locationthe luggage storedateThursday, Jul 3, 10, 17, 24, 2008


luggage store and presents NEW MUSIC SERIES, EVERY THURSDAY, 8-10PM $6-10 sliding scale donation, no one refused for lack of fund

Thursday, Jul 3 2008 8:00 PM
8pm Daryl Shawn (Oaxaca, Mexico)
9pm Jonathan Segel – violin & computer

“Since moving from the Bay Area to Oaxaca, Mexico in 2004, Daryl Shawn has been exploring the improvisational potential of analog cassette loops. Using a common Tascam four-track and a microcassette dictaphone, he twists his able nylon-string guitar into shapes both unrecognizable and familiar, from pastoral soundscapes to glitchy wails. With training in flamenco, classical and jazz as well as experience in the loud rock and experimental music worlds, Shawn’s impromptu creations are nothing if not varied, and intelligible in spite of their chaotic nature.”

Thursday, Jul 10 2008 8:00 PM
8pm: Alicia Byer
9pm: Trio: Cheryl Leonard – natural-object instruments and prepared viola; Felix Macnee – drums and found objects
Cliff Neighbors – guitar, found objects, paper

Alicia Byer is a composer, improviser, bassoonist and clarinetist based in the Bay Area. Her inspirations include nature, culture, and everything in-between. Her teachers have included Cecil Taylor, Meredith Monk, Fred Firth and Beth Custer. Her favorite color is orange.

Cheryl E. Leonard is a composer, performer, improviser and instrument builder. Leonard’s works explore subtle textures and intricacies of sounds, and often involve playing found natural materials as instruments. She also enjoys collaborating across artistic disciplines and creating site-specific compositions and instrument/sculptures. Cheryl has been awarded grants from ASCAP, American Composers Forum, and Meet the Composer, and residencies at the Djerassi Program, Villa Montalvo, and Oberpfalzer Kunsterhaus. Her works have been featured on KQED TV’s Spark, CBS’s Evening Magazine, and in Tim Perkis’s documentary film Noisy People. Cheryl is currently developing works inspired by the Oakland Estuary in collaboration with visual artist Rebecca Haseltine, and preparing to make music in Antarctica this fall on a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Artists and Writers Program.

Felix Macnee comes from a long line of artists and musicians, all of whom annoyed their families with constant tapping, humming, and doodling. He has been playing drums for a little while now, and he thanks his godfather, jazz drummer Myron Cohen, for all those lessons. Felix is also an accomplished visual artist.

Cliff Neighbors has been making underground experimental and electronic music and sound design since 1981. Much of the work publicly attributed to him was actually done by someone else. Work that he did perform was often credited to other people, or not at all. He claims to have recorded, produced and performed various forms of sound art for radio, theater, film, dance, gallery and literary events, parties, pranks, and demolitions. Past affiliations include Mad Scientists, Deathranch, Big City Orchestra, Crawling With Tarts, Ham On Rye, Moving and Storage/Crash Burn and Die, The Haters, Peoplehater and Edgar Winter’s White Trash.

Thursday, Jul 17 2008 8:00 PM
8pm Kris Tiner (LA)/Donald Robinson duo
9pm TBA
KRIS TINER is active on the West Coast as a trumpet player, composer, and improviser. His music has been described as “extraordinarily inventive” by Signal to Noise, and Cadence Magazine calls him “a really compelling voice.” He has performed at concert venues and festivals throughout North America and Europe and appears on over 35 recordings. His own projects have been released on the Clean Feed, pfMENTUM, Nine Winds, and Evander Music labels. In addition to numerous interdisciplinary collaborations involving dance, poetry and spoken word, visual art, film, and animation he has recorded music for radio, television, and motion picture scores and his trumpet playing
has been heard on MTV and Comedy Central. His primary musical projects include the Empty Cage (formerly MTKJ) Quartet and TIN/BAG, a duo collaboration with Brooklyn guitarist Mike Baggetta. Kris is a regular member of the Industrial Jazz Group and the Los Angeles Trumpet Quartet, and he has performed and/or recorded with a broad range of creative musicians including Vinny Golia, Wadada Leo Smith, Leroy Jenkins, Gerry Hemingway, Nels Cline, Ken Filiano, Kraig Grady, Jeff Kaiser, G.E. Stinson, Tatsuya Nakatani, Joe LaBarbera, Lukas Ligeti and Phillip Greenlief. A California native, Kris holds an MFA in African-American Improvisational Music from California Institute of
the Arts. He has lectured on both music and visual art, and currently directs the jazz program and teaches courses in jazz and American popular music at Bakersfield College.

Described as a ‘percussive dervish’ (Coda) DONALD ROBINSON is a
technical master of the drums. He is a stalwart of the of San
Francisco bay area avant-garde jazz scene, playing and recording with many of the area’s improvisational players, from saxophonists John Tchicai, Marco Eneidi and Larry Ochs to koto player Miya Masaoka and pianist Matthew Goodheart, and with prominent visitors like Cecil Taylor, Wadada Leo Smith, George Lewis, trumpeter Raphe Malik and Canadian pianist Paul Plimley. Much of this work has featured the combination of Robinson and bassist Lisle Ellis as rhythm section: ‘the best bass-drums tag team on the scene’ (Jazz Times). His longest musical association, dating from the 1970′s, was with the late tenor
saxophonist Glenn Spearman. Born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1953, Robinson first studied classical percussion at the New England Conservatory. During the early 1970′s he served his musical apprenticeship in the jazz world of Paris, studying with Kenny Clarke and playing with Alan Silva, Anthony Braxton, Oliver Lake and Bobby Few among many others. He first played with Spearman as a duet partner during this period in Paris, an association which continued through various configurations and many recordings until the saxophonist’s death in 1998. Robinson is currently playing in many configurations with a broad range of musicians throughout Europe and the US.

Thursday, Jul 24 2008 8:00 PM
No performance at LSG come to the
Edgetone New Music Summit

Thursday, Jul 31 2008 8:00 PM
8pm Laces Ellery Royston/Sarah Elena Palmer
A is a signal processing duo using dulcimer and voices

9pm Ronald Rose
A is a signal processing duo using dulcimer and voices
Dulcimer – Ellery Royston
Ellery Royston is a composer living in Oakland. She has a BA from Mills College in Electronic Music Composition, teaches knitting, and her favorite thing right now is to play music with Miss Sarah Elena Palmer.
Voices – Sarah Elena Palmer
Sarah Elena Palmer is a singer, composer, and poet living in Oakland. She has her BA in Music from Mills College. Her musical heroes are also her friends.