Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sun, Jan 29 2017 7:30 PM

7:30 pm The Art of Skatch
T.D Skatchit - Tom Nunn – Skatchart, David Michalak – soundscapes
guest Kyle Bruckmann – English Horn, oboe

8:30 pm Sl(e)ight Ensemble
Jacob Lane - piano, Mia Bella D'Augelli - violin, Erika Oba - flute, Devon Thrumston - cello

Skatcharts are framed sheets of cardboard (36x18 inches), painted white, making a canvas on which designs and images are placed.  Objects such as metal washers, lengths of thin wooden dowel, bronze rod, sandpaper-like surfaces, plastic combs, etc. are glued to the “canvas” and are played with specially shaped combs with contact microphones taped to the back.  Several Skatcharts form the basis of a set of improvisations.  Each improvisation is inspired by the name of the particular Skatchart featured.  Four of what will eventually be eight such pieces are heard tonight.  They are:  Classic Complexity, Chaos Erupting, Skatch Garden and Pastoral.

Cost: $10-$15 sliding scale
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
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).