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Suki O'Kane
Percussionist, composer, instigator

Oakland-based musician, composer, improviser and instigator, Suki O’Kane works with artists from a wide array of of music, movement, expanded cinema and public art genres. She is a student of monumental and durational forms, combining Jurassic electronics, everyday objects and found sounds to create noisy, hand held miniatures. She has composed for inkBoat and Theatre of Yugen, performs the compositions of Dan Plonsey, and is a member of many creative initiatives: from the ukulele art band Special Ghosts to the Thingamajigs Performance Group with Dylan Bolles, Keith Evans and Edward Schocker. Her composition "Texture" appears in the 2022 LP/DVD Bimodal Press release Gravity Spells II.

Contact information:
Email: suki (AT) sukiokane (DOT) com
Upcoming Events:

Saturday, October 8 2022 11:00 AM
Fruitvale Bart Station [3401 E 12th St, Oakland, CA 94601]
Thingamajigs presents Redline Redefined, a new multi-year project that investigates, narrates and celebrates our formally red-lined neighborhoods. Thingamajigs has curated a program of audio and visual pieces designed to transport audiences from their home to the streets of Oakland and Berkeley. Featuring eight of the East Bay's most exciting performing artists, events scheduled include soundwalks, live performances, video narratives, poetry readings and an online interactive map. A diverse group of local artists are participating in the project, including performance artist Theresa Wong, Oakland’s Poet Laureate Ayodele Nzinga, and instrument inventor Sudhu Tewari.

Redlining is the systematic practice of denying people financial and other services based on where they lived. In the 1930s, the federal government carved The East Bay into a series of puzzle pieces--imaginary lines were drawn down streets, dividing neighborhoods, families, and entire populations of residents. Redline Redefined project artists explore the balance between the past and present and encourages all of us to to take a second look at who is included and excluded from conversations about development in modern-day East Bay. Come join us in Oakland for an exciting in person launch of East Bay: Redline Redefined filled with live performances, premier film screenings, and artist talks happening through October.  More...
Sunday, October 9 2022 1:00 PM
Shapeshifters Cinema [567 5th St. Oakland, CA 94607]
Thingamajigs presents Redline Redefined, a new multi-year project that investigates, narrates and celebrates our formally red-lined neighborhoods. Thingamajigs has curated a program of audio and visual pieces designed to transport audiences from their home to the streets of Oakland and Berkeley. Featuring eight of the East Bay's most exciting performing artists, events scheduled include soundwalks, live performances, video narratives, poetry readings and an online interactive map. A diverse group of local artists are participating in the project, including performance artist Theresa Wong, Oakland’s Poet Laureate Ayodele Nzinga, and instrument inventor Sudhu Tewari.  More...