May 10, 2016: Room 47, Pedro Lopes, & The Norman Conquest

ROOM 47 (John McCowen – clarinets / gabby fluke-mogul – violin / Adam Hirsch – saxophone)

Pedro Lopes – [turntable percussion, cymbals and modified needles]
Pedro Lopes is a turntablist metamorphosed into a percussionist.
When playing live he deconstructs his instrument, the turntable
s, into a vehicle of a rapid, post-scratch and post-jazz, musical dialog of analog intonation and acoustic overtones. In Pedro’s music the needles do not merely amplify the vibrations stored in the grooves of the vinyl records. For him, the needles are microscopes that enable us to hear otherwise
unheard micro-realities, such as the sound of a fingernail scratching
a membrane, a coin revolving as it falls, a brush dragged across a plastic surface. Pedro has been collaborating with artists such as Carlos Zíngaro, Reinhold Friedl, DJ Sniff, Imre Thormann, amongst many others, in a life entangled deeply with his research on interfaces and performance arts. This extra-musical investigations have led him to produce pieces for Transmediale, a Fundação de Serralves, Fylkingen, Ausland, and Goethe Institut.
Most recent work:

Active Music Series
Doors at 7:00 PM
Music at 7:30 PM
$5-15 sliding scale.

Omni Commons
4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland

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