Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Fri, Feb 10 2017 8:00 PM

Pro Arts
150 Frank H Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612

After a reading by Los Angeles-based poet and bollardist Andrew Choate (@saintbollard on Instagram), the five improvisers will break into ad-hoc groupings of between 1 and 3 people. These groupings will be decided on the spot through a random process or game.

Jacob Wick: trumpet
Jacob Felix Heule: percussion
Owen Stewart-Robertson: guitar
Kanoko Nishi-Smith: koto
Sandy Gordon (NYC): percussion
Andrew Choate (LA): reading


Jacob Wick is a trumpet player and improviser. Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, Wick has lived in Brooklyn, Oakland, and Los Angeles, and has performed with a variety of improvisers and composers in a variety of contexts, including at the Whitney Museum of American Art (US), the Moers Jazz Festival (DE), and el Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MX). He has released recordings on Marginal Frequency (San Diego, CA), Prom Night Records (Brooklyn, NY), Peira (Chicago, IL), Diatribe (Dublin, IE), and Creative Sources (Lisbon, PT). He holds a BM from Purchase College, SUNY, and an MFA from the California College of the Arts.

In performance, Wick works to privilege the perspective, experience, and expressive capacities of ambient non-human actors—air ducts, airplanes, birds, cement—over his own experience as a white, cis, American male. This approach is indebted to a wild commitment to queer politics and years of cruising contemporary and 20th century art and/or life theories. Current projects include solo trumpet acoustic noise and Dos/Tres Hongos, a duo or trio with Marc Riordan and Frank Rosaly.
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