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Gestaltish – 2016 Outbsound Presents Fund Drive & The 8th Annual Wednesday | Finnish Kaleva Hall

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Date(s) - 06/22/2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Finnish Kaleva Hall


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The Eighth Annual Wednesday a little more than a month before a Dinner Concert to thank our donors for their support.

Help Outsound meet it’s goal and keep us going for another year! Please help us with a tax deductible donation* and/or join us at the Finnish Kaleva Hall downstairs in the Helsinki Cafe for our Benefit Dinner event.

Your donation of $100 or more will reserve your seat. Simply RSVP online or send your donation via paypal to outsoundorg [at] yahoo.com or visit our fund drive at our Indiegogo Generosity Campaign.

This year our donor thank you benefit dinner event “The Wednesday a little more then a month before” is coming up on June 22nd to be held at Finnish Kaleva Hall, a great place for music and culture in North Berkeley located at 1970 Chestnut Street just four blocks from the North Berkeley BART station. We’re also really excited to present a special rare performance by the quartet Gestaltish featuring Rachel Condry, Gretchen Jude, Jakob Pek, and Jennifer Wilsey in addition to a delicious Southwestern menu and dessert provided by Andronico’s featuring bite-sized tarts including chocolate mousse, raspberry cream and fresh fruit for all preferences.

The 15th Annual Outsound New Music Summit is coming up starting the week of July 24 showcasing wild and wondrous music, workshops, and new experiences. This year will feature living legends of jazz and improvisation; a night of amazing cuting edge composition; an epic night of sound collage, music film documentary, our yearly “Touch the Gear” Expo and two open public music improvisation workshops.

Performances will include

  • Oliver Lake
  • Big City Orchestra
  • Thomas Carnacki
  • Brandon Evans
  • IMA
  • Brett Carson’s Mysterious Decent
  • Dan Plonsey Ensemble
  • Inner Ear Brigade
  • Dirty Snacks Ensemble
  • … and many others!

Even if you can’t join us or live out of state please consider making a donation to this living festival of creative music, or simply share this event and help us to spread the word!

Outsound Presents plays an important role in sustaining Bay Area creative and experimental music presenting over eighty shows annually on a very small budget including the Outsound New Music Summit in July, but it can’t happen without you. We hope you’ll consider making a tax deductible donation this year and join us at our annual dinner.


About the Music!


  • Rachel Condry — clarinet
  • Gretchen Jude — voice
  • Jakob Pek — guitar
  • Jennifer Wilsey — percussion

Gestaltish is a Bay Area ensemble that explores improvised music in both playful and methodical ways with a surprising array of results. The members of the ensemble have diverse musical backgrounds and met while working with Fred Frith in the Mills College Improvisation ensemble. Since 2012, they have been shaping and exploring sounds to create evocative yet open-ended musical experiences. Using game structures as temporal architectures in which to play, Gestaltish deeply listen to each other and their surroundings, encapsulating sonic moments and reinvigorating the notion of free improvisation with unexpected instrumentation and intuitions.

*Outsound Presents is a 501(c)3 charitable artist run organization. All donations are tax deductible minus the value of perks if applicable.

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