Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Fri, Aug 10 2018 9:00 PM

Uptown Nightclub
1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland
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Sung Kim creates a new genre with Stop Motion animation & improvisation on hand made instruments. An improvisor, sculptor, and an instrument builder, Kim studied ceramic sculpture at the Corcoran School of Art. It was there that Kim started building his own variations of the guitar. While attending The Art Institute of Chicago he began to deviate from the guitar to explore other techniques, tonalities, and sympathetic resonance. Now a long time Bay Area resident, Kim has collaborated with many local musicians to explore his instruments in an improvisational context.

Zachary James Watkins' composition 'Peace Be Till' commissioned by Kronos Quartet debuted in January at Carnegie Hall. Zachary has also received commissions from Cornish College of The Arts, The Microscores Project, the Beam Foundation, Somnubutone Radio Series, sfsound and the Seattle Chamber Players. His band Black Spirituals opened for pionering Drone Metal band Earth during their 2015 European tour.

John Shiurba is a composer and guitarist whose musical pursuits include improvisation, art-rock, modern composition and noise. Shiurba has recorded and toured as a member of the bands Eskimo, The Molecules, Spezza Rotto, the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Anthony Braxton's ensemble and the SFSound Group. Cadence Magazine calls Shiurba a 'wildly creative guitarist... anti-jazz, anti-everything else, yet utterly compelling.
He will be playing with trumpet player Tom Djll (Grosse Abfahrt, hackMIDI, BEAUTY SCHOOL, TENDER BUTTONS)
and percussionist Gino Robair (founding member of the Splatter Trio and Pink Mountain, performed w/Tom Waits, Anthony Braxton, John Zorn, Nina Hagen, Terry Riley, Lou Harrison, John Butcher, Derek Bailey, Peter Kowald, Otomo Yoshihide, and the ROVA Saxophone Quartet).

Music begins at 9:30pm

Cost: $10
Audio samples in which musicians at this event play:
Videos featuring musicians playing at this event
Gino Robair and John Butcher, 2008
Tender Buttons at Second Act, SF, 2016; live video processing by Bill Thibault