Saturday, March 28, 2009

The Flip Quartet on Amaranth Radio

Click here and hit the play arrow to hear Amaranth Radio from Seattle. JC Combs will treat you to the sounds of many living composers. The May 16, 2007 live recording of my Flip Quartet, featuring John Hanes, Suki O'Kane, Karen Stackpole and Moe! Staiano, is a part of it.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Gig report from Amar

Click here to read Amar's perspective on our Ivy Room trio performance. I thought it went well too.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Upcoming solo performance in SF (May 17)

Just now confirmed is my solo set on an upcoming night of Pamela Z's Royce Gallery series, ROOM. I attended an installment of this series some months back and it was MOBBED, so you MIGHT wanna order tickets ahead of time. There is a ticket-buying link on the page.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Chaudhary/Moller/Zbyszynski Monday night, 11:00 p.m.

If you find yourself wide awake at 11:00 p.m. on Monday, March 16th, you can come to the Ivy Room in darkest Albany to hear a trio set featuring me, my bandmate Amar Chaudhary, and Michael Zbyszynski. I've never played with Michael before, and I have no idea what he's going to do. High-risk improv behavior!

It's the Experimental Hootenanny, located at 858 San Pablo Ave, Albany, California. The show starts at 9 pm, and we go on at 11 pm. There's no cover and comfortable relaxed lounge surroundings.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Storm Moon concert Thursday night in SF

My Full Moon Concert Series which I'm curating for Outsound Presents and the Luggage Store Gallery continues this Thursday night with the Storm Moon. At 8 pm (ish) we have Ronnie Cramer, visiting from Denver, and at 9 pm (ish) Lumper/Splitter. The gallery is located at 1007 Market Street at Sixth Street, San Francisco and admission is $6.00 - $10.00 sliding scale.

Denver, Colorado artist/musician/filmmaker Ronnie Cramer has been active in the arts community for over thirty years. His paintings have been exhibited in galleries and other venues across the country, his music has achieved airplay on over 100 radio stations nationwide and his award-winning films have been screened at festivals around the world. He has also been featured as a guest lecturer on art and media at numerous museums and universities.

Lumper/Splitter is the mind-meld of two obsessive soundhounds -- Joe Rut and Lucio Menegon -- who alternately describe each other as "being from another planet" or "separated at birth." You decide: Are you a lumper or a splitter?

Lumper/Splitter create sonic tapestries using every tool at their guitar-centric disposal -- effects manipulation, looping, amplified objects, found sound, and even some honest guitar playing. Improvising compositions based on their environment, every performance is different. Their excursions sometimes sound like Martians invading New Jersey but are often soothing and occasionally neurotic.


Ronnie will premiere his 20-30 minute film, "Storm Moon", and perform its accompanying score. The constantly shifting images and music are designed to represent the calendar as we sweep winter aside and prepare for a fresh start in the spring.


Lumper/Splitter will attempt to answer the musical question, "What the fuck is a storm moon?", possibly in the key of G.