Live Cinema: Thingamajigs Performance Group + viDEO sAVant /duo B.
A two-part evening of visual and sonic experiments and environments, featuring Thingamajigs Performance Group, and viDEO sAVant (Charles Woodman + duo B.). Both ensembles explore the intersection of improvised music with live video performance, and will transform the Center for New Music into an immersive sensory environment.
Thingamajigs Performance Group
Dylan Bolles, flutes, strings, vox
Keith Evans, performative projection
Suki O’Kane, percussion, strings, electronics
Edward Schocker, reeds, strings, glass
Thingamajigs Performance Group blurs the boundaries between performance and installation, working a subtle harmonic seam, and holding song in a patient gaze. The ensemble was recently commissioned to score “Stations,” a monumental piece of movement theater conceived by Jubilith Moore,
Charles Woodman, a recent addition to the Bay Area film community, is a visual artist working in expanded media and the integration of video with live performance. A pioneer in the development of live cinema (real time video editing as live performance), he has performed throughout the US and abroad as viDEO sAVant, an evolving live video performance project with musician and dancer collaborators. Recent performances include Spazio Contemporanea in Brescia, Italy; ISEA, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Villa Douce, Reims, France; and San Francisco Cinematheque.
duo B., the San Francisco Bay Area improvising and composing ensemble of percussionist Jason Levis and bassist Lisa Mezzacappa, is a musical think tank of grand schemes and impossible scenarios. For more than a dozen years, the ensemble has developed and refined its singular approach to improvisation and composition, through cross-disciplinary projects with film, collaborations with improvising instrumentalists at home and abroad, study of repertoire by like-minded composer-improvisers, and immersion in the improvised-composed musical worlds of masters Wadada Leo Smith, Anthony Braxton, Cecil Taylor, Henry Threadgill, and others.