Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Thu, Jan 25 2018 8:00 PM

8pm: Nailbiter (Josh Marshall - sax, Matt Chandler - bass, Daniel Pearce - drums)
9pm: Lenny Gonzalez - baritone electric guitar, Kevin Thomson - electric guitar, Erik Ellestad - clarinet/saxophone

Joshua Marshall is an Oakland-based saxophonist and composer/improviser. His work involves architectural innovation, narrativity, systematic improvisatory practice, and live digital media. He has studied with Roscoe Mitchell, Fred Frith, Pauline Oliveros, Evan Parker, Zeena Parkins, Butch Rovan, I.M. Harjito, and Steve Adams of the ROVA Saxophone Quartet. Joshua has played and/or recorded with Opera Wolf, Rent Romus' Life's Blood Ensemble, Architect/Enchantress, Bill Noertker's Moxie, Medium Sized Band, ELL3, Cheer Accident, Josh Allen's Deconstruction Orchestra, Key West, Mister Sister, Ikue Mori, Robocop, the Andrew Weathers Ensemble, Modest Machine, and MDK. His music has been featured in festivals and conferences nationwide, including Providence Pixilerations events, the 2010 International Computer Music Conference and 2013's Outsound Summit. Joshua graduated from Brown University, earning a B.A. through the MEME program, and holds an M.F.A. in music from Mills College.

This is Lenny Gonzalez’s first outing as a musician. Known primarily as a photographer and video maker, he has maintained a regular weekly free improv practice with Kevin Thomson(Enablers) for the better part of 3 years. At Doors That Only Open In Silence, a monthly series of improvisation research hosted held at Temescal Arts Cente, he met Erik Ellestad June of 2017.

Cost: $8-15 sliding scale