Tiberius + Headboggle + Mindless Thing – January 8th

Tiberius is primarily a spontaneously creative unit comprised of Dominic Cramp (Evangelista, Borful Tang, Lord Tang, Vulcanus 68) playing organ and electronics and Mike Guarino (Sir Richard Bishop, Oaxacan) playing drums, guitar, and electronics. Between them they have performed throughout the United States, Europe and South America with such artists as Nels Cline, Richard Bishop, Bill Gould, Mike Watt, John Dietrich, Carla Bozulich, Shahzad Ismaily, Ches Smith and Damo Suzuki. Most recently, they have engaged in an ongoing series of performances with choreographer Leyya Mona Tawil of Dance Elixir, a company of up to 11 dancers and guitarist Ava Mendoza in a piece entitled Destroy! http://www.tiberius.cc

Headboggle is a self described “culmination of diverging unsound musical and accidental pursuits…” He studied Classical and Ragtime piano under noted Ragtime Revivalist Dr. Brian Dykstra. Influences may/not include “Bartok, Scott Joplin, and Morton Subotnick, Eno’s Oblique Strategies, Andy Kaufman, and John Cage. A typical performance might include live analog synthesizer improvisation over a prepared backing. Backing sounds are usually multi-tracked soundscapes featuring unique field recordings and other synthetic treatments.

Mindless Thing is a new collaboration between drummer/composer Jordan Glenn and saxophonist/poet/artist/sage Jim Ryan. The music, composed and conducted by Glenn, takes malleable material and filters it through a unique ensemble of strings and percussion. The result is used to create a backdrop for Ryan’s surreal and haunting poetry. With Damon Waitkus, hammer dulcimer; Michael Coleman, wurlitzer, percussion; Karl Evangelista, guitar;
Robert Lopez, vibes & percussion; Jim Ryan, poetry& flute; Jordan Glenn, percussion.

Music at 9
No cover, donations accepted.

Uptown
1928 Telegraph
Oakland

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