Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sat, Nov 4 2023 8:00 PM

TACMUSIC presents two sets of music
doors at 7:30pm
show at 8pm

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St Celpher (São Paulo, New York, and Seattle)
St Celpher is John MacDougall Parker of Korean and American origin, floating between NYC, São Paulo and Seattle, the latter, off/on since 1990. A fan of Seattle grunge, was, once upon a time, in the 00’s New York scene performing, among other places, at CBGB’s, The Kitchen, Tonic, The Tank, Remote Lounge, Galapagos Art Space, Sputnik, and Stinger Club.

During the isolation of the pandemic, St Celfer developed an innovative and sophisticated electronic instrument – a “gambiarra,” in Brasilian Portuguese – named Step4D™. This unpredictable instrument is designed to be played and heard live, in real time, and works in a way that bypasses step by step, rational thinking. Every unique performance embraces chaos and forms songs from turmoil.

St Celfer has thrice been named New & Notable on BANDCAMP (2021 & 2022 & 2023), and is the featured wave track for Infrasonica issue #7, ‘Voicing Abstraction’. Much of his work can also be found on his YouTube channel.

Rae Diamond and Suki O'Kane (Oakland)

Rae Diamond and Suki O’Kane have been artistic collaborators for quite some time, the length of which neither can accurately recall. Since the beginning, they have been expanding a Venn diagram that includes breath, tuning, movement, the natural world, durational forms, and edge ecologies. Slow. Long. Sound. Image. For this show, they are playing instruments they have never played in public before.

About Rae

Rae Diamond is a neurodivergent interdisciplinary artist, educator and nature advocate who studies, cocreates and meditates with human individuals and communities as well as micro and macro elements of the spacetime we call nature. They founded, directed and composed for the Long Tone Choir 2013-2020, wrote and architected The Cantigee Oracle (North Atlantic Books), and wrote and illustrated floating bones (First Matter Press). She is a student and teacher of Qigong, and harbors equally deep loves for the transcendent and the absurd.

About Suki

Though a classically trained mallet percussionist, Suki O'Kane is more consistently about radical expression, media ecology, improvisation, mutuality, and deep listening. She composes and performs with and for artists from an encyclopedic range of musical genres, showing up to combine Jurassic electronics, everyday objects and found sounds to create noisy, hand held miniatures, playing the quietest concert bass drum ever (as cinema screen), and to find the space between the notes. Her current focus is on movement theater and durational performance, and hands-on support of bright light work in the Bay that strengthens community resilience and self-determination.

Cost: Donation