For the Long Night's Moon on Thursday, December 16th, Outsound presents Droneshift, the longest set of the year for the Full Moon series, focusing on sustained notes.
Droneshift is a collaborative concert of improvised drone music. Between 15 and 25 musicians will gather to contribute to a
continuous 2 hour drone, each adding their acoustic or electronic
instruments here and there, and weaving their sounds together to create gradually shifting tapestries of music.
The performance will most likely meander from completely acoustic music to electric ambiance to post-industrial noise with many points in between.
Personnel thus far:
Tom Bickley - wind controller
CJ Borosque - trumpet
Bob Boster - processed voice
Amar Chaudhary - iThings
Matt Davignon - wine glasses/synth
Adam Fong - bass
Phillip Greenlief - sax/clarinet
Ron Heglin - trombone/trumpet
Jeff Hobbs - bass, clarinet or violin
Travis Johns - electronics
Andrew Joron - theremin
Aurora Josephson - voice
Sebastian Krawczuk - bass
David Leikam - Moog rogue synthesizer
Cheryl Leonard - viola
Marianne McDonald - didgeridoo
Melissa Margolis - accordion
Bob Marsh - voice
John McCallum - electronics
Chad McKinney - supercollider/guitar
Kate McLoughlin - bassoon
Joe McMahon - didgeridoo
Kristin Miltner - laptop
Ferrara Brain Pan - sopranino saxophone
Rent Romus - sax/tapes
Ellery Royston - harp w/effects
Mark Soden - trumpet
Moe! Staiano - guitar
Errol Stewart - guitar
Lena Strayhorn - tsaaj plaim / wind wand
Zachary Watkins - electronics
Rachel Wood-Rome - french horn
Michael Zelner - analog monophonic synthesizer, iPod Touch
I'll be visiting the Bryan Chandler program on KUSF from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time, Thursday, December 16th, to tell listeners all about the December 18th Trinity Chapel concert.
This is an opportunity for folks who are out of the San Francisco area, or who otherwise can't make it to the show, to hear recorded excerpts of a couple of the pieces that will be performed. And if you can, and will, come to the show it will get you in the mood. Tune in to 90.3 FM in San Francisco, or listen on the web at www.kusf.org !
Polly Springhorn is a composer, performer, and improviser based in Oakland, California, USA. Equally at home in the worlds of free improvisation, composition, rock, and choral singing, she is a member of the duo B Experimental Band, Usufruct,Ghost in the House, and Reconnaissance Fly.Her compositions and flute choir arrangements are available fromALRY Publications.
Polly is also a graduate student pursuing an M.Div. in Theology and Religious History at Cherry Hill Seminary.