Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sun, Nov 3 2019 7:30 PM

7:30 Echo's Bones
Sheldon Brown - clarinet, bass clarinet/Joseph Noble - flute, alto flute, bass flute/Amber Lamprecht - oboe, English horn
8:30 Noertker's Moxie
Annelise Zamula - alto sax, flute/Joshua Marshall - tenor sax/Bill Noertker - contrabass/Dave Mihaly - drums

Echo's Bones is a woodwind trio based in the San Francisco Bay Area that plays avant pastoral improvised music. Echo’s Bones developed from the desire to hear the combined timbres of three different acoustic woodwind instruments blending, diverging, conversing. Never having played together before, the trio members were startled and pleasantly surprised by the sounds they created on their first meeting (documented in their “Eponymous” album on their web site— Since then, they have been enjoying their developing conversation.

Amber Lamprecht: oboe, English horn. Amber Lamprecht was born into a very musical family and has been playing music since she was in elementary school. She studied oboe at the University of Colorado in Boulder’s College of Music and also plays English Horn, flute, alto flute, and sings. Although her education and practice was in classical music, after college she began developing her improvising skills in a variety of musical genres. Since then, she's been playing in a wide array of genres through local groups, session playing, as well as touring internationally many times. She is a member of The Red Room Orchestra, Marc and the Casuals, The Awesome Orchestra Collective, Graham Connah's big band ensemble, and a part-time member of Noertker's Moxie. She's performed with Rodriguez, Tony Danza, Bart Davenport, Mark Eitzel, Karina Denike, The Vocal Arts Ensemble, The San Luis Obispo Symphony Orchestra, and many other groups

Sheldon Brown: clarinet, bass clarinet. Composer and woodwind multi-instrumentalist Sheldon Brown has been active on the San Francisco Bay Area creative music scene for over 30 years. In 2014, he premiered his commissioned extended work, Blood of the Air, at the SFJAZZ Center as part of the 32nd Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival and in 2018 released the studio recording of the work. He is an original member of Electric Squeezebox Orchestra and has composed and arranged for that group since it’s inception in 2015. Brown has toured extensively with Omar Sosa and other notable ensembles and performs with many Bay Area artists, such as Ben Goldberg, Darren Johnston, Ian Carey, and Matt Small. He has performed with many of Graham Connah’s various ensembles, and he composes, arranges, and performs with Clarinet Thing, Club Foot Orchestra, and Hemispheres. In 1988, he performed with Anthony Braxton in Braxton’s extended work, Composition 132, at Grace Cathedral as part of the San Francisco Jazz Festival.

Joseph Noble: flute, alto flute, bass flute. Besides playing in Echo’s Bones, Joseph Noble plays or has played in Cloud Shepherd, Ouroboros, Chamber Cloud, and Ornithos Loom. He is also a poet with three published books. More information about his music, poetry, essays, and artwork can be found on his website:

Bassist/composer Bill Noertker has been active in the Bay Area jazz and avant-garde scene since the late 1980s. Since 2001, he has lead his own ensemble, Noertker's Moxie, as a forum for compositions inspired by visual artists such as Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Franz Marc, Salvador Dalí, and Joan Miró, architect Antoni Gaudí, poet Rainer Maria Rilke, sculptor David Beck, and others. Noertker has composed over 175 pieces of music for this group and has released ten CDs, including three volumes of his extended suite Sketches of Catalonia, three volumes of his extended Blue Rider Suite, and three volumes of his druidh series.
He has also composed music for three films that showcase the intimately-scaled sculptures of David Beck, composed the score for a Nikos Koumoundouros film that screened at the Festival de Cannes 2010, and most recently scored the Olympia Stone film “Curious Worlds: the Art and Imagination of David Beck.”

Dave Mihaly is a drummer, multi instrumentalist and composer living in San Francisco. He has toured the world playing music and has studied music and percussion with a variety of teachers in NYC, NJ and California. Mihaly has played in many jazz, rock, punk, folkloric and experimental bands and is featured on over 30 recordings, including his own Shimmering Leaves Ensemble (Porto Franco Records). His latest recording is Light in the Ring: the Ali Suite.

Cost: sliding scale $10-20
Audio samples in which musicians at this event play: