March 13th: Moe!kestra + Clifford / Hatwich / Shelton / Wick

Active Music Series at the Uptown presents Moe!kestra + Clifford / Hatwich / Shelton / Wick

Moe!kestra is the large ensemble/orchestra project of Bay Area experimental musician, Moe! Staiano, which began at Berkeley’s Beanbenders’ series in 1997. For this concert, Staiano will conduct Piece No. 9: When Terrie Had Six, based of songs by and dedicated to the Dutch band, the Ex. The orchestra of some esitmated 30+ Bay Area musicians includes both traditional and non-traditional instrumentation: multiples of electric guitars, electric bass, drums, percussion arsenal, strings (violin, viola, cello and contrabass), clarinets (including bass clarinet), and electronics. Staiano’s Moe!kestra compositions are influenced by the works of Glenn Branca, Rhys Chatham and John Zorn, commingling the genres of 20th century classical music, jazz and rock.

Opening will be the quartet of Mark Clifford, vibraphone; Jacob Wick, trumpet; Anton Hatwich, bass; and Aram Shelton, clarinets.

Moe!kestra will consist of:

Phillip Greenlief – Clarinet
Michael Zelner – Clarinet
Alan Anzalone – Bass Clarinet
Chris Broderick – Bass Clarinet
Jacob McCann – Bass Clarinet
Aaron Novik – Bass Clarinet
David Slusser – Bass Clarinet
Jeff Hobbs – Violin
Angela Hsu – Violin
Marielle Jakobsobs – Violin
Dina Maccabee – Violin
Sig Hafstrom – Viola
Cheryl Leonard – Viola
Steve Bankston – Cello
Shain Carrasco – Cello
David Leikam – Bass Cello
Kristian Aspelin – Guitar
Karl Alfonso Evangelista – Guitar
Bill Horvitz – Guitar
Ava Mendoza – Guitar
Melne Murphy – Guitar
Robin Hiroko Walsh – Guitar
Brainfreak White – Guitar
Bill Wolter – Guitar
Alex Yueng – Guitar
Sarah Lockhart – Drums
Garth Powell – Drums
Jacob Felix Heule – Percussion
Suki O’Kane – Percussion
Amar Chaudhary – Electronics
Peter Conheim – Electronics
Thomas Dimuzio – Electronics
Moe! Staiano – Conductor

March 13th : 9:00 PM

Uptown, 1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland, CA

Cost : Donations

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Citta di Vitti + Aram Shelton Quartet @ Uptown December 13

Active Music Series presents Citta di Vitti + Aram Shelton Quartet
(Featuring members of the Oakland Active Orchestra).

Citta di Vitti was formed in 2008 by composer/saxophonist Phillip Greenlief to perform music inspired by the films of Michelangelo Antonioni and features bassist Lisa Mezzacappa and John Hanes on drums. For this performance, the group will be augmented with a few special guests: Cory Wright, John Schott, Darren Johnston and others, and the group will perform live with Antonioni’s masterpiece, L’Avventura.

This new lineup of Aram Shelton’s Quartet will feature Mark Clifford on vibraphone, Anton Hatwich on bass, and Vijay Anderson on drums. Creative jazz with aspects of chamber music and free improvisations, energy and melodies.

Tuesday, December 13th
Uptown
1928 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA