Composer/guitarist Nathan Clevenger was born in Oakland, California and has been composing music informed by his voracious consumption of jazz, classical, and popular music from around the world, and an obsession with the written word, from an early age.
Nathan has been composing for an eponymous septet since 2003 and now also leads the sci-fi-chamber-rock band Elective Infinities, featuring Sarah Zaharako, Eric Perney, Phillip Greenlief and Robert Lopez.
Larry Ochs, Tenor and Sopranino Saxophone / Don Robinson, Drums
Performing together in various ensembles since 1991, Ochs and Robinson performed for the first time as a duo in 2011 in their hometown San Francisco Bay Area. At each of the first two concerts, an enthusiastic recording engineer offered them free access to his studio in the following months. As a result, the duo recorded a CD’s worth of music over that summer, and that is now released as The Throne (in January 2015 on the CD label Not Two). That material comprises much of the music they performed on tour in 2013, their first year performing together (as a duo) outside San Francisco. http://www.ochs.cc/groups/ochs-robinson-duo.html
Z A C H A R Y J A M E S W A T K I N S
B L A C K F I E L D
New compositions begin with the invention of a tuning. I create tunings based on desires to explore harmonic territory, periodicity, composite waveforms, resonance and texture. It is my affinity for rich resonances and textures that informs many aspects of my music. I explore the harmonic series, live processing, site-specific resonant spaces and the spatial diffusion of sound sources to achieve rich, saturated environments. I prefer to work site specifically, observing the acoustic properties of a space and shaping new works around these perceived phenomenon. https://vimeo.com/144457900
Tuesday, February 14
Active Music Series
The Uptown Nightclub
1928 Telegraph, Oakland
9:00 PM doors. 9:30 PM music.
Suggested donation $5-15