Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Danishta Rivero
improviser and sound artist
Danishta Rivero is a musician and sound artist based in Oakland. She is a vocalist who performs on electronics and the Hydrophonium, a water-based electro-acoustic percussion instrument she created.

Rivero performs solo as well as with her electro-acoustic duo Voicehandler with percussionist Jacob Felix Heule. She is also half of Las Sucias, a feminist noise reggeat├│n duo with Alexandra Buschman.

Previous projects include Blood Wedding, a just intonation noise duo with Chuck Johnson.

Contact: danishtarivero at gmail dot com
Upcoming Events:

Sunday, November 25 2018 7:30 PM
Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
This special All Ears Interfaith Sangha gathering will honor the life, work and memory of our beloved Pauline Oliveros on the two-year anniversary of her passing. Come witness, experience, participate in, and discuss some of Oliveros' most powerful compositions.  More...
Wednesday, December 5 2018 8:00 PM
The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Beam Splitter & Voicehandler

Beam Splitter is a duo for amplified voice, trombone and occasional analog electronics. Utilizing the pure sounds of acoustic and closely amplified sound sources, the duo joins together two individual voices into a distinct dialog that delves beyond the borders of the corporeal elements of extended technique and sound.

Voicehandler plays intuitive, incantatory music grounded in the most primitive and somatic instruments -- the voice and percussion -- juxtaposed with contemporary, disembodied electronics. We situate ourselves in our physical and social environment through our music. Our improvisations are shaped by their setting and context, and we use site-specific installations to more deeply experience spaces. We deconstruct song forms in relation to mythology and literature to explore our humanity and the shifting discourse surrounding it.

Jacob Felix Heule: percussion
Danishta Rivero: voice and electronics  More...