Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Tue, Mar 13 2018 9:00 PM

Uptown Nightclub
1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland
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Active Music Series presents:

EUPHOTIC: A world-renowned sonic trekker, an instrument-inventor genius, and a master of improvising electrons convene to broadcast stories of worlds free from gravity but teeming with strange, beautiful life. Hidden-band transmissions of the green and purple shifting curtains of the Aurora Borealis. Turn your ears up to the skies.
Cheryl E. Leonard: instruments from rocks, trees, sand, and water, and occasionally violin
Bryan Day: invented instruments that roll, rub, bang, strum, howl and screech
Tom Djll: analog feedback systems, trumpet

Nail-Biter: New trio of Joshua Marshall - sax, Matt Chandler - bass, & Daniel Pearce - drums

Gabby Yi Wen is an emerging multi-instrumental improviser and multimedia artist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has been working with guqin (Chinese 7-string zither), synthesizer, computer, homemade electronics, and field recordings to create sounds. Originally from Shenzhen, China, she moved to the Bay Area at in 2010 and studied abroad in France during college, her artistic visions are shaped by a wide range of cultural perspectives. The Fluxus movement has been her greatest inspiration. Her musical influences include musique concrète, free jazz, ancient Chinese music, Buddhist chants, Beijing and Cantonese Opera. She studied at Mills College under instructions of James Fei, Maggi Payne, Chris Brown and John Bischoff. Inspired by her spiritual guidance in Tibetan Buddhism, her works are usually created in a meditative state and are improvisation-based. She explores the intuitive connection with her instruments during performances, as well as the ways of sound manipulation using extended techniques, code and hardware.

VOL. is an art group FKA "The Blues", comprised of Marissa Magic and Max Nordile, founded in 2014. The genre of music they play could be called Post Apocalyptic Bud Com Free Wave.

Cost: $5-15 sliding scale
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Videos featuring musicians playing at this event
Tender Buttons at Second Act, SF, 2016; live video processing by Bill Thibault