Percussion sextet with Tatsuya Nakatani, Kevin Corcoran, Jacob Felix Heule, Robert Lopez, Marshall Trammell, and Karen Stackpole.
Kevin CK Lo: solo violin with responsive electronics
Kevin CK Lo is a composer, choreographer, writer and artist from New Zealand, previously based in Melbourne, Australia. In his compositions for live performance and installation, he utilizes instruments, digital sound processing and generative programming environments to examine spatial and auditory sensitivities, topological structure and audience kinesthetic response while seeking to corrupt conventional compositional/performative/installative rationale. He lives in Oakland with his wife alex cruse, with whom he collaborates in the duo DROUGHT SPA.
Aurora Josephson + Kim Nucci duo
duo voice, voice/electronic work with the inimitable Aurora Josephson, and imitate-able Kim Nucci. Their current project is exploring the space of extended vocal techniques for amplified(and altered) voice, hyper-reality of organic and synthesized sound, cat and bird sounds, bubbles and other means of resistance. Aurora Josephson and Kim Nucci met at Mills College in Fall of 2014 in the master’s in music programs. They have since been working with each other on various improvisation related projects inside and outside of class. Aurora and Kim have been researching improvisation rituals and the mysticism surrounding it. They have prepared some songs about cats, at least that’s what the cats told them to do.
Aurora Josephson is an accomplished musician and visual artist residing in San Francisco, California. Building on a foundation of operatic training and a BA in Music Performance and MFA in Performance and Literature from Mills College, she has forged a bold vocal style that is uniquely her own. To unleash the limitless range of sonic possibilities in the voice, Josephson employs a variety of extended and unconventional techniques drawn from the worlds of contemporary composition, improvisation, and rock. She has performed and recorded with international talents like improvising musicians Martin Blume, Alvin Curran, Gianni Gebbia, Henry Kaiser, Joelle Leandre, Phillip Wachsmann and William Winant, musical groups like Big City Orchestra, The Molecules, the Flying Luttenbachers, T.D. Skatchit & Company, and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
Kim Nucci is a multimedia artist, composer and technologist. They are currently engaged in researching concepts of cybernetic memory and digital/physical body. They recently completed an artist residency at ACRE in Steuben, WI. They hold an MFA in Electronic Music and MA in Composition from Mills College, and a BA in Visual Arts and Music Composition from Bennington College. Kim claims to be the Pope of facebook and worships dollar slice pizza as the one true god, while living in the god(pizza)less land of California.