Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Tue, Aug 9 2016 9:00 PM

The Uptown
1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland , 94612

Active Music Series returns to the Uptown!

Rova Saxophone Quartet
William Winant/Marshall Trammell Duo


William Winant/Marshall Trammell Duo
William Winant -
The 2014 Grammy nominated percussionist has performed with some of the most innovative and creative musicians of our time, including John Cage, Iannis Xenakis, Keith Jarrett, Anthony Braxton, James Tenney, Cecil Taylor, George Lewis, Steve Reich and Musicians, Yo-Yo Ma, Frederic Rzewski, Ursula Oppens, Joan LaBarbara, Annea Lockwood, Oingo Boingo, Mr. Bungle, Sonic Youth, and the Kronos String Quartet.

Marshall Trammell -
Marshall Trammell is the Chief Investigator at Music Research Strategies, his platform for ethnographic investigation, culturally situated design and Solidarity Economics. As a fellow Electronic Arts at Rensallaer Polytechnic Institute, in Troy, NY (2004-06), he studied under Ron Eglash, Pauline Oliveros and Tomie Hahn. Some recent collaborations include work with Dohee Lee, Hong-Kai Wang (Taiwan), Genny Lim, Saul Williams, Leon Sun, Francis Wong, Jon Jang and productions of Drummer's Secret Handshake percussion quartet series. Mr. Trammell performs in the electro-acoustic duo Black Spirituals, who have toured extensively in Europe, the West Coast and Southwest USA, and performed in special locations like Issue Project Room (NYC), the Exploratorium Resonance Series and Heritage hall in Guelph, Canada. He is, once again, based in the San Francisco Bay Area and is the new Music Instructor for Urban Promise Academy in the Fruitvale District of Oakland, CA

Rova Saxophone Quartet -
Formed in San Francisco in 1977, the Rova Quartet quickly became well-known for its vital blend of compositions and structured improvisation, and has performed -over these past 38 years - at some of the most prestigious jazz clubs and festivals throughout North America, Europe, and Japan.
Rova's repertoire features works by composers at the forefront of musical creativity, including Fred Frith, Terry Riley, Wadada Leo Smith, Anthony Braxton and John Coltrane; many works were commissioned by Rova with support from Meet the Composer, the Gerbode Foundation, and others.
Rova:Arts celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2003 with concerts that featured an expanded 12-piece ensemble, including Nels Cline, Otomo Yoshihide, Carla Kihlstedt, Don Robinson, and Jenny Scheinman, performing John Coltrane's set-length work Ascension, captured live for the Quartet's 2005 CD, Electric Ascension. Since then, Orkestrova has performed EA at major festivals in Paris, Lisbon, Vancouver, San Francisco, and both Saalfelden and Wels, Austria, as well as in theaters in Los Angeles, New York and Philadelphia. A live concert-video from the 2012 Guelph Jazz Festival (Canada) and a documentary on Electric Ascension have been released in 2016 by the Paris label Rogue Art as Rova Channeling Coltrane on Bluray and DVD, along with a straight-up CD of the music.
Rova has a zillion CDs available (see disco at The three most recent hits, preceding Rova Channeling Coltrane, are: A Short History (2012): featuring new works by Ochs, Raskin and Adams of Rova (Jazzwerkstatt, Berlin); The Celestial Septet (2011): a collaborative CD with Nels Cline Singers (New World Records); Planetary: featuring new works by Ochs and Adams of Rova and released in 2011 on the legendary Moscow label SoLyd - notorious for releasing bootlegs of the Beatles and Rolling Stones in the USSR in the seventies, long before digital piracy became the accepted norm.

DunkelpeK is Nava Dunkelman (percussion) and Jakob Pek (guitar, miscellany, piano). This Bay Area based duo offers listeners a visceral, syncretic experience of sound and silence. Inspired and informed by many musics of the world and beyond, DunkelpeK interweaves and explores countless dimensions of vibration, giving being to a sonic reality unlike any other.

Active Music Series
Doors at 9:00 PM
Music at 9:30 PM
$5-15 sliding scale.

The Uptown Nightclub
1928 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, 94612
Audio samples in which musicians at this event play:
Videos featuring musicians playing at this event
Bruce Ackley and Eugene Chadbourne
Fred Frith and Nava Dunkelman
Ken Filiano/ Steve Adams Duo at the Stone