2013 performances

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2012 | 2011 | 2010

  • Mon
    16
    Dec
    2013

    Free Reed Vibrating Society

    8pm

    Berkeley Arts
    2133 University Avenue
    Berkeley

    Isometric harmonics with the expanded version of the Che Guevara Memorial Marching (and Stationary) Accordion Band which features a variety of accordions, melodicas, harmonicas, kaans, maybe a chang etc. played by Melissa, Michael, Michael, Rent, CJ, Sandra, Sarah, Thomas, Nancy, David, Dave, Cindy, Me, Ron, Alexandra and Bob Marsh, the instigator.

    Plus or minus one or two.

    We will play a long version of "The Long and Short of It" as well as a free improvisation.

    The Emergency String (X)tet shares the bill.

  • Wed
    11
    Dec
    2013

    Daniel Popsicle

    8pm

    Berkeley Arts
    2133 University Avenue
    Berkeley

    After a six month hiatus in the freezer, Dan Plonsey's Daniel Popsicle returns to Berkeley Arts with reprise of works from New Monsters. I'll be playing a regular drum set in an irregular fashion, and attending the other two nights of Plonsey's Beanbenders Retrospective.

    John Schott solo opens. Don't miss that.

  • Sun
    08
    Dec
    2013

    listening on the eights

    shoudio

    Following my playing on the nines for a full year (November 2012 - October 2013), I'm now listening on the eights: a monthly sonic capture of the foregrounds, backgrounds, and patterns that shape my work.

    For eight minutes on the eighth of each month, I'm pausing with intention.

    This is the second edition. Join me directly or subscribe via RSS or iTunes

  • Sun
    01
    Dec
    2013

    the big, bright light of sweet, narcotic noise

    5-7pm

    ubRadio Salon
    live on the interwebs at dfm.nu
    live on the air in amsterdam, the netherlands

    The return of Strangelet, the noise project of Lucio Menegon with me, Michael Zelner, and no input with Nina and dAS of bXyg crXgYty oArXcHsTxRa

  • Sun
    10
    Nov
    2013

    inkBoat: Without Us (work in progress)

    3:30pm

    Tenderloin National Forest
    509 Ellis Street
    San Francisco

    [ directions ]

    The second outing of “Without Us,” inkBoat's latest performance work in progress. I'm doing radio experiments and seeking the acoustic properties of natural materials, bolstered by the musical artistry of Dylan BollesJason Ditzian, Edward Schocker and Dohee Lee.

    Directed and performed by Shinichi Iova-Koga with Dana Iova-Koga, Peiling Kao, Janet Das, Ian Smith-Heisters, Martha Coates, Sophia Colemenarez, Nadia Oka, Jeanie Tang, and Trey Donavan.

  • Fri
    08
    Nov
    2013

    listening on the eights

    shoudio

    After playing on the nines for a full year (November 2012 - October 2013), I'm now ready to be listening on the eights: a monthly sonic capture of the foregrounds, backgrounds, and patterns that shape my work.

    For eight minutes on the eighth of each month, I'm pausing with intention. It's a start.

    Join me directly or subscribe via RSS or iTunes

  • Wed
    23
    Oct
    2013

    corringham + lasqo + o'kane :: ima

    8pm

    Berkeley Arts Festival
    2133 University Avenue
    Berkeley

    Returning with bass drum/implements to a 6-verse mini-renga-kai, improv games, AI-driven reactive soundscapes, deviant sample-melting, and deepening confusion between words, utterance, sound, and music. All with Joe Lasqo (electronics) and Viv Corringham (voice).

    Also on the bill: IMA, the duo of Jeanie-Aprille Tang (鄧恬怡) & Nava Dunkelman (ナヴァ・ダンケルマン), bringing fierce focus on the NOW MOMENT to their powerful deep-soundspace explorations.

  • Wed
    09
    Oct
    2013

    Playing on the Nines: Octoplayer + 1

    6:30pm

    Explorist International
    3174 24th Street, San Francisco

    Joining Thad Povey and Mark Taylor with their Octoplayer, an invented instrument featuring eight turntables on a single spindle and a major amount of coincidence. Expect one more turntable playing not just records.

    Thanks to the Music for People & Thingamajigs Festival for scooping us up in their inventive week of... music, people, and thingamajigs!

  • Mon
    07
    Oct
    2013

    Renga-kai (連歌会) Project

    8pm

    Center for New Music
    55 Taylor Street
    San Francisco

    The West Bay Edition of playing the big drum with implements in Joe Lasqo's and Patti Deuter's concatenation of Cage's  2-piano piece, Two²  and Renga, via the traditional Renga, in which poets at an alcohol-soaked party improvise verses in form 5-7-5-7-7, generally in sets of 36 verses, riffing off each other.

  • Sat
    05
    Oct
    2013

    Renga-kai (連歌会) Project

    8pm

    Berkeley Arts Festival
    2133 University Avenue
    Berkeley

    Playing the big drum with implements in Joe Lasqo's and Patti Deuter's concatenation of Cage's  2-piano piece, Two²  and Renga, via the traditional Renga, in which poets at an alcohol-soaked party improvise verses in form 5-7-5-7-7, generally in sets of 36 verses, riffing off each other. No way. Sake. Yes way.

  • Thu
    03
    Oct
    2013

    That Shining Sound

    8pm

    Artists' Television Access
    992 Valencia Street
    San Francisco

    Convening with Jeremy Rourke and Ammo Eisu for an evening of expanded cinema. Jeremy is in the projection. I am in the drum, projecting, with special guest Peter Conheim.

  • Fri
    20
    Sep
    2013
    Sat
    21
    Sep
    2013

    VAK: Song of Becoming

    8pm

    Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
    701 Mission Street
    San Francisco

    [ directions  | advance tickets recommended ]

    Chanting and moving with the chorus in Ann Dyer's monumental work that calls on ancient yoga philosophies to create an immersive sonic experience at an intersection of art and mindfulness. Now that I write that, I realize this is my debut as a chorus girl. Think singular sensation.

  • Fri
    20
    Sep
    2013
    Sat
    21
    Sep
    2013

    VAK: Song of Becoming

    8pm

    Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
    701 Mission Street
    San Francisco

    [ directions  | advance tickets recommended ]

    Chanting and moving with the chorus in Ann Dyer's monumental work that calls on ancient yoga philosophies to create an immersive sonic experience at an intersection of art and mindfulness. Now that I write that, I realize this is my debut as a chorus girl. Think singular sensation.

  • Fri
    13
    Sep
    2013

    San Francisco Electronic Music Festival: Moe! Staiano and Ensemble

    8pm

    Brava Theater Center
    2781 24th Street (at York)
    San Francisco

    [ tickets ]

    Playing percussion in Moe! Staiano's new work My Frustration of You Elevates to This (2013), a work loosely based on previous performances by Duo Pisano (Moe! with Alan Anzalone) on audio generators from low frequences to high, with frequencies ebbing off each other, causing painful results to the audience as intended.

    Also on the program: Raven Chacon and Éliane Radigue / Laetitia Sonami

  • Mon
    09
    Sep
    2013

    Playing on the Nines: John Shiurba's 9:9

    7pm

    Berkeley Arts Festival
    2133 University Avenue
    Berkeley

    Joining guitarist John Shiurba in an evening of nine-based music that features both CD releases and performance of his 5x5+4=9/9. This iteration includes five drummers working with five objects each (Jordan Glenn, John Hanes, me, Gino Robair, Thomas Scandura, Moe! Staiano) and four hollow body guitarists (Myles Boisen, John Finkbeiner, Shiurba, John Schott).

  • Fri
    16
    Aug
    2013

    Solvitur Ambulando (Premiere)

    7:30pm

    Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive
    Woo Hon Fai Hall
    2626 Bancroft Way
    2625 Durant Avenue
    Between College and Telegraph
    Directions / Parking

    Solvitur Ambulando (it is solved by walking) is a residency collaboration with performance artist Sasha HomThingamajigs Performance Group and Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film ArchiveThis L@TE performance premieres a new multimedia work, and culminates Thingamajigs’ residency with words, art, and music inspired by issues in international adoption, while more broadly engaging ideas of travel, labyrinths, and “walking meditation.” The performance will literally move through the atrium gallery space during the course of the evening.

  • Sun
    11
    Aug
    2013

    Shapeshifters Cinema: Kadet Kuhne

    8pm

    Temescal Arts Center
    511 48th Street
    Oakland

    Joining Kadet Kuhne on the Drum Set of Radical Scale Relationships in an improvised live score. Part of an evening of Kadet performing new scores for videos by herself, Paul Clipson, Krystof Pesek and Alba G. Corral.

  • Sat
    10
    Aug
    2013

    Right Window Gallery: Amy Rathbone

    3pm - 5pm

    Right Window Gallery
    Artists' Television Access
    992 Valencia Street, SF

    Processing the sound of Amy's new installation in the Right Window Gallery at ATA. Expect tiny, jurassic electronics.

  • Fri
    09
    Aug
    2013

    Playing on the Nines: Solvitur Ambulando (Nomadism)

    6:30pm

    Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive
    Woo Hon Fai Hall
    2626 Bancroft Way
    2625 Durant Avenue
    Between College and Telegraph
    Directions / Parking

    Solvitur Ambulando (it is solved by walking) is a residency collaboration with performance artist Sasha HomThingamajigs Performance Group and Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive

    With a pre-concert discussion “Forms of Travel,” TPG is inviting like-minded Bay Area talents to join them in presenting new music, readings, and other performances on the subjects of nomadism and dislocation, belonging and disconnection.

    This L@TE performance is the second of three showing work in progress.

  • Sat
    27
    Jul
    2013

    Inhale. Exhale. Repeat.

    12:00am - 2:00am

    Temescal Art Center
    511 48th Street
    Oakland

    You read that right: Midnight to 2am. Joining members of Thingamajigs Performance Ensemble in Dandelion Dancetheatre's monumental 24-hour work "Inhale. Exhale. Repeat." which commences on Friday the 26th at 7pm and continues until the following day as a participatory performance exploring breath, slowness, Shabbat, cyclical time, community ritual, sleep and dreams.

  • Fri
    26
    Jul
    2013

    Solvitur Ambulando (Locating)

    6:00pm

    Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive
    Woo Hon Fai Hall
    2626 Bancroft Way
    2625 Durant Avenue
    Between College and Telegraph
    Directions / Parking

    Solvitur Ambulando (it is solved by walking) is a residency collaboration with performance artist Sasha HomThingamajigs Performance Group and Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive"Locating" is a L@TE performance, the first of three showing work in progress, involving graphical scores and texts displayed on the surfaces of BAM/PFA’s cavernous and angular atrium gallery. Part musical notation and part poetry, the installation will transform the environment into a collaborative map.

    I'm composing with Edward Schocker, Dylan Bolles and Sasha for these three trios:

    • Lisa Mezzacappa, Gino Robair & John Shiurba
    • Nava Dunkelman, Jakob Peck & Joshua Marshall
    • Zachary James Watkins, Kaori Suzuki & Marshall Trammell 
  • Sat
    20
    Jul
    2013

    ARA Gut Seasonal Rituals

    4pm

    Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
    701 Mission Street
    San Francisco

     

    The first of Dohee Lee's four seasonal performances drawing from MAGO, the multidisciplinary performance installation integrating music, dance, animation, ritual and Korean shamanism. I'll be playing monumental percussion and jurassic electronics with Dohee and Adria Otte, with Bada Saekki, a new Korean percussion group featuring Saeun Kim (Skim), Miriam Yoon Louie, Adria Otte, Codie Otte, Yeri Shon and Liz Suk. 

  • Tue
    09
    Jul
    2013

    Playing on the Nines: Wayne Grim

    6:00pm

    piers 15/17
    san francisco

    [ directions ]

    Reconvening with Wayne Grim to sonify the public space using the heavens above and the earth below.

  • Sun
    07
    Jul
    2013

    Student Work

    4pm

    Starry Plough
    3101 Shattuck Ave
    Berkeley, CA 94705

    Playing drums in an afternoon of music and storytelling with Daniel Popsicle, the large creative ensemble led by composer Dan Plonsey and Bay Area K-12 educators sharing stories from the classroom

    free show | all ages | food & bar | homework assistance for math students K thru postDoc

    Composer and high school math teacher Dan Plonsey has set his students' essays to music, creating a hilarious and heartbreaking song cycle played by his legendary big band. Joined by Bay Area teachers ready to share tales of the classroom, this off-beat First Sundays afternoon combines homework assistance, storytelling, and live performances by Daniel Popsicle from the Student Work oeuvre, with its post-apocalyptic sound evocative of Thai brass bands, Indian wedding bands, ironic Dutch bands, Sun Ra Arkestra, Braxtonian creative music orchestras and junior high bands. Includes a couple pop quizzes for the audience.

    Homework Assistance starts at 4pm
    Music & Storytelling starts at 4:45pm

    http://myrelationshipwithmath.tumblr.com/
    http://www.artbeatfoundation.org/

  • Sat
    15
    Jun
    2013
    Fri
    21
    Jun
    2013

    Thingamajigs Performance Group at InkGround

    Petrolia, California

    TPG's week-long residency at the home of Inkboat's Dance on Land program. We'll be creating new instruments built into the fabric of this rural arts space, working ranch, and interstitial landscape where the Mattole River meets the Pacific Ocean, and performing for the community.

  • Sun
    09
    Jun
    2013

    Playing on the Nines: Vedic Chants and Sargam Soundscapes

    5-7pm

    ubRadio Salon
    live on the interwebs at dfm.nu
    live on the air in amsterdam, the netherlands

    It's time to rock it with the Hindu goddess of speech, who, as you know, shreds.

    Joining members of the biggee citae orchestrae and members of the VAK choir, that 108-voice ensemble of yogic chanters, with Angela Coon (Toychestra), Ann DyerJoy (She Mob), Mantra Plonsey and others TBA.

    Expect sruti boxes, harmonia and gongs, along with vowel spirals, Vedic chants, sargam soundscapes and brahmari pranayama.

  • Sun
    02
    Jun
    2013

    Student Work

    4pm

    Starry Plough
    3101 Shattuck Ave
    Berkeley, CA 94705

    Playing drums in an afternoon of music and storytelling with Daniel Popsicle, the large creative ensemble led by composer Dan Plonsey and Bay Area K-12 educators sharing stories from the classroom

    free show | all ages | food & bar | homework assistance for math students K thru postDoc

    Composer and high school math teacher Dan Plonsey has set his students' essays to music, creating a hilarious and heartbreaking song cycle played by his legendary big band. Joined by Bay Area teachers ready to share tales of the classroom, this off-beat First Sundays afternoon combines homework assistance, storytelling, and live performances by Daniel Popsicle from the Student Work oeuvre, with its post-apocalyptic sound evocative of Thai brass bands, Indian wedding bands, ironic Dutch bands, Sun Ra Arkestra, Braxtonian creative music orchestras and junior high bands. Includes a couple pop quizzes for the audience.

    Homework Assistance starts at 4pm
    Music & Storytelling starts at 4:45pm

    http://myrelationshipwithmath.tumblr.com/
    http://www.artbeatfoundation.org/

  • Sat
    01
    Jun
    2013

    we / customize Closing Party

    11am - 5pm

    Oakland Museum of California
    1000 Oak Street, Oakland
    directions

    Convening with jurassic electronics with Thingamajigs Performance Group for a re customization of the priorly we customized Ikea table as part of the closing party for this exhibition.

    Also on the bill:

    11am and 12pm
    Tim Phillips and the CMT Creates Music Collective
    amazing instrument builders and performers

    1pm and 2pm
    TPG Musically Render The Ikea Table One Final Time

    3pm and 4pm
    Toychestra!
    Lexa Walsh puts the band back together, man

  • Thu
    09
    May
    2013

    Playing on the Nines: Gregory Scharpen

    3-6pm

    East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse
    4695 Telegraph Ave  Oakland
    (510) 547-6470

    Joining sound artist Gregory Scharpen in a performance ideally suited to our joint temperament: sitting among the shelves at East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse, creating a site-specific soundscape drawn from the objects around us.

    free admission

  • Wed
    08
    May
    2013

    Meridian Music Composers in Performance: Edward Schocker

    7:30pm

    Meridian Gallery
    535 Powell Street
    San Francisco

    directions

    Joining Edward Schocker with Yun-kyong Jin, Jean Ann, Giacomo Fiore, Brian Baumbusch and Wayne Grim in Edward's evening of works written in alternate tuning systems and a variety of non-Western performance practices: Dodecachordon, which explores the treatment of musical modes through drones produced from multiple electric guitars, and Sijo -"time being" pieces, which challenge our perception of pulse.

     

  • Sun
    05
    May
    2013

    Student Work

    4pm

    Starry Plough
    3101 Shattuck Ave
    Berkeley, CA 94705

    Playing drums in an afternoon of music and storytelling with Daniel Popsicle, the large creative ensemble led by composer Dan Plonsey and Bay Area K-12 educators sharing stories from the classroom

    free show | all ages | food & bar | homework assistance for math students K thru postDoc

    Composer and high school math teacher Dan Plonsey has set his students' essays to music, creating a hilarious and heartbreaking song cycle played by his legendary big band. Joined by Bay Area teachers ready to share tales of the classroom, this off-beat First Sundays afternoon combines homework assistance, storytelling, and live performances by Daniel Popsicle from the Student Work oeuvre, with its post-apocalyptic sound evocative of Thai brass bands, Indian wedding bands, ironic Dutch bands, Sun Ra Arkestra, Braxtonian creative music orchestras and junior high bands. Includes a couple pop quizzes for the audience.

    Homework Assistance starts at 4pm
    Music & Storytelling starts at 4:45pm

    http://myrelationshipwithmath.tumblr.com/
    http://www.artbeatfoundation.org/

  • Sat
    20
    Apr
    2013

    Improvisation #317

    8pm

    KUNST-OFF arts
    One Grove Street
    San Francisco, CA 94102
    USA
    [map]

    Phone: (415) 777-0172

    with Shinichi Iova­-Koga as part of

    Sonic Body Series
    Performance Improvisation, Body+ sound relationship:
    4 local and international group of choreographers and musicians meet for an evening of improvisation, creating spatial interaction and sonic abstraction in between the sound and the body.

    Including performances by 

    Christine Bonansea + Jean Bender + Charlotte Benedittini
    Title:μN
    http://www.christinebonansea.com/
    http://jeanbender.blogspot.com/
    http://www.machinehybride.org/

    ALTERNATIVA/Kathleen Hermesdorf + Albert Mathias
    Title: ‘X’
    http://www.la-alternativa.us/

    Christian Burns
    Title: Score from Unmaking
    http://www.burnswork.org

     

  • Fri
    12
    Apr
    2013

    L@TE: Carbon Song Cycle

    7:30pm

    Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive
    Woo Hon Fai Hall
    2626 Bancroft Way
    2625 Durant Avenue
    Between College and Telegraph
    Directions / Parking

    Carbon Song Cycle is Pamela Z's new work in collaboration with video artist Christina McPhee. I'll be on percussion joining Theresa Wong (cello, voice) and Dana Jessen (bassoon).

  • Tue
    09
    Apr
    2013

    Playing on the Nines: Jubilith Moore

    7pm

    Chappell R. Hayes Memorial Observation Tower
    Middle Harbor Shoreline Park
    2777 Middle Harbor Road
    Oakland

    Joining performance artist Jubilith Moore in a performance of the Chu No Mai.

  • Fri
    05
    Apr
    2013

    ] MA [

    7:30pm

    Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive
    Woo Hon Fai Hall
    2626 Bancroft Way
    2625 Durant Avenue
    Between College and Telegraph
    Directions / Parking

    ] MA [ is a new work I'm wrangling for Thingamajigs Performance Group in response to the Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive exhibition SilenceUsing concepts from Japanese Noh theater, where silence is a central aesthetic driver, our performance will focus on the space between the notes, distances between parts, and a musical vocabulary of invisible actions.

    Joined by durational artists from  Dandelion Dance Theater and other special guests, ] MA [ takes Zeami's famous pronouncement as its single instruction:

    senu tokoro ga omoshiroki
    what [the actor] does not do is of interest

  • Fri
    05
    Apr
    2013
    Sun
    07
    Apr
    2013

    inkBoat: Without Us (work in progress)

    8pm

    Counterpulse
    1310 Mission Street (near 9th)
    San Francisco
    (415) 626-2060

    directions

    advance tickets $15 / $17 / $20 available here

    The first outing of “Without Us,” inkBoat's new performance work in progress. I'm doing sound design,  seeking the acoustic properties of natural materials in this glacial, water-based installation at the heart of this piece, bolstered by the musical artistry of Dylan Bolles, Jason Ditzian and Dohee Lee.

    Machines fail and decay.

    Are we sinking?

    Directed and performed by Shinichi Iova-Koga with dancers Dana Iova-Koga, Peiling Kao and musicians Dohee Lee, Suki O’Kane, Dylan Bolles and Jason Ditzian.

  • Sat
    09
    Mar
    2013

    Playing on the Nines: Dylan Bolles

    7pm

    Green Valley Village
    13024 Green Valley Road
    Sebastapol
    directions

    Joining performance artist Dylan Bolles in a performance on found instruments collected in an edge-ecosystem, part of a day-long open rehearsal for Thingamajigs Performance Group and an evening concert featuring special neighborhood guest Jesse Olson.

  • Fri
    08
    Mar
    2013

    Biggs + O'Kane + Schocker

    8pm

    Turquoise Yantra Grotto
    32 Turquoise Way, San Francisco

    email TurquoiseYantraGrotto@hotmail.com for reservations and address

    additional details on facebook

     

    A new trio of the long-time talking and the just-now playing: composer and visual artist Betsey Biggs, composer and arts educator Edward Schocker and... me convene in the Grotto with Raub Roy (Horaflora) and Eric Glick Rieman

    $10 - $15 sliding scale

  • Sat
    09
    Feb
    2013

    Temporality

    Mills College Art Museum
    5000 MacArthur Blvd.
    Oakland, CA 94613

    Information: 510.430.2164
    Directions: 510.430.3250
    Email: museum@mills.edu

    Temporality is a new volume from Stephen Ratcliffe’s poetry cycle, featuring the Thingamajigs Performance GroupShinichi Iova-Koga and special guests accompanying Stephen as he reads out 1,000 poems written over 1,000 days.  We talk about it here.

  • Fri
    11
    Jan
    2013

    Benefit for Jay Korber: Gino Benefit Large Ensemble + Moe! Staiano Korpercussion

    8pm

    Berkeley Arts Storefront
    2133 University Avenue
    Berkeley

    I swore to Polly Moller on December 9, 2012 that I would never play the Berkeley Arts Festival storefront ever again. Then Phillip Greenlief put together a benefit for local musician Jay Korber, who is recovering from a very serious accident and I thought... well... I can explain that to Polly Moller.

    8pm set: large ensemble conducted by Gino Robair. I'll be playing either an accordion or some jurassically crappy electronics through a pignose amp because I like to give Gino something to consider... or ignore.

    Second set: large ensemble conducted by Moe! Staiano. I'll be playing percussion.

    If you can't make this gig, please click to give. Jay needs our help. Any amount helps.

    And this has got to be my all-time favorite concert video that features Jay and Jacob Felix Heule. I try to be like this every day.

  • Wed
    09
    Jan
    2013

    Put A Fork In It

    7:30pm

    The Meridian Gallery
    535 Powell Street
    San Francisco, CA 94108
    Phone: 415 398 7229
    Fax: 415 398 6176
    Email: info@meridiangallery.org

    A new work for double trio of percussion and electronics. I’m instigating and performing with Anna Wray, Moe! Staiano, Lance Grabmiller, Gretchen Jude, and Zachary James WatkinsDetails are here.

     

2012 | 2011 | 2010