Chris Brown & Tom Nunn NEW MUSIC ON ORIGINAL INSTRUMENTS ALSO NEW MUSIC BY JAY CLOIDT Ed Mock Dance Studio 32 Page Street SF (near Market St.) Sunday, May 18 - 4 p.m. [1980 or 1986] $3 DONATION
MILLS COLLEGE OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA 94613 CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FORMAL METHODS SEMINARS: SPRING 1983
DOUG CROWE FEB. 3 "Comment Fields and their Uses"
PHIL BURKE FEB. 17 "Building a 68000 at home in your spare time from the body parts of small furry animals"
DON BUCHLA FEB. 24 "Off-the-shelf ready to use music systems"
JOHN SNELL MARCH 3 "Yoda and me"
IANNIS XENAKIS (March 9) "Favorite souvlaki recipes"
JOHN MYHILL MARCH 31 "Non-compact semidense psuedo conforming paracombinatoric always differentiable manifolds and the sioux indian bucket chant"
JIM HORTON APRIL 7 "The Cafe Med: 1972--"
DOUGLAS HOFSTADTER MAY? "What is the meaning of meaning and what do we mean by this?"
ALL SEMINARS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. 7:30 P.M. CCM
AN ELECTRONIC MUSIC / VIDEO PERFORMANCE MARINA LA PALMA STEVE KEY JAY CLOIDT
SATURDAY, AUGUST 2 9:00 PM [1980 or 1986] ED MOCK'S DANCE STUDIO 32 PAGE STREET SAN FRANCISCO AT MARKET & FRANKLIN 861-8583 $2.50
POSTER: PETER BABCOCK
==================================== INNOVATIVE MUSIC FROM THE PACIFIC COAST IMPACT live concerts designed for radio
1st of Two Previews at NINE [1980 or 1986] Thursday, March 27: live performances by Marc Ream; Chris Brown; Peter Apfelbaum's Hieroglyphics Ensemble
$4 9 p.m. 399 9th St. 2nd Preview 4/17: B.A.N.G.: Trayle: Jones: preview video excerpt by Dresher/Target Video created/produced by James Goodkind with associate earwax productions
NINE... Artbar & Artmotel 399 9th Street at Harrison San Francisco, CA 94103 The Week of March 25-29
Nite Food 7 - 2am Tues - Sat.
TUES 25th DJ Dangergirl
WED 26th Comedy: Drake Sather & Henriette Mantel DJ Page Hodel
THURS 27th Impact: Innovative Music from the Pacific Coast w/ Mark Ream, Chris Brown & Peter Apfelbaum's 13- member Heiroglyphics Ensemble DJ Cruikshank
FRI 28th Unnatural Acts: Avant-Vaudeville at NINE DJ Cruikshank
SAT 29th Unnatural Acts... DJ Mike the Knife
Art Motel: Emily Chatman: Wayne Doba
Habitat Center presents MULTIPLE SYNCHRONISIMS! A six projector Performance featuring projection by Multi-Image Artist Chuck Thurston and live electronic music by composer/performers: Chris Brown, Tom Nunn and Edward Tywoniak.
Chuck Thurston became involved with visual media as a painter but has since been exploring the use of multi-projections as a means of layering and juxtaposing imagery. The availability of micro processor - controllers allows him to make close synchronizations of visuals with sound. He currently teaches a course in multi-image production at San Francisco City College. Chris Brown is a composer and pianist, who has recently been constructing his own amplified acoustic instruments which he performs through electronic circuity. He has collaborated for several years with Tom Nunn also a composer and instrument builder. Together their work has been shown as part of the New Music America Festival and the San Francisco 'Art in the Park'. Edward Tywoniak, a SF native is a multi-instrumentalist playing electronic keyboard, guitar, sitar and percussion. He currently studies electronic music at Mills College and is the director of KSMC-FM and of the educational communications services at St. Mary's College.
Friday/Saturday MARCH 4th/5th [1983 or 1988] 8PM $5
HABITAT CENTER 3897 18th./Sanchez San Francisco, Ca. THREE blocks down from Castro. The 33 MUNI stops at the door. for information: 626-8039 please post
PRESS RELEASETODAY'S ARTISTS CONCERTS
THE ARCH ENSEMBLE Robert Hughes, Conductor Tom Buckner, Baritone Wednesday, January 9 [1980 or1985] 8:00 in the Evening
Herbst Theatre San Francisco
Sierra (world premiere) Robert Erickson
Odalisk (world premiere) Robert Ashley
Sketches from Bamboo Roscoe Mitchell
Recurrence Toshi Ichiyanagi
A program of New Music will be presented by THE ARCH ENSEMBLE Wednesday, January 9 at 8:00 PM at San Francisco's Herbst Theatre. Robert Hughes will conduct the evening's program and Tom Buckner is baritone soloist for two of the pieces. The program will include four works by living composers, commissioned by The Ensemble and written by Robert Erickson, Robert Ashley, Roscoe Mitchell, and Toshi Ichiyanagi.
The Arch Ensemble was founded in 1977 by its two artistic directors, Tom Buckner and Robert Hughes. The Ensemble is recognized internationally for its performance of works by living composers. Comprised of sixteen core members, this Ensemble presents concerts in the San Francisco Bay Area, other areas of Northern California and has toured New York City, Germany, Italy and Austria.
Conductor Robert Hughes, also Music Director of The Arch Ensemble, has been interested in New Music and has conducted many world premieres, including the first performance of Ezra Pound's opera Le Testament in 1971 with the Western Opera Theater of the San Francisco Opera, and, in 1983, the world premiere of Pound's second opera Cavalcanti with The Arch Ensemble in San Francisco. In addition to directing the Arch Ensemble, his conducting activities have included guest appearances with the Oakland Symphony, San Francisco Ballet, the Cabrillo Music Festival, as well as orchestras from Alaska to Southern California, and in Italy and Switzerland. In 1980, he received the ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) Award for Adventuresome Programming of Contemporary Music.
Tom Buckner has received critical acclaim for his performances of a wide range of contemporary repertoire, from the world of established European composers such as Luigi Dallapiccola and Luciano Berio, to premieres by young American composers. In 1967, Buckner formed a duo with lutenist Joseph Bacon, with whom he continues to perform and record Renaissance lute songs. He has also been active in improvised music with the Ghost Opera Company of San Francisco, the Denny Zeitlin Trio, and most recently, the trio SPACE with multi-instrumentalist composers Roscoe Mitchell and Gerald Oshita, with whom he has appeared in major festivals and concert series throughout the U.S. and Europe. In 1972, Mr. Buckner founded 1750 Arch Concerts in Berkeley. In 1973, he began 1750 Arch Records, which has gained world-wide recognition for its recordings of contemporary music.
Reserved seat tickets for the concert of The Arch Ensemble are now available at all ticket outlets. For mail orders, send a return-addressed, stamped envelope to Today's Artists, Inc., P.O. Box 465, Berkeley, CA 94701. For further information, call Today's Artists Concerts at (415) 527-3622.
TODAY'S ARTISTS, INC. Dr. W. Hazaiah Williams, President-Director P.O. Box 465, Berkeley, CA 94701 Berkeley, (415) 527-3622 San Francisco (415) 398-1324
GALLERY SPACE SOUTH OF MARKET CULTURAL CENTER 934 BRANNAN, SAN FRANCISCO
W.I.G. BAND BARBARA GOLDEN AND JOHANNA POETHIC IN "LAP POOL"
a performance at the opening reception of the "Monumental Women" installation exhibition
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1987 AT 8:30 P.M. FEATURING "LAP POOL" a new Helen Prince Film Starring the W.I.G. BAND
The Department of Music, University of California, Berkeley presents in concert
The BERKELEY CONTEMPORARY CHAMBER PLAYERS
RICHARD FELCIANO, Music Director Daniel Weymouth, Technical Assistant Monday, March 16, 1987, 8:00 P.M., Hertz Hall
Improvisation for Earwarg and Crustacean Tom Nunn Tom Nunn
Charm for viola and computer-controlled electric guitar Mark Trayle Sarah Willner viola
Syrinx (1912) Claude Debussy Laura Schwendinger flute Match for 3 Players Mauricio Kagel Mary Artmann cello Jonathan Golove cello Willy Winant percussion
Text-Sound Pieces Charles Amirkhanian Church Car Dumbek Bookache Charles Amirkhanian
In Freundschaft (In Friendship) Kalheinz Stockhhausen Evan Ziporyn clarinet
A la mode for eight players and live digital synthesis Neil Rolnick Cynthia Lie flute Becky Tipler oboe Evan Ziporyn bass clarinet Jonathan Elmer trombone Sarah Willner violin Jeff Wyneken double bass Ed Goldfarb piano Willy Winant percussion Neil Rolnick digital synthesis Dan Weymouth conductor
"Than Particle is a music for acoustical and electronic percussion. The acoustical component is performed by a percussion virtuoso; the electronic component is achieved, typically, by computer synthesis. Than particles are short-lived surrogate phenomena, allegorically analogous to a 14th-century head-bashing game that involved, typically, facial laceration and rampant wagering. -- Gordon Mumma
CHRIS BROWN San Francisco based composer Chris Brown is also a pianist and instrument builder. Since 1978 he has been involved in the construction of electroacoustic instruments for live performance. The most recent of these is a computer controlled analog signal processor, designed to use automated electronics as a structural principle in both fully composed and improvised music. Part of his piece "Alternating Currents" will appear as part of the Cold Blue Anthology (Two).
"Iceberg was written for William Winant and will be performed for the first time at NMA '85. The percussion sonorities used are crystalline and brittle, being restricted in pitch to the two top octaves of the piano. The electronic sounds are transformations of the percussion, and the percussionist directs the pacing and control of the effects through the computer. A linear frequency shift is used to gradually modulate the live sound downward, along with a digital delay which recirculates it. describing a kind of underwater geography to the percussion. A pitch follower is used to feed information from the bowed crotales to the computer, which then 'harmonizes' the glockenspiel with the pitch shifter. The percussionist plays in time with the automated switching of effects, starting simply then playing more complex and syncopated patterns against it." -- Chris Brown
JIM POMEROY Jim Pomeroy, a multi-disciplinary artists living in San Francisco, experiments in performance, installation, and photography. His work often merges anachronistic technology with modern media (like amplifying music boxes in "Fear Elites"), frequently incorporating satirical tracts in burlesque presentations (as in the 3-D bubblegum cards, "Apollo Jest"). Notwithstanding, he cites Spike Jones, Ernie Kovacs, Mr. Wizard, Bertolt Brecht, and Heloise as important personal influences. His hobbies include collecting eccentric musical transcriptions and Rushmoriana.
Mechanical Music, first performed at the Center for Contemporary Music, Mills College, 1979. "A workingman's guide to the basic tune-up. Folk music of the industrial revolution, for box and open-ended combination , metric and English options.
"Music for clutch situations, high torque percussion. Structuralist composition analyzing deconstructive leverage with disarming attack, sustain, release, and entropic decay.
"Hand tooled melodies worn with time..."
-- Jim Pomeroy
Typed by Cheryl Vega 8-27-95