Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Thu, Nov 29 2018 8:00 PM

8:00 pm Antonic/Fischer
Thomas Antonic - text, recitation
Michael Fischer - ad-hoc soundscaping
A morphological text- and soundscape, richly allusive, drawn, sculpture-like, filmic, cross-linking, floating. Whirring visions form a coup of poetic escalation.
9:00 pm Nishi-Smith/Robertson
Kanoko Nishi-Smith - koto
Owen Stewart Robertson -guitar

Michael Fischer, musician, composer, improvised and experimental music / noise /
soundscapes, instant composition conductings, working with the immanence of language
within sounds and the electro-acoustic phenomenon of the feedback since 1999; developer
of the “feedback_saxophone”. Founder of the Vienna Improvisers Orchestra (2004),
cooperating with experimental and sound poetry. Numerous international collaborations
with improvising musicians, composers and artist collectives such as Baby-Q dance comp.
Tokyo, The Meeting Point Amsterdam, and others. Performances and tours in and through
Europe, Lebanon, Canada, USA, Japan, etc., Globale – ZKM Karlsruhe, Wien Modern, High
Zero Festival Baltimore, Irtijal Festival Beirut, Bunka Kaikan Tokyo, STEIM, Muziekgebouw
Amsterdam; guest-lectures at The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Newcastle University
UK, University for Architecture at Vaduz, Liechtenstein, a.m.o.

Thomas Antonic, poet, musician, writer, filmmaker, PhD in german literature and
philosophy, working with and about experimental literature, multi-media intersections of
music, visual arts, poetry, cut-up, improvisation, spontaneous prose and other principles of
coincidence. Numerous publications in German and English, most recent book in English
language: Flickering Cave Paintings of Noxious Nightbirds (2017, published in Austria), plays
several instruments and sings in different band projects, among them: William S. Burroughs
Hurts, Night on Earth, The Sorry. Performances as writer and musician all over Europe, USA,
Morrocco, Chile. Visiting Researcher at Stanford University (2013) and Research Fellow at
the University of California in Berkeley (2014/15). Lives and works mostly in Vienna, Austria.

Cost: $8-15 sliding