Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Fri, Jul 1 2022 8:00 PM

Mosswood Sound Series
3630 Telegraph Ave enter 2nd door on 37th St Oakland
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Dan Plonsey (reeds) performs new compositions with Randy McKean (reeds), MANTRA PLONSEY (voice), WARD SPANGLER (percussion), and Cory Wright (winds).

BRAN(…)POS performs "The Shitty Karma of Swatting Flies," a broken meditation involving noises.

BRAN(…)POS is the ongoing audio-visual-performance-noise-musique-brain-bend of Jake Rodriguez from the San Francisco Bay Area, CA. Rodriguez has been performing and recording under this moniker since 1996 with releases on Rubber City Noise, Tymbal Tapes, Resipiscent, C.I.P., Ratskin Records, Animal Disguise, and Chitah! Chitah! Soundcrack.

Dan Plonsey is a composer and multi-instrumentalist living in El Cerrito. Born in Cleveland, OH, Plonsey studied composition and improvisation with Martin Bresnick, Anthony Braxton, and more briefly with other members of the AACM at the fabled Creative Music Studio. Plonsey's most notable commissions have come from Bang on a Can, the SF Jewish Music Festival, and Real Time Opera, for which he wrote an opera with a libretto by underground comic book writer, Harvey Pekar. Plonsey has released 40 CDs of his music, most of which are available at He is at present working on the 27th CD of music called "Concert Band 1," for which he plays all the instruments. Plonsey has worked with Randy McKean, Cory Wright, Ward Spangler, and Mantra Plonsey for decades. They can all read Plonsey's mind better than he can himself. The music will be approximately 2/3 improvised. Texts, by Mantra, tend to be eerily human.

Cost: $10-$25 sliding scale
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