Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Thu, Jun 13 2019 8:00 PM

8:15 pm David Leikam - NS Design CR 6-string electric cello, electronic pedals
9:00 pm Antonic/Fischer
Thomas Antonic - text, recitation
Michael Fischer - ad-hoc soundscaping
A morphological text- and soundscape, richly allusive, drawn, sculpture-like, filmic, cross-linking, floating. Whirring visions form a coup of poetic escalation.

David Leikam is a San Francisco-based composer-performer and bandleader. Being born with cerebral palsy has affected his body and speech, giving him a distinct view into his creative arts/music process and being largely a self-taught multi-instrumentalist. He has performed and/or recorded with: Wadada Leo Smith, Pamela Z, Eddie Gale, Kidd Jordan, John Bergamo, Doug Ellington, Muruga Booker, James Gurley, Perry Robinson, Sikiru Adepoju, Jon Raskin, Timothy Orr, Patrick Cress, Sheila Bosco, amongst others.

Michael Fischer, musician, composer, improvised and experimental music / noise / soundscapes, instant composition conducting, working with the immanence of language within sounds and the electro-acoustic phenomenon of the feedback since 1999; developer of the “feedback_saxophone”. Founder of the Vienna Improvisers Orchestra (2004), cooperating with experimental and sound poetry. Numerous international collaborations with improvising musicians, composers and artist collectives such as Baby-Q dance comp. Tokyo, The Meeting Point Amsterdam, and others. Performances and tours in and through
Europe, Lebanon, Canada, USA, Japan, etc., Globale – ZKM Karlsruhe, Wien Modern, High Zero Festival Baltimore, Irtijal Festival Beirut, Bunka Kaikan Tokyo, STEIM, Muziekgebouw
Amsterdam; guest-lectures at The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Newcastle University UK, University for Architecture at Vaduz, Liechtenstein, a.m.o.

Thomas Antonic, poet, musician, writer, filmmaker, PhD in german literature and philosophy, working with and about experimental literature, multi-media intersections of music, visual arts, poetry, cut-up, improvisation, spontaneous prose and other principles of
coincidence. Numerous publications in German and English, most recent book in English language: Flickering Cave Paintings of Noxious Nightbirds (2017, published in Austria), plays several instruments and sings in different band projects, among them: William S. Burroughs Hurts, Night on Earth, The Sorry. Performances as writer and musician all over Europe, USA,
Morrocco, Chile. Visiting Researcher at Stanford University (2013) and Research Fellow at the University of California in Berkeley (2014/15). Lives and works mostly in Vienna, Austria.

Cost: $8-15 sliding