a weekly experimental sound series presented by sfSound every Sunday

mosswood chapel :: 3630 telegraph oakland ca :: 2 blocks from macarthur bart :: enter 2nd door on 37th st
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sunday march 26, 2023 7p dan flanagan's the bow and the brush
sunday april 9, 2023 7p 4mación / jordan glenn + josé f. solares + mitch stahlmann
sunday april 23, 2023 7p eda er / sink head trio (goldberg + glenn + davis)
sunday april 30, 2023 7p sf tape music collective
sunday may 7, 2023 7p duo b / david slusser + safa shokrai
sunday may 14, 2023 7p
sunday may 21, 2023 7p bernal hill players / ghost ensemble (hubbard/motl/clucas)
sunday may 28, 2023 7p

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 SUNDAY MARCH 26 2023  7pm  $10-$25

DAN FLANAGAN The Bow and the Brush

The Bow and the Brush

Created by violinist/composer DAN FLANAGAN, The Bow and the Brush integrates the visual arts with new music. Dan is joined by cellist VICKY EHRLICH, trombonist BRUCE CRISP, and violinist GABRIELLE WUNSCH to perform new works by Libby Larsen, Nathaniel Stookey, Linda Marcel Marcel, Shinji Eshima, Jacques Desjardins, Cindy Cox, Maija Hynninen, Jose Gonzalez Granero, Edmund Campion, Emily Onderdonk, Peter Josheff, Evan Price, Michael Panther and Dan Flanagan. All compositions will be Oakland premieres and will be performed with projected images of the paintings and sculptures that inspire them. Violinists TAMMIE DYER and JULIE KIM will join Flanagan in a premiere of a new trio by Eric Schwartz.

DAN FLANAGAN has built a multifaceted career as a soloist and orchestral musician, performing concertos with orchestras in California and recitals throughout the United States and Europe. Flanagan currently serves as Concertmaster of the Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera, Concertmaster of West Edge Opera, and Instructor of Violin at University of California, Berkeley. Described as “an excellent violinist” (New York Concert Reviews), the 2022-23 season includes solo recitals in New York City, San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, Sacramento, Houston, Los Angeles, San Diego, Chicago, Rome, Perugia, London, Bordeaux, and Paris. His program, The Bow and the Brush, includes 23 newly composed solo violin pieces inspired by paintings and sculptures. Several of these compositions can be seen on his Youtube channel (recommended by KDFC, The Strad, and SF Classical Voice) and heard on his album, The Bow and the Brush, which will be released by MSR Classics in early 2023. He will perform the program at Carnegie Hall in the 2023-24 season. A dedicated orchestral player, Flanagan has performed as concertmaster with the Oakland Symphony, Santa Rosa Symphony, California Symphony, California Musical Theater, Festival Opera of Walnut Creek, Symphony San Jose, Modesto Symphony, Opera Parallèle, Merced Symphony and Symphony Napa Valley. He performs regularly with the San Francisco Opera and Ballet and records film, video game, and television soundtracks with the Skywalker Symphony Orchestra.

Active in the Bay Area since 1989, BRUCE CRISP is presently principal trombone of the Santa Rosa Symphony, Marin Symphony, Vallejo Symphony, Oakland Symphony, Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera, Carmel Bach Festival, and Fresno Philharmonic orchestras, and is a member of the Opera San Jose orchestra. Additionally, Chrisp performs regularly with the San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco Opera, and the San Diego Symphony. He is in demand as a recording artist and records frequently at Skywalker Ranch in Marin County. A founding member of the San Francisco Brass Company, a brass quintet based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Chrisp also enjoys performing renaissance and baroque works on a replica of an instrument made in Nuremberg in 1595.

Violinist TAMMIE DYER holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from Stony Brook University, an M.M. from Rice University, and a B.M. From the University of Utah. She has studied with many of the great artists of our time, including Philip Setzer, Dorothy DeLay, Pamela Frank, Soovin Kim, Kathleen Winkler, members of the Cleveland String Quartet, and the Emerson String Quartet. She has also attended the Tanglewood, Aspen, Sarasota, Eastern, and Marrowstone music festivals. Tammie enjoys playing a variety of musical styles, and is passionate about sharing the transformative experience of live music. An active chamber musician, Tammie performs regularly throughout the Bay Area, with such groups as the Hidden Valley String Orchestra in Carmel, on the Opus Series in Mendocino, and the Bellarosa String Quartet. She is a member of the Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera, Principal Second of the Mendocino Music Festival Orchestra, and performs with Santa Rosa Symphony and San Francisco Opera.

VICKY EHRLICH (cello) studied at Southern Methodist University, the Academia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, and the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Her teachers included Robert Marsh, Bernard Greenhouse, and Robert Gardner. Prior to joining the San Francisco Opera Orchestra in 1984, she played with the Santa Fe Opera, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, and was principal cellist with the Symphonies of Omaha, Richmond and Phoenix. Ms. Ehrlich has performed with the San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco Symphony, the New Century Chamber Orchestra, Composers Inc., Berkeley Symphony, the Russian Chamber Orchestra, and Lamplighters. She is also an active chamber musician, performing regularly with the Ariel Quartet, resident ensemble of the Sacramento Chamber Music Society; the Bridge Players, who specialize in music by Jewish and Holocaust composers; the Picasso Ensemble, who present concerts in the historic Senon House in Aptos; the International Orange Piano Quartet; and the Fath Chamber Players, a fixture in Mill Valley.

JULIE KIM started playing the violin at the age of 6 and received her Bachelor of Music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She began her string quartet career with the acclaimed Franciscan String Quartet in 1982. The quartet was awarded the Wardwell Fellowship at Yale University to study with the Tokyo String Quartet and won First Prize at the prestigious Banff International String Quartet competition. They were also awarded the Press Prize and the City of Evian Prize at the Evian International String Quartet competition. The quartet went on to become the Resident String Quartet at Dartmouth College and toured throughout Europe, Canada and the United States. She has participated in the Aspen, Norfolk and Banff Music Festivals and pursued chamber music studies with the Tokyo, Julliard, Cleveland, Emerson and Vermeer String Quartets. Ms. Kim performs extensively with the San Francisco Opera, Ballet, Opera Center and San Francisco Chamber Orchestra.

GABRIELLE WUNSCH enjoys a varied and active performance schedule in the United States and in Europe. A Carmel Bach Festival musician since 2004, she has performed chamber and solo programs at the Utrecht, Barcelona, and Göttingen festivals, and was a prize winner in the 2010 Premio Bonporti International Baroque Violin Competition held in Rovereto, Italy. She plays regularly with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, which toured this spring through North America, playing at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, Place des Arts in Montreal, and the Walt Disney Hall, among others. She is a member of Voices of Music, and can be found on many of its videos online. In Europe she continues to play with B’Rock and Nieuwe Philharmonie Utrecht, and has been a member of the Festival Orchestra at Göttingen Händel-Festspiele for ten years. On her modern violin she regularly performs with the Santa Rosa, Marin, Fresno, and Monterey Symphonies. Gabrielle holds performance degrees from Eastman School of Music (BM) and SUNY Stony Brook (MM), as well as in baroque violin from the Royal Conservatory of The Hague (BM and MM). Major teachers include Pamela Frank and Mitchell Stern for modern violin; Enrico Gatti, Lucy van Dael, Elizabeth Wallfisch, and Manfredo Kraemer for baroque violin.

 SUNDAY APRIL 9 2023  7pm  $10-$25


4MACIÓN debuts a new computer music composition for solo laptop, “Monzogranite,” arranged for the Mosswood Chapel. The work is a variation on a computer-generated melody which disrupts and plays in harmony with multiple digital feedback systems.

JORDAN GLENN, JOSÉ F. SOLARES, and MITCH STAHLMANN perform a new trio of winds and percussion.

4MACIÓN (KRISTIAN DAHLBOM) is a Los Angeles-based composer and performer of computer music. Through laptop performance and the use of various electronic sensors, 4mación explores the relationship between human and computer in live music settings and aims to create dynamic, audible topographies as a product of this collaboration. Using live synthesis, sound processing, and feedback loops, they attempt to negotiate the divinity of nature with the bleakness of the computer. The results are often sounds that possess an uncanny aliveness.

JOSÉ F. SOLARES (saxophone/flute) is a Mexican improviser, saxophonist, composer and sound artist, born in Ensenada, Baja California. Jose has a BA in Classical Saxophone Performance from the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC). Although his academic formation was in classical music, Jose has developed his musicianship in many other music genres like ska, rock, reggae, jazz, contemporary music, free improvisation, among others. He has performed in many orchestras and ensembles such as UABC Symphony, UABC Chamber Orchestra, La Covacha Big Band, Wilfrido Terrazas Sea Quintet, Bucefalo, Burnt Sugar Arkestra Chamber, etc. Jose has also participated in many festivals as Vértice 2018, Ensenada’s New Music Festival (Neofonia FMNE) 2019/2021, International Improv’s Week (SIDIMPRO) 2013- 2019, La Covacha’s International Jazz Week ( SIJAZZ) 2014-2019, Festival Of New Trumpet Music West 2020 (FONT West),and the Afrofuturism Festival at Carnegie Hall 2022. Jose has had the opportunity to work and learn from amazing artists like, Stephanie Richards, Tomeka Reid, Wilfrido Terrazas, Nathan Hubbard and Ivan Trujillo. With more than twenty world premiere pieces performed, one of his greatest interests in music is to explore the sonic possibilities through new music and free improvisation. Jose is nowadays studying an MFA in Performance and Literature, with an emphasis in Improvisation at Mills College, in Oakland CA.

MITCH STAHLMANN (flute/winds) is a Minneapolis-born and Oakland-based multimedia artist, improvisor and composer focusing on flutes and electronics. His work has been presented in collaboration with and alongside Kronos Quartet, Meredith Monk, Zeena Parkins, Briana Marela, and Bang on a Can. His personal practice is dedicated to revealing the unearthed tones and uncharacteristic behaviors of the flute. An archive can be heard of this work through the recently premiered solo album Into the Wish, released through Mondoj of Warsaw, Poland. Mitch actively works with fellow bandmates Lynn Avery and Cole Pulice in LCM (Orange Milk Records) as well as various other improvisatory and impulsive acts of sound across the globe. Mitch completed his MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media with a Elizabeth B. Mills award for Composition at Mills College in 2020.

JORDAN GLENN (drums/percussion) has worked closely with Fred Frith (FF Trio, Gravity Band), William Winant, Zeena Parkins (The Adorables), Roscoe Mitchell, Ben Goldberg, Todd Sickafoose, John Schott, Lisa Mezzacappa, Kyle Bruckmann, Michael Coleman, Matthew Welch and bands Jack O' The Clock, Secret Chiefs 3, The Rova Sax Quartet, tUnE-yArDs and the collective Sifter with Rob Ewing, Beth Schenck and Lisa Mezzacappa. As a leader he led the trio Wiener Kids, Mindless Thing (a collaboration with poet Jim Ryan) and the percussion heavy large ensemble BEAK. Since 2019 he has co-run with Lisa Mezzacappa, the DO-OVER Music Series, a composition/improvisation lab held monthly at the Temescal Art Center in Oakland. He also has been commissioned to create scores for evening-length dance pieces by Sharp & Fine and Liss Fain Dance.

 SUNDAY APRIL 23 2023  7pm  $10-$25


BEN GOLDBERG - clarinet   JORDAN GLENN - drums   BEN DAVIS - cello

Pseudomellifluous quasisoliloquy with bent eardrum hammerhead wrapped in a 1960’s chewing gum commercial stuck to the bottom of your shoe. Dedicated to the memory. Foursquare and seven and possibly even more. Way more.

EDA ER presents a new work, I belong to nothing; I belong to everything for vocals and electronics:
This piece focuses on sense of belonging, displacement, migration, and security that have always been questions that I’ve been seeking answers for myself. In I belong to nothing; I belong to everything, I will challenge myself, as a performer with my personal struggle, and let it speak and transform through the sound. I use electronics and my vocals, both of which I will relate to the concept, embracing them and deconstructing them simultaneously, under this title to free myself from the lexicons that I’m used to have and to find a way to find sense of belonging inside the sound. I will be structuring the performance around the poems that I wrote by deconstructing them using my vocals alongside electronics. I will try to play around the boundaries by using improvisatory approach in abstract and poetic form of a structure. -- E.E.

EDA ER, a native of Istanbul, is a composer, sound artist and singer currently based in San Francisco Bay Area. She primarily explores the potential of expressivity and narrativity in her music. Eda’s music evolved around exploring the possibilities of singing, composing, combining analogue and digital electronics, video, theatricality, and storytelling. She is interested in building augmented experiences centered on music by using multimedia tools. ​ ​She has had the pleasure of working as a composer with notable groups, musicians, organizations, and ensembles, including Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Multilarérale, Kugoni Trio, Hermes Ensemble, Hezarfen Ensemble, Atlas Ensemble, Vertixe Sonora, Ensemble Suono Giallo, Nordic Trombone Quartet, Eco Ensemble, Nicolas Isherwood, Christine Cornwell, Tom Collier, IKSV International Theater Festival, Gaudeamus Festival, Festival Mixtur, Ikincikat, Mamut Art Project, Clout Theater, A corner in the world and Berika Collective. She is the co-founder and artistic director of the, and besides composing and producing, she performs electronics, vocal and visuals. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Music Composition with a Designated Emphasis on New Media at the University of California, Berkeley in the Music Department, CNMAT (Center for New Music and Audio Technologies) and BCNM (Berkeley Center for New Media).

 SUNDAY APRIL 30 2023  7pm  $10-$25


THE SAN FRANCISCO TAPE MUSIC COLLECTIVE presents a "micro-festival" of fixed media works projected live over a multichannel sound system.

(program details coming soon...)


Our focus is on the bay area experimental and new music community, hopefully encouraging crossover among sub-scenes (composition and improvisation; established and emerging; institutional and underground; etc.) We strongly suggest local musicians attend concerts before requesting to perform on the series. Visiting aritsts are also welcome, ideally splitting a concert with local musicians. We are also seeking compositions (in all forms of notation) to be performed by the sfSoundGroup.

There is a "hall-like" reverberation in the space. Extremely dense or heavily amplified music isn't a great match for the acoustics, although it is possible to use drum kits and electronic music with some sensitivity. We have a 92-key (down to a Low F!) 1953 Bösendorfer 7’4” Model 225 Piano (no sostenuto pedal; inside/prepared is OK). There is a basic sound system with a mixer and two QSC K12 loudspeakers.

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