Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Thu, Nov 10 2016 8:00 PM

8:00pm Tom Djll
9:00pm Kevin CK Lo

Kevin CK Lo is a composer, choreographer, writer and artist living between Oakland and Melbourne, Australia. In his compositions for live performance and installation, he utilizes instruments, digital sound processing and generative programming environments to examine spatial and auditory sensitivities, topological structure and audience kinesthetic response while seeking to corrupt conventional compositional/performative/installative rationale.

Tom Djll is available to play weddings, funerals, airship launches, pipeline christenings, and elevators to the stars.

“The thing about all the extended techniques on trumpet is that such an approach is not new. There has been a certain sort of attention paid to Peter [Evans] and Axel Doerner and Taylor [Ho Bynum] and what they do is absolutely an individual thing, but it’s not coming out of a vacuum. I discovered when I got to New York that there were people like Greg Kelley and Tom Djll dealing with, if not the same language, at least the same idea of language as I was, and then to dig back, there are people like Wadada Leo Smith and Herb Robertson and Paul Smoker, all of whom were heroes for me in high school, and then you get to people like Ed Harkins and Toshinori Kondo (especially the early 80s stuff) that is absolutely alien…” – Nate Wooley, interview on Bagatellen, 2009

Cost: $6-15 sliding
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Tender Buttons at Second Act, SF, 2016; live video processing by Bill Thibault