Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Thu, Dec 1 2016 8:00 PM

8pm: Andrew Weathers (guitar) and JR De Wood (also guitar)
9pm: Sophia Shen (pipa)

Born in Zhangzhou, a small city in southeast China, Sophia Shen is a composer, sound artist, pipa performer/ improviser and pianist who believes in the subjective, evocative, conceptual and ineffable nature of music and sound. She makes intangible connections with performers and listeners by creating music that evokes memory and imagination. She is interested in bridging the divide between cultures by using instruments to dissemble and synthesize new sounds.
Sophia is currently based in Oakland and pursuing her MA in Composition at Mills College where she is also studying electronic music and improvisation with Chris Brown, Fred Frith, Pauline Oliveros and Roscoe Mitchell. She received a BA degree in Music with High Distinction and a BA degree in German from the University of Virginia.

Andrew Weathers is a composer and improviser from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He was born in 1988 to parents from North Carolina and Texas. He received a BM in Music Composition from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and now lives in Oakland, CA, where he studied Electronic Music at Mills College. He plays guitar and banjo with occasional electronic augmentation.
His music blurs composition, improvisation, and appropriation, taking key elements from folk, experimental, and punk traditions, and minimal source material.

Cost: $6-15 sliding