Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Thu, Nov 17 2016 8:00 PM

8:00pm Tom Weeks - alto saxophone
8:30pm Camille Emaille - percussion
9:00pm Camille Emaille/Tom Weeks duo

Tom Weeks is a composer, improviser, and saxophonist from the San Francisco Bay Area, CA. He has received a Bachelor's degree in Jazz Composition from Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, and is currently completing a Master's degree in Composition at Mills College, Oakland, CA. He has studied with Roscoe Mitchell, Fred Frith, Zeena Parkins, Pauline Oliveros, Chris Brown, Phil Wilson, and Greg Hopkins, among others. His music is influenced by various African-American musical traditions, the historical avant-garde, and the heavy metal and hardcore traditions; utilizing improvisation, extended techniques, and traditional and experimental notational practices. He has performed and recorded with musicians such as Makoto Kawabata, Walter Thompson, Vinny Golia, William Winant, Larry Ochs, Bruce Ackley, Henry Kaiser, Jon Raskin, and Steve Adams, among many others.

Camille Emaille is a French percussionist born in 1993 in Nice. She is studying at the Musik-Akademie of Basel (Switzerland) with Christian Dierstein on contemporary music and with Fred Frith on free improvisation. She considers music a part of everything, part of everyday life. That’s why she began to improvise, to feel music more as a flux, as something which is already here, something that we (the musician and the audience) just jump into… She works with many artists from varying fields, such as video, muppet theatre, shadow theater with the show Divines Bovines and plays in the musical projects Oxke Fixu (duo with clarinet), Defibrillator (electronic, e-trombone, perc.) and Ratax (d-b., cl., perc.). She used to organize and play in « wild » events, happenings that took place in unusual locations such as closed tunnels, abandoned hospitals, highway bridges, old synagogues (festival Myosotis); events where people go without any knowledge of what will transpire…
In fond of persian music, she studies tombak with Pedram Khavarzamini and tabla with Sankar Chowdhury as well as traditionnal music from midle est. With davul/tapan (turkish or bulgarian instrument) in Duna Orkestar (balkanic brass band) or tombak, daf and req with Koâni (trio with hurdy gurdy, harmonica and percussions) she played concerts in France, Switzerland, Germany and Turkey.

Cost: $6-15 sliding