Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Thu, Mar 26 2020 8:00 PM

8:15 pm noOisc
Mark Oi - electric guitar, prepared electric guitar, pedals,
Bethany Schwarz - electronics
Bill Noertker - electric bass, prepared electric bass, pedals
9:00 pm Echo's Bones
Amber Lamprecht - oboe, English horn, Sheldon Brown - clarinet, bass clarinet, Joseph Noble - flute, alto flute, bass flute

Echo's Bones is a woodwind trio based in the San Francisco Bay Area that plays avant pastoral improvised music.
Amber Lamprecht: oboe, English horn. Amber Lamprecht was born into a very musical family and has been playing music since she was in elementary school. She studied oboe at the University of Colorado in Boulder’s College of Music and also plays English Horn, flute, alto flute, and sings. Although her education and practice was in classical music, after college she began developing her improvising skills in a variety of musical genres. Since then, she's been playing in a wide array of genres through local groups, session playing, as well as touring internationally many times. She is a member of The Red Room Orchestra, Marc and the Casuals, The Awesome Orchestra Collective, Graham Connah's big band ensemble, and a part-time member of Noertker's Moxie. She's performed with Rodriguez, Tony Danza, Bart Davenport, Mark Eitzel, Karina Denike, The Vocal Arts Ensemble, The San Luis Obispo Symphony Orchestra, and many other groups
Sheldon Brown: clarinet, bass clarinet. Composer and woodwind multi-instrumentalist Sheldon Brown has been active on the San Francisco Bay Area creative music scene for over 30 years. In 2014, he premiered his commissioned extended work, Blood of the Air, at the SFJAZZ Center as part of the 32nd Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival and in 2018 released the studio recording of the work. He is an original member of Electric Squeezebox Orchestra and has composed and arranged for that group since it’s inception in 2015. Brown has toured extensively with Omar Sosa and other notable ensembles and performs with many Bay Area artists, such as Ben Goldberg, Darren Johnston, Ian Carey, and Matt Small. He has performed with many of Graham Connah’s various ensembles, and he composes, arranges, and performs with Clarinet Thing, Club Foot Orchestra, and Hemispheres. In 1988, he performed with Anthony Braxton in Braxton’s extended work, Composition 132, at Grace Cathedral as part of the San Francisco Jazz Festival.
Joseph Noble: flute, alto flute, bass flute. Besides playing in Echo’s Bones, Joseph Noble plays or has played in Cloud Shepherd, Ouroboros, Chamber Cloud, and Ornithos Loom. He is also a poet with three published books. More information about his music, poetry, essays, and artwork can be found on his website:

Guitarist Mark Oi and bassist Bill Noertker first met in the mid-90s when Oi was playing with John Tchicai and Noertker was playing with the After the End of the World Coretet. When Tchicai moved to France in 2001, Oi moved to Seattle. That was the same year that Noertker formed his working ensemble, Noertker's Moxie. By 2014 Oi had returned to the Bay Area.
Since then he and Noertker have been meeting weekly to hone their unique musical lexicon through the use of non-standard composition techniques, improvised harmonic textures, cell structure pieces, juxtapositions of in-congruent melodic lines, neo-classical formations, telepathic improvisational dialogues, and the blurring of standard electric guitar/electric bass roles. They released their first CD on Edgetone Records in the spring of 2018.
Most recently they have been working on textural improvisations using looping pedals, prepared instruments, and extended techniques. They are sometimes joined in this endeavor by electronic musician Bethany Schwarz.
Bethany Schwarz creates a sonic experience that gives the listener an opportunity for personal discovery. With emphasis on tone and texture, her sound has been described as "meditative soundscape". While most of her work to date has been electronic cassette-based recording, she is increasingly working with non-electronic timbres in live, rock-and-roll-influenced experimentation.

Cost: $8-15 sliding
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Audio samples in which musicians at this event play: