the sound barrier. They’ll be testing new and borrowed originals from the McKean tool kit, with an occasional cover and improvisational fuel added to the mix.
When not testing the laws of physics, McKean leads or co-leads several bands, including the chamber jazz quartet Bristle (w/Cory Wright, Lisa Mezzacappa & Murray Campbell), the improv trio Pluck Vim Vigour (w/Ross Hammond), avant-folk duo Sawbones (w/Maxima Kahn), and the acoustic-electronics duos Wild Horsey Ride (w/Wes Steed), Zap! (w/David Dvorin) and The Gargantius Effect (w/Campbell). He has composed works for string quartet and symphony orchestra. McKean’s releases include the CDs Wild Horsey Ride, Bristle’s Bulletproof (Edgetone), So Dig This Big Crux (Rastascan), the Great Circle Saxophone Quartet’s Child King Dictator Fool (New World), and the electronic release Gargantius Effect +1+2+3 (w/Han-earl Park, Gino Robair & Scott Looney). He studied with trumpeter Paul Smoker and composers Anthony Braxton, David Rosenboom, and Maggi Payne. He currently lives in the Sierra Nevada foothills town of Grass Valley, CA.
Arkin, Evangelista, and Wallace recently began playing music together at the beginning of 2013. Through their musical interactions they found a common desire to explore the boundaries of improvisation while still adhering to the jazz idiom. Form and an orthodox sense of rhythm come and go, a constant push and pull that creates unpredictable and impelling musical dialogue. For this concert we will play originals and tunes written by Carla Bley.
Community Music Center
544 Capp Street SF
Wednesday, Jul 24 2013 7:30 PM
12th Annual Outsound New Music Summit The Bay Area's New Sound Festival for underground and experimental jazz, electronics, noise art, spoken word & more! Drift Flow Swing - Three original perspectives on composition & improvisation OPERA WOLF, KREation, WIENER KIDS Advance Tickets Available @ Brown Paper Tickets
WIENER KIDS Aram Shelton - small instruments, percussion, alto saxophone, Cory Wright - small instruments, percussion, tenor saxophone, Jordan Glenn - small instruments, percussion, drums Brainchild of drummer/composer Jordan Glenn, Wiener Kids began as a duo with guitarist/composer/musical thinker Steini Gunnarsson in 2007. After Steini moved back to his native Iceland, Jordan picked the project up again, this time with the help of reed masters Aram Shelton and Cory Wright. Wiener Kids has been described as whimsical and raucous, blurring the line between the poignant and the humorous. The group continues to evolve, expanding to a ten piece ensemble on occasion. This concert will premier new pieces taking advantage of Jordan's recent venture into homemade percussion.
KREation Kevin Robinson - Woodwinds, Aaron Kahn - Trumpet, Caroline Cirone - Bass, Tony Gennaro - Percussion, Evan Jiroudek - Drums, John Schwerbel - Keyboard Steeped in the study of the powers of vibration, California based KREation (Kevin Robinson Ensemble) is lead by Baltimore native saxophonist/composer Kevin Robinson. Formed in 2003, KREation has set itself on a course to explore genuine express through various musical/artistic approaches. The group performs in a variety of instrumentation and configurations. The group ranges from a twelve piece band to a, duets. Over the years the group has performed at various festivals, jazz clubs, concert venues and art galleries throughout the US. The group has long standing performance collaborations with visual artist David Cunningham and Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle and poets Mo' Optic and Jonathan Gordan.
OPERA WOLF Joshua Marshall - tenor saxophone, Crystal Pascucci - cello, Robert Lopez - drums is a trio of musicians performing free improvisation and improvised based works. The cello/sax/percussion ensemble performs graphic scores, text based score, partially notated pieces, and conducted works. Drawing on influences in contemporary classical music, free jazz, and electro-acoustic experimentation, they work with atmospheric timbres, modulating rhythms and extended technique to mold sound in a way that challenges compositional organization and performance practice. Influences range from John Zorn to Edgard Varèse, and include Debussy and Sun Ra.