Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Thu, Jun 27 2019 8:00 PM


8:15 pm Skullkrusher
Phillip Everett - electo-percussive noise
9:00 pm Cohen/Allen/Pino
Alex Cohen - guitar, Josh Allen - tenor saxophone, Mark Pino - drums

Skullkrusher is the solo project by Philip Everett creating dark explosive improvised soundscapes and noise loop sculptures with analog and digitally processed electro-acoustic 36 string lap harp, xlarinet, brass snare drum and Gong, and an assortment of synths and pedals.

Alex Cohen is a performer/composer whose work traverses the realms of acoustic music and sonic theater, often involving homemade electronics and computer processing. Up until 2014, he worked primarily as a Guitarist and Educator within the paradigms of Jazz and Improvised music. Influenced by the work of his peers, Alex started adopting the techniques of computer music for his theatrical realizations. These pieces of sonic theater are sometimes playful, sometimes threatening; ranging from puppetry to ecstatic mystical ritual.

Mark Pino began playing drums at the age of 13. He has performed in the SF Bay Area and other parts of the country since the early 1990’s. Mark has shared stages and playing situations with many talented individuals, and is grateful to all of them, most of all those who have shared their insights with him. He considers himself a band player, first and foremost. He also plays percussion with Cloud Shepherd, The Ruminations, and other experimental/improv groups.

Alex Cohen is a performer/composer whose work traverses the realms of acoustic music and sonic theater, often involving homemade electronics and computer processing. Up until 2014, he worked primarily as a Guitarist and Educator within the paradigms of Jazz and Improvised music. Influenced by the work of his peers, Alex started adopting the techniques of computer music for his theatrical realizations. These pieces of sonic theater are sometimes playful, sometimes threatening; ranging from puppetry to ecstatic mystical ritual.

Mark Pino began playing drums at the age of 13. He has performed in the SF Bay Area and other parts of the country since the early 1990’s. Mark has shared stages and playing situations with many talented individuals, and is grateful to all of them, most of all those who have shared their insights with him. He considers himself a band player, first and foremost. He also plays percussion with Cloud Shepherd, The Ruminations, and other experimental/improv groups.

Josh Allen has created his own personal language on the tenor saxophone, with an emphasis on polytonal and asymmetrical phrasing, as well as extending the range and sonic ability of the instrument. He does this with constant emphasis and study of the overtone series, and the generation of multiphonics from the application of this process. He is currently teaching Fellowship students at the Brubeck Institute at the University of Pacific. He was born in Berkeley, California in 1972. Like many of today’s prominent musicians, Mr. Allen was a product of the Berkeley public school system, studying saxophone starting at the age of nine under Phil Hardymon. He went on to study with such prominent Bay Area musicians as Bill Aron, Joe Henderson, and Rory Snyder. With his focus squarely on jazz composition and performance, Mr. Allen moved to Southern California in the early nineties to study with Rick Helzer at San Diego State. He became active in the Latin Jazz community, and worked with various musicians such as Dennis Chambers, and Eddie Palmieri. Mr. Allen’s return to the Bay Area in the mid 90s to finish his Bachelors degree at Sonoma State. His association with saxophonist Marco Eneidi led to working relationships with musicians such as Glen Spearmann, Matthew Goodheart, Damon Smith, and eventually Cecil Taylor.

Cost: $8-15 sliding
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