Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Thu, May 22 2014 8:00 PM

Luggage Store New Music Series
Outsound co-Presents @ The Luggage Store Gallery 1007 Market St. SF
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8:15 Pauchi Sasaki
8:45 Bill Baird
9:30 Beast Nest

Peruvian violinist and composer Pauchi Sasaki started her studies in classical music at age of 5, she studied different styles of fiddler: from the Andes of Peru, Jewish Klezmer violin (ny), Hindu music (sf) and Chinese Erhu. She participates actively in electro acoustic improvisations. Her compositions were used for shorts, plays and dance choreography.

Bill Baird writes:
"My works explore alternative controllers for musicians -- graphic scores, timers, text, conduction, body movement -- usually within a theatrical context. I like when form and content are indivisible and reinforce one another. The instruments in my ensemble change for each show but have been known to include: cello, saxophones, trombone, violins, vibraphone, typewriter, amplified household objects, computer robot voice generator, tape echo, and musical desk of my own construction. I am currently an MFA candidate at Mills College and am composing multiple works for theatre, small ensemble, and film scores, as well as more traditional song-type music with the context shifted into the unfamiliar."

Beast Nest/Sharmi Basu is currently an MFA student at Mills College in the Electronic Music and Recording Arts department. Based in Oakland, she attempts to catalyze a political, yet ethereal aesthetic through combining her strict anti-colonial and anti-imperialist politics with a commitment to spirituality within the arts. Beast Nest, Sharmi's primary performing project, uses her unwavering depression & restrained horror to channel left-eyed spirits. While simultaneously clearing and entering, the sewage pipes of the body and the patriarchy congeal into watery soundscapes as a vehicle for achieving liberation through the darkest of fears.

Cost: $6-10 sliding scale