EXPERIMENTAL SHOWCASE: Biggi Vinkeloe with Don Robinson, Lisle Ellis, Joe Lasqo and Teddy Rankin-Parker

Please join us on Saturday, April 19th at 8pm for a special evening of experimental music featuring German/Swedish saxophonist and flautist Biggi Vinkeloe, part of her US tour!

Biggi VinkeloeA sorceress of avant / jazz wind energy, and veteran of stellar collaborations with Roberto Bellatalla, Alberto Braida, Chris Brown, Lisle Ellis, Marco Eneidi, Ken Filiano, Gianni Gebbia, Vinny Golia, Giancarlo Locatelli, Miya Masaoka (正岡みや), Barre Phillips, Gino Robair, Cecil Taylor, Peeter Uuskyla, and Marie Wärme, among many others, Biggi Vinkeloe will réprise her long-standing collaboration with Bay Area master drummer Don Robinson, whom Coda Magazine has described as a “percussion Dervish”, and among whose most notable collaborators are Alan Silva, Anthony Braxton, Oliver Lake, Glenn Spearman, Larry Ochs, Bobby Few, Raphé Malik, and Joe McPhee.

Lisle EllisJoining is NYC bassist and computer musician Lisle Ellis. Veteran of 40+ recordings (incl. Down Beat ✰✰✰✰✰ The Ornette Coleman Songbook), he’s worked with Paul Bley, Peter Brötzmann, Andrew Cyrille, Anthony Davis, Ben Goldberg, Frank Gratowski, Joëlle Léandre, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Myra Melford, Bob Ostertag, William Parker, ROVA Saxophone Quartet, Stefano Scodanibbio, Cecil Taylor, William Winant, Pamela Z, and John Zorn, among many others.

Joe LasqoAlso joining will be Bay Area neogaku pianist / computer musician Joe Lasqo, whose recent local performances include the Vexations [Re-vex’d] II, a 22-hour Satie-based improv marathon; with Aaron Bennett’s Electro-Magnetic Transpersonal Orchestra at Duende; with Czech sound artist Lucie Vítková, UK laptopist Joe Snape, and local madman Bob Marsh at the Berkeley Arts Festival.

Teddy Rankin-ParkerAdding the final touch to this post-jazz ensemble is Teddy Rankin-Parker, the sophisticated cello superfrique who’s blown in from Chicago to shake up the Bay Area’s ideas of what cello-playing can be. Master of extended cello technique and slave to no musical preconceptions or boundaries, Teddy makes the space move around the warp drive instead of moving the warp drive through the space.

Kristina DuttonThe evening will begin with a performance by the Dutton/Dunkelman/Stanley trio, who perform a series of compositions and improvisations based on the schematic application of field recordings from nature reserves throughout the East Bay. These pieces will use Goethe’s “Metamorphosis of Plants” as inspiration. Goethe’s writings allow the observer to “see” nature as an interconnected web of relationships, not as unrelated, independent parts-and to develop a deeper understanding and intuitive connection. This can be achieved through artistic imagination, and by working with a subjectively inspired approach, as opposed to a traditional, mechanistic epistemology. The trio is as follows:

Kristina Dutton, Violin
Nava Dunkelman, Percussion
Christina Stanley, Violin, electronics

Through musical improvisation, the trio will engage with the orchestration of these natural settings, the influence of adjacent urbanization in these soundscapes, and the affect of anthropic and geologic sound on creature voicing.

Experimental Music Showcase: Biggi Vinkeloe with Don Robinson
Saturday April 19th 2013, 7:30 pm doors, 8 pm music.
The Emerald Tablet, 80 Fresno St, San Francisco, CA 94133 (map)
$15 suggested donation, sliding scale. Nobody turned away for lack of funds.
Door donations go to the musicians!
Delicious complimentary snacks. Drinks by donation.

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