Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sun, Mar 3 2019 7:30 PM


7:30 pm Scott R. Looney Trio
Lisa Mezzacappa - bass, Kjell Nordeson - drums/percussion
8:30 pm Strikethru
Kip Kipperman - contrabass, Isaac Otto - saxophone, Kim Nucci - electronics

Strikethru is an Oakland-based electroacoustic trio consisting of Kip Kipperman on contrabass, Isaac Otto on saxophone and Kim Nucci on electronics. they have been working together for 3 years, exploring utopic soundscapes and memory through a language of bloops, bleeps, squeaks, scrapes, sizzles, long tones, short tones, creaking bones, and melody.

Scott R. Looney (piano, hyperpiano) has always been interested in the creation and performance of compelling sounds across a broad spectrum of contemporary, improvised, and experimental music. He has studied composition and improvisation with Roscoe Mitchell, Wadada Leo Smith, Morton Subotnick, David Rosenboom, and Frederic Rzewski, obtaining his MFA in Composition from California Institute of the Arts. After moving to New York, and finally to the San Francisco Bay area, he became more interested in expanding the timbral possibilities of the piano, and using pianists such as Denman Maroney as a starting point, has forged a signature style using the inside and outside of the piano, plucking strings, using metal implements and other quick preparations, in combination to playing the piano normally. Lisa Mezzacappa (bass) is a San Francisco Bay Area-based bassist, bandleader, composer, curator and producer. An active collaborator in the Bay Area music community for more than a dozen years, she leads her own groups Bait & Switch, the Interlopers, Nightshade, Eartheaters and the Lisa Mezzacappa Trio, and co-leads the ensembles BODABODA, duo B., Cylinder, the Mezzacappa-Phillips Duo, and the Caribbean folk band Les Gwan Jupons. Lisa has released her music on the Clean Feed, NoBusiness, Leo, NotTwo, Evander, Odd Shaped Case and Edgetone record labels, and has recorded as a sideperson for the Tzadik, Kadima and Porto Franco labels. She collaborates frequently on cross-disciplinary projects in sound installation, film/video, sculpture and public music/art. Kjell Nordeson, PhD (drums, percussion), is a Swedish percussionist and instructor currently living in San Francisco, Caifornia. In 1986 Nordeson formed AALY Trio, together with fellow Swede Mats Gustafsson. AALY Trio became one of the leading groups in the Swedish experimental scene in the 90’s. He has toured extensively in Europe, North America, North Africa and Japan with various groups; altogether over 1200 performances in around 30 different countries, and recorded over 50 CDs. He has performed with Peter Brötzmann, Barry Guy, Ken Vandermark, Sten Sandell, Joe Morris, William Parker, Paul Rutherford, Martin Küchen, Gerry Hemingway, Christer Bothén, Frank Gratkowski, Stefano Scodanibbio, Mark Dresser, Martin Küchen and many others.

Cost: sliding scale $10-20
Audio samples in which musicians at this event play:
Videos featuring musicians playing at this event
avantNOIR, a suite of compositions for jazz quartet plus guests, is a musical companion to the crime novels of Dashiell Hammett and Paul Auster. All music by Lisa Mezzacappa.