Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Thu, Jan 10 2019 8:00 PM


8:15 pm Usufruct
Polly Moller Springhorn - flute/voice Tim Walters - laptop/processing
9:00 pm Thruoutin/ruidobello
Brad Seippel, jorge bachmann - modular synth, pedals, computer

Thruoutin:
American born electronic producer and multi-instrumentalist, thruoutin, has been based in China since 2009.
His work varies from project to project, but often revolves around the combining of different genres with a
focus on organic and digital sounds.

[ruidobello] is the project of San Francisco based Sound Artist Jorge Bachmann. He has been involved in San Francisco's experimental music/dance scene since the early 2000. Working across a wide range of explorations, Bachmann's work is eclectic, going from subtle "Musique Concrète" Soundscapes to analog modular synth minimalism.
Since the early 1980's he has been exploring the strange, unique and microscopic sounds of everyday life. Collecting field recordings and creating immersive soundscapes. Blurring the boundaries between wilderness sound environments and man-made sounds.


Usufruct (YOO-zoo-fruckt) is the right of the people to harvest the fruits of common property. The duo Usufruct, consisting of flutist, composer, vocalist/improviser Polly Moller Springhorn and computer musician Tim Walters, deconstructs, lovingly reassembles, and improvises around found texts and musical materials in the public domain.

Polly Moller Springhorn has performed and recorded extensively with other musicians in their compositions and as an improviser, including Amanda Chaudhary, Marielle Jakobsens, Tom Djll, Scott Rosenberg, Gino Robair, and John Shiurba. She plays bass flute in Ghost in the House, and can be heard on their 2017 album, Second Sight. Polly's degrees are in flute performance (SF State University) and twentieth-century performance practice (UC Santa Cruz) with an emphasis on the history and practice of multiphonics on the flute and horn in Western art tradition. Her vocal study and practice began in choral music and continued through spoken word performance and rock, and retains features of all three. She loves Murphy Marie the Dusky Pionus parrot, genmai cha, bowls with handles, and potatoes any vegetarian way they can be prepared.

Tim Walters is a sonic and visual computer artist. Over the last couple of decades, he has bleeped and blooped with Circular Firing Squad and Slaw, researched artificial stupidity with Shalmaneser, and played electric dulcimer and bass guitar with Pledge Drive and Reconnaissance Fly. He has released four solo albums of electroacoustic music, most recently The Difficult Third Wish and Kilgrimal. He hopes someday to be a real live boy.

Cost: $8-$15 sliding scale
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