Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Thu, Jan 4 2018 8:00 PM

8:00 pm Matt Davignon - drum machine
9:00 pm Ruminations
Rent Romus - saxophones, percussion, Kip Kipperman - double bass, Tom Djll - trumpet and others, gabby fluke-mogul - violin, Mark Pino Drums, Christina Stanley - violin

Matt Davignon's music is "fragile and gorgeous and stubbornly weird," according to the SF Bay Guardian. He's best known for combining drum machine with a variety of electronic processing devices to create shifting layers of organic and expressive sounds. For this set, instead of using effects, he'll be using only the features of the drum machine. Expect continuously changing oddly metered rhythmic constructions.

The Ruminations are a revolving door rapt absorption of the muse. They reflect, reminisce, analyze, explore, review, conclude, reason, second-guess, speculate, brood, dwell, and fixate to conceive the opine. They work to absorb and assimilate the positive from the broader sense of the universal truth that music is the healing force.

Cost: $10-$15 sliding scale
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Videos featuring musicians playing at this event
From left, Heikki "Mike" Koskinen digital trumpet, Tane Kannisto saxophone, Teppo Hauta-aho double bass, Ville Rauhala double bass, Rent Romus saxophone and Simo Laihonen drums at Telakka, Tampere, Finland 31.5.2017.
Tender Buttons at Second Act, SF, 2016; live video processing by Bill Thibault