The Fog Music Concert is coming to Pacifica Sunday November 16th from 1-6 pm. Join us for a day of live electronic music and sounds featuring ten different acts that have been commissioned to present their own interpretation of Fog Music. Featuring performances by:
The show will be taking place at the wonderful coast-side venue, Winters Tavern. Located in the heart of the Fog Zone, Pacifica, California:
1522 Francisco Blvd
Over the coming weeks we will be posting artist profiles to introduce each of the acts that will be performing at the show.
This is a special event to promote for the San Francisco Fog Music Festival 2015 that will be held at the Second Act January 28-31, 2015! The Fog Music Experience is presented by Aural Films records as part of the Fog Music Series that is documenting 24 hours of Fog Music by artists from around the world.
A new Artist’s Fog Music is released in the series every week for $1 or more to support the Festival and Artists. Please find and download all the Fog Music Series and others albums now available from Aural Films records at http://auralfilms.bandcamp.com/
Ear Spray plays electronics, percussion, voice and videos. Dynamic and strange aural landscapes and improvisations. Members are:
Ann O'Rourke - percussion, vocals, video and Instagator
Mark Pino - percussion and Entertainer
Carlos Jennings - electronics and Conduction
Ear Spray has been playing together for four years and keeps evolving. Every performance is different.
“Electroacoustic Noise” seems to fit the best. Free improvisation. Occasional very short periods of melody and playing in Western time. Videos with very strange processing. Water phone, big steel plate, cymbals and vocals with processed sounds.
Thomas Dimuzio is a musician, composer, sound designer, mastering engineer, label proprietor, and music technologist residing in San Francisco, California. Inspired as much by John Cage as Led Zeppelin, Dimuzio's music is like a sonic excursion that transports the listener into other worldly aural realms. “His work has a narrative, filmic tug that will draw you into its dark corners, ears alert… brilliant and rarely less than entertaining.” —Peter Marsh, BBC
Long regarded as a musical pioneer for his innovative use of live sampling and looping techniques, Dimuzio has earned a deserved reputation worldwide as an avant-garde sound artist in touch with the aesthetic pulse of time and technology. A true sonic alchemist who can seemingly create music events out of almost anything, Dimuzio's listed sound sources on his various releases include everything from 'modified 10 speed bicycle' and 'resonating water pipe' to short-wave radios, loops, feedback, samplers, synthesizers and even normal instruments such as guitar, clarinet and trumpet. Dimuzio's eclecticism bespeaks a career equally informed by a profound dedication to his craft and collaborations with friends, artists and technologists alike.
Dimuzio's recordings have been released internationally by ReR Megacorp, Asphodel, RRRecords, No Fun Productions, Sonoris, Drone Records, Record Label Records, Odd Size, Seeland, and other independent labels. Among his collaborators are Chris Cutler, Dan Burke, Joseph Hammer, Anla Courtis, Nick Didkovsky, Due Process, Voice of Eye, Fred Frith, David Lee Myers, 5uu's, Matmos, Wobbly and Negativland.
Find more information about Thomas Dimuzio at the following links:
Based in los angeles and currently roaming the california coast and deserts performing music, collecting musical instruments, photographing the pacific ocean and the sun in the sky, and always planning cheap, sensible meals.
Original gypsy-jazz guitarist/six years - with bay area chanteuse lavay smith and the red hot skillet likkers
Guitarist and kazooist - four tours with dan hicks and the xmas jug band
Jazz vibraphone/percussion with bay area jam band "vinyl" - including their live fri/sat night double cd recorded at the great american music hall in san francisco (guests including bernie worrell, rob wasserman and huey lewis)
Guest-co-host 11 years "rduck show" - live improvised electronic music FRSC 101.3FM santa cruz
Studied orchestral composing and conducting under a grant from the claremont colleges in los angeles.
Music score for the feautre-length comedy "sex tax" currently pending release by national lampoon writen/produced by david landsberg (cosby show/love boat)
More than twenty independent releases of solo piano improvisations and american roots music on guitar - 2014 new album "sunnyside session: happy in my life" co-produced with the legendary bruce bromberg (two time grammy winner and 2014 inductee as producer to the blues hall of fame)
Tom Djll spent the years 1981-93 working with the Serge Modular Music System before enrolling in the Mills College Contemporary Music Program. Those years were largely taken up with a quest to develop and integrate an extended trumpet language into a post-WDR electronic sound environment, while also pursuing advanced studies in improvisation and performance with Pauline Oliveros and Jack Wright. While at Mills, Djll concentrated on microtonal music, split-tone trumpet technique, and computer music. Further development of trumpet languages and ‘EAI’-style free improvisation with his band Grosse Abfahrt was undertaken from 1999 – 2010, after which period Djll gradually re-introduced electronics and traditional keyboard technique into his sound-set. The results are heard today in his projects such as hackMIDI (extreme mechanical piano music), the hardcore free-noise trio BEAUTY SCHOOL, and ongoing free improvisation in the lively and ever-evolving Bay Area scene, with playing partners old and new (including but not limited to Gino Robair, Julia Mazawa, Tim Perkis, Kyle Bruckmann, Jacob Felix Heule, Suki O’Kane, Matt Ingalls, Tom Nunn, bran(…)pos, and Karen Stackpole, as well as international players.
The R Duck show is live electronic music sculpture. A long running 2-and-a-half-hour friday night radio program (since 2001) broadcast live from Santa Cruz, Ca. The host, R Albert Duck, sometimes with guest artists, assembles and re-assembles various sound sources to create a living aural landscape for listeners to enjoy at home in comfort, perhaps with a cup of tea and a tasty snack treat. Enjoy a live appearance for the opportunity to hear some ear teasing delights and join the taste-test of the evening's chocolate, or in season, sample some home grown honey from the R Duck show downtown studio apiary. The R Duck show sits inside an improvised musical moment.
R Albert Duck is an audio/video artist with a history in electronic music spanning two centuries, from writing generative music software for his, then new (1983), Olivetti M-10 to assembling a modern VCF for eurorack. His sonic ventures defy linear logic, often proceeding in what would appear to be backwards trajectory - only to arrive yet again working in the present time. He has performed in a variety of musical settings including: artist in residence, sound engineer, drummer, percussionist, re-inventor and software beta tester.
Widely known as a painter, Paul Nicholson (aka Paul-E) has been involved with synthesizers since the early 1980s. Beginning with an ARP 2600 which he received in trade for a painting in 1982, Paul has over the years amassed a room filling arsenal of synthesizers. Early influence by artists such as Morton Subotnik and Klaus Schulze Cluster, Tangerine Dream and Kraftwerk has evolved into a composition style involving ambient electronics and processed recorded sound improvisations that range from delicate atmospheres, to violent storms; morphing soundscapes with roiling rhythms, industrial noise and peaceful.
Paul was a founding member of the 1990s chill room ensemble Gamma Quadrant, (1996 - 2000) that was followed by T.A.P.P. (2002-2004) and PRAIRIE PROJECT (2006-2010), now in hiatus. His current project is SPACEBRANE, a collaboration with Crystal Awareness.
At FOG, Paul-E will have a mix of analog and digital synthesizers and sequencers
Crystal Awareness (DBAR)- is creating a psychedelic world of sound with software, homebuilt analog modular synthesizers, bass guitar, theremin, percussion, and keyboards. Recently he is adding homemade field recordings from the US and Costa Rica as source material to his interstellar musical sets. Fractals, sonifications, feedback, and generative algorithms added to conventional composition and live improvisation all play a part in his star traveling cruise music. From ambient, downtempo to booty shakin' to massive noise overload his sonic art
spans the full range of tempo and space.
At the Fog concert crystal will be using software synthesis including software modulars and one of his homebuilt analog modular synths to produce audio fog
Doug Lynner performs, composes and records using vintage and contemporary analog modular synthesizers, digital and virtual synthesizers and traditional instruments. Of special note is Doug’s Mystery Serge, an amazingly versatile analog modular synthesizer designed by West Coast synthesizer pioneer, Serge Tcherepnin. His music is based upon the notion of “sound for sound’s sake.” He explores the intrinsic value of sound through mixtures of ambient, avant garde, rhythmic and soundscape genres.
Doug received a BFA in Music Composition from the California Institute of the Arts where his mentors were Morton Subotnick, Harold Budd, James Tenney, Leonid Hambro and Nicholas England. There he was deeply immersed in music technology and compositional processes as well as being instructed in world music genres such as south Indian flute, Gamelan Orchestra and Pigmy and Bushmen rhythmic singing and playing.
[ruidobello] aka jorge bachmann is a media artist, experimental composer and curator based in San Francisco , USA. He is also a founder member of MEI.collectiv an multi-disciplinary group of artists.
Working across a wide range of explorations, bachmann's work is eclectic, going from subtle "musique concrete" soundscapes to analog synth minimalism.
Since the early 1980's he has been exploring the strange, unique and microcosmic sounds of everyday life, collecting field recordings and creating soundscapes meant for deep listening. [ruidobello] has exhibited and performed in North America, Europe, Japan, Taiwan and South America. In 2009 he performed his audio-visual piece, Coleoptera, at the 10th Francisco Electronic Music Festival. In recent years he has performed and improvised with the likes of Bryan Day, Michael Gendreau, Mason Jones and Takahiro Kawaguchi.
At present he is one half of the synth duo "snowsteps"
Find more information about jorge bachmann at the following links:
Jack Hertz has been playing, composing and recording for more than 30 years. His first experience with sound began with analog reel machines, microphones, percussion and a Casio VL-Tone. His first true synthesizer was the Alpha Syntauri digital synthesizer that was was hosted by an Apple IIe PC. The steep learning curve exposed him to a universe of concepts nearly a decade before others. Later, he was introduced to Yamaha's DX7 and the vast capabilities of FM synthesis that he has been working with ever since.
Jack is a seasoned improvisor who finds all aspects of creating sound fascinating. From the early percussion instruments to the present day hardware and software innovations. Generally, Jack is searching for a sonic middle ground between the real and the artificial. Utilizing computers, synthesizers, found objects, field recordings and digital effects. He designs his own sound with unique characteristics that create spaces and atmospheres a listener can explore.