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


SANTOMIERI-FARHADIAN DUO
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.

Purchase Album, RedBlue, on CD Baby

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/deansantomieritheafarhad

http://www.theafarhadian.com/blackcopper.html

http://www.deansantomieri.com/

http://www.theafarhadian.com/

Cost: $5-15 sliding scale
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