Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sun, Nov 4 2018 7:30 PM

7:30pm Snickers
Howard Ryan - viola, vox, electronics, radio and scanner feeds
8:30pm Noertker's Moxie Quintet performs Tricycle, part 3: Leonora
Annelise Zamula - saxes, flute/Amber Lamprecht - oboe, flute/Joshua Marshall - tenor sax/Bill Noertker - contrabass/Dave Mihaly - drums

Snickers began as an experiment in remote collaboration between Minneapolis and San Francisco. Sam would send Howard guitar loops and he would stretch them out and look for places where a song cycle could exist. Out of those sessions, the three volume “On the Hi Fi” series were released.
Tom Lax (Siltbreeze) called it “great paleolithic psych, Carl Sagan would’ve shit himself.” WIRE UK wrote of “pop tones and bizarro world recording tropes we’ve come to know and love” across four issues and featured “See You, Owczarek” on Wiretapper 40.
Howard’s live part of the project is more viola than guitar based but still employs layers of effects and radio noise. He has performed at the 28 hour Drone Not Drones festival in Minneapolis, KZSU’s Day of Noise, as well as the 2017 SFEMF reception which featured Snickers as 12 violists in a site specific street piece at Adobe Books.

Noertker's Moxie will be performing part three of Bill Noertker's Tricycle, a musical travel diary recounting his recent journeys in the UK and Mexico. Part three reflects on the circular nature of time as seen through the prism of his repeated encounters with the work of Leonora Carrington in London, Mexico City, and San Francisco.
Audio samples in which musicians at this event play: