Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Mon, Apr 3 2017 7:30 PM

Mills College Ensemble Room
5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94613

The Mills College Music Department and the Center for Contemporary Music present the Songlines Series:


Monday, April 3, 2017
7:30 pm
Ensemble Room at Mills College (Music Building)
5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA
Free Admission, Open to the Public

Swedish composer and instrumentalist Biggi Vinkeloe talks about her experience of being a woman in a mainly male instrumental world, and then explores “instant” composition in collaboration with student improvisors.

Artist Bio:
Saxophonist and composer Biggi Vinkeloe lives in Sweden and tours frequently in Europe and North America. She plays alto saxophone and flute as her main instruments. She is one of the very few jazz women working internationally. She is involved in many different projects, both as a sideman and as a leader. Whenever possible she collaborates with dancers and painters. She has recorded almost 20 albums with both European and American musicians. Some collaborators include Barre Phillips, Peter Kowald, Cecil Taylor, Gianni Gebbia, Lotte Anker, Sylvie Degiez, and Harris Eisenstadt. She has worked with choreographers such as Inka Tiitinen (Finland), Katie Duck (Netherlands), Carmen Olsson (Spain), and with visual artists Jake Tilson (Great Britain), Ebbe Pettersson (Spain), and Gilda Previn (USA).

Cost: Free
Audio samples in which musicians at this event play:
Videos featuring musicians playing at this event
Biggi Vinkeloe - alto saxophone, flute Donald Robinson - drums Joe Lasqo - piano, laptop, percussion Teddy Rankin-Parker - cello Lisle Ellis - contrabass, acoustic bass guitar April 19, 2014, The Emerald Tablet, San Francisco, CA Video by Charles Smith