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Mon, Nov 28 2016 8:30 PM

INDEX performed by OrcheSperry - FINAL SHOW @ BA

Berkeley Arts will close its doors in its present location on December 1st, 2016. Please come celebrate the incredible array of creative activity at this space over the past 5 years by coming out to the premiere of INDEX, a new text-based composition by Phillip Greenlief, performed by OrcheSperry

composed by Phillip Greenlief - conductor

Kyle Bruckmann - oboe, english horn
Aurora Josephson - voice
Theo Padouvas - trumpet
Jon Raskin - baritone saxophone
Biggi Vinkeloe - alto saxophone
Cory Wright - Bb clarinet, bass clarinet

Gabby Fluke-Mogul - violin
Crystal Pascucci - cello
Kelley Kipperman - bass
Lisa Mezzacappa - bass
John Shiurba - guitar

David Boyce - electronics
Thomas Dimuzio - electronics
Tom Djll - electronics
Sharkiface - synthesizer, samples
Zachary Watkins - electronics (pending confirmation)

Tim DeCillis - vibraphone
Jordan Glenn - drums
Ava Lynch - small instruments
Julie Moon - piano
Suki O'Kane - bass drum, percussion
Karen Stackpole - gongs

Phillip Greenlief (PG) assembled OrcheSperry to pay tribute to bassist Matthew Sperry, a friend (to all who knew him) and extremely talented musician who was killed in a tragic cycling accident in 2003. OrcheSperry played the 1st, 2nd and 3rd annual MS festivals, performing works by PG, Pauline Oliveros, Dan Plonsey, John Shiurba. Since then, Greenlief has enjoyed the collaboration with OrcheSperry as a vehicle for his large ensemble works.

bio - Phillip Greenlief
Since his emergence on the west coast in the late 1970s, Evander Music founder and saxophonist Phillip Greenlief has achieved international critical acclaim for his recordings and performances with musicians and composers in the post-jazz continuum as well as new music innovators and virtuosic improvisers. He has performed and recorded with Fred Frith, Meredith Monk, Nels Cline, and They Might Be Giants; albums include THAT OVERT DESIRE OF OBJECT with Joelle Leandre, and ALL AT ONCE with FPR (Frank Gratkowski, Jon Raskin, Phillip Greenlief). Recent residencies have included Headlands Center for the Arts and from 2012 to 2014 he was the curator at Berkeley Arts, a home for progressive music. He is the recipient of a San Francisco Bay Guardian Goldie Award.

"The Bay Area's do-it-yourself ethos has produced a bevy of dazzlingly creative musicians, but few have put the philosophy to work as effectively as Phillip Greenlief." – Andrew Gilbert, San Francisco Chronicle (

Cost: $10 - $20, sliding scale
Audio samples in which musicians at this event play:
Videos featuring musicians playing at this event
avantNOIR, a suite of compositions for jazz quartet plus guests, is a musical companion to the crime novels of Dashiell Hammett and Paul Auster. All music by Lisa Mezzacappa.
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).
Tender Buttons at Second Act, SF, 2016; live video processing by Bill Thibault
Fred Frith, Guitar; Jordan Glenn, Drums; Jason Hoopes, bass