Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Thu, Nov 14 2019 8:00 PM


8:15pm Beam Splitter
duo for amplified voice, trombone and analog electronics
9:00 pm Ghost In The House
Davd Michalak - electric harp, box of junk
Tom Nunn - Crustacean, Lukie Tubes
Cindy Webster - saw
John Ingle - baritone saxophone


The music of Ghost In The House is a soundtrack for the subconscious. It could suggest a murder mystery, a visitation in a dream or a cataclysmic storm. The scores are sketches that depict musical events to be interpreted by the band. Conceived by filmmaker & musician David Michalak, Ghost In The House explores ethereal and elemental soundscapes where music suggests an image. "These are all the films I couldn’t afford to make." D.M.

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.


Cost: $8-15 Sliding
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Invented Instruments , at the High Zero festival September 22nd 2012 , Baltimore Maryland