Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Thu, Sep 1 2016 8:00 PM

8:00 pm neem(gabby fluke-mogul and k. kipperman)
9:00 pm Shannon Hayden - cello/electronics

Ground breaking cellist, Shannon Hayden, began playing cello at the age of 7 and over the next several years she studied and competed both nationally and internationally. Her playing attracted the attention of acclaimed cellists Janos Starker and Aldo Parisot, who invited her to enroll in the Yale School of Music at 18 to begin graduate studies. While there she concentrated primarily on 20th century music and had the opportunity to work with contemporary composers Ezra Laderman and David Lang. Interest in furthering the range and the future role of her instrument continued and even eclipsed her interest in traditional cello works. Reluctant to accept offers from recognized and established groups after graduation Shannon released her second album, Solid State Cello, combining both classical and pop elements.

Shannon Hayden's third album, walks a thin line between avant experimental and more accessible themes. Her sound has been described as an emotionally charged journey through surreal, sonic landscapes. She performs her own compositions around the world while also providing multi-instrumental work for the Asthmatic Kitty Records artist Lily and Madeleine.

gabby fluke-mogul is a performing, teaching, composing & collaborating-improviser based out of the bay area. gabby has existed as a violin-body in south florida, western massachusetts, & the wider new england area. in addition to performing solo acoustic violin-body improvisations, gfm collaborates with local & touring ensembles, thesis performances, facilitates community-based workshops, & teaches in public, private, & non-profit learning spaces. gfm has performed in & with a variety of ensembles, installations, bodies, & instrument bodies. gabby is presently studying with fred frith, zeena parkins, roscoe mitchell, india cooke, & pauline oliveros at mills college in the MFA program for performance & literature with improvisation specialization.

k. kipperman is an experimental music composer, improvisor, teacher, listener, sounder, vegan, multi-media artist, writer, crafter, and more. Originally hailing from New Hampshire, they also lived for a time in Berlin, Germany, but now reside in western Massachusetts teaching and working in the Hampshire College Music Department. k will begin in the MA in [music] composition program at Mills College in Oakland, CA in the fall of 2015. Inspired by something, everything, and sometimes even nothing, k is always thinking about what it means to be connected to and critical of one’s own identity and privilege within music, sound, noise, composition, art, communities, and everything else in the entire world (also outer space).

Cost: $6-15 sliding