June 14th: Antimatter // Hamir Atwal + Dahveed Behroozi // Jon Arkin

ANTIMATTER is the sound work of Xopher Davidson – an ongoing exploration into the material of sound. Xopher builds his experiments in electronic sound from a basis in painting, photography, and film, and through an interest in electronic circuits going back to building radios and homemade circuits as a kid.

In 1992, Davidson rode the train to Oakland, California, where he founded the seminal Exhibit space. . He explores a multiverse of of sound worlds from the subatomic to the subharmonic with in this laboratory comprised of various oscillators , pulse generators, modulators, frequency shifters, and an ‘analog computer. ‘ He has released 4 albums as ANTIMATTER : Transfixion, Antimatter Vs. Antimatter, Our Lady of the Skies, and Reset.

Hamir Atwal – Drums/Electronics
Dahveed Behroozi – Keyboards/Synths

Hamir Atwal is an up-and-coming American drummer/composer based near Berkeley, CA. Drummer/Percussionist Hamir Atwal is a Berklee College of Music graduate. He has performed with the Glimpse Trio, tUneyArDs, Bill Laswell, Joe Lovano, and Ben Goldberg. He was also a guest clinician/teacher at schools which include: Oberlin College, Peabody Conservatory, Stanford University, CalArts, and the California Jazz Conservatory.

Dahveed Behroozi is a Brooklyn based Pianist and Composer primarily devoted to the independent jazz, classical and rock scenes. Dahveed’s playing has been described as highly expressive, lyrical and colorful by numerous publications nationwide. Dahveed recently recorded his first record entitled,Games with the bassist Thomas Morgan and the drummer Tim Bulkley. The record is comprised of all original material and was released in fall, 2012. In addition to performing and recording as a leader and soloist, Dahveed has regularly performed and recorded with groups led by Thomas Morgan, Billy Mintz, Dayna Stephens, Ed Neumeister, Todd Neufeld and Aaron Lington.

Jon Arkin – Drums/Electronics
Jon Arkin is a drummer/percussionist who is commonly found performing with a wide variety of artists, and has been a longtime fixture of the Bay Area music scene. He plays drums/laptop in the Schimscheimer Family Trio (with Kasey Knudsen and Michael Coleman), which has just released an album of original experimental-yet-tuneful songs entitled “Broken Home”.

Arkin’s newest work for solo drum set & laptop explores many aspects of the interaction between acoustic & electronic media: organic sounds versus synthesized sounds, human control versus computer control, free improvisation versus rigid composition. His self-designed, hybrid setup allows for both unpredictable performances and highly structured sequences—sometimes predetermined, other times left to the whims of artificial intelligence.

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

Omni Commons
BASEMENT
4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland

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