Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Wed, Jul 25 2018 12:00 AM

17th Annual Outsound New Music Summit
The Bay Area's Creative Music Festival
'The Art of Noise' a night of sonic exploration with

Shanna Sordahl - cello/electronics, Robert Lopez - drums/percussion
SO AR is a collaboration between electronic musician/cellist Shanna Sordahl and percussionist Robert Lopez. The project emphasizes the musical transformation of spaces through the ritual of performance, and breathes deeply into the potential that music, sound, and gathering can, and do, hold in our lives. In addition to crafting composition for site-specific performances, the performers employ techniques such as repetition, rhythmic exchange, and timbral manipulation in their realization of these aims. “SO AR continues to explore what it is to enliven – to sound – spaces, instruments, bodies, and minds,” according to the performers.

Chandra Shukla created XAMBUCA before performing a debut performance in Berkeley, CA on April 20, 1995 came up with the nonsensical moniker. He formed them from letters left over from a Scrabble game that spelled out what has come to be known as 'XAMBUCA'.
It was this that prompted the need for a name and the beginnings of an ongoing collaborative project that was completely free of genre, form, context or musicality with a rotating arsenal of sonic guests. Though now in 2018, the lineup for XAMBUCA consists solely of Chandra Shukla (sound) and sometimes collaborations with Geo Lynx (video). XAMBUCA has performed internationally and continues to produce, record and perform live. The symbol of XAMBUCA is the 'x' that marks the spot appearing on every product and stemming from the likes of chromosomes to tuning forks and is a brand logo to be recognized , everywhere. One of those symbols that you've felt you've seen before but weren't quite sure where. Many derivative and copycat logos have emerged since its inception in 1995 either by mere coincidence or sheer plagiarism. XAMBUCA strives to give emphasis to its art both sonically and visually.

$18/$15/$12 Door, $15/$12/$10 Advance

Cost: $18/$15/$12 Door, $15/$12/$10 Advance
Audio samples in which musicians at this event play: