Key West / Lords of Outland + Music for Hard Times + Angela Roberts and Scott Goff – May 14th

Active Music Series presents Key West/Lords of Outland + Music for Hard Times + Angela Roberts and Scott Goff

The Lords of Outland & Key West: Rent Romus created the Lords of Outland in 1994, a collective of like-minded musicians focusing on exploring improvisation, melody, noise, and sound art. Key West began in 2000 with similar sonic pursuits and a rotating cast of characters. Romus has been playing with Key West since 2010, this will be the first time these two units collide. With CJ Borosque- no-input pedals and trumpet; Philip Everett- drums; Ray Schaeffer- electric bass; Rent Romus- alto, soprano, C-melody saxophones; Brian Pedersen- alto, soprano saxophones; Sung Kim- the hare; Tim Orr- drums

Music For Hard Times (Tom Nunn & Paul Winstanley)is a free-improvisation noise band, exploring syntax and duration through the use of wildly extended techniques and unique invented instruments. The sounds range from conversational, to tonally haunting, to purely textural landscapes which seamlessly evolve. MFHT donates all their proceeds to poverty relief charities.

Angela Roberts is a cellist and improvisor. Scott Goff plays live electronics. The duet has been active since 2007 largely performing improvised noise sets in Seoul, ROK, and not performing very often at all in the Bay Area. Their music is a sequence of tiny noise miniatures.


April 10th: Deconstruction Orchestra

Active Music Series Uptown April 10 The Deconstruction Orchestra + The Deconstruction Of What You Know

The Deconstruction Orchestra featuring Joshua Allen, conductor; Henry Kaiser, guitar; William Winant and Mike Guarino, drums; Kurt Ribak, Bass; Aram Shelton, Rent Romus, Sam Flores, David Slusser,  Aaron Bennett, and Misha Polechek, saxophones; Blaine  Finell and George Moore, trumpets; Matt Striech, trombone; Ron Heglin, tuba.

“The Deconstruction Of What You Know”. Joshua Allen, tenor saxophone; Henry Kaiser, guitar; William Winant and Mike Guarino, drums.

The Uptown

1928 Telegraph Ave

Oakland, CA

9:00 PM

Donations Accepted