Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Thu, Jun 22 2017 8:00 PM

A special evening of funky and noisy sounds, invented instruments, whimsy, and more 😺 🎶

8:00PM Pet The Tiger Inventors Collective performs Arc Weld
8:40PM Amanda Chaudhary solo. Funky and experimental electronics
9:20PM Amanda Chaudhary with collaborators Joshua Marshall, Jaroba, and Christina Stanley

door: $5-10


Amanda Chaudhary is a composer and performer specializing in contemporary and electronic music; a jazz keyboardist, and visual/sound artist. Her solo work involves experimenting with innovative sounds via analog synthesis and custom software with computers and mobile devices for new modes of expressive musical performance. She often incorporates folk and toy instruments from around the world, along with jazz, dance music and other idiomatic styles into her visually captivating performances.


Pet the Tiger Instrument Inventors Collective performs Arc Weld by David Samas with Butoh dancer Christina Braun.

David Samas, instrument inventor, composer; Tom Nunn, instrument inventor; Ian Saxton, percussion; Derek Drudge, percussion; Christina Braun, Butoh.

Arc Weld, by David Samas, is composed for an orchestra of invented metalophones, including: harmonic rods, stroke rods, space plate, drop rods and "crustacean". Special thanks to Bart Hopkin who built several of these instruments, and to Anna Halprin, who's RSVP process was used to source and score this material.

The harmonic and inharmonic metallic partials speak in varyingly dense textures with both chordal and percussive emphasis. Melodic elements, hocketing and other contrapuntal relationships are used within a composed architecture, but improvisation remains fundamental to the expression of individual performances.

Pet the Tiger is an SF Bay Area inventors collective led by David Samas that plays in a wide variety of idioms exploring new timbral dimensions through extended techniques, new instruments, xenharmonics and fringe acoustic phenomena. The Harmonic Series Gamelan is a collection of instruments tuned to the Schumann Resonance (sound of the atmosphere of earth) and its natural harmonic overtones. Performers include David Samas, Bart Hopkin, Peter Whitehead, Daniel Schmidt, Stephen Parris, Derek Drudge and Ian Saxton.

Cost: 5-10 sliding scale
Audio samples in which musicians at this event play: