TUE, FEB 5, 2019
MUSIC | TUE, FEB 5 | Kingston, New York
The Moment at The Beverly Lounge celebrates Lunar New Year!

  • Joe McPhee – multi-instrumentalist
  • Fred Lonberg-Holm – cello
  • Michael Bisio – bass

Michael Bisio, bassist/composer, has eighty five recordings in his discography, twenty four of these are split evenly between leader/co-leader, ten of them document his extraordinary association with modern piano icon Matthew Shipp. Michael has been called a poet, a wonder and one of the most virtuosic and imaginative performers on the double bass. Nate Chinen in the New York Times writes : “The physicality of Mr. Bisio’s bass playing puts him in touch with numerous predecessors in the avant-garde, but his expressive touch is distinctive;…”
VISUAL | THU, FEB 7 | San Francisco, California
Art Attack SF is proud to present “VALID,” a solo exhibition featuring new work from gallery artist Serge Gay Jr. Rooted in personal narratives and communal histories, these monochromatic works address notions of immigration and citizenship within the current political climate. This exhibition marks the San Francisco-based artist’s first major show at the gallery.
Vitek Kruta’s creations are part sculpture, and part painting. Inspired by the European masters he encountered while apprenticing in the former Czechoslovakia, his work combines the qualities of the vast architectural church murals he would work on with an American landscape tradition. He refers to these pieces as INSCAPES. Says Kruta: “Inscapes are the ‘Inner’ works I live in and explore. Some of the qualities they represent are peace, solitude, contemplation, meditation, relaxation, and healing. The door is wide open, inviting the viewer to explore that world with me.”
MUSIC | SAT, FEB 9 | Livermore, California
Crimson Ghost (The Misfits cover band) is playing with Shutups and Nice People Music. Come by and enjoy the libation and occasionally surly atmosphere!

Crimson Ghost is a Misfits cover band started in 2017 by a filmmaker and drummer. Let the manufacturing of cyclotrodes begin!
MUSIC | SUN, FEB 10 | Washington, District of Columbia
Journey across continents and languages in a wide-ranging and powerful exploration of migration. A complement to Washington Performing Arts’ Dreamers special production and 2018/19 Latinx in D.C. programming, this afternoon of song and spoken word contemplates notions of home, yearning, displacement, and hope.
The parts of beauty that can feel degrading or the tears that materialize from the most wretched joy are some of the ingredients that make up the Between. These are considered to be the binding agents of Beauty and Horror, moments in life that can be difficult to distinguish discomfort and suffering from pleasure.
MUSIC | SAT, FEB 23 | Kingston, New York
The Lace Mill presents:

  • Nick Lyons – alto saxophone
  • Alvaro Domene – guitar
  • Michael Bisio – bass

…a young jazzer to watch…
– Time Out New York

Alvaro Domene, total facemelt music. Just what I needed today.
– Nate Chinen, New York Times

…a poet of the contrabass.
– Eduardo Chagas, tomajazz.com
MUSIC | MON, FEB 25 | New York, New York
Singular pianist Matthew Shipp returns with his trio to celebrate the release of the group’s anticipated new album, Signature. Shipp is a daring composer and improviser who is well-versed in jazz tradition and theory but also draws from the world of contemporary classical music, leaning towards a modern dissonance that ranges from playful to aggressive. The ensuing moments of clarity and resolution in his music make it all-the-more stirring thanks to this thoughtful contrast. Tonight’s trio, featuring his regular bandmates Michael Bisio and Newman Taylor Baker, promises a powerful and unpredictable journey through sound that must be heard—and felt—to be understood. Shipp’s music respectfully challenges the listener but also makes it impossible to turn away, resulting in a uniquely rewarding and engaging experience for the audience.
MUSIC | THU, FEB 28 | Catskill, New York
Michael Bisio, bassist/composer, has eighty five recordings in his discography, twenty four of these are split evenly between leader/co-leader, ten of them document his extraordinary association with modern piano icon Matthew Shipp. Michael has been called a poet, a wonder and one of the most virtuosic and imaginative performers on the double bass. Nate Chinen in the New York Times writes : “The physicality of Mr. Bisio’s bass playing puts him in touch with numerous predecessors in the avant-garde, but his expressive touch is distinctive;…”
Live electronic music every Tuesday night with Bloop and Quack. Look for guests and other surprises!

David Leikam is a San Francisco-based composer-performer and bandleader. Being born with cerebral palsy has affected his body and speech, giving him a distinct view into his creative arts/music process and being largely a self-taught multi-instrumentalist.

Bloop and Quack bring a music experience designed to adjust all the best settings on your radio. Knobs, wires and silicon working in conjunction with the human id.
MUSIC | SUN, MAR 17 | Washington, District of Columbia
East Coast premiere, simulcast from Zellerbach Hall at University of California, Berkeley

From the sanctuary city of Berkeley, California, to the sanctuary city of our nation’s capital, the powerhouse creative team of Jimmy López Bellido and Nilo Cruz and a roster of all-star performers debut a courageous work of wrenching, immediate relevance. The oratorio centers on the story of several so-called “dreamers,” immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children and whose legal status is in jeopardy because their parents arrived in the U.S. undocumented. The soprano, chorus, and orchestra narrate the stories throughout six separate movements. The fictional story is based on true testimonies that Cuban-American Cruz and Peruvian-American López have collected from immigrants who have come to the U.S. in search of a better life.
MUSIC | FRI + SAT, MAY 17 + 18 | San Francisco, California
Laurie Anderson is one of America’s most reknowned – and daring – creative pioneers. Known primarily for her multimedia presentations, she has cast herself in roles as varied as visual artist, composer, poet, photographer, filmmaker, electronics whiz, vocalist, and instrumentalist.

California composer Terry Riley launched what is now known as the Minimalist movement with his revolutionary classic IN C in 1964. This seminal work Provided a new concept in musical form based on interlocking repetitive patterns. It’s impact was to change the course of 20th Century music and it’s influence has been heard in the works of prominent composers such as Steve Reich, Philip Glass and John Adams and in the music of Rock Groups such as The Who, The Soft Machine, Tangerine Dream, Curved Air and many others. Terry’s hypnotic, multi-layered, polymetric, brightly orchestrated eastern flavored improvisations and compositions set the stage for the prevailing interest in a new tonality.

Born and raised in New York City, composer/performer John Zorn has been a central figure in the New York Downtown Scene since 1975, incorporating a wide variety of creative musicians into various compositional formats. His work is remarkably diverse and draws inspiration from Art, Literature, Film, Theatre, Philosophy, Alchemy and Mysticism as well as Music. He founded the Tzadik label in 1995, runs the performance space The Stone and has edited and published eight volumes of musician’s writings under the title ARCANA.
MUSIC | MON, JUN 3 | San Francisco, California
Performance Sets – TBD

zBug is the premiere industrial jazz unit that presents structured improvisational compositional music sets, based on architecture.

  • David Leikam – NS Design CR6 cello, Moog synthesizers, acoustic piano
  • Sheila Bosco – drums, percussion, keyboards
  • Timothy Orr – drums, percussion
  • Patrick Cress – saxophones, electronics
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