If you want to donate to the Outsound New Music Summit, you might want to do it before Sunday night.
I assume they’d take your contribution no matter what the date. But Sunday night is the deadline to contribute via Indiegogo and, for $100 or more, get a ticket to the dinner held each year for organizers and donors. Held at Berkeley Arts Festival, the dinner will include a set of music by percussionist William Winant and another set by Thea Farhadian (violin) and Amy X. Neuburg (vocals, loops, maybe electronics).
No, I don’t know what’s on the menu. But I do know it’s all for a good cause, a locally produced festival for creative music. Rent Romus has kept the fire burning going on 13 years now.
Here’s the lineup:
July 27- August 2, 2014, Co-Presented with KFJC 89.7FM Community Music Center, 544 Capp Street San Francisco, CA Advance Tickets: Brown Paper Tickets The Bay Area’s New Sound Festival Features Underground and Experimental Jazz, Electronics, Noise Art, Spoken Word, Poetry, Workshops, and Hands-onInteractive “Touch the Gear” Expo. Sunday July 27th 1:00 PM Pianist, composer, and educator Thollem McDonas will lead a collaboration/improvisation workshop for musicians and non- musicians alike. Monday, July 28th 8:00 PM Thollem McDonas and participants from the Sunday improvisation workshop will perform a set of structured and free improvi- sation. This event is free to the public. Wednesday, July 30th Q&A Sessions 7:30 pm, Performance 8:15 pm PoetryFreqs, a night of spoken word and poetry with electro- acoustic music. * Pitta of the Mind (Maw Shein Win – poetry and Amanda Chaudhary – electronics) * Original jazz beat poet Ruth Weiss with electronic pioneer Doug Lynner – Buchla Synth, Hal Davis - hollow log * Watkins/Trammel/McZeal (Zachary James Watkins - electronics, Marshall Trammell – drums with award winning poet Amber McZeal) Thursday, July 31st Q&A Sessions 7:30 pm, Performance 8:15 pm Guitars, a night showcasing seven talented and provocative guitarists Henry Kaiser; Amy Reed & Ross Hammond; Noah Phillips & John Finkbeiner; Sandy Ewen & Jakob Pek Friday, August 1st Q&A Sessions 7:30 pm, Performance 8:15 pm Constructions will bring two extremes together * Teddy Rankin-Parker/Daniel Pearce Duo, premiering new works by renowned composer Renee Baker * The Deconstruction Orchestra, a mass ensemble of 25 leading Bay Area improvising musicians led by tenor saxophonist and composer Joshua Allen, who will perform the debut of The Structure of Sound and Space, an original deconstructivist- inspired suite of cell structure game compositions, melding together post-modern, free jazz and non-idiomatic improvisa- tion. Saxophones: Aaron Bennett-as, Sam Flores-ts, John Ingle-bs, Matt Ingalls-as/c, Josh Marshall-ts, Dan Plonsey-bs, Dave Slusser-ts, Rory Snyder-as, Rent Romus-as, Cory Wright-bs Brass: Peter Bonos-trpt, Collete McCaslin-coronet, Matt Gaspar-Flugel, Ron Heglin-tuba, Jeff Hobbs-trpt, George Moore-trpt, Matt Streich-trombone Rhythm: Henry Kaiser-guitar, John Finkbeiner-guitar Timothy Orr-drums, William Winant-drums, Lisa Mezzacappa-bass, Matt Montgomery-bass Saturday, August 2nd 1:00pm Transformational Voice, an afternoon vocal workshop with bodywork/energywork master Jill Burton. Register at the door or Pre-Register @ Brownpaper Tickets Saturday, August 2 Q&A Sessions 7:30 pm, Performance 8:15 pm Improvisations, featuring three different groups of improvisers exploring the language of the unknown. * Obstreperous Doves (Karl Evangelista – guitar, Bill Noertker - bass, Nava Dunkelman - percussion, Christina Stanley - violin, and Jordan Glenn - drums) * The Emergency String (X)tet (violins: Mia Bella D'Augelli, Jeff Hobbs, Christina Stanley; lap steel guitar: David Michalak; cello: Doug Carroll; bass koto: Kanoko Nishi-Smith; and cello/director: Bob Marsh); who will premiere a new work in celebration of Bob Marsh’s 70th birthday * Jill Burton Trio (Jill Burton - voice, Tim Perkis - electronics, and Doug Carroll - cello) debuting their first-time collaboration
… and here’s what I wrote about last year’s Summit: