Composer Matthew Creer presents his multi media works for solo computer, percussion duo, outdated electronics for performance group and debuts his new duo…Eagle Masters. Featuring Ctrl – Z, Nava Dunkelman and…….videos of eagles.
Matthew Creer (b. 1982) is a composer and electronic musician based in San Francisco, CA. His short bios are often written in a form of experimental poetry that reflects his unique use of rhythm and pitch materials called just intonation. These poems are also directly related to his incessant urge to tell stories, create narration and be rather noisy, as he learned to do while growing up near Yosemite, California.
Matthew uses computer coding languages developed for musicians and artists to write pieces that are often for social media platforms such as Instagram and YouTube. He also performs live computer music and has written acoustic music for performers such as Ryan Ross Smith, Crystal Pascucci and the Eclipse Quartet.
He has been teaching in the music department of City College of San Francisco since 2014.
About Ctrl – Z
Ctrl-Z is an electronics trio made up of Ryan Page, Daniel Steffey, and Nick Wang. Using an array of modular synthesizers, computers, homemade circuitry, junk, and other performers, they play composed material written, or adapted for, live electronics and video; often bringing in other performers to participate in their realizations. Music in their repertoire includes works by John Cage, Pauline Oliveros, Luc Ferrari, Ryan Ross Smith, among others. They are currently accepting new pieces submitted by composers, as well as realizing more classic works by pioneers of the genre.
About Eagle Masters
Videos of Eagles. Noise Music.
Nava Dunkelman is a Bay Area based percussionist and improviser. Born in Tokyo, Japan and raised in a multi-cultural environment by an American father and Indonesian mother, her musical interests span the globe from Japanese taiko to Indonesian gamelan to American marching band, and from classical to contemporary to the avant-garde. Nava studied percussion under Eugene Novotney at Humboldt State University before attending Mills College, where she studied with William Winant, Fred Frith, Maggi Payne, Zeena Parkins, and David Bernstein.
Since graduating with a degree in music performance in 2013, she has performed and collaborated with William Winant, Fred Frith, John Zorn, Ikue Mori, George Lewis and many others. She has performed classical and contemporary pieces with the William Winant Percussion Group, inkBoat, The Luna Ensemble, San Francisco Girls Chorus, among others.
She also formed the improvisational trio Dapplegray, as well as electro-percussion experimental noise duo IMA, and improvisational duo DunkelpeK.
Nava enjoys discovering her own musical language by exploring experimental approaches to communication, progression and space.