Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sun, Nov 20 2022 5:00 PM

Join us for an evening of electronic and improvised music. Ava Koohbor and Jose Solares Jimenez will improvise and interface with saxophone, electronics, and objects; and students from the Electric Sound Collective (USF) will present collaborative works developed through the semester for various electronic combinations.

The Electric Sound Collective (ESC) is a non-hierarchical ensemble focusing on electronic and amplified instruments, found sounds, and improvisation. It welcomes students of all backgrounds and experiences, and encourages creativity and play outside genre boundaries.

Ava Koohbor is an interdisciplinary artist. Through sound, words, and objects she tries to find balance in everyday chaos. Her latest performance was a sound contribution to Chris Brown & Johanna Poethig realization of David Ireland’s score, A Variation on 79, Side to Side Passes of a Dumbbell, Dedicated to the Memory of John Cage. Her latest publication, a collection of poetry, Death Under Construction has been published by Ugly Duckling Presse. She is now pursuing an MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media at Mills College.

Jose Fernando Solares is a mexican improviser, saxophonist, composer and sound artist, born in Ensenada, Baja California. Has a BA in Classical Saxophone Performance from the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC). He has performed in festivals and projects as Vertice 2018, Ensenada’s New Music Festival (Neofonia FMNE) 2019/2021-2022, International Improv’s Week (SIDIMPRO) 2013-2019, La Covacha’s International Jazz Week ( SIJAZZ) 2014-2019, Festival Of New Trumpet Music West 2020 (FONT West), Afrofuturism Festival 2022 at Carnegie Hall, Heather Kravas and Victoria Haven: solid objects/VOIDS at Walker Art Center (2022). With more than thirty world premiere pieces performed, one of his greatest interests in music is to explore the sonic possibilities through new music and free improvisation. Jose is nowadays studying an MFA in Performance and Literature, with an Emphasis in Improvisation at Mills College, in Oakland CA.

Cost: $15 General $10 Members & Students