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:
Saturday, April 6 2019 8:30 PM
Do Over Music Series #4: duo B Experimental Band + Kjell Nordeson, solo percussion

Polly Moller Springhorn, flutes
Kyle Bruckmann, oboes
Matt Ingalls, clarinets
Joshus Marshall, tenor saxophone
Henry Hung, trumpet
Rob Ewing, trombone
gabby fluke-mogul, violin
John Finkbeiner, guitar
Lee Hodel, bass
Lisa Mezzacappa, bass
Kjell Nordeson, percussion
Jason Levis, drums

plus guest percussionists:
Suki O'Kane
Robert Lopez

On the program this month: !
-Kjell Nordeson, solo percussion
-Percussion quartets featuring Kjell Nordeson, Suki O'Kane, Robert Lopez and Jason Levis
-New and recent works for improvising ensemble by Jason Levis and Lisa Mezzacappa  More...

Sunday, April 14 2019 8:00 PM
Keith Evans with Rae Diamond

In dehydration melts is a collaborative water augury featuring the paracinema of Keith Evans and the vocal dilations of Rae Diamond’s Long Tone Choir. Drawing attention to our interconnection with Earth patterns and energies, In dehydration melts is a performance and an object, an instrument of equivocal data displaying sounds and liminal images of the transition zone between experience and meaning. Bodies, gestures, field notes, screens, walls, and the aggregate equipment are elements in a schematic and an ephemeral architecture that is evocative of the elastic and transformational forces unfolding an awareness of time. This expansive new work of compressed artifacts and obsolescences will congregate in the heat around the phoneme + phone + phonograph + phonological as utterances idiosyncratically decay through the apparatus contributing to an animate cinema system performed in our minds and in our presence.

Shapeshifters Cinema is a monthly expanded cinema series featuring experimental filmmakers and video artists presenting moving image work live with accompaniment from sound artists, musicians and artists from other creative disciplines. Shapeshifters takes place the second Sunday of every month, from 8 to 9pm (unless otherwise noted) at Temescal Art Center in North Oakland. Doors open at 7:30pm. Admission is free, but donations are greatly appreciated.  More...

Sunday, April 21 2019 5:00 PM
Marshall Trammell leads a workshop involving score-making and performing.

"La Coyuntura & Insurgent Learning: Practical Pedagogies for Improvisation in Everyday Life"
"(Insurgent Learning) draws from convivial practices that celebrate locally rooted wisdoms to collectively construct tools to solve local problems that regenerate the community."

Load-in between 5:00 and 5:30 (no earlier).
Workshop 5:30-7:15.
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open session) 8:00-10:00.

Unkempt archivist & international playboy Marshall Ryan Trammell of Antidisciplinarity.net (formerly, Music Research Strategies) offers a constructivist curriculum for i/Improvising musicians while visiting the Bay Area. Using paper/scissors/glue, workshop participants will explore new, solidarity formations in language, thinking, and design in action, sound, narrative, and visual culture. Participants will construct scores in the manner of the secret, Underground Railroad quilt codes, a guerilla abolitionist, tactical media exercise and perform aspects of Chela Sandoval's Five Technologies of The Methodologies of the Oppressed.

Evidentiary material from this engagement will be on display during the "Performing-Political Education: Fighting Formations/What Does A Harm Free Zone Sound Like?" exhibition at Southern Exposure (April 1-28, 2019) and in perpetuity in the ArchiVerse, an archival multi-universe, designed for Antidisciplinarity.net.

*Special Note: "The participation of women in a social project is indispensable, since we can no longer think of new historical projects that does not only account for the correlation of forces but the relations of oppression, domination and subordination, by men against women in the public sphere as well as privately."
(La Coyuntura)

BIO
Marshall Trammell serves community interests beyond the limit of the bandstand. Born in the early 1970’s, Trammell grew up marveling at the deep ridges the Ko’olau Mountain Range in Kaneohe, on Oahu, Hawai’i and developed his crafts in the intercultural and political nexus of the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Today he spearheads Antidisciplinarity.net, a platform for interculturally-situated, alternative infrastructural design, solidarity economics and research justice. Trammell is an Intercultural Leadership Fellow and has instigated such projects as Mutual Aid Project, Decolonizing the Imagination: Arts Practicum, Warrior Ethos/Ecologies, Black Fighting Formations (Black Assembly), Fighting Formations, White People Killed Them, & In Defense of Memory, and other insurrections. Join in the fun of creating a better world through critical i/Improvised music.
(Photo Credit: David Gomez, NM)  More...

Sunday, April 21 2019 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

This month the regular early session (5 PM load-in / 5:30 music) will be led by Marshall Trammell. 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. See event listing here: https://www.bayimproviser.com/EventView.aspx?e=16735

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.

mailing list: https://heule.us3.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=9cd317ce9b99ee106279105ed&id=fcc26e79a5  More...

Sunday, May 19 2019 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.

mailing list: https://heule.us3.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=9cd317ce9b99ee106279105ed&id=fcc26e79a5  More...

Sunday, June 16 2019 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.

mailing list: https://heule.us3.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=9cd317ce9b99ee106279105ed&id=fcc26e79a5  More...