Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Tue, Nov 12 2019 9:00 PM

Uptown Nightclub
1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland
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Active Music Series presents:
- Chandler/Korber/Weeks
- Beam Splitter with Kyle Bruckmann & Jacob Felix Heule
- Junior Mint Prince

Burmese rhythm section Matt Chandler (bass) and Jay Korber (drums) join forces with saxophone libertine Tom Weeks to play hardcore, tough as nails free improvisation.

BEAM SPLITTER is a duo for amplified voice, trombone and analog electronics. Utilizing the pure sounds of acoustic and closely amplified sound sources, the duo joins together two individual voices into a distinct dialog that delves beyond the borders of the corporeal elements of extended technique and sound. There is an intimacy and conflict that becomes evident as the two personas intertwine, in moments joining together seamlessly and in the next, being left with the feeling of irrevocable fracture. The two manage between these extremes with a kind of improvised grace that reveals an effort towards a common goal. It is an honest metaphor for a human relationship in process that even in the most serene moments can leave one raw and entirely exposed.

Junior Mint Prince
Blurred distinctions of song-form, performative gesture, and open improvisation serve the core interests of Jr Mint Prince. Performances have been described as ephemeral & captivating as they strive to draw influence from disciplines such as freak folk, electronic free improv, poetry, texture, and drone music. Junior Mint Prince transcribes moments of pure expression into audible substance.

Cost: $5-15 sliding scale
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Videos featuring musicians playing at this event
The premiere, at the 2013 Outsound New Music Summit, of Wrack ...Awaits Silent Tristero's Empire (made possible by the Chamber Music America New Jazz Works commissioning program).