Save the dates: ImprovisAsians 2017!

Asian Improv aRts in association with the Sound and Social Justice Commons and San Francisco State University Creative Music Studies

Present

ImprovisAsians! 2017

March 13 - March 17, 2017

San Francisco State University

Creative Arts Building

1600 Holloway Ave.

San Francisco, CA

ImprovisAsians! is an annual series of performances and discussions exploring the connection between the performing arts and community-building. All events are free!

March 13, 2017

Improvising Home

1:10 pm to 2 pm

Knuth Hall, SFSU Creative Arts Building

Admission Free and Open to the Public

What does home sound like? Improvising Home is a multi-movement musical composition for Native American flute and large ensemble that utilizes creative improvised music to explore questions relating to identity and acoustic ecology in the San Francisco Bay Area. The work is grounded in urban American Indian lived experiences and cultural productions brought into dialogue with the intercultural musical lives of the Intertribal Ensemble members. Utilizing improvisation as a framework, an ensemble performance is not simply the presentation of an aesthetic object but a unique realtime discussion conducted in the moment through sound. FMI: https://faculty.sfsu.edu/~johnc/content/improvising-home

Performers:

Jimmy Biala: drums, percussion

Karl Evangelista: guitar

Lewis Jordan: saxophone

Masaru Koga: saxophone

Bill Noertker: bass

John-Carlos Perea: flute, voice, percussion, electronics

Karen Stackpole: gongs, percussion

 

March 15, 2017

"Resolution of the Soul"

1:10 pm to 2 pm

Knuth Hall, SFSU Creative Arts Building

Admission Free and Open to the Public

Danongan “Danny” Kalanduyan, a consummate master of Southern Filipino music/dance responsible for introducing the traditional kulintang (bronze gong) ensemble music of his Maguindanaon culture to the U.S., passed away on September 28, 2016. A National Endowment Heritage Fellow, Danny taught at SF State, directed and performed with his own Palabuniyan Kulintang Ensemble (PKE), as well as organized community with a non-profit arts collective, Mindanao Lilang-Lilang (MLL). Generations of bay area students and colleagues are now paying tribute to Danny by performing selections of pieces learned from him, with added cross-cultural inspiration.

- Members of Kalanduyan's Palabuniyan Kulintang Ensemble, joined by:

- royal hartigan, drums

- Jimmy Biala, percussion

- John-Carlos Perea, bass/vocals

- Hafez Modirzadeh, saxophone

- Masaru Koga, saxophone

- Francis Wong, saxophone

and special guests

 

March 17, 2017

Mapping the Asian Improv Nation

10:15 am to 11:30 am

Room 152, SFSU Creative Arts Building

Admission Free and Open to the Public

A conversation with co-founders Francis Wong and Jon Jang in celebration of the Asian Improv aRts 30 years of work to to produce, present and document artistic works that represent the Asian American experience.

About Asian Improv aRts: As a non-profit multidisciplinary arts presenter it has produced high quality arts and cultural events for 24 years in the San Francisco Bay Area in community based and major venues such as Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (with Dohee Lee’s FLUX), Great American Music Hall (with SFJazz), and Zellerbach Playhouse (Cal Performances) as well as various venues outside the Bay Area including the Museum of Contemporary Arts (Chicago), Flynn Center (Vermont), Library of Congress (Washington DC) and Banlieues Bleus Festival (Paris, France).

 AIR pursues a strategy of collaboration between artists, community resources and mainstream institutions to create cultural and educational programming that brings together diverse sectors across generational, cultural and social experiences.

For more info, visit: www.asianimprov.org

 

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Asian Improv aRts
Founded in 1987, Asian Improv aRts’ (AIR) mission is to produce, present and document artistic works that represent the Asian American experience.