BOB DAVIS (composer, multi instrumentalist) has deep roots in San Francisco. As Music Director and composer Bob has created numerous scores for the experimental theater ensemble SOON 3. He has performed his works at New Langton Arts, San Francisco, Noe Valley Ministry, The Marsh, DNA Lounge, and the Intersection for the Arts. He performed original songs at the First International Moscow Festival of Contemporary Art in July of 1991. He has been Artist-in-Residence for the Ensemble Theater Company and has received a research residency from the Exploratorium in San Francisco. He has also been Music Director, Composer, and sound engineer for Earwax Productions. He served as sound engineer on Laurie Anderson's UNITED STATES mixing over 75 performances in both the U.S. and Europe.
SOON 3 THEATER, composed original scores, administration and management during five European tours, 1980-1990.
KING LEAR, presented by CALIFORNIA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL (formerly Berkeley Shakespeare Festival). 1991.
EARWAX PRODUCTIONS, operating a state of the art music and audio studio for all media where the above projects were produced.
VEGAS IN SPACE, musical score for sci-fi romp, produced by FISH/FORD FILMS. Opening sponsored by Film Arts Foundation, 1991.
THE FOREST PROJECT, NEA funded NPR program, of a teenager's view of ecology.
JOURNEY TO THE NEW WORLD, inter-active prototype about the American melting pot. Produced by HANDS-ON MEDIA.
GTV: A GEOGRAPHIC PERSPECTIVE ON AMERICAN HISTORY. video tape and laser disc. Produced by the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY and LUCASFILM GAMES DIVISION.
LAURIE ANDERSON'S UNITED STATES. Mixed over 75 performances in the United States and Europe, 1982-1983.
Artist in Residency
ENSEMBLE THEATER COMPANY. at Redwood High School, Larkspur, CA where the performers, designers, directors and managers are high school students. Funded by the California Arts Council.
The EXPLORATORIUM research residency funded by the National Science Foundation.
Exercises for Ear, June 1, 1991. New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA and Small Press Distribution, Berkeley, CA.
The Nixon Bookmobile, May 14, 1991. Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco. Performance art novella with poet G.P. Skratz.
*Family Theme* for string quartet, *Four Strings on the Pacific Rim* for banjo, *Song without Words for Satie* for lute, and *Understated Overture* for flute and guitar, April 19, 1991. Sponsored by Composers Anonymous at The Exploratorium, San Francisco.
*Death Taxes & Other Inevitabilities*, April 6, 1991. An Evening of Song at Noe Valley Ministry, San Francisco.
So Many Tangos, So Many Moons, March 6 & 13, 1991, The Marsh at Cafe Beano. Performed with Laurie Amat and Miss X.
Four movements from the original score of SOON 3 Theater's *Magi,* February 13, 1991, performed by the Silverado String Quartet, City College of San Francisco.
Davis And Skratz. Original songs, poems and in-betweens. Performed at The Marsh, Klubstitute at The Crystal Pistol and The Lab/The Art Re-Group, San Francisco, February 3, 11 & 18, 1991, October 27 and November 20, 1990.
*The Fall of Polyphemus,* *Song of the Fang,* and *Laughing Robert* at the First International Moscow Festival of Contemporary Art, July 30, 1991 University of Moscow Theater, Russia.
Bob Davis' Publishing History
*A Block and a Half from the Kremlin* travel journal, HIGH PERFORMANCE, Los Angeles, Spring 1991.
Book review: *Sound for the Stage* by Patrik Finelli, CALLBOARD, February, 1991.
West Coast Correspondent for EAR MAGAZINE, New York, 1986-1990.
*Fast Edits in Real Time* essay on innovative audio in performance art in DOC-U-MEN-TIA, 1987.
*Hardcore California: A Punk and New Wave History* with Peter Belsito, Last Gasp of San Francisco, 1990.
*Streetart: Punk Posters of San Francisco* with Peter Belisto and Marion Kester, Last Gasp of San Francisco, 1985.
*Hanukah Ritual Book, a performance publishing, 1979.
*Break Glass in Case of Fire: The Anthology from the Center for Contemporary Music, Mills College, Oakland, CA, 1979.
Ear Magazine West, Editor and Manager, 1977-1979.
Educational Anthology, Experimental Music Catalogue (London) Assembling #6 (New York) Musicworks (Toronto) Ear Magazine (New York) Ear Magazine West (San Francisco) J: The Stone Press Weekly Postcard (Connecticut)