Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Wed, Nov 16 2016 7:30 PM

For our mid November installment of the Composers in Performance Series at Canessa, we are super excited to present Tourian and Daniel Nuñez from Guadalajara, Film and audio by Reel Change and puppet noise-theater by Alex Cohen.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Canessa Gallery

Formed in 1995, REEL CHANGE plays live soundtracks for the films of David Michalak and other classic experimental works.

The band features: Tom Nunn - inventions, Andrew Voigt - winds, David Michalak - lap steel, percussion and special guest Tom Dimuzio - electronics.

The program includes:
See What You See, Ben Lindgren's Paintings (2003)
Not Quite Right (1987)
Fall of the House of Usher (1928) by Webber & Watson

Tom Nunn has designed and built over 200 instruments since 1976, representing three basic types: space plates, electroacoustic percussion boards, and skatchboxes. He has performed extensively throughout the San Francisco Bay Area for over 30 years, as well as in other parts of the U.S., Canada, Europe, and New Zealand, both as soloist and with other musicians. Tom currently works with T.D. Skatchit, RTD3 and Ghost in the House

Andrew Voigt studied with John Adams and John Handy at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Roscoe Mitchell of the Art Ensemble of Chicago at Roscoe's farm in Lansing Michigan and with the Japanese Imperial Gagaku Ensemble in Tokyo, Japan. Sometimes known for being the missing "V" in the acronymically named sax quartet ROVA, which he co(n)founded in 1977 and left 10 years later. Andrew recorded a dozen lps/CDs for ROVA as well as many more under his own name with Radu Malfati, Harold Carr, Gino Robair, Ed Herrmann, Anthony Braxton, J.A. Deane and Reel Change.

Since 1971 David Michalak has written, directed and produced over 50 films with original soundtracks and released CDs with Ghost in the House, Reel Change, T.D. Skatchit, Tom Waits and Doctor Bob. He has also collaborated with The Kate Foley Dance Company, Club Foot Orchestra, Butoh dancer Kinji Hayashi and others.

Thomas Dimuzio is a composer, musician, mastering engineer and label proprietor based in San Francisco. Long regarded as a musical pioneer for his innovative use of live sampling and studio techniques to create consistently compelling works, Dimuzio has earned a deserved reputation worldwide as an avant-garde sound artist in touch with the aesthetic pulse of time and technology. Among his collaborations include work with Chris Cutler, Fred Frith, Matmos, Wobbly, DJ Qbert, Dan Burke, Paul Haslinger, Due Process, 5uu's and many others.


Guadalajara's finest space rock band Par Asito members Fabriccio De la Mora [Tourian] and Daniel Nuñez present their solo acts, which include feedback, casio synth/calculator and electronics.


Alex Cohen
Alex Cohen is a performance artist, guitarist, and composer who defies categorization through intuitive creative processes. He received his BM in Jazz Studies from the Oberlin Conservatory, and has since been molding performances that incorporate techniques from a wide variety of disciplines, including but not limited to jazz improvisation, sound installation, theatre of the absurd, and modern dance. From 2007-2014, Alex performed with and composed for the jazz fusion outfit Organ Yank. Since joining the Bay Area's vibrant artistic community, Alex's work has shifted towards theatrical forms, sock puppetry, human puppetry, and psychodrama.
Audio samples in which musicians at this event play:
Videos featuring musicians playing at this event
Invented Instruments , at the High Zero festival September 22nd 2012 , Baltimore Maryland