Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Tue, Oct 23 2018 9:00 PM

Uptown Nightclub
1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland
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Moe! Staiano is an Oakland-based composer/drummer whose large ensembles, Moe! Staiano Ensemble and Moe!kestra!, have performed in both Europe and the United States. His dense, heavy and intense compositions often include unconventional instrumentation, such as sirens, u-bolts, prepared guitars and wine glasses, as well as traditional orchestral and rock instruments. His composition, "Away Towards the Light," is an exploration of tonal interplay and contrasting rhythms for nine electric guitars, bass and drums composed in three movements, and is his first composition for multiple electric guitars.

Musicians include Jay Korber, William Bohrer,
Melne Murphy, Damon Wood, Robin Walsh, Drew Wheeler, Bill Wolter, John Shiurba, Josh Pollock, David James, Marc Zollinger, and Karl Evangelista on guitars, Steve Lew on bass, Jeff Lievers on drums, composition, and Moe Staiano, conducting.

Vacuum Tree Head is opening the evening, and celebrating a pair of two CD EPs, released in a lavish package.
For this performance, Vacuum Tree Head will be (in alphabetical order):
Steve Adams, baritone saxophone; Jason Bellenkes, alto and soprano saxophones and clarinet; Jason Berry, conductor; Amanda Chaudhary, keyboards; Richard Corny, electric guitar; Michael de la Cuesta, electric guitar and synthesizer; Justin Markovits, drum kit; Joshua Marshall, tenor and soprano saxophones; Amy X Neuburg, voice and blippo box; John Shiurba, bass guitar. Special guest Colin Hogan on beanbags.

Cost: $10
Audio samples in which musicians at this event play:
Videos featuring musicians playing at this event
Ken Filiano/ Steve Adams Duo at the Stone