Composer and vocalist Ken Ueno, who recently joined the UC Berkeley music faculty, brings his trio ONDA to the gallery for a set of improvised music featuring extended vocal techniques (Ueno), violin (Hillary Zipper), and percussion (Tim Feeney). ONDA brings together the trio’s research into extending the timbral possibilities of their respective instruments to create a kind of ritual music of an imaginary tribe of the future. After ONDA’s set, Ueno will improvise for the first time with composer/cellist Joan Jeanrenaud, who will then perform a solo set, including pieces from her CD Strange Toys as well as a soon-to-be-released recording. The works all use amplified cello along with looping, beats, and electronics. Jeanrenaud will be joined on some selections by PC Munoz on electronic beats and drums.
Preceded at 6 p.m. by one of our favorite KALX DJs spinning in the lobby, where wine and beer are available for purchase.