Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Fri, Jul 19 2019 7:00 PM

Octopus Literary Salon
2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland
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gabby fluke-mogul, Jacob Felix Heule, and Kanoko Nishi-Smith (violin/bass drum/koto)
Dean Santomieri/Thea Farhadian Duo (guitar/violin)

gabby fluke-mogul, Jacob Felix Heule, and Kanoko Nishi-Smith are three Bay Area musicians who play freely improvised music in various overlapping groups, incluing the world’s only known violin/koto/bass drum trio.

gabby fluke-mogul is an improvising violinist, composer, & educator living in Oakland, CA. they speak through languages of the jazz continuum, avant-garde, & folk traditions, deeply embodying the violin in their solo & ensemble playing.

Jacob Felix Heule is an improvising percussionist with a special interest in friction techniques. His music is shaped by intuition, listening, and following where the sounds lead. He embraces limited instrumentation - like a single drum and a single cymbal - as a commitment to exploring the depth of his instruments.

Kanoko Nishi-Smith is a performer currently based in SF/Bay Area. Though classically trained on piano, receiving a BA in Classical Music Performance from Mills College, her recent interest has primarily been in performing 20th century and contemporary musical compositions for piano as well as for koto (Japanese 13-string zither), and free-improvisation in various different contexts, with musicians, as well as dancers, poets, and visual artists

Structured, free, and idiosyncratic improvisations for resonator guitar and violin, employing alternative tunings and preparations. These pieces present a wide expressive range, incorporating the edge of contemporary classical music with catchy rhythms, colorful timbres, and iridescent micro-tonalities.

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Cost: $5-15 sliding scale
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