LECTURE ON IMPROVISED OPERA: O Sleep
International Society of Improvised Music 4th Annual Conference, UC Santa Cruz
10am at the Media Center, UC Santa Cruz campus.
see ISIM calendar
VOCAL DUO WITH DOHEE LEE
Wonderworking: A Saint Nicholas of Myra Celebration to benefit the Meridian Interns Program
535 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
Meridian Gallery invites you to celebrate the eve of the feast day of Saint Nicholas of Myra, who is emblematic of gift giving to children, in a benefit for the Meridian Interns Program, an arts and job training program for San Francisco teens. The benefit will feature the voices and movements of musicians / composers / performance artists Theresa Wong and Dohee Lee. There will be wines and hearty finger food and desserts donated and catered by Café Andrée of the Hotel Rex.
Tickets are $50 each.
RSVP by December 1st.
IN PERFORMANCE WITH ELLEN FULLMAN
Berkeley Art Museum
2626 Bancroft Way, 2621 Durant Ave.
Between College and Telegraph
An evening featuring Fullman's compositions for the Long String Instrument
with guests Theresa Wong, Emily Packard, Gretchen Jude and
Tickets available at the door, $5.
Festival Internacional de Puebla, Mexico
Theresa Wong (Cello, Voice)
Emilio Tamez (Percussion)
Marko Novachcoff (Various Winds)
Alexander Bruck (Viola)
Michelle Webb (Guitar)
Julián Martínez Vázquez (Violin)
Vinny Golia (Various Winds)
Carmina Escobar (Voice, Electronics)
Thollem McDonas (Piano, Artistic Director)
7:30pm Ensemble Room
5000 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94613
Solo performance on voice and cello and a lecture about "O Sleep", an improvised opera in progress.
Music for 16 Futurist Noise Intoners
Presented by Performa 09 and SF MOMA
Novellus Theater, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
700 Howard Street, San Francisco
New compositions by Mike Patton, Text of Light, Blixa Bargeld, Carla Kilstedt and Mattias Bossi, Elliott Sharp, Ulrich Krieger, Ellen Fullman, James Fei, Luciano Chessa, John Butcher and Gino Robair, Pablo Ortiz, Theresa Wong, and the sfSoundGroup. Performances by the ensemble players from Magik*Magik Orchestra and others.
Futurist sound artist Luigi Russolo constructed special hand-cranked instruments to realize an expanded field of orchestral sound. Called intonarumori (noise intoners), these instruments could produce noises — explosions, howls, buzzes, hisses — not usually employed in Western music. Luciano Chessa, a Bay Area-based composer and Russolo scholar, has overseen the recreation of 16 intonarumori and has curated this concert of original and newly commissioned scores.
Part of Metal + Machine + Manifesto = Futurism's First 100 Years.$15-$30 general; $10-$25 SFMOMA and partner institution members, students, and seniors. Tickets available through ybca.org/tickets or 415.978.2787.
PERFORMING THE MUSIC OF KRYS BOBROWSKI
Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall
5000 MacArthur Blvd.
A concert of NICK DIDKOVSKY, KRYS BOBROWSKI & CHERYL E. LEONARD
Breathtaking work located at the intersection of the natural world and new technologies. Nick Didkovsky performs new solo works for prepared electric guitar, electronics, and software. Krys Bobrowsky's works feature everyday objects and invented instruments made from natural materials. Cheryl E. Leonard premieres new compositions for amplified natural objects and field recordings from Antarctica.
$15 general, $10 seniors and non-Mills students
Thur Aug.6, 2009 7pm
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Gallery 1, free with gallery admission
($7 Regular/$5 Seniors, Students & Teachers/$5 Non-profit Employees. KQED members/$5 with valid public transportation pass or day-of transfer, or a public library card)
Opening at 6pm: T.I.T.S.
Pinkoya is cellist/vocalist Theresa Wong, percussionist/vocalist Dohee Lee and koto-player Kanoko Nishi. The trio ignites the kindling of their sound materials in explosive and lyrical improvisations, expanding the vocabulary of traditional acoustic instruments into a universe of unexpected landscapes and otherworldly conversations. (YBCA has invited Pinkoya to respond to Leslie Shows and Amanda Ross-Ho as part of the New Frequencies Series / Wallworks exhibit.)
THERESA WONG & GINO ROBAIR
5306 Foothill Blvd. at Fairfax Oakland
THERESA WONG (cello & voice) AND KANOKO NISHI (koto)
Compound Gallery Experimental Music Series
Compound Gallery 6604 San Pablo Ave., Oakland
Polly Moller solo flutes, candles, Tarot cards
Theresa Wong & Kanoko Nishi Duo
Jen Baker trombone, Jorrit Dijkstra reeds, Lisa Mezzacappa doublebass
GARDEN OF MEMORY 2009
A walk-through concert to celebrate the summer solstice, curated by Sarah Cahill. Theresa will perform solo songs and improvisations for cello and voice. Other performers include: Vorticella, John Bischoff, William Winant Percussion Group, Pamela Z, Matthew Goodheart, Sarah Cahill and Beth Custer.
5 to 9 PM
at Chapel of the Chimes
4499 Piedmont Ave., OaklandAdmission is $15 general, $10 students and seniors, $5 kids under 12 (kids under 5 are free).
Tickets available from www.brownpapertickets.com.
THERESA WONG (cello & voice) WITH DOHEE LEE (voice & percussion)
2nd Set: Freejazzbaby! (Larry Ochs, Darren Johnston, Kjell Nordeson)
21 Grand, Oakland
416 25th St. @ Broadway
Oakland, CA 8:30pm
A project led by Dohee Lee
East Side Cultural Center
2277 International Blvd.
$10 ($5 for tudents & seniors)
A project led by Dohee Lee
3:30-5pm, free event
SF Public Library
An improvised opera directed by Theresa Wong
Headlands Center for the Arts
8pm in the Gym
for directions go to: http://headlands.org/
<<Dress warmly - the gym can be cold!>>
As my 3 month residency at the Headlands comes to an end, I will be giving an informal work-in-progress showing of an improvised opera which has been developing here, featuring:
Theresa Wong: director, cello/voice
Michael Carter: electronics
Luciano Chessa: piano/dan bau
Shayna Dunkleman: percussion
Ellen Fullman: long string instrument
Dohee Lee: percussion/voice
Heike Liss: visual set/video/photography
Kanoko Nishi: koto/bass koto/piano
Alice Wu: costumes
ELLEN FULLMAN AND THERESA WONG AT THE HEADLANDS
Headlands Center for the Arts
in the Gym (across from the Marin Headlands Visitor Center)
Beer and wine will be served
Suggested donation $10+
For directions go to:
Ellen Fullman and Theresa Wong are pleased to invite you to the gym at the Headlands Center for the Arts for a showing of work created during their Headlands residency. With this event we are raising funds to pay for the lighting that will be left for future artists-in-residence to use in the gym. The evening will consist of compositions and improvisations for Long String Instrument, voice and cello.
Three giant compact fluorescent fixtures, designed for barns, are generously on loan from Peter Strietmann who installed them for a film shoot. Each fixture draws 200 watts, outputs 1,000 watts and is daylight color temperature. This is fantastic for supplementing light coming in through the windows for video shooting, makes a big difference on those foggy Headlands days and makes night work possible. The 2,000 square foot gym was previously lit by only three bare incandescent bulbs (and 500w halogen work lamps can light only a small area!)
Chronicle Hotel: Works by Luciano Chessa
With Luciano Chessa, piano, Vietnamese dan bau & musical saw;
Rick Bahto, film & projectors; Theresa Wong, cello
8pm $15 general
Old First Church
1751 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
Duo with Kanoko Nishi
Luggage Store Gallery
1007 Market St. @ 6th Street
Also performing: Vorticella (Brenda Hutchinson, Krys Bobrowski,
Karen Stackpole and Erin Espeland)
Performing in Anna Halprin's "Spirit of Place"
Stern Grove, SF
11am and 2:30pm
Open House at the Headlands Center for the Arts
944 Fort Barry
Solo and collaborations with cast members of "O Sleep" and guest Fred Frith
2320 Dana Street
Theresa performs the songs of MaryClare Brzytwa on cello and voice with Shayna Dunkelman (percussion), Kanoko Nishi (koto) and MaryClare (piano, voice and electronics).
Also on the program: new works by Annie Lewandowski.
Composers in Performance
series will present solo, duo and trio work by Theresa Wong with guests Joan Jeanrenaud (cello), Carla Kihlstedt (voice and voilin) and Suki O'Kane (percussion).
535 Powell Street, San Francisco
$10 gen/$5 students
with Dohee Lee
900 East 11th Street @9th
Oakland, CA 94606
(Preshish Moments/Shayna Dunkelman/Andy Strain/Theresa Wong)
The Berkeley Hillside Club
2286 Cedar Street (between Spruce and Arch)
Berkeley, CA 94709
Admission $15 ($10 for Club members and seniors)
Awkward Encounter is a four-headed beast that roars its joy-filled celebratory cry through the voices of percussionist Shayna Dunkelman, electronic musician Preshish Moments (Michael Carter), trombonist Andy Strain and cellist Theresa Wong. To hear this quartet is to witness the many moods and habits of this creature, which will bicker, wrestle, explode, hypnotize and cheer with it's selves in an evening of free improvisations.
Moe!kestra's "The End of an Error"
1928 Telegraph Ave @19th St
21 Grand presents: Moe! Staiano's Moe!kestra "The End of an Error" commemorates the end of the Bush II Regime and may possibly be the last Moe!kestra ever; Damon Smith/Kjell Nordeson/Weasel Walter trio; Jason Hoopes/Andy Strain/Noah Phillips trio
Cost : free, donations accepted
A Benefit for Outsound
Outsound Presents...The SIMM Series
Musicians Union Hall
116 9th St @ Mission
Thollem Mcdonas, piano
Masaru Koga, woodwinds & shakuhachi
Jim Kassis, percussion
Theresa Wong, cello
Scott Rosenberg, reeds
and more guests TBA