Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sun, Mar 1 2009 8:00 PM

ODC Dance Commons
351 Shotwell SF

sfSound Presents
a microFestival of New and Improvised Music

a three-day event that brings together some of the most creative musicians from Europe -- offering a spectacular range of musical aesthetics and spontaneous music making.

Each concert features the visiting artists performing their own repertoire, contrasted with sfSoundGroup's performance of classic avant-garde works. In addition, both groups collaborate in performances of compositions ranging from the spontaneous to highly structured. It's a rare and *affordable* opportunity to hear musical exchanges and cross-fertilization of genres and styles!

Domenico Sciajno/Gene Coleman/Marina Peterson Trio (electronics, bass clarinet & cello from Italy and U.S.)
Domenico Sciajno - KORZO (1994)
Gene Coleman - Black in White (2007)
Elliott Carter - Triple Duo (1983)

Italian electronic musician/composer/bassist Domenico Sciajno in a trio with Philadelphia based clarinetist/composer Gene Coleman and cellist Marina Peterson performing compositions and improvisations. With an emphasis on soft sounds and radical uses of instrument sound producing possibilities, these composer-performers occupy a unique sound world between noise and music.

sfSound performs a graphic score by Sciajno and a composition by Coleman for koto, bass clarinet and cello. Putting the evening in perspective, guest conductor Mary Chun leads sfSound in Elliott Carter's monumental "Triple Duo".

Cost: $10