January 10: I SHOULD HAVE CUT THE EYES DIFFERENT, Scott Amendola Trio, and Fibers + Gargantius Effect

cut wrong from unequal parts of the new music, noise, and electronic music underground–I SHOULD HAVE CUT THE EYES DIFFERENT features Thomas Day (Hans Grüsel’s Krankenkabinet), Matt Ingalls (sfSound), and Jake Rodriguez (bran(…)pos) performing the electro-acoustic soundtrack to that creep in your closet.

Scott Amendola Trio
Scott Amendola (on drums/percussion/electronics), Jason Hoopes (electric bass), Karl Evangelista (electric guitar)
For Scott Amendola, the drum kit isn’t so much an instrument as a musical portal. As an ambitious composer, savvy bandleader and capaciously creative foil for some of the world’s most inventive musicians, Amendola applies his wide-ranging rhythmic virtuosity to a vast array of settings. His closest musical associates include guitarists Jeff Parker, Nels Cline and Charlie Hunter, Hammond B-3 organist Wil Blades, ROVA saxophonist Larry Ochs, and Tin Hat clarinetist Ben Goldberg, players who have each forged a singular path within and beyond the realm of jazz.

Fibers + Gargantius Effect
The Gargantius Effect is the brainchild of Murray Campbell (violin, oboe and electronics) and Randy McKean (reeds). Like the Stanislaw Lem story of the same name, in which armies of warring soldiers are linked together to form a peaceful, blissfully-aware omni-mind, so, too, these longtime collaborators and Nevada County natives transform the connections and crossfires of the various genres in which they usually find themselves—the Euro-café of Beaucoup Chapeaux, Balkan swing of Chickenbonz, chamber jazz of Bristle—into scintillating bits of free improvisation,compositional constructs and mechanized mayhem.
Fibers is the electroacoustic noise of Wes Steed (electronics) and Kevin Corcoran (percussion), an ongoing project split geographically between Sacramento and San Francisco. These duos join in quartet to create an improvised sonic atmosphere of textures and tones ducking and darting, swelling and settling, in an intriguing meeting of instrumental timbres.

Active Music Series
The Uptown Nightclub
1928 Telegraph, Oakland
9:00 PM doors. 9:30 PM music.
Suggested donation $5-15

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