Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Fri, Aug 5 2022 8:00 PM

Mosswood Sound Series
3630 Telegraph Ave enter 2nd door on 37th St Oakland
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Pianist Ting Luo premieres two works by french sound artist and composer ARIES MOND. Ting also performs improvisation pieces for prepared piano, field recordings and electronics and two of her recent compositions Through Time and Dream Improvisor that explore a theme of healing.

TRIO: ( JESSICA ACKERLEY - Phillip Greenlief - KIM NUCCI ) performs electro-acoustic improvisation with guitar, saxophone, electronics. These musicians can move easily between ambient textural landscapes and skronky noise events that emerge from the deep listening approach of Oliveros and a boundary-free love of contemporary music.


Pianist Ting Luo has performed and lectured in prestigious venues in China and the U.S. that advocate contemporary music. She is the director of New Arts Collaboration Ting Luo has curated a multimedia music and art project New Arts Collaboration since 2020. She actively collaborates with artists from multiple disciplines including visual artists, composers, and sound artists. Works by NAC have been featured in The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art’s Digital Shorts Film Festival, Fresh Inc Festival, New Music Gathering Conference/Festival, and are programmed in Old First Concert Series, T he Center of New Music, Thailand New Music and Arts Symposium, Tokyo International Short Film Festival and Pune Shorts International Film Festival. Ting currently resides in Bay Area, California.


JESSICA ACKERLEY has established themselves on the music scene as a unique and versatile guitarist, and composer. Born in Alberta, Canada, Jessica now resides in Honolulu. They have worked alongside notable musicians such as Tyshawn Sorey, Daniel Carter, Marc Edwards, and Luke Stewart, to name a few. In 2017 and 2019, Ackerley released two albums as a bandleader - Coalesce and A New Kind of Water - to much acclaim. In 2019, they founded The Brink Guitar Festival, featuring Miles Okazaki, Wendy Eisenberg, and Dan Lippel, among others. They has been commissioned by Adult Swim to compose and record a track for their 15-song compilation entitled New Jazz Century.

Since his emergence on the west coast in the late 1970s, saxophonist/composer Phillip Greenlief has achieved international acclaim for his recordings and performances with musicians and composers in the post-jazz continuum as well as new music innovators and virtuosic improvisers. He has performed with Wadada Leo Smith, Meredith Monk, Rashaun Mitchell and They Might Be Giants. Albums include LANTSKAP LOGIC with Fred Frith and Evelyn Davis, THAT OVERT DESIRE OF OBJECT with Joelle Leandre, ALL AT ONCE with FPR (Frank Gratkowski and Jon Raskin), and OH THAT MONSTER with LA punk pioneers Thelonious Monster. Recent residencies have included the Banff Center for Art and Creativity, Neue Muzik Koln, and Headlands Center for the Arts. His critical writing has been published in Artforum, Open Space (SFMOMA), and Signal to Noise. "The Bay Area's do-it-yourself ethos has produced a bevy of dazzlingly creative musicians, but few have put the philosophy to work as effectively as Phillip Greenlief." – Andrew Gilbert, San Francisco Chronicle

KIM NUCCI is an Oakland-based media artist, composer, and technologist. They perform on electronics, modular synthesizer, and saxophones. As a visual and sound artist, they create interactive installations using architectural interventions, light, sculpture, arduino and other microcontrollers, idiosyncratic interactive design, painting and projections. They also work with video, and create generative and audio-reactive video art for live musical performance. Their solo performance practice is invested in the exploration of ritualism and trance states in improvisation. They hold an M.F.A. in Electronic Music and Recording Media, and an M.A. in Music Composition from Mills College, and a B.A. in Visual Arts from Bennington College. They are head of A.C.R.E. Residency's sound department. They are the Technical Director of Driven Arts Collective, a dance/theatre and media arts performance collective.

Cost: $10-$25 sliding scale
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