Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Mon, Nov 9 2009 7:30 PM


On Monday, November 9 at 7:30pm, First Tuesdays at Tom's Place presents three eminent soloists:

Hans Koch, from Biel, Switzerland, cello
Michael Evans, from New York, percussion
Ryan Jewell, from Columbus, OH, percussion

N.B.: the show date really is Monday, November 9. Ignore the fact that the series title says "First Tuesdays!"

Hans Koch

Born 1948, lives in Biel, Switzerland. Hans Koch has quit his career as a recognised classical clarinetist to become one of the most innovative improvising reed-players in Europe. He has been working with everyone from Cecil Taylor to Fred Frith since the eighties. As a composer he has shaped the sound of Koch-Sch├╝tz-Studer since the beginning as well as working for radio-plays and film. Since the nineties he has been working with electronics as an extension of the saxes/clarinets as well as with sampling/sequencing. As a reed-player he is always working on his very own vocabulary and sound, which makes him a very unique voice on the actual scene.

Michael Evans

Michael Evans is an improvising drummer/percussionist/thereminist/composer whose work investigates and embraces the collision of sound and theatrics. As well as being a drumset player, his work with unusual sound sources includes found objects, homemade instruments, the theremin and various digital and homemade analog electronics. His work with the theremin varies the quality of its sound through set-up and technique. On the theremin he has performed with dancers and in group settings playing experimental, jazz, rock, ersatz lounge and chamber music.

Ryan Jewell

Columbus Ohio's Ryan Jewell lends his percussive skills to a vast and wide variety of settings, from holding down the drum chairs in the Siltbreeze bands Psychedelic Horseshit and Pink Reason to improvised explorations with C. Spencer Yeh (Burning Star Core), Ben Hall (Graveyards), Nate Wooley (Melee), and Jack Wright, not to mention his much regarded electro-acoustic solo sets. He has played throughout the United States, Canada and Europe and has recorded for Chocolate Monk, Teen Action, and Dreamship Records.

Tom's Place
3111 Deakin Street, Berkeley CA
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Doors open at 7:00 PM

Cost: donation