Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

                 
Temescal Arts Center
511 48th Street
Oakland CA   

COMMUNITY * PERFORMANCE * ARTS RESEARCH
A PROJECT OF DANCE ELIXIR

http://www.temescalartcenter.org/

Upcoming Events:
Sunday, November 18 2018 7:30 PM
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation, non-hierarchical workshop in free improvisation)

The monthly series of improvisation research at Temescal Arts Center continues. Bring your instrument or come to listen. No advance notice needed — just show up. Small groups will be randomly assembled from submitted names immediately before each group plays. We try to keep transition time between groups at a minimum. Over by 10pm. It's free. If you want to contribute, bring snacks and drinks.

videos from past editions: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_HPASqyjYfIjlxrLSSkeQ6VZHDZNx9DG

7:30 PM (over by 10 PM, see schedule below)
TAC: Temescal Art Center
511 48th Street, Oakland

Early session (5 PM load-in / 5:30 music) meets to work on improvisation exercises (Pauline Oliveros, John Stevens, etc.). Anyone is welcome to join, but please arrive on time. If you arrive for the main session earlier than 7:30, please be respectful of the large group session.

5:00 - Load-in for early large group session.
5:30 - Large group session begins.
7:30 - Load-in, large group session concludes, everyone sets up simultaneously.
8:00 - Random trios (or other small groups), about 7 minutes each depending on number of participants.
9:00 - Second round of random trios.
10:00 - Sound must stop.

Anyone requiring amplification should bring a small amp. It’s recommended to bring an extension cable and power strip if you need power. Outlets and supplies are limited.  More...

Saturday, December 1 2018 8:00 PM
DO-OVER Music Series: duo B. Experimental Band + Tim DeCillis solo


The debut of a new improvising large ensemble led by duo B. (Lisa Mezzacappa and Jason Levis).
Opening set by Tim DiCillis - solo percussion

Kyle Bruckmann, oboes
Polly Moller Springhorn, flutes
Matt Ingalls, clarinets
Josh Marshall, tenor saxophone
Theo Padouvas, trumpet
Brendan Lai-Tong, trombone
gabby fluke-mogul, violin
Julie Michael, viola
Crystal Pascucci, cello
Nava Dunkelman, percussion
John Finkbeiner, guitar
Lisa Mezzacappa, bass
Jason Levis, drums


DO-OVER Music Series
A music composition/improvisation lab co-curated by Jordan Glenn and Lisa Mezzacappa
 
Every First Saturday at Temescal Art Center, Oakland
Series Launches January 2019
 
Every first Saturday, starting in 2019, East Bay musicians Jordan Glenn and Lisa Mezzacappa host a performance series featuring exploratory music for large(r) ensembles, alternating each month between two featured groups: Glenn’s The Jordan Glenn Party and Mezzacappa’s collaboration with drummer Jason Levis, the new duo B. Experimental Band. Each night also features a series of solo and duo sets by local and visiting artists, focusing on works-in-progress, new collaborations, and first forays into intermedia, installation and durational works. DO-OVER is a place for experimentation, impracticality, and glorious failure—not necessarily a series for pre-existing bands or established projects—that encourages members of the Bay Area music community to embrace discomfort and explore new practices in a supportive environment, holding on to the artistic values that have always made this scene so special.  More...

Sunday, December 9 2018 8:00 PM
Shapeshifters Cinema: duo B. (Lisa Mezzacappa and Jason Levis) vs. viDEO sAVant

The ensemble duo B. (Lisa Mezzacappa and Jason Levis) vs. viDEO sAVant (Charles Woodman) creates live performances of sound and image. In their performances they seek the revelatory moments where the distinction between music and video, sound and image melt away and a new whole emerges from the flow between individuals and media. This program will include the premiere of a new collaborative trio work, plus a reprise of two short past collaborative works with filmmakers Mark Wilson and Janis Crystal Lipzin.  More...

Sunday, December 16 2018 7:30 PM
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation, non-hierarchical workshop in free improvisation)

The monthly series of improvisation research at Temescal Arts Center continues. Bring your instrument or come to listen. No advance notice needed — just show up. Small groups will be randomly assembled from submitted names immediately before each group plays. We try to keep transition time between groups at a minimum. Over by 10pm. It's free. If you want to contribute, bring snacks and drinks.

videos from past editions: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_HPASqyjYfIjlxrLSSkeQ6VZHDZNx9DG

7:30 PM (over by 10 PM, see schedule below)
TAC: Temescal Art Center
511 48th Street, Oakland

Early session (5 PM load-in / 5:30 music) meets to work on improvisation exercises (Pauline Oliveros, John Stevens, etc.). Anyone is welcome to join, but please arrive on time. If you arrive for the main session earlier than 7:30, please be respectful of the large group session.

5:00 - Load-in for early large group session.
5:30 - Large group session begins.
7:30 - Load-in, large group session concludes, everyone sets up simultaneously.
8:00 - Random trios (or other small groups), about 7 minutes each depending on number of participants.
9:00 - Second round of random trios.
10:00 - Sound must stop.

Anyone requiring amplification should bring a small amp. It’s recommended to bring an extension cable and power strip if you need power. Outlets and supplies are limited.  More...