Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Thu, Mar 15 2018 8:00 PM

8:00pm Banyan Tree
Maneesh Raj Madahar - Rhodes, Jamie Green - violin
9:00pm Daniel Steffey - electronics

Banyan Tree is an improvisation duet formed in Los Angeles (2017) and peopled by Maneesh Raj Madahar and Jamie Green, on Fender Rhodes and amplified violin, respectively. Their rigorously naivist sound unfurls by tapping into vague hints of Hindustani classical modality and a tendency toward ephemeral geometrical structures, interlocking melodic and rhythmic forms which tend to appear and recede as do folding ocean ripples. The same techniques are applied similarly in their use of rhythmic and repetitive verbal recitations, which induce a heightened sensation of word-shapes while remaining primarily abstract-musical.

Daniel Steffey is an active composer and percussionist in the San Francisco Bay Area. At Mills College, he studied composition and theory with David Bernstein and Roscoe Mitchell, and percussion with William Winant. Daniel's compositions have been played throughout the United States, including his work he did for Helen Pau's award winning play The Stone Wife, in which he composed music and administered the sound design. His composition Radio Piece #7 was chosen for the "60x60 Concert Series", which was performed at various venues across the world, including the 2010 International Computer Music Conference held in New York City.

Cost: $8-15 sliding