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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 (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
My duo NBoks! With Improvisor and fx person Rachel Fruend on Clarinets Rob Esperanza poet MichelleHardy various wind instruments Yellowstone Roam Bison Salmon Song
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
audio from live concert at herbst hall in san francisco. music by terry riley - the wheel & mythic birds waltz
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
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
Black Cedar performs "Spinning Dance" from Nathan Kolosko's "Hungarian Trio" (2012)
Black Cedar performs Chinary Ung's "Luminous Spirals" (1997) “Life is so delicate,” says Chinary Ung, when describing the casual twists of fate that kept him in the United States in the late 1960’s and prevented him from returning to his native Cambodia and being caught in the crosshairs of the murderous Khmer Rouge. Days before his return flight, a chance meeting in an elevator led to a scholarship at Columbia University, thus keeping him in the West. “If I did not go (to that office), and I did not take that elevator at exactly the perfect time, I would have been sent back to Cambodia (permanently).” With Pol Pot’s disdain for intellectuals, “I would be gone in no time at all,” says Ung. His three brothers and one sister perished in the genocide. Luminous Spirals was written in 1997 during a period of prolific writing, and it draws upon the idea of a spiral – something that circles back but continues going.
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.
CRASH & BURN: video by RADEK
with Nava Dunkelman - percussion Berkeley Arts Festival 5.31.14
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
Chinary Ung's "Luminous Spirals"
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
Fred Frith
Bruce Ackley and Eugene Chadbourne
Bruce Ackley with Aurora and Gino Robair