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Fistortion // OMMO // Ready Box | Active Music Series presents

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Date(s) - 01/12/2016
12:00 AM

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Omni Commons

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$5-15 Sliding Scale

  • Fistortion
  • OMMO
  • Ready Box

Fistortion is an American coming of age drama that tells the story of four boys and a mild mannered monster who go on a hike across the countryside to view the dead body of a missing child.

OMMO is an electro-acoustic duo comprised of Julie Moon and Adria Otte. Launched in 2014 with collaborative projects inspired by shared interests in Korean diasporic identity, ritual and impressionistic harmonies, the duo seeks opportunities to explore past traditions through a contemporary and conscious framework, employing varying configurations of piano, voice, violin and electronics in original compositions.

ready box

  • Thomas Dimuzio – live electronics, sampling
  • Phillip Greenlief – tenor saxophone

Pairing extended technique, multi phonics, and circular breathing of saxophone virtuoso Philip Greenlief with, live sampling and processing pioneer, Thomas Dimuzio, ready box transforms the power of reeds and real-time musique concrete into soaring to new realms. Two masters of their instruments forming an elemental core where air meets electronics. A paradoxical and no boundaries aesthetic fuse nuance, bombast, consonance, noise, density and space into an approach rapt in musicality and the moment.

Thomas Dimuzio

Long regarded as a musical pioneer for his innovative use of live sampling and looping techniques, Thomas Dimuzio has earned a deserved reputation worldwide as an avant-garde sound artist in touch with the aesthetic pulse of time and technology. A true sonic alchemist who can seemingly create music events out of almost anything, Dimuzio’s listed sound sources on his various releases include everything from ‘modified 10 speed bicycle’ and ‘resonating water pipe’ to short-wave radios, loops, feedback, samplers, synthesizers and even normal instruments such as guitar, clarinet and trumpet. Dimuzio’s eclecticism bespeaks a career equally informed by a profound dedication to his craft and collaborations with friends, artists and technologists alike.

Phillip Greenlief

Since his emergence on the west coast in the late 1970s, Evander Music founder and saxophonist Phillip Greenlief has achieved international critical acclaim for his recordings and performances with musicians and composers in the post-jazz continuum as well as new music innovators and virtuosic improvisers. He has performed and recorded with Fred Frith, Meredith Monk and They Might Be Giants; albums include THAT OVERT DESIRE OF OBJECT with Joelle Leandre, and ALL AT ONCE with FPR (Frank Gratkowski, Jon Raskin, Phillip Greenlief). Recent residencies have included Headlands Center for the Arts and from 2012 to 2014 he was the curator at Berkeley Arts, a home for progressive music. He is the recipient of a San Francisco Bay Guardian Goldie Award.

“The Bay Area’s do-it-yourself ethos has produced a bevy of dazzlingly creative musicians, but few have put the philosophy to work as effectively as Phillip Greenlief.” – Andrew Gilbert, San Francisco Chronicle

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