Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Tue, Sep 13 2016 9:00 PM

Uptown Nightclub
1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland
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Andrew Weathers Ensemble
Danny Clay with Inner Movements
Ricardo Saavedra + Kim Nucci


Lewis Patzner, cello
Helen Newby, cello
Kane Suga, cello
Crystal Pascucci, cello
Mark Clifford, vibraphone
Scott Siler, vibraphone
Jordan Glenn, percussion
Jacob Felix Heule, percussion
Danny Clay, compositions, toy bell

Danny Clay will be presenting a set of pieces in collaboration with Inner Movements. He has assembled a set of game-like structured improvisations, many of which are taken from children’s games / sound experiments from his elementary school music classroom. As a composer/educator, his recent collaborators include Kronos Quartet, Third Coast Percussion, 826 Valencia, Thingamajigs, Post:Ballet, and pianist Sarah Cahill.

Inner Movements is a large ensemble, concentrating on performances of 20th and 21st century music involving strings and percussion.


Andrew Weathers, guitar, voice
Aaron Oppenheim, bass, mel'orrdion, computer, general MIDI
Scott Siler, drums, percussion, vibraphone
Blaine Todd, guitar, voice, shruti box, drums

Andrew Weathers Ensemble has been around in various forms since 2010. The group's work is focused on creating a New American Folk form (Real Life Rock & Roll) that combines traditional folk sources with improvisation, R&B production elements, early-aughts emo, & astral projection. Their first LP, Fuck Everybody, You Can Do Anything, was released in 2015 on Full Spectrum Records. They are currently working on the follow up & will be playing all new pieces at Active Music.


Multimedia artists Ricardo Saavedra and Kim Nucci explore memory, narrative and digital fragmentation through live electronic performance and video. We are interested in modern dreamscapes using and the cybernetic transfiguration of flesh body and spirit.

Kim Nucci (OAK) is a multimedia artist/composer who also plays saxophones. She is interested in exploring concepts of cybernetics, dystopia, and erosion. "As a composer, I am deeply engaged with concepts of ensemble networking and interface, player autonomy and the multidimensional spectra of relationships that can exist between composer and performer, conductor and ensemble, outer-self and inner-self." She is currently pursuing another master’s degree in Electronic Music and Recording Media at Mills.

Ricardo Saavedra (BRA) is a new media artist and performer based in Oakland, CA. Seeking to expand the limits of musical performance and digital arts, his work explores the intricacies of expression that become possible as new, hybrid art forms develop. Ricardo explores tones and textures throughout the use of electronics, sample manipulations, and synthesized tones. The result is often detailed, rich and immersive. With a big focus on structure, rhythm and stretched out melodies, his sonic landscapes build and expand slowly. His music practice integrates aspects of noise, techno, and electroacoustic elements.

Active Music Series
The Uptown Nightclub
1928 Telegraph, Oakland
9:00 PM doors. 9:30 PM music.
Suggested donation $5-15
Audio samples in which musicians at this event play:
Videos featuring musicians playing at this event
Fred Frith, Guitar; Jordan Glenn, Drums; Jason Hoopes, bass