SFMusic Thursdays: Gestaltish (sponsored by SFFCM)
Tickets available at the door only
Gestaltish is a Bay Area quartet that inhabits the border between integration and disintegration; a functional unit unidentifiable by the sum of its parts. Embracing tonality, rhythmic integrity or the absence of either, this free-improvising ensemble traipses deftly through space and time offering audience unique time-based sonic journeys. Rachel Condry (clarinet), Gretchen Jude (voice), Jacob Peck (guitar) and Jennifer Wilsey (percussion) met while working with Fred Frith in the Mills College Improvisation ensemble where they connected in Deep Listening spaces. Since 2012, they have been shaping and exploring sounds to create evocative yet open-ended musical experiences. Using game structures as temporal architectures in which to play, Gestaltish deeply listen to each other and their surroundings, encapsulating sonic moments and reinvigorating the notion of free improvisation with unexpected instrumentations and intuitions.