Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

                 
West Oakland Sound Series
2201 Poplar Street
Dresher Ensemble Studio
Oakland CA 94607  

(Formerly: Mosswood Sound Series)
$10-$25 sliding scale
http://sfsound.org/series/

Upcoming Events:
Sunday, May 26 2024 7:00 PM
PACIFIC PYTHAGOREAN MUSIC FESTIVAL

In a co-presentation with sfSound's West Oakland Sound Series, the DEL SOL STRING QUARTET hosts the Bay Area's only festival celebrating 'just intonation’ compositions with an all-star lineup showcasing experimental and traditional styles!


P R O G R A M

DEL SOL STRING QUARTET - works by MAT MUTZ and JURI SEO
HWAYOUNG SHON - new work for gayageum
PAUL DRESHER/JOEL DAVEL INVENTED INSTRUMENT DUO
sfSoundOrchestra - MATT INGALLS' ZIA
SAM WEISER - TAYLOR BROOK'S Vocalise for violin with tape
CALEB ROSE/MATT INGALLS (cl), SAM WEISER (vn) - ANDREW MCINTOSH'S Symmetry Etudes
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Sunday, June 2 2024 7:00 PM
SUNG KIM
OAKLAND REDUCTIONIST ORCHESTRA

Instrument maker SUNG KIM demonstrates a few of his unique instruments and performs improvisations offering a melodic tapestry of healing and triumph.

Sung Kim's emergence in avant-garde sound has become inseparable from a defining moment of adversity: a life-altering accident that saw two of his fingers severed and reattached on his dominant left hand. Yet, from this crucible of challenge, Sung's artistic trajectory found new resonance. His workshop, once a space of routine craftsmanship, became a laboratory of innovation born out of necessity. From more rudimentary forms crafted during the initial stages of recovery to intricately designed instruments as his hand regained strength, each piece tells a story of perseverance and transformation.


The concert also features the OAKLAND REDUCTIONIST ORCHESTRA, a supergroup of local musicians with a predilection for lowercase/fricative/reductionist acoustic improvisation that often sounds more electronic than acoustic. This ensemble grows out of a rich tradition of "American reductionist" music that emerged (re-emerged?) in the late 1990's and early 2000's. Previous projects like Tom Djll's Grosse Abfahrt and The Jack Wright Large Ensemble Eight By Nine document the Bay Area's contribution to the genre.

PERFORMERS
Monica Scott, cello
Kanoko Nishi-Smith, koto
Matt Ingalls, clarinets
Ron Heglin, tuba
Tom Djll, trumpet
Kevin Corcoran, percussion
Chris Cooper, objects, electronics
Kevin CK Lo, violin/flute/piano
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