Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Thu, Dec 13 2018 8:00 PM


8:15 pm New Guinea Pigs
Tony Passarell - sax , cornet & percussion, Robert Kuhlmann - electric bass
Aaron Levin - drums, Rent Romus - alto/soprano saxophones
9:00 pm Leyya Tawil/Dominic Cramp/Amy Reed
Leyya Tawil - dance, Dominic Cramp - electronics, Amy Melissa Reed - guitar, hydrophone, voice

Guinea Pig was specifically formed for a performance in 1995 presented by the late great Dark Circle Lounge Series at Hotel Utah n San Francisco by Tony Passarell and Rent Romus. Now the band has reformed for a third time and continues to be sonicaly armed and dangerous mixing free form noise, jazz, and grunge funk.


Leyya Mona Tawil, also known as LIME RICKEY INTERNATIONAL, is an artist working with dance and music practices. She is a Syrian-Palestinian-American engaged in the world as such. Tawil is the director of ELIXIR and TAC: Temescal Art Center. Her work has been presented in 16 countries and throughout the states. http://www.danceelixirlive.org/leyya-mona-tawil.html
Dominic Cramp released his first music for public consumption in 1995 on the ambient experimental electronic label, Silent Records, under the moniker, Arthur Dent. He has been creating and releasing music steadily ever since in a variety of formats and guises. Mostly mining an experimental and electronic vein of organic debris, collected from an ever expanding library of field recordings and captured sound; Cramp writes music for two solo projects, Borful Tang and Lord Tang. He plays in the free improvising organ/drums/electronics duo, Tiberius, and the electro-acoustic collective, Vulcanus 68 while touring internationally and recording with Carla Bozuluch’s Evangelista. Most recently he finished a South American tour through Chile, Argentina and Brazil with the electro-acoustic/pop group The Talking Book featuring Bill Gould of Faith No More. Cramp, along with drummer Mike Guarino of Tiberius, has been involved with the Destroy project since its inception.
Amy Melissa Reed is Artist and director of Ma Series Arts. They work with ecologists, authors, dancers, poets, teatro, singers… Rooted in the west coast improvised music scene they extend the sonic possibilities a guitarist and create work that remembers our relationship to the land.


Cost: $8-15 sliding
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Videos featuring musicians playing at this event
From left, Heikki "Mike" Koskinen digital trumpet, Tane Kannisto saxophone, Teppo Hauta-aho double bass, Ville Rauhala double bass, Rent Romus saxophone and Simo Laihonen drums at Telakka, Tampere, Finland 31.5.2017.