Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sat, Sep 3 2016 7:30 PM

The Peralta Station
3007 Peralta Street

Saturday, September 3rd
Doors, 7:30p
Music, 8p
$5-$15 suggested donation
3007 Peralta Street, Oakland


Kyle Bruckmann – oboe/English horn, electronics, composition
Aram Shelton – alto saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet
Jason Hoopes – electric bass
Jordan Glenn – percussion

DEGRADIENT is Oakland-based oboist and composer/performer Kyle Bruckmann’s long overdue first venture as bandleader of a Bay Area ensemble. Gleefully colliding elements of free jazz, fried electroacoustic noise and dark prog within a Creative Music framework, DEGRADIENT adds a significant chunk of heavy to Bruckmann’s signature gimmicks of jittery polyrhythmic clatter, formal complexity, slapstick humor, and all-around sensory overload.

This performance marks both the band’s public debut and a major step in the development of Dear Everyone, a program-length work in progress incorporating text by local poet Matt Shears. It is made possible through the Musical Grant Program, which is administered by the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, and supported by the Heller Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation, the San Francisco Foundation and San Francisco Grants for the Arts.

Thomas Day
Matt Ingalls
Jake Rodriguez

Cut wrong from unequal parts of the new music, noise, and electronic music underground, I SHOULD HAVE CUT THE EYES DIFFERENT features Thomas Day (Hans Grüsel’s Krankenkabinet), Matt Ingalls (sfSound), and Jake Rodriguez (bran(…)pos) performing the electro-acoustic soundtrack to that creep in your closet.

Kjell Nordeson (solo)

"Walking with Mirabeau is the title of my perpetually evolving solo percussion project. The title alludes to the process of improvisation where the trajectory is planned for but open in its details. Count Mirabeau spoke to his fellow generals in an inspired speech that is said to have changed the outcome of the French Revolution. Asked about the speech afterwards he admitted that he, when starting speaking, had not been sure how to end it. He trusted his ability to compose whilst speaking; he improvised. With no other likeness to Mirabeau than that trust in the creative process, I will be improvising music on an extended drum set and vibraphone.”

The Peralta Station is an outdoor venue in located in the Dogtown Arts District.

Cost: $5-10 donation
Audio samples in which musicians at this event play:
Videos featuring musicians playing at this event
The premiere, at the 2013 Outsound New Music Summit, of Wrack ...Awaits Silent Tristero's Empire (made possible by the Chamber Music America New Jazz Works commissioning program).
Fred Frith, Guitar; Jordan Glenn, Drums; Jason Hoopes, bass