Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Thu, Nov 30 2017 8:00 PM

8:00 pm Suki O'Kane (very large percussion) and Tim Perkis (very tiny electronics)
9:00 pm Katt Atchley Duets, featuring Kenneth Atchley, Susan Gervitz, Phillip Greenlief and Claudia La Rocco
text, voice, reeds, electronics

Suki O’Kane is a classically trained mallet percussionist, composer and instigator working with artists from a wide array of of music, movement, expanded cinema and public art genres. She has composed for Theatre of Yugen and inkBoat, performs in the ensembles of Dan Plonsey, and is a member of Thingamajigs Performance Group.with Edward Schocker and Dylan Bolles.
Suki has performed live and recorded with She Mob and its side projects: the mad folk duo Junior Showmanship and its alter-ego speed metal Winner’s Bitch. She has performed in realizations of Jon Brumit’s Vendetta Retreat; with Lucio Menegon in his Split Lip, Soundtrack Instumentals and Strangelet projects; and with Dohee Lee in realizations of her multidisciplinary performance and installation piece Mago.

Tim Perkis has been working in the medium of live electronic and computer sound for many years, performing, exhibiting installation works and recording in North America,Europe and Japan. His work has largely been concerned with exploring the emergence of life-like properties in complex systems of interaction.
In addition, he is a well known performer in the world of improvised music, having performed on his electronic improvisation instruments with hundreds of artists and groups, including Chris Brown, John Butcher, Eugene Chadbourne, Fred Frith, Gianni Gebbia, Frank Gratkowski, Luc Houtkamp, Yoshi Ichiraku, Matt Ingalls, Joelle Leandre, Gino Robair, ROVA saxophone quartet, Elliott Sharp, Leo Wadada Smith and John Zorn. Ongoing groups he has founded or played in include the League of Automatic Music Composers and the Hub -- pioneering live computer network bands -- and Rotodoti, the Natto Quartet, Fuzzybunny, All Tomorrow's Zombies and Wobbly/Perkis/Antimatter.

Kattt Atchley is an experimental vocalist, composer, and improvisor who creates a blended sound using her voice, amplification, and imagination. She has performed at various venues, from theaters to galleries to museums to back yards. She lives in Kensington with her husband Kenneth.

Claudia & Kattt
We are figuring out how to world(s)-make together. Amorphous containers; devils in the details, etc.

Kattt & Susan
Text to tone and back. Response. Collaboration in listening and inhabiting.

Kenneth & Phillip
Electro-acoustic improvisation with drone: roots, shoots, nodes; languid pools, buzzing hives. Listen closely. It’s all there.

Claudia LaRocco is the author of the selected writings The Best Most Useless Dress (Badlands Unlimited, 2014) and the novel petit cadeau (The Chocolate Factory Theater, 2015). July, the debut album from animals & giraffes, her duo with musician/composer Phillip Greenlief, was released by Edgetone Records in 2017.

Kenneth Atchley is a Bay Area (East Bay) artist of abstract, electronic sound: drones, noise and tone poems, generative ambient works: who begins again and again: stripping back techniques, concepts, and mannerisms that accrete and form over decades of preferences, decisions, influences, and studies; listens as these are reshaped in new combinations informed by a continuing fascination with hearing raw electronic waveforms, and sound environments of home, office, cafe, open land and water.

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).

Susan Gevirtz’s books of poetry include Hotel abc; AERODROME ORION & Starry Messenger; Thrall; Hourglass Transcripts. Her critical books are Narrative’s Journey: The fiction and Film Writing of Dorothy Richardson; and Coming Events (Collected Writings). For a long time she has collaborated with sound artists. She lives in San Francisco
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