Darwin's BitchSlusser-----Cute Sputum-------Vulcanus 68------Darwin's Bitch----Eurostache----

Sunday, July 24, 2011
Noon. Doors at 11:30 a.m.
$5 - $10 sliding scale or FREE with membership


Join us for an afternoon of savage and transcendent performance unlike any other. Vegan pancakes included.
Vulcanus 68 is a return to the roots of outlaw electronic music. When there was dirt on the floor and grease on the tapes. When reverbs had springs and a filter took up half the room. Taking their cue from the 60s/70s renegades outside the academic limelight such as Tod Dockstader,Richard Maxfield, Kenneth Gaburo and Basil Kirchin, Vulcanus 68 bring their own dark 21st century vision to the outskirts of electronic composition.

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Vulcanus 68 is at its core, a duo of Jared Blum (Blanketship, Beaks Plinth) and Dominic Cramp (Evangelista, Borful Tang, Qulfus, Modular Set) Aside from their studio work, they play out regularly around the Bay Area and beyond.

Marielle V. Jakobsons (aka darwinsbitch) is a sound artist and violinist based in Oakland, California. She releases recordings on Digitalis, Aphonia, Mexican Summer, and Root Strata, and performs across the Americas & Europe.  Focusing on experiences that are at once “natural” & technologically-altered, she also creates interactive audio for games and installations.

Receiving her MFA in Electronic Music from Mills College in 2006, where she studied improvisation, computer music, and electronics. Her thesis work Two Violins and a Theatre: A Triptych of Resonances is an immersive performance environment utilizing water, light, custom electronics and interactive computer programming to deconstruct the violin as a sonic interface. At the CCMIX in Paris, France, she studied computer music composition with Gerard Pape, Jean-Claude Risset, Trevor Wishart, and Curtis Roads. Marielle received her B.A. in Music Performance and Biology from Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Music, studying contemporary piano performance with Anita Pontremoli and founding the Case New Music Ensemble.  Prior, she studied classical violin with Yoko Moore, assistant concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra.

She has been awarded NEXMAP Sounding Out California Composer’s Award, Elizabeth Mills Crawford Award in Composition, American Composers’s Forum Subito Grant, among other distinctions.

Marielle designs sounds and interactive music for video games and is an educator of sound arts, from children’s workshops to Adjunct Professor at San Francisco State University.  She also represents Keith McMillan Instruments as a violinist, demonstrating and premiering performances with the K-Bow Bluetooth sensor bow and other new technologies.

The eurostache group is a project centering around electro-acoustic real-time collaborative experiments in sound. The core ensemble is frequently augmented with guests from the San Francisco Bay Area. Membership is open to anyone as our sonic concept is flexible and allows people from diverse sonic backgrounds to participate.

Our key experimental technique is using unique hand-built and circuit-bent instruments (See SonicNomadic section) in unusual combinations with traditional ones. The instruments are amplified (often with hand-built transducers) and blended with digital effects to produce a raw organic/electronic sound. Musical constructs such as rhythm, scale, and harmony are given lower priority to open-up the sonic landscape to other possibilities. Performances often include visual elements, audience participation, and improvisation, to convey story, mood, or emotion.