The Oakland Reductionist Orchestra at Mosswood

Posted by on Apr 10, 2023 in Past Performances | 0 comments

A supergroup of local musicians with a predilection for lowercase/fricative/reductionist acoustic improvisation that often sounds more electronic than acoustic.

Kanoko Nishi-Smith, koto
Cody Putman, bassoon
Lisa Mezzacappa, bass 
Kevin CK Lo, piano, etc
Cheryl E. Leonard, objects, electronics
Brendan Lai-Tong, trombone
Matt Ingalls, clarinets
Ron Heglin, tuba
Diane Grubbe, flutes
Sarah Grace Graves, voice
Tom Djll, trumpet
Kevin Corcoran, percussion
Chris Cooper, objects, electronics
Kyle Bruckmann, oboe

In its West Coast premiere, composer-accordionist Ben Richter’s just-intonation accordion solo Laramidia creates an alien tonal landscape alternating among timbral fluctuations, melody and drone, and gradual resolution of shimmering, pulsing microtonal intervals. Inspired by nonhuman consciousness, Ben’s music orients toward new orders of magnitude in musical parameters to auralize the vast and infinitesimal timescales we do not experience in everyday life.

Sunday, December 17, 2023

Mosswood Chapel
3630 Telegraph (enter 2nd door on 37th St)
Oakland, CA

$10-$25 sliding scale (cash & venmo accepted at door)

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