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Ernesto Diaz-Infante (electric guitar) and Ezra Sturm (electric guitar) performing at Outsound Presents The Luggage Store Gallery New Music Series, San Francisco, California. March 20th, 2024.
This is a video of Ernesto Diaz-Infante, Michel Kristof, and Marcio Gibson recording music June 2, 2023 in Paris. It was the same day we ended up at the La Commune commemoration that celebrates women and workers' right along with democracy.
Ernesto Diaz-Infante (bajo sexto) playing at the John Cage/CalArts event at the Walt Disney Museum in San Francisco on January 28th, 2012.
Ernesto Diaz-Infante (bajo sexto) at Chapel of The Chimes, Oakland, California, December 2006.
Ernesto Diaz-Infante (lap steel guitar) and Ezra Sturm (Korg minilogue synth) Winter Solstice House Party in San Francisco in December 2018.
Ernesto Diaz-Infante (Godin Glissentar) performing at KPFA on Frequency Modulation Radio, June 11, 2017, hosted by Thomas Dimuzio.
Ernesto Diaz-Infante (acoustic guitar) at a House Party Next Door to the Jefferson Airplane Studios, San Francisco, September 17th, 2016.
Ernesto Diaz-Infante (bajo sexto and singing bowl) at the Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, February 9th, 2012.
Ernesto Diaz-Infante (lap steel guitar) and Ezra Sturm (Korg minilogue synth) at the Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, October 18th, 2018.
Open Ended by Michael Cooke is a very versatile work that is composed live before your eyes and ears. Based on Rova‘s Radar techniques, Open Ended is less of a composition and more of a color or tool palette. It is an ever-growing collection of rules and games for the performers that are triggered by hand signals by the conductor/composer. The conductor/composer then composes the piece live using these hand signals to guide the performers. The ability to compose with what happens in the moment, in real time, is what is required to produce this piece. This similar to the “Soundpainting” language was created by Walter Thompson in Woodstock, New York in 1974. Open Ended has no set instrumentation and can be played by any number of performers. It also has no set length; the piece could last 5 minutes or 24 hours.
A montage of the free music group the Lords of Outland from their live presented as part of The Tenderloin Museum’s Sounds of the Tenderloin live music series at the Tenderloin National Forest in San Francisco July of 2022 Featuring Rent Romus on alto/soprano saxophones, Ray Schaeffer on bass, Anthony Flores on drums, and Philip Everett on
"...strikingly vivid, deeply textured music that evokes stark landscapes and heroic deeds...the music seems to emerge right out of the Finnish soil." - Andrew Gilbert, San Francisco Classical Voice Manala is the metaphysical realm of the Finnish underworld. It is both a metaphor and reflection of a world view and cosmic order that inspires an inherent feeling of mystery throughout the texts of this tradition. Heikki Koskinen and Rent Romus celebrate modern Finnish American cultural expression with this joint musical project built upon a thematic framework featuring all original compositions. Manala uses elements of Finnish pentameter rhythmic folk music intertwined with melodic themes as well as graphic and improvisational components expressed in American Jazz. Featured Performers: Rent Romus - alto & soprano saxophones, flutes, kantele, bells Heikki "Mike" Koskinen - e-trumpet, tenor recorder, kantele Joshua Marshall - tenor & soprano saxophones, flute Tom Weeks - baritone & alto saxo
Ernesto Diaz-Infante (electric guitar, electronic tanpura, and singing bowl) and Marjorie Sturm (flute) at The Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, California, October 19th, 2022.
Krys Bobrowski: sliding speaker; Eric Theise: map manipulations. Excerpt of the 40 minute improvisation that took place on 13 November 2022 at Mosswood Sound Series, Oakland, CA. Thanks to Matt Ingalls of sfSound for presenting experimental sound, weekly, in this warm and welcoming venue throughout 2022. Thanks, too, to Conrad and Willis Meyers for the loan of the digital projector.
Bjll Dingalls (Tom Djll/Bill Hsu/Matt Ingalls) live at Center for New Music, 11/5/2021, Set #1
Musician and seeker Suki O’Kane returned to Shapeshifters to enact 10,000 things, a score for durational performance, to mark the fall equinox. Ernesto Diaz-Infante (electric guitar). Shapeshifters Cinema, Oakland, California. September 22, 2022.
Ernesto Diaz-Infante (lap steel guitar) & Rent Romus (saxophone & small instruments) at The Luggage Store Gallery in San Francisco, January 17th, 2019.
Bang on a Can Marathon at Yerba Buena Center for The Arts, San Francisco. February 9th 2008. Ernesto Diaz-Infante: bajo sexto Marjorie Sturm: video poem 'Sun Heals Life'.
LX Rudis (electronics), Andre Custodio (electronics & percussion) & Ernesto Diaz-Infante (lap steel guitar) at The Luggage Store Gallery in San Francisco, January 17th, 2019.
Ernesto Diaz-Infante (lap steel guitar) at Adobe Books in San Francisco, January 19th, 2019.
Ernesto Diaz-Infante (11-string Godin Glissentar) at Day of Noise 2020 - KZSU Stanford 90.1 FM February 8th, 2020.
Live at uHausen 2021: a tiny festival of esoteric music in Boulder Creek, California. August 15, 2021. Ernesto Diaz-Infante (Traveler guitar) and Ezra Sturm (Korg minilogue synthesizer).
gabby fluke-mogul (violin), Chris Williams (trumpet), Ernesto Diaz-Infante (guitar) and William Alexander (drums). Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York City. October 15th, 2021.
An afternoon jam with Helena Espvall (cello and electronics), Ernesto Diaz-Infante (electric guitar) and Phillip Greenlief (saxophone) at Next Door to the Jefferson Airplane Studios, San Francisco, California, May 14th, 2022.

Excerpted from a 45 minute improvisation between Eric Theise, manipulating digital maps, and Helena Espvall, performing on cello with electronics. The performance took place on 21 April 2022 at Hangar: Centro de Investigação Artística in the Graça district of Lisboa, Portugal.

In this sequence the scene is anchored at René Levasseur Island, the world's second largest lake island, located 464 miles/746 km northeast of Montréal. The impact of a meteor 214 million years ago is responsible for its geological form but it only became an island as a result of human intervention; a reservoir was created by flood-merging two extant, crescent-shaped lakes in 1970. First Nations peoples and environmentalists are working to protect old-growth boreal forests from logging at this "eye of Québec".

The McFarland Castro Smith Trio, featuring zendrummer E. "Doc" Smith, 7 string bassist Edo Castro and guitarist David McFarland perform an excerpt from the tune "Fall", written by Wayne Shorter.
Franck Martin - NPR Tiny Desk Contest 2021
Live at Peacock Lounge with Bjll Dingalls (Tom Djll/Bill Hsu/Matt Ingalls), 3/5/2020
Live with Bjll Dingalls (Tom Djll/Bill Hsu/Matt Ingalls) at Day of Noise 2020, KZSU Stanford, 2/8/2020
The Voyage of Ian Fairweather - Music and Sound design - Lars Hidde
When you lose your music including all your stems in the 2017 Tubbs wildfire and you come across a musical gem among your saved emails - you realize how making music doesn't have to be temporal nor perfect in its process. It's all about the vibe and how it makes you feel. Jubilee is about two artists virtually collaborating and connecting... music unifies us all.
Eki Shola: Jazzy hiphop vibes to chill, study, de-stress to
Nina Simone I wish I knew How It Would Feel to Be Free, rendition by Eki Shola
Live at Peacock Lounge, San Francisco, 3/5/2020
Live at KZSU Day of Noise, 2/8/2020 (Bjll Dingalls starts 4:00 into video clip)
Live From the Studio - A weekly show on Saturday
Radiohead, All I Need cover by Eki Shola
Karl Evangelista Plays "No Gossip"
This year I decided I wanted to enter the competition as a way of giving back to my community. The setting is in our garage where my music studio was (where I filmed my Tiny Desk 2016 entry) - both destroyed by the wildfires. Despite the contents being incinerated, the structure although not structurally sound, is somewhat erect and it reminds me that even in stark conditions, hope always remains. “Dreaming” is a song about growth and gratitude and is my gift to not only those affected by the wildfires but for all the strangers, friends, family and community that have supported us and Sonoma County over these months. Special thanks to and Ted Gould at I couldn’t have done this video without their talent. It was somewhat of a somber yet uplifting experience and I think they captured that essence beautifully. Dreaming of a new start! Eki Shola Lyrics: No time to say bye but giving thanks Trying to find peace of mind The
The first track on the Possible album (released 2/22/19), Why 2x reflects a sense of restriction and inner conflict - a feeling of wanting to break out, vocalize and be heard. It transitions into resolution and acceptance of self, accompanied by playful joyfulness. Why 2x is written, produced, performed & mixed by Eki Shola Dance by Europa Grace Filming by Brad Stroud
In times of adversity, I think about the different ways I’ve learned to cope with challenges. I don’t assume that we share the same beliefs or interpretation but my personal thought is that crisis as excruciating as it may be to endure, allows an intricate view into the breakdown of structure, systems, and life as the way we know it. Change can be accompanied by examining what went wrong and how it can be mended, improved upon or even uphauled. A friend posted online the other day, is there any good that can come out of this current time? I say yes! There’s always the opportunity to do good and to be better if we can appreciate and learn from what circumstances come our way. After reading about the struggles experienced by Brooklyn's SUNY Downstate Medical Center battling coronavirus, I was moved to donate to Charles Kim's GoFundMe. Please consider helping these medical residents and make a donation, even if it's $1, at Every little bit counts
Franck Martin - Que Fais Tu Chez Toi? (NPR Tiny Desk Contest Entry 2020 - 360 Audio)
"K3" by Trio Electrique, written by 7 string bassist Edo Castro Woodhouse, featuring Michele Walter on electric violin and E. "Doc" Smith on zendrum. Recorded live by Glenda Bates at the Center for New Music in San Francisco.
"A Loose Hang", from the debut album by Trio Electrique with E. Doctor Smith (Zendrum EXP), Edo Castro Woodhouse (7 string bass), and Michele Walther (electric violin), on Edgetone Records (EDT4208).
Fugue State Demo
Fugue State demo (June 2019)
Resident Electronic Music Monthly Open Mic
Scott R. Looney, Lisa Mezzacapa, and Donald Robinson at Berkeley Arts Fest space - May 31, 2014
Scott R. Looney Trio - SIMM Series, March 3rd, 2019
Scott R. Looney Trio at SIMM March 3rd 2019 - Improv #1
Franck Martin - Modular by the Golden Gate (2019 NPR Tiny Desk Contest Entry)
Wind - Recorded live in Cazadero on 20181027 (360 Audio)
Please support Bay Area composer Charles Xavier's next project - "From Cristi to Bosco" Make Your Tax Deductible Donation Here! Read more about the project on my blog: The COW WALK ORCHESTRA features Clifford Brown III - trumpet, Matt Montgomery – Guitar, Charles Xavier – drums, and synthesizers.
Ian Carey Quintet+1: Interview Music III (Passacaglia). With Sheldon Brown, Kasey Knudsen, Adam Shulman, Jon Arkin, and Fred Randolph.
Ian Carey Quintet+1: Rain Tune (live at The Sound Room)
"Roadrunner" used for another Basic Audio fuzz demo.
My piece "Papercut" used for a Basic Audio Fuzz promo.
Live at Resonant Frequencies 009 20180902
Fred Frith, Guitar; Jordan Glenn, Drums; Jason Hoopes, bass
Danishta Rivero
Laetitia Sonami
Maggi Payne
Nihil Communication (Andre Custodio). Videotaped by M. Trucco at the Musician's Union Local 6 in San Francisco.
Performances with Alex Yeung, Rent Romus, and Thollem Mcdonas.
inWooble, when Linkedin colleagues and guests come to play their modular synth together
Tender Buttons at Second Act, SF, 2016; live video processing by Bill Thibault
Conducting the Golden Gate Improviser's Orchestra, Second Act, SF, 2016
Solo: pocket cornet, bent toy megaphone and modular synthesizer
KOKUO with special guest Håvard Skaset from Norway
The premiere, at the 2013 Outsound New Music Summit, of Wrack ...Awaits Silent Tristero's Empire (made possible by the Chamber Music America New Jazz Works commissioning program).
The 2016 debut, at Peralta Station, of DEGRADIENT (w/ Aram Shelton, Jason Hoopes and Jordan Glenn)
Franck Martin - While We Danced (Live)
Franck Martin - Wait
SWR NEWJazz Meeting: „hübsch acht" Live at Loft Cologne 24/11/12 Part 2
Ben Johnston - Quartet #10, mvt 1, live from Library of Congress
Mas Lugares by Stefano Scodanibbio recorded live at Old First Church in San Francisco.
From left, Heikki "Mike" Koskinen digital trumpet, Tane Kannisto saxophone, Teppo Hauta-aho double bass, Ville Rauhala double bass, Rent Romus saxophone and Simo Laihonen drums at Telakka, Tampere, Finland 31.5.2017.
Cicatrix - A Fantasie in Four Movements (by Joshua Marshall) I. Mes Cheveux Roux II. Cicatrix III. I'll Carve You A Mind Out Of Marble IV. My Oneiric Ambition Performed by Rent Romus' Life's Blood Ensemble at the Red Poppy Art House in San Francisco. Video by Charles Smith. "Cicatrix" appears on "Rising Colossus" by Rent Romus' Life's Blood Ensemble, released through Edgetone Records. This album can be purchased as digital download, CD, or limited edition LP at: Rent Romus - alto saxophone, flute; Joshua Marshall - tenor saxophone; Heikki "Mike" Kosikinen - e-trumpet/tenor recorder; Mark Clifford - vibes; Safa Shokrai - double bass; Max Judelson - double bass; Timothy Orr - drums
Live at the 9th Annual Davis Jazz Festival, John Natsoulas Gallery Sacramento California October 8, 2016 Rent Romus - alto saxophone, flute Joshua Marshall - tenor saxophone Heikki "Mike" Kosikinen - e-trumpet/tenor recorder Mark Clifford - vibes Safa Shokrai - double bass Max Judelson - double bass Timothy Orr - drums
The Otherworld Cycle is the culmination of over fourteen years of research of the Finno-Ugric traditions and music. The Cycle consists of a series of new compositions and improvisations inspired by the poems of the Finnish National Epic known as the Kalavela, as well as Karelian regional folk songs, and Sami Joik song elements of the native peoples of the north. The Other World thematic abstractly reference the Uralic “Body of Memory” embedded in Romus’ musical psyche refracted through the multi-faceted lens of improvisation and postmodern jazz. Ron Heglin•Voice Heikki Koskinen•Recorder, E-trumpet, Kantele, poetry reading Bob Marsh•Voice Suki O'Kane•Percussion Joshua Marshall•Tenor Saxophone Bill Noertker•Bass Timothy Orr•Drums Mark Pino•Percussion Mika Pontecorvo•Flutes Rent Romus•Alto Saxophone, Kantele, Flutes, Bells Shanna Sordahl•Cello Film by Charles Smith, Recorded live at Gold Lion Arts January 18th 2015 Sacramento, California All compositions
Demo for Floe (version 2/26/17) video and music by Bill Hsu
Installation: A Flourish of Tiny Regrets
Xenoglossia/Leishmania for Computer Music Journal compilation 2014
Chris Burns, electronics
Bill Hsu, interactive animation
Performance with James Fei and Gino Robair, Outsound Summit 2015
James Fei, saxophones
Bill Hsu, video
Gino Robair, percussion
Performance with John Butcher at ICLI 2016, Brighton
John Butcher, soprano saxophone and electronics
Bill Hsu, electronics and video
Jacob Felix Heule, Clarke Robinson, Matt Ingalls
Sult Octobass
Getting some poolside practice in on vacation in Bali!
Interview with Jenny Maybee & Nick Phillips about the concepts behind the album HAIKU.
Invented Instruments , at the High Zero festival September 22nd 2012 , Baltimore Maryland
Zach Brock with Joe Craven, percussion and cellist Michael Block
Yves Charuest, Agusti Fernandez, Nicolas Caloia & Peter Valsamis Live at Cafe Résonance, Montreal, Quebec
Something nice and weird hot off the reals.
avantNOIR, a suite of compositions for jazz quartet plus guests, is a musical companion to the crime novels of Dashiell Hammett and Paul Auster. All music by Lisa Mezzacappa.
avantNOIR, a suite of compositions for jazz quartet plus guests, is a musical companion to the crime novels of Dashiell Hammett and Paul Auster. All music by Lisa Mezzacappa.
avantNOIR, a suite of compositions for jazz quartet plus guests, is a musical companion to the crime novels of Dashiell Hammett and Paul Auster. All music by Lisa Mezzacappa.
Sult, Prøysenhuset I
CRASH & BURN: video by RADEK
Pauline Oliveros, Susie Ibarra and Thollem McDonas at The Stone, NY, NY Aug. 21, 2012
Thollem Electric on Rhodes and pedals interacting with Jesse Gilbert's realtime visualization software "Spectral GL" which combines 2D and 3D visualizations with real time audio/camera/kinect feeds.
Thollem McDonas and Alex Cline at Royal/T Summer, 2011
Thollem McDonas at Jazzores Festival, Teatro Micaelense, Ponta Delgado, The Azores, Portugal More info:
Gino Robair and John Butcher, 2008
Ear Spray live @Life Changing Ministries in Oakland CA 1-26-2014 full set. Video by Kevin Hobbs, a Most Excellent Videographer!!! See more of his videos at
Ear Spray 5-31-14 Berkeley Arts, Berkeley CA Ann O'Rourke - Instigator, Vocals, Video, Percussion Mark Pino - Intense Percussion Carlos Jennings - Conduction and Electronics --------------------------- We were one of the 17 groups at NextNow Festival - "All Tomorrows' After-Parties - Jazz and Experimental Music Benefit for Homeless Action Center" ------------------------- Video by Charles Smith. If you see a white haired man holding a video camera on a tripod, that's Charles. He records a lot of performances. Check out his other recordings at
Lisa Mezzacappa's Interlopers The Aquarist by Lisa Mezzacappa Live at the Red Poppy Art House, San Francisco CA Murray Campbell, violin John Finkbeiner, guitar Crystal Pascucci, cello Lisa Mezzacappa, bass Jordan Glenn, percussion
Lisa Mezzacappa's Interlopers My Companion by the Shaggs, arranged by Lisa Mezzacappa Live at the Red Poppy Art House, San Francisco CA Murray Campbell, violin John Finkbeiner, guitar Crystal Pascucci, cello Lisa Mezzacappa, bass Jordan Glenn, percussion
Ken Filiano/ Steve Adams Duo at the Stone
Fred Frith and Nava Dunkelman
The Reaction Freedom Machine
Walter Daniels and Wade Driver 2/4
Biggi Vinkeloe - alto saxophone, flute Donald Robinson - drums Joe Lasqo - piano, laptop, percussion Teddy Rankin-Parker - cello Lisle Ellis - contrabass, acoustic bass guitar April 19, 2014, The Emerald Tablet, San Francisco, CA Video by Charles Smith
CKW Trio plays Augmented live at The Jazz House
Green Alembic at Berkeley Arts 5-17-14
Myra Melford and Satoko Fujii
Lisa Mezzacappa's Interlopers
Lisa Mezzacappa + Konrad Steiner: SPECTER (excerpts)
Lisa Mezzacappa & Nightshade - Live
Lisa Mezzacappa's Eartheaters - Live at YBCA
Lisa Mezzacappa's Bait & Switch - Live
Headboggle 4/27/14
BREATHING is a movement from Carbon Song Cycle (a inter-media chamber work by composer/performer Pamela Z and visual artist Christina McPhee). The work was originally written for voice & electronics, bassoon, viola, cello, percussion, and tape. This is a solo version performed by the composer (with just voice, processing, and tape), recorded at a 3/13/2014 duo concert with Joan La Barbara as part of the 2014 ROOM Series. Pamela Z is using a gesture controller (designed and built by Donald Swearingen). © 2013 Last Letter Music (ASCAP)
00:00 :ROOM: Voice Cage, August 31, 2012, an evening of voice artists – commemorating the centennial of John Cage’s birth with Dohee Lee, Amy X Neuburg, Theresa Wong, Luciano Chessa, Aurora Josephson, Julie Queen, Pamela Z, Jake Rodriguez (AKA the bran p.o.s.). 02:00 : ROOM: Six Reeds and 18 feet of Tubing, July 5, 2013, an evening of double-reed players including a bassoonist performing from Oberlin via Skype, with Dana Jessen, Sara Schoenbeck, Kyle Bruckmann, Pamela Z 02:20 : ROOM: A Psaltery and Batterie, August 9, 2013, an evening of percussion and hammered “psaltery”, with Karen Stackpole, Dan Joseph, Joel Davel 02:43 : ROOM: MOUTH! August 22, 2008, an evening of eight experimental voice artists with Dina Emerson, Michael Peppe, Aurora Josephson, Dina Emerson, Julie Queen, Pamela Z, Amy X Neuburg, Randall Wong 04:08 : ROOM: Labrosones, 8/23/13, an evening new music for brass combined with a little voice and electronics with Tom Dambly, Richard Marriott, Krys Bobrowski, Pamela
ROOM: La Barbara + Z (Excerpts from solo and duo works performed by Joan La Barbara and Pamela Z) On March 13, 2014, composer/performers Pamela Z and Joan La Barbara gave a full evening concert of composed and improvised solos and duets for voice (and voice with electronics) on the ROOM Series in San Francisco.
Life's Blood plays "Infinistism" by Rent Romus Kim Cass - double bass Timothy Orr - drums/percussion Markus Hunt - double bass Darren Johnston - trumpet Rent Romus - alto saxophone Livea the 6th Annual In the Flow Festival Luna's Cafe Sacramento, CA video by Charles Smith
Rova: Cobalt Blue
Fred Frith
Bruce Ackley and Eugene Chadbourne
Bruce Ackley with Aurora and Gino Robair