Monday, December 23, 2019

Flown to the infinite sky: the most wonderful Dusky Pionus parrot in the world.

For 27 years, every moment I spent at home, I spent with her.
And she was so much on my mind, when I was away.
A beautiful, gentle, patient soul.
A pillar of my life.

Fly eternally, Murphy Marie, and take with you only love.
I will never stop missing you.
March 12, 1992 - November 15, 2019

Friday, December 06, 2019

duo B Experimental Band 1st anniversary extravaganza!

dBxB is now a whole year old! To celebrate, we're taking over the Temescal Arts Center for a four-hour performance and installation. You're welcome to drop in and out, or stay for the whole thing. Here's the schedule:

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

duo B experimental band - October 6th

Sunday, October 6, 4pm
as part of SF Music Day 2019
SF War Memorial Veterans Building,
401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
Admission FREE
the duo B. Experimental Band plays People in Sorrow

Saturday, October 5, 8:30pm
Do-Over Music Series at Temescal Arts Center
511 48th St, Oakland
$10 admission/NOTAFLOF
*plus opening set by the Fay Victor-Jochem van Dijk Duo 

Sunday, October 6, 3pm
as part of SF Music Day 2019
SF War Memorial Veterans Building,
401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
Admission FREE

Polly Moller-Springhorn, flutes (Oct 6 only)
Kyle Bruckmann, oboe
Kevin Robinson, woodwinds
David Boyce, tenor saxophone
Cory Wright, woodwinds
Randy McKean, woodwinds
Henry Hung, trumpet
Alan Williams, trombone
Murray Campbell, violin
Karl Evangelista, guitar
Erika Oba, piano
Lisa Mezzacappa, bass
Donald Robinson, drums
Jason Levis, drums
with special guest, Fay Victor, voice

The ever-evolving, often morphing duo B. Experimental Band continues its bi-monthly residency  at Temescal Arts Center next month — on Sat eve, we play a long-form version of the Art Ensemble's masterpiece, People in Sorrow, and reprise a shorter version for SF Music Day the following afternoon. An exciting part of leading this band is how we are able to expand, contract and shapeshift the ensemble to suit different repertoire and contexts: we are super excited to bring this group of stellar humans/musicians together to celebrate the Art Ensemble's vision, 50 years after their seminal recording.
in a supporting role:

Jason Levis Septet 
@ Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, Mon Sept 23, 9pm

Bruce Ackley & Henry Kaiser Explore the Music of Steve Lacy
 @ the Back Room, Berkeley, Sun Sept 29, 8pm

Duo with flutist Wilfrido Terrazas 
@ Mills College, Friday, October 4, 8pm

Yizkor: Andrew Conklin & Maya Ciarrocchi 
@ the Center for New Music, SF, Sunday, October 6, 7:30pm