Vessels for Improvisation
Our site-integrated concerts explore the themes embedded in or suggested by a site and investigate the sonic properties of a space. Following the success of Canciones del Mar: Songs of the Sea in spring 2013, Music Director Charlie Gurke curates an evening of live music and dance improvisation aboard historic ferryboat Eureka at Hyde Street Pier on November 2, 2013. Featuring ROVA Saxophone Quartet and special guest Shinichi Iova-Koga from inkBoat.
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The ROVA Saxophone Quartet has been exploring the synthesis of composition and collective improvisation for over 35 years, creating exciting, genre-bending music that challenges and inspires. The Penguin Guide to Jazz calls ROVA’s music “a teeming cosmos of saxophone sounds” created by “deliberately eschewing conventional notions about swing [and] prodding at the boundaries of sound and space…”
For Vessels for Improvisation, ROVA will be joined by dancer Shinichi Iova-Koga (pictured below), founder of SF based performance company inkBoat.
“Shinichi Iova-Koga’s work is grotesque, beautiful, and funny. As a dancer he is never less than mesmerizing — ephemeral like smoke, limpid like a vernal pool. He has developed a personal form of mixed-media dance theater that integrates contradictory impulses — the ancient and the technological, the chaotic and the formal, nature and nurture. He might be called a dancer at the edge.”
Join We Players and these renowned artists for an
unforgettable evening at Hyde Street Pier!
Monday September 9, 8-10pm
Wednesday September 11, 7:30-10:30pm
Both sessions held at Berkeley Yoga Center, Studio C: 2121 Bonar St, Berkeley. Ample street parking available and a 10 minute walk from North Berkeley Bart station.
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What is The Knotted Line?
The Knotted Line is an interactive, online art project that looks at the historical relationships between incarceration, education and labor in the United States from 1495-2025. It combines over 75 miniature paintings of historical moments housed inside an online tactile laboratory.
Three of the Bay Area’s most exciting vocalists perform an intimate concert, singing songs about the sea, boats, love, and life, drawn from the folkloric and popular music traditions of Latin America and the Caribbean.
SATURDAY JULY 13, 2013
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Thanks to all who joined We Players on Alcatraz Island May 19, to view and discuss this new documentary film about the relationship between a prisoner and an artist, and the dream home of a man who has spent 40 years in solitary. http://hermanshousethefilm.com/
Learn about current realities and consider getting involved with the issue of solitary confinement in California prisons - http://www.stoptortureca.org