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Fri May 15, 2015 8 PM

Babes in Toy Land: A Night of Toys & Noise with Anna Homler, Tania Chen and Gino Robair

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Tania Chen

Anna Homler and Tania Chen met in London a few years ago and bonded over a love of toys and the unexpected. This premiere performance will be an exuberant exploration of sonic worlds created by toys, found objects, lo-fi electronics, and alien vocalese. They will be joined by the versatile electronics wizard and percussionist Gino Robair, for an evening of improvised duos and trios.

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Thu Aug 20, 2015 8 PM

Optical Sound – DATE CHANGE

$15 General, $10 Member
Curator: Tania Chen
Ensemble; Bruce Ackley - reeds, Tania Chen - piano & other, Nava Dunkelman - percussion, Andy Strain - trombone Film; Ménilmontant (1926) dir. - Dimitri Kirsanoff, 40min More Info
Fri Sep 4, 2015 7:30 PM

Vernacular Visions

$10 General, $5 Members
Curator: Tania Chen
A 35mm slideshow of found photographs from the Vernacular Visions archive featuring live improvised musical accompaniment by Jake Head, Jon Leidecker, Corey Hucks, Nick Wang, and Tania Chen. More Info
Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:00 PM

Optical Sound #2 ~ Dementia (1955) ~ Frith•Custer•Stanley

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Tania Chen
"The second in a monthly series of improv music to soundless films at The Center For New Music. Benjamin Ethan Tinker is curating this series with Center For New Music curator Tania Chen. This evening the film will be the dialouge-less "Dementia (aka Daughter of Horror)" (1955) by John Parker. "May be the strangest film ever offered for theatrical release." – Variety Come hear the ecstatic sounds of the trio of Fred Frith, Beth Custer, and Christina Stanley! More Info
Wed Oct 14, 2015 7:00 PM

Optical Sound #3: Metropolis

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Tania Chen
An electronic ensemble: Tania Chen, Tom Djll, Laetitia Sonami, Jeanie Aprille Tang, Ryan Page & Benjamin Tinker w/ voice accompaniment: Josephine Torio perform a guided improvised soundtrack to Fritz Lang's Metropolis (1927). More Info
Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:30 PM

Vernacular Visions #22

$10 General, $5 Members
Curator: Tania Chen
A 35mm slideshow of found photographs will be projected while two small groupings of musical improvisers interpret & accompany the images with a live soundtrack. At the end of the night there will be a collaborative set between all of the musicians (who have never performed together prior and most likely do not even know each other). More Info
Sat Nov 14, 2015 8:00 PM

Optical Sound #4 ~ New York Ghetto Fish Market 1903 (2006) ~ Orcutt•Heule•Rivero

Free!
Curator: Tania Chen
The fourth in a monthly series of improv music to soundless films at The Center For New Music. This evening the film will be New York Ghetto Fish Market 1903 (2006) by Ken Jacobs. The ensemble will be: Bill Orcutt, Jacob Felix Heule, and Danishta Rivero. More Info
Sat Nov 21, 2015 7:30 PM

Vernacular Visions #22

$10 General, $5 Members
Curator: Tania Chen
The third and final installment in a series of screenings that Vernacular Visions* will be doing as part of a 3 month residency at the Center for New Music (September - November), co-curated by Justin Rhody and Tania Chen. At each performance a 35mm slideshow of found photographs will be projected while two small groupings of musical improvisers (from both Oakland and San Francisco) interpret & accompany the images with a live soundtrack. At the end of the night there will be a collaborative set between all of the musicians (who have never performed together prior and most likely do not even know each other). More Info
Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:00 PM

Double Divas of Mutimedia Voice: Pamela Z & Viv Corringham

$12 General, $8 Members
Curator: Tania Chen
An intense evening of vocal art with two amazing post-modern vocal divas: The Bay Area’s Pamela Z and London/New York vocal artist Viv Corringham. Set 1: Pamela Z presents a multimedia suite of solos for voice, electronics, including excerpts from recent works Memory Trace and Closed Loop. Set 2: Viv Corringham Multimedia Consort present "Ρεμπέτικα Νεα" ("New Rebetika"), an electronicized, multi-media radicalization of the Greek rebetika music as part of Viv’s Life Is Clearer Seen Through Smoke tour. Line-up: Viv Corringham, Nancy Beckman, Tom BIckley, Nan Busse, Anna Geyer, & Joe Lasqo. More Info
Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:30 PM

Bad Jazz ‘Tincture’ Release Show

$10 General, $5 Members
Curator: Tania Chen
Bad Jazz celebrates the release of their second album 'Tincture' on Oakland's Friends and Relatives Records. More Info
Sun Apr 3, 2016 7:30 PM

Angles 3

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Tania Chen
Angles 3 is Martin K. - saxophones, Ingebrigt Haaker Flaten - bass, and Kjell Nordeson - drums. Music by Martin K. More Info