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The 13th Annual Outsound New Music Summit
San Francisco Community Music Center
San Francisco, CA
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The 13th Annual Outsound New Music Summit
Sunday, July 27 at 1 pm
Pianist, composer, and educator Thollem McDonas leads a music improvisation workshop for all levels, all instruments. Advance registration or walk-in.  To per-register send your name, email, and instrument to outsoundor@yahoo.com  
workshop fee $15 or $15 pre-register at brownpaper tickets

Touch the Gear Expo from 7-10 pm.
A hands-on experience with sound-producing gear and instruments, Touch the Gear is an interactive, family-friendly event that allows the public to roam among 25-30 musicians and instrument inventors with their various different configurations of "gear"everything from oscillators and electronics, to planks of wood with strings attached. An avant-garde "Maker's Faire," all attendees get to make sound and experience how the instruments work, in an environment that demystifies technology, while inspiring creativity.
This event is free to the public.

Monday, July 28 at 8 pm Thollem McDonas and the participants from the Sunday Workshop will perform a set of structured and free improvisation .
This event is free to the public.

On Wednesday, July 30 beginning at 8:15 pm the New Music Summit presents a night of spoken word and poetry with electro-acoustic music dubbed PoetryFreqs, featuring Pitta of the Mind (Maw Shein Win and Amanda Chaudhary); one of the first American jazz beat poets ruth weiss with electronic pioneer Doug Lynner; the debut of  Watkins/Trammel/McZeal  (Zachary James Watkins, and Marshall Trammell) with award winning poet Amber McZeal which will run the gamut from bebop to soundscapes.
7:30 pre-concert Q&A

Thursday, July 31 at 8:15 pm will showcase six talented and provocative guitarists in a program simple entitled Guitars. The four sets, presented by Henry Kaiser, Amy Reed & Ross Hammond, Noah Phillips & John Finkbeiner, and Sandy Ewen & Jakob Pek, will stretch the limits of the instrument crossing the borders of electronics to found objects and in between.
7:30 pre-concert Q&A

Friday, August 1 at 8:15 pm will bring two extremes together in a program entitled Constructions, with the Teddy Rankin-Parker Daniel Pearce Duo, premiering new works by renowned composer Renee Baker, commissioned by RPPD specifically for the Outsound Summit. The Deconstruction Orchestra, a mass ensemble of 25 Bay Area leading improvising musicians led by tenor saxophonist and composer Joshua Allen, who will perform the debut of The Structure of Sound and Space an original deconstructivist-inspired suite of cell structure game compositions. Melding together post-modern, free jazz and non-idiomatic improvisation.
7:30 pre-concert Q&A

The final day of the Outsound New Music Summit, Saturday, August 2, will present an afternoon vocal workshop with bodywork/energywork master Jill Burton entitled Transformational Voice at 1 pm.
workshop fee $15 or $15 pre-register at brownpaper tickets

Later that evening beginning at 8:15 pm is the program Improvisations  featuring three different groups of improvisers exploring the language of the unknown Obstreperous Doves (Karl Evangelista, Bill Noertker, Nava Dunkelman, Christina Stanley, and Jordan Glenn); Emergency String (X)tet (Mia Bella D'Augelli, Jeff Hobbs, Christina Stanley, David Michalak, Doug Carroll, Kanoko Nishi-Smith, and Bob Marsh) who will premiere a new work in celebration of Bob Marsh's 70th birthday; and the Jill Burton Trio (Jill Burton, Tim Perkis, and Doug Carroll) who will be collaborating for the first time.
7:30 pre-concert Q&A


San Francisco Community Music Center (View)
544 Capp St,
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States


Arts > Performance
Music > All Ages
Music > Experimental
Music > Festivals
Music > Jazz

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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