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Oakland Active Music Series: Morse Code Music & Electric Chaos | The Uptown

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but donations are welcome.

The Uptown Nightclub | 1928 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612

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Oakland Active Music Series: Free Improv Jazz Concerts | The Uptown

Oakland Active Orchestra performs a free ongoing monthly residence at The Uptown in Oakland on every second Tuesday of the month.

Oakland Active Orchestra explores various innovative and traditional techniques in composition and free improvisation. Each month, new compositions written by members of the fourteen piece ensemble will be presented and two other groups will perform.

Doors open at 9 pm. Show starts at 9:30 pm. There’s no cover, but donations are welcome.

The Uptown Nightclub is closed as of November 6, 2014.

October 14th: Glou Glou, Beak and SL Morse.

SL Morse performs feel-bad modernist literature through Morse Code translations from text to musical notation. Combining composition and improvisation, SL Morse is the project of Sarah Lockhart (drums) collaborating with other musicians. Past collaborators include Weasel Walter (guitar), Dominique Leone (keyboards), and Damon Smith (bass). For this night “The Yellow Wallpaper” with Sarah Lockhart (drums) and Aurora Josephson (voice/small percussion), both featured on the sample listed on the website above. Based on the short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the music is a descent into insanity and explores restraint and confinement, politeness and imagination.

Glou Glou is a collaboration between Gretchen Jude (koto, voice, electronics) and Arjun Mendiratta (violin, electronics). Working within the confines of a consonant, primarily “ambient” aesthetic, glou glou focuses on timbre, tonality, and the happy accidents inherent in improvisation. They are guided equally by the works of Eliane Radigue and the Cocteau Twins.

Jordan Glenn’s BEAK is a percussion heavy ensemble the blurs the line between dynamic/energetic grooves and chaos.  The power of this electric ensemble is wheeled by Jordan Glenn’s curious baton, moving in and out of composed and spontaneous material. With Will Redmond, guitar & kalimba; Mark Clifford, vibraphone; Karl Evangelista, guitar; Bob LaDue, percussion; Jason Hoopes, bass; Robert Lopez, drums; Jordan Glenn, conductor/composer.

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Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but donations are welcome.
Categories: East Bay, Live Music
Address: 1928 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612