The San Francisco Third Eye Orchestra
Steve Horowitz’s Code Ensemble Plays the music of Hans Tammen’s Third Eye Orchestra
New York composer Hans Tammen likes to set sounds in motion, and then sit back to watch the movements unfold. Unsettling, frantic and anti-sentimental, he fuses unremitting polyrhythmic machinations with ethereal yet roughly sewn soundscapes, “a unique, immediate, visceral and engaging musical experience.” (Irwin Block / Avant Music News).
Tammen, currently in residence at Lucas Artists Residencies Montalvo, makes a rare appearance in San Francisco with new works for Steve Horowitz’s Code Ensemble. Hans borrows from Charles Ives’ polytonality, Steve Coleman’s rhythmic complexity, Karlheinz Stockhausen’s organization of sounds and Earle Brown’s approach to form.
Steve Horowitz & The Code Ensemble
Steve Horowitz, Bass
Roger Kim, Guitar
Scott Looney, Piano
Miya Masaoka, Monochord
Ben Sabey, Keyboards and electronics
Steve Adam’s, Reeds
Matt Ingalls, Reeds
Suki O’Kane, Drums and Percussion
Dafna Naphtali, Voice and Electronics
Hans Tammen – composing, concept, binary conducting
“…a thrilling 75-minute display that combined individual virtuosity
in a cohesive and fun-filled framework.” – Irwin Block / Avant Music News
“Brilliantly eclectic, eclectically brilliant” – Derk Richardson (KPFA)
“Sit back and enjoy great performances played by excellent musicians under the direction of a
composer with a vision.”-Sensitive Skin Magazine
Hans Tammen’s appearance is made possible through the support of Lucas Artists Residencies Montalvo and Goethe-Institut San Francisco.