Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Wed, Aug 7 2024 8:00 PM

8:00 PM Sarah Grace Graves, Eli Berman, and Eda Er - voice and electronics

9:00 PM Ari Micich - trumpet/projections

San Francisco trumpet player and composer, Ari Micich performs with orchestras, opera companies, ensembles and his own solo project throughout the Bay Area. He is a member of the San Francisco based brass quintet, Brass Over Bridges and the conductorless chamber orchestra One Found Sound.
Ari’s compositions explore new contexts for the trumpet, the interplay of organic sounds, melody, harmony and visual storytelling. His work with video is inspired by his background in visual arts, the interplay between musical and visual mediums and their shared language of line, rhythm, harmony and dissonance. At the core of Ari’s work is a desire to create pieces with an emotional core that capture the listener’s imagination and inspire new possibilities.

Sarah Grace Graves, Eli Berman, and Eda Er perform a set of voice and electronic solos, duos, and trios that explore storytelling as technology and voice that extends beyond the body.

Sarah Grace Graves is a singer, composer, and improviser connecting the physical and emotional landscape of the performer with the inner life of the listener through intimate and rare uses of the voice. A composer by formation, she has spent the past several years building an experimental vocal practice mining layers of unstable vocal sounds and now works as a freelance composer-performer, drawing upon both pools of knowledge to compose music that is body-centered, person-centered, and site-specific.

The artistic practice of composer/vocalist Eda Er is informed by her training in experimental theater. Her musical adventures started when she began to write casually experimental pop songs, and she now often improvises with interactive electronics and visuals. Her pieces often deliver a direct, witty narrative that tackles relevant issues such as heartbreak, body image, and societal expectations with wry humor and disarming honesty
Composer/vocalist/instrument builder Eli Berman explores links between bodies, genders, ancestries, and environments. Through composition and improvised electroacoustic performances, she explores extended techniques in relation to western classical, Jewish cantorial, Yiddish, Slovak, and Appalachian singing traditions.

$10-20 Sliding suggested donation(no one turned away for lack of funds)

Cost: $10-20 sliding (no one turned away for lack of fun