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Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:49 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: The High and Low – Tinnitus Insect Volume Knobs + Paul Hoskin and friends.

$10 General, $7 Members
Curator: Matt Ingalls

Tinnitus Insect Volume Knobs is a project that explores acoustic sounds limited to frequencies higher than 1000Hz. These tones are then combined in the room to create psychoacoustic "difference tones" that only heard in live performance—a fitting way to initiate our new series in a new space! The second set features improvised music by Seattle's resident contrabass clarinet virtuoso, Paul Hoskin, joined by locals Ken Ueno (extended vocals), Matthew Goodheart (extended piano), and Matt Ingalls (extended extensions).

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Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:49 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: The Art of One – An Evening of Solo Performances by Tom Nunn, bran(…)pos, and Matt Ingalls

$10 General, $7 Members
Curator: Matt Ingalls
An evening of solos by by three wildly different, yet equally engaging bay area performers: Tom Nunn performs improvisations on his original instruments; bran(...)pos performs a piece for mouth, synth, face, and live video; and Matt Ingalls performs his decades-in-the-making clarinet solo that explores extended techniques that interact with the acoustic space. More Info
Tue May 14, 2013 7:49 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: Xenoglossia/Leishmania (Christopher Burns and Bill Hsu), Iannis Xenakis, Charles Boone, Monica Scott, and Matt Ingalls

$10 General, $7 Members
Curator: Matt Ingalls

Christopher Burns and Bill Hsu perform structured electroacoustic+audiovisual improvisations. sfSound's Monica Scott premieres a new work for cello and electronics by Charles Boone and performs Iannis Xenakis's Charisma and a new collaborative work with clarinetist Matt Ingalls.

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Tue May 28, 2013 7:49 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: Maggi Payne, Varèse, John Ingle, and sfSound

$10 General, $7 Members
Curator: Matt Ingalls

Maggi Payne performs works for flute, fixed media, video, and chamber ensemble, including Shh, a "spatialized" acoustic work commissioned and performed by sfSound. sfSound's John Ingle performs a new work for solo saxophone. Plus, sfSound performs their "radical transcription" of Edgard Varèse's Octandre.

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Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:49 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: Luciano Chessa and Benjamin Kreith: Garrett — Confusing Salon Music and Noise since 2013

$10 General, $7 Members
Curator: Matt Ingalls

Local New Music Champions Luciano Chessa and Benjamin Kreith perform Garrett — Confusing Salon Music and Noise since 2013 for violin, piano, bullhorn, saw, piano, Aardvark synth app, harmonica and voice. A concert-length program consisting of original pieces, Erik Satie transcriptions, Futurist noise poetry, Robert Schumann, a Fluxus piece, Carlo Prosperi's "Chant", delicate improvisations, and Albeniz/Kreisler.

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Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:49 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: Grosse Abfahrt with Alfred Harth and Torsten Müller

$10 General, $7 Members
Curator: Matt Ingalls

Two German expatriates (Alfred Harth and Torsten Müller) living now in allies of America, adding to Grosse Abfahrt — a freely-improvising music continuum/community whose name means “great departure” — another departure of meaning. From out this departure of de-parts comes a salute to epic failure, a disaster in full-dress uniform, gold epaulets dangling off the corpse of Western culture. In solidarity the local American cultural-exile cohort of Grosse Abfahrt joins in.

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Tue Jul 9, 2013 7:49 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: Michal Rataj and Andy Claussen’s Wishbone Project

$10 General, $7 Members
Curator: Matt Ingalls

From Prague, composer Michal Rataj presents a set of works for sound objects, writing desk, and live multi-channel electronics. From Seattle, Andy Claussen performs his Wishbone Suite, an extended work for improvising chamber ensemble.

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Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:49 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: boris baltschun & serge baghdassarians: bodybuilding & Phill Niblock: Disseminate

$10 General, $7 Members
Curator: Matt Ingalls

Berlin-based artists boris baltschun & serge baghdassarians present bodybuilding, an hour-length theatrical piece for electronics, texts, electric fan, radio, table, hotplate, espresso maker, and fried chicken. bodybuilding retraces mathematician and astronomer Charles-Marie de La Condamine's journey to South America, though instead of the tropical wilderness, it measures the urban jungle of Rio de Janeiro.

Opening the concert, sfSoundGroup performs Phil Niblock's Disseminate (1998) for 12 pre-recorded tracks and 4 live instrumentalists. Niblock's music creates sound differences by combining many simultaneous microtonal pitches / tones (by means of multitrack mixing) played on traditional instruments to make clouds of sum and difference tones.

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Tue Aug 6, 2013 7:49 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: Goggle and John Ingle/Kjell Nordeson

$10 General, $7 Members
Curator: Matt Ingalls
Goggle consists of four accomplished composer/performers who have worked for years together, inspiring and challenging one another deeply in terms of innovation of compositional structure and instrumentalism. The resulting music is unique, heartfelt, quirky and complex, drawing from a wide array of musical styles and ideas. Goggle Quartet will be performing throughout the summer in California and New Mexico. sfSound members John Ingle and Kjell Nordeson open the concert with duo improvisations. More Info
Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:49 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: Séverine Ballon and Dan Joseph & Andrea Williams Duo

$10 General, $7 Members
Curator: Matt Ingalls
French cello virtuoso Séverine Ballon presents solo works in her first visit to the West Coast. The program includes music by Australian composer and Stanford graduate Kristian Ireland; Bernd Alois Zimmermann's great Sonata from 1960; and the American premiere of Erik Ulman's L'Extase de M. Poher, after the poem by Jeremy Prynne. Brooklyn-based composer Dan Joseph and Oakland-based sound artist Andrea Williams will perform a collaborative electroacoustic soundscape with hammer dulcimer, field recordings, soundmakers and electronics.

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Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:49 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: Seth Cluett & sfSoundGroup

$10 General, $7 Members
Curator: Matt Ingalls
Visiting from New Jersey, Seth Cluett presents a live set using sung and electronically generated sine tones, room acoustic phenomena, and recorded sound exploring the boundary between personal and communal listening. sfSoundGroup performs a program with instruments and electronics featuring works by Johanna Beyer, James Tenney, Paul Dresher, and sfSoundGroup.

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Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:49 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: The San Francisco Tape Music Collective

$10 General, $7 Members
Curator: Matt Ingalls
The San Francisco Tape Music Collective presents a concert of fixed media (aka "tape") compositions, diffuses live over a multichannel speaker system set up throughout the space. More Info
Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:49 PM

CANCELED: sfSoundSalonSeries: The Hub

$10 General, $7 Members
Curator: Matt Ingalls
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED / POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

The innovative "computer network music" band, The Hub, presents a concert of pieces performed by members from the Hub and sfSound.

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Tue Oct 8, 2013 7:49 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: Hadley McCarroll/Janis Mercer & Kyle Bruckmann/James Fei

$10 General, $7 Members
Curator: Matt Ingalls
Pianists Hadley McCarroll and Janis Mercer celebrate 100 years of Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" while exploring connections in the music of Sever Tipei ("Lament"), Anthony Braxton ("Composition #5"), Peter Eötvos (Himmelklavier/Erdenklavier), Luciano Berio (wassermusik), and Claude Debussy (Preludes, Book II "Brouillards"). Mercer and McCarroll perform Part I of the exhilarating version of "Rite of Spring" for one piano/four-hands in addition to provocative and moving music for solo piano from the last century. Each piece on the concert reveals how these remarkable composers questioned preexisting styles and mores of the day, discarded previous techniques, and forged a new path, led by Igor Stravinsky.

Kyle Bruckmann and James Fei -- two dedicated praticioners of eccentric distended reed technique entwine single lines, repurposing overlapping electronic musical tendencies, into a thicket of psychoacoustic intrigue.

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Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:49 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: Quinteto Latino Latin American Chamber Music Festival

$10 General, $7 Members
Curator: Matt Ingalls
Part of Quinteto Latino's first ever festival of Latin American Chamber Music, a concert featuring QL flutist Diane Grubbe, sfSound cellist Monica Scott, QL & sfSound oboist Kyle Bruckmann, Latin American composers/performersPatricia Martínez, Guillermo Galindo and Bruno Ruviaro, and other guests.

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Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:49 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: An evening of music featuring closely-tuned frequencies

$10 General, $7 Members
Curator: Matt Ingalls
An evening of music featuring closely-tuned frequencies. sfSound's Matt Ingalls performs Alvin Lucier's "In Memoriam John Higgins" for clarinet and sweeping sine tone. sfSound reprising its realization of Phill Niblock's "Disseminate" for multi-tracked acoustic instruments. Los Angeles-based John Krausbauer (with Vicky Fong and Blaine Todd) performs his recent composition, "phased-glissando", for manually tuned and manually phased glissandi.

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Tue Nov 5, 2013 7:49 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: Helmut Lachenmann’s “Dal Niente” and Andrew Raffo Dewar’s “Ekphrasis Suite”

Free!
Curator: Matt Ingalls
Andrew Raffo Dewar presents the premiere of his Ekphrasis Suite, a set of compositions developed as sonic translations of the austere drawings of visual artist Pete Schulte. Dewar will perform with his Interactions Quartet, featuring the composer on soprano saxophone, Gino Robair (vibraphone, percussion), Kyle Bruckmann (oboe, english horn), and John Shiurba (acoustic and electric guitars).

sfSound clarinetist Matt Ingalls opens the concert with a performance of Helmut Lachenmann's Dal Niente (Interieur III) (1970). Like other Lachenmann compositions from this period, Dal niente is indebted from a technical perspective to the idea of a “musique concrète instrumentale”, in which all of the sounds point away from themselves to a certain extent toward the preconditions of their production, bringing the latter into the structural events as a kind of “corporal” experience. The “instrument” becomes a “device”: a characteristically manipulated filter for the player’s breath as controlled by the composition and its interpretation. The independent modification in finger positions, types of attack, and the forms of articulation in air pressure thus become discernible as a multi-level polyphony. Artificial structures of time and elementary perception of sound processes – which are more objects of observation than of the sort of “listening” which is directed at expressivity – condition each other and relocate the expressivity that was ousted from the single gesture to the emphatically concentrated experience of an awareness of their anatomy.

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Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:49 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: Alfonso Alberti, solo piano

$10 General, $7 Members
Curator: Matt Ingalls
Italian pianist, Alfonso Alberti presents a program of solo works for piano that explores the varied and sometimes contradictory paths travelled by contemporary music in Italy. It showcases some of the ‘main players’ in the second half of the twentieth century: Giorgio Gaslini (of whose Sonata this is the world premiere) and his ‘total music’, Sylvano Bussotti and his physical, gestural rapport with the keyboard, and Paolo Castaldi with his ‘false obviousness’. It also displays the heterodox trajectory of Michele Dall’Ongaro and the originality of the new generation: Stefano Bulfon, Silvia Colasanti, Federico Gardella, Marco Momi, and Filippo Perocco. The resulting image is an almost labyrinthine intertwining of paths which, more often than not, lead us to unimagined and surprising realms.

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Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:49 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: Christopher Jones performs Feldman’s “Triadic Memories” and a premiere

$10 General, $7 Members
Curator: Matt Ingalls
Pianist/Composer Christopher Jones performs Morton Feldman's Triadic Memories (1981) and premieres his new work, Devil Tropes.

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Tue Jan 7, 2014 7:49 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: Chris Newman

$10 General, $7 Members
Curator: Matt Ingalls
Chamber and vocal music by English artist Chris Newman, performed by sfSoundGroup, Luciano Chessa, and Chris Newman.

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Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:49 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: George Cremaschi, Katherine Young, and sfSoundGroup

$10 General, $7 Members
Curator: Matt Ingalls
George Cremaschi, Katherine Young, and sfSoundGroup perform solo and group improvisations.

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Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:49 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: Jack Wright Large Ensemble

$10 General, $7 Members
Curator: Matt Ingalls
Saxophonist Jack Wright (Easton, PA) performs large-group improvisations with local musicians.

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Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:49 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: Bonnie Jones & Andrea Neumann duo and Danishta Rivero solo

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Matt Ingalls
sfSound and 23five present Bonnie Jones & Andrea Neumann duo and Danishta Rivero solo

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Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:49 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: Natural Artefacts, Lucie Vítková, and Tim Perkis

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Matt Ingalls
Two sets by visiting european artists:
Natural Artefacts (from Sweden) perform with Tim Perkis.
Lucie Vítková (from the Czech Republic) performs solo and group improvisations and compositions.

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Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:49 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: Joan La Barbara, solo and ensemble works

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Matt Ingalls
A program of solo voice, group improvisations, and a performance of Angels, Demons and Other Muses (2010) with sfSoundGroup.

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Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:49 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: Benjamin Kreith / Travis Andrews Duo; Matt Ingalls Solo

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Matt Ingalls
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Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:49 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: Lanacane & Green Alembic

$15 General, $10 Members & under-employed
Curator: Matt Ingalls
LANACANE is the solo electronic music project of Lana Voronina, multi-media visual artist, performer, and event producer. Expect to hear piano improvisation, samples, effects, and beats.

GREEN ALEMBIC is an eight piece improvisational chamber super-group of accomplished bay area musicians performing to original images and spoken word.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:49 PM

CANCELED — sfSoundSalonSeries: Stephane Ginsburg

$15 General, $10 Members & under-employed
Curator: Matt Ingalls
Belgian pianist Stephane Ginsburgh presents an evening of works for a solo pianist that subtly combines music, speaking, electronics, actions and percussion into a unique musical experience. "A pianist speaking, a speaker playing the piano... Let’s invert the roles, mix them, create ambiguity : music and text are not superimposed anymore but they are tangled up, intimately mingling…"

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Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:49 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: The Hub

$15 General, $10 Members & under-employed
Curator: Matt Ingalls
A rare opportunity to hear the band that pioneered laptop ensembles over twenty-five years ago. Functioning in the West Coast tradition of composer as instrument builder — redefining music from the ground up -- The Hub makes music using electronic and digital systems of their own devising. Producing some of the most imaginative and compelling electronic music ever made, The Hub is perhaps the most infamous electronic ensemble since Musica Elettronica Viva. Although this influential Bay Area collective has performed worldwide in recent years and continues to break new ground in the ever-growing laptop medium, they had not played in San Francisco for almost a decade.

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Tue May 13, 2014 7:49 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: John Ingle’s Babylonian Lottery

$15 ($10 members and the underemployed)
Curator: Matt Ingalls
sfSound saxophonist/improviser/composer John Ingle in a concert of his "Babylonian Lottery", a game piece for improvisers that incorporates both composed and improvised music. Expect a wide range of musical expression, from tiny sounds and pristine textures to orchestral blasts and free-jazz blowouts. More Info
Tue May 27, 2014 7:49 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: Larry Polansky and Paul Hoskin

$15 ($10 members and the underemployed)
Curator: Matt Ingalls
Recently relocated to Santa Cruz, composer/guitarist Larry Polansky presents recent compositions and improvisations with sfSound, including the premiere of “Approaching the Azimuth” for solo clarinet written for Matt Ingalls. From Seattle, contrabass clarinetist Paul Hoskin performs solo and group improvisations. More Info
Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:49 PM

sfSound’s Microfestival of Contemporary Piano Music: Chris Brown’s 6Primes

$15 General, $10 Members & the Underemployed
Curator: Matt Ingalls
Chris Brown performs 6Primes, his new suite for piano solo in 13-limit just intonation. sfSound members perform Brown's Ragamala Chiaroscuro (2004), a tuning-based trio based on an evolving chord. More Info
Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:49 PM

sfSound’s Microfestival of Contemporary Piano Music: Irene Russo, solo piano, and Tom Djll’s HackMIDI

$15 General, $10 Members & under-employed
Curator: Matt Ingalls
In conjunction with the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco, sfSoundSalonSeries is pleased to present Italian virtuoso Irene Russo in a program of solo works for piano spanning the entire 20th century to the present, with works by Debussy, Malipiero, Takemitsu, Procaccini, and Widmann.

She'll be followed by Tom Djll's HackMIDI, piano music that unplayable by any physical piano: wildly out-of-range pitches, instantly shifting ambiances and attacks, long strings of repeated hammerings whose frequencies traipse into the audio range, competing melodic and rhythmic lines.

Sat Sep 27, 2014 7:48 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: Birgit Ulher mit Grosse Abfahrt

$15 General, $10 Members & the Underemployed
Curator: Matt Ingalls

German trumpet improviser, Birgit Ulher, performs solo and group improvisations with Grosse Abfahrt — a San Francisco freely-improvising music continuum/community whose name means “great departure”. From out this departure of de-parts comes a salute to epic failure, a disaster in full-dress uniform, gold epaulets dangling off the corpse of Western culture.

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Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:53 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: Jonathan Zorn

$15 General, $10 Members & the Underemployed
Curator: Matt Ingalls

Jonathan Zorn presents two compositions for speech and electronics.

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Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:47 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: An evening of Experimental Music and Film

$15 General, $10 Members & the Underemployed
Curator: Matt Ingalls

An evening of Experimental Music and Film:
Annie Lewandowski and Tim Feeney with films by Michael Ashkin & Craig Shepard, Larry Polansky, and David Kant with a film by Beth O'Brien

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Sat Nov 8, 2014 7:51 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: Nate Wooley & Carol Robinson Premiere Eliane Radigue & Denis Doufour

$15 General, $10 Members & the Underemployed
Curator: Matt Ingalls

Nate Wooley and Carol Robinson premiere new works by Eliane Radigue and Denis Doufour

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Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:54 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: Tim Hodgkinson

$15 General, $10 Members & the Underemployed
Curator: Matt Ingalls

Visiting from the UK, clarinetist and lap steel guitarist Tim Hodgkinson performs solo and in a duo with local pianist Chris Brown.

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Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:50 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: Quadraphonic Compositions by Bhob Rainey/Chris Cooper & Karlheinz Stockhausen

$15 General, $10 Members & the Underemployed
Curator: Matt Ingalls

A concert of quadraphonic compositions by Bhob Rainey/Chris Cooper & Karlheinz Stockhausen

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Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:52 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: Séverine Ballon

Free!
Curator: Matt Ingalls

French cellist Séverine Ballon performs new solo works written by local composers Franck Bedrossian, Erik Ulman, and Stanford Graduate Composers.

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Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:57 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: Mazen Kerbaj

$15 General, $8 Members & Underemployed
Curator: Matt Ingalls
sfSoundSalonSeries: Beirut improviser Mazen Kerbaj performs a extended trumpet improvisations with local improvisers. More Info
Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:43 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: Joana Holanda & Ignaz Schick

$15 General, $8 Members & Underemployed
Curator: Matt Ingalls
sfSoundSalonSeries Joana Holanda performs new piano music from Brazil. Berlin improviser Ignaz Schick presents compositions for improvisers. More Info
Mon Mar 9, 2015 8:07 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: Marco Fusi

$15 General, $8 Members and Underemployed
Curator: Matt Ingalls

Italian new music specialist Marco Fusi visits the bay area with a program of contemporary violin and viola works by some of the most innovative Italian composers working today: Billone, Perocco, and Sciarrino.

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Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:26 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: Carl Ludwig Hübsch & Radical 2

Donations accepted
Curator: Matt Ingalls

German composer/tubist Carl Ludwig Hübsch performs a duo with clarinetist Matt Ingalls and a selction of his compositions for improvisers with members of sfSoundGroup.  Brooklyn-based percussion duo RADICAL 2 performs a program of theatrical compositions for percussion and electronics.

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Sat Mar 28, 2015 8 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: A Tribute To Robert Ashley

Free!
Curator: Matt Ingalls

A Tribute To Robert Ashley, presented by New York based baritone Thomas Buckner.

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Sat Jun 13, 2015 7:56 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: Margaret Lancaster & Elliot Simpson perform solo works by Larry Polansky

$15 General, $10 Members & Underemployed
Curator: Matt Ingalls

Margaret Lancaster performs Larry Polansky's "Piker" (1997–8), a set of five pieces for solo piccolo. Elliot Simpson performs Polansky's "Songs and Toods" (2005) a set of five pieces for the Lou Harrison National Just Intonation Resophonic guitar that explores various and extreme possibilities of the guitar’s tuning structure.

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