Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar

11/10/2018

Crossroads: a convergence of sonification practitioners



NOTE: REVISED SCHEDULE, 10 AM - 6 PM

Crossroads: Sonification Art and Science

A day of discussions, presentations, and performances around data sonification

Organized by Scot-Gresham-Lancaster,  CNMAT Visiting Researcher and Research Scientist at the ArtSciLab at UT Dallas

Data Sonification sits at a crossroads. How do we begin to understand the separation of the act of sonification as sound art and the use of sonification techniques as functional scientific tools?

Performances, discussions, presentations, and demos with Scot-Gresham Lancaster and guest speakers to include:  Ed Campion (Director, CNMAT), Jeff Lubow (Musical Systems Designer, CNMAT), Andrew Blanton (visiting researcher, CNMAT), Chris Chafe (Stanford University, CCRMA), Sharath Chandra Ram (Ph.D. candidate, UT Dallas), Sinduja Rangarajan and Jim Briggs (Reveal News) and Bert Barten (Independent Music and Theater producer, Amsterdam).

The term sonification was first coined around 1996, but the actual practice of data sonification had been emerging as a new area of performance and art research for decades before that. Only with the advent of microcomputer data visualisation did a distinct linkage called sonification emerge. In her recent keynote at the ICAD conference in 2017, composer and instrument designer Carla Scaletti described sonification as "the unseen third leg of the audio technology stool." One leg is the music leg, the other leg is the spoken word ... and then this mysterious new leg where data is converted to sound. The history of sonification has many singular projects proposing techniques for using microcomputers to augment data exploration and the boundary between Art and Science. It is very hard to find cases where these efforts have really scaled up. One of the objectives of these discussions is to share information and pinpoint new strategies for moving forward.

Format for the day is performance of each individual contribution followed by discussion

10:00 Opening Remarks by Scot Gresham-Lancaster
10:10 Scot Gresham-Lancaster and Sharath Chandra Ramankrishna
11:00  Sinduja Rangarajan and Jim Briggs (Reveal News)
11:30 Andrew Blanton (SJSU)
12:00 Lunch break
1:00 Open discussion/workshop "What is the future of sonification in the Art of Music?"
2:00 Chris Chafe: Gnosisong
3:00 Edmund Campion and Jeff Lubow: Natural Frequency
4:00 Bert Barten "Talking Trees" with Scot Gresham-Lancaster
5:00 - 6:00 closing remarks

Nov 10, 10am to 6pm,

Hungarian Beaded Necklace-Making with Ã%va Gergely

Held in the green room
Tickets are $25, materials included
Buy Tickets Here

In this workshop, you will learn about traditional Hungarian beaded necklace-making, and start making a necklace you can take home with you!  Eva Gergely is an artist, singer, designer and lace maker, exhibiting at prestigious exhibitions.  She is a certified teacher of
traditional crafts, having received her training at the Hungarian Heritage House in Budapest. Eva brings lace making and beaded necklace techniques into the 21st century, combining traditional motifs, symbols and techniques of Hungarian folk culture with modern elements.
See Eva's work in this portrait film (in Hungarian):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc9f-BZkQQc

Nov 10, 1pm to 3pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Saturday Storytime

Nov 10, 1pm to 2pm, Books Inc., 1491 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

Vadalma Album Release and Traditional Hungarian Folk Arts Workshops

Workshops from 1:00pm - 7:30 pm / Show at 8:00 pm

Show Tickets are $15 Advance / $18 Day of Show

Buy Tickets Here

Traditional Hungarian folk arts workshops, open to first-timers and long-timers!
Workshop schedule:
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Beaded Necklace-Making Workshop
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm - Embroidery Workshop
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm - Bobbin Lace Display and Demos
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Folk Singing Workshop
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Folk Dance Workshop
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm - TBA

Concert:
8:00 pm - 9:15 pm Vadalma
9:15 pm - 9:35 pm Intermission
9:35 pm - 10:35 pm Veretski Pass

VADALMA

Celebrating our album release!  From learning the songs in villages in Hungary, to crafting our arrangements in California, to recording in Budapest this spring, we can't wait to share our debut album with you.

Vadalma ("Wild Apple") creates vibrant, intimate arrangements of Hungarian village folk songs, featuring the rich singing traditions of Transylvania, Moldva, Transdanubia, and other areas of the Carpathian Basin. Led by Zina Bozzay, with violinist Matthew Szemela and cellist
Misha Khalikulov, these striking melodies, unique rhythms, and colorful lyrics are framed with both traditional and original accompaniment. Vadalma has collaborated with numerous artists from Hungary, including the Enyedi-Salamon Quartet, Berecz István, and DűvÅ', and their engaging performances including song translations and cultural insights. Recipients of numerous grants for their work, Vadalma brings a new face to this beautiful heritage around the U.S.
Learn more at www.zinabozzay.com/vadalma.


VERETSKI PASS

Taking its name from the mountain pass through which Magyar tribes crossed into the Carpathian basin to settle what later became the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Veretski Pass offers a unique and exciting combination of virtuosic musicianship and raw energy that has excited concertgoers across the world.The trio plays Old Country Music with origins in the Ottoman Empire, once fabled as the borderlands of the East and the West. In a true collage of Carpathian, Jewish, Rumanian and Ottoman styles, typical suites contain dances from Moldavia and Bessarabia; Jewish melodies from Poland and Rumania; Hutzul wedding music from Carpathian-Ruthenia; and haunting Rebetic aires from Smyrna, seamlessly integrated with original compositions. Their CDs have repeatedly been on the 10-best recording lists of journalists since 2002.  See more at www.veretskipass.com.

Nov 10, 1pm to 11:59pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Shakespeare Outside the Box: Julius Caesar @Central

3rd floor Community Meeting Room


Marlon Brando stars as Mark Anthony, with James Mason as Brutus and John Gielgud as Cassius. Also featuring Greer Garson and Deborah Kerr, the film has a score by Miklos Rosza and 7 Oscar nominations. Third in a 4 part series, Shakespeare outside the Box concludes Saturday, December 1 at 2 p.m. with our one 'non-Shakespeare' title: Tom Stoppard's 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead'. Ballots will be available to vote for the next selection of films for this continuing series.

Nov 10, 2pm to 5pm, 2090 Kittredge St. (at Shattuck), Berkeley, CA 94704

Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra (West Coast Debut)

Program:
R. Strauss/Don Quixote, Op. 35
Tchaikovsky/Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

Nearly 20 years ago, Israeli conductor Daniel Barenboim and Palestinian scholar Edward Said founded this orchestra of Israelis and Arabs as a model for cooperation across the brutal divides of the Middle East. In doing so, they hoped to replace ignorance with education, knowledge, and understanding; to humanize the "other"; and to imagine a more hopeful future.

See UC Berkeley Events calendar for more details:
http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/pubaff/event_ID/118392.html

Nov 10, 3pm to 5pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley

West African Drumming Workshop Series with Mohamed Lamine Bangoura

2nd and 4th Saturday's:
October 13th, October 27th,
November 10th, November 24th,
and December 8th

Time: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Cost: $125 for all 5 classes in series, or $30/class
Location: Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center
1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA
RSVPs greatly appreciated.

Enrich your understanding of traditional West African Rhythms with Master Drummer (Djembefola) and artistic director, Mohamed Lamine Bangoura. Lamine has a deep wealth of knowledge & experience; his energy is unique and unparalleled!! Through his music, Lamine's passion for preserving the history and traditions is revealed through his open hearted eagerness to share his culture. This is an incredible opportunity to study with this master artist, rounding out your understanding of these complex polyrhythms.

In this mixed level drum workshop you'll glimpse into the true spirit of Africa, from the energetic rhythms to Lamine's heartfelt appreciation for this ancient instrument as a tool for human connection and language.

Join us!!!

Bring your drum if you have one! If you need a drum to use for class please message in advance. Drum rental fee = $5/class

Nov 10, 3:30pm to 5:30pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Transylvanian Hungarian Embroidery (Írásos) with Sarah Pedlow of ThreadWritten Textiles

Held in the Green room
Tickets are $25, materials included

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Learn a traditional Hungarian embroidery technique dating back to the late 1700s from the Kalotaszeg region of Transylvania.  We'll talk about the history of the technique and learn the basic stitch in this 90-minute introductory workshop.  Artist and instructor Sarah Pedlow worked with Hungarian Transylvanian women artisans making embroidered products from 2012-15.  She has been teaching workshops in embroidery practice and culture since 2014. Learn more about her work at www.threadwritten.com and on IG @threadwritten.

Nov 10, 3:30pm to 5pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Bobbin Lace-Making Display by Ã%va Gergely

Held in the Green room
Free

Come see the spectacular tradition of bobbin lace making.  There will be a display of completed pieces of both bobbin lace and other styles, as well as a piece-in-progress.  We invite you to come by and learn about the tradition, learn the basic stitches, and try it for
yourself!  See Eva's work in this portrait film (in Hungarian):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc9f-BZkQQc

Nov 10, 5pm to 7:30pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Hungarian Folk Singing with Zina Bozzay

Held in the Back studio
Tickets are $10
Buy Tickets Here

Open to singers of all backgrounds!  Come learn beautiful folk songs crafted over generations of unbroken oral tradition.  Trained in Hungary by master singers, Zina Bozzay is the founder of the Hungarian Folk Singing Circle (Népdalkör) and singer of Vadalma, presenting this style in the Bay Area for many years.  Participants will receive village source recordings, Hungarian pronunciation guide, song word sheets, and English translations. No previous experience in the style required. Join us!  More information at www.zinabozzay.com.

Nov 10, 5:30pm to 6:30pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Hungarian Folk Dance with László Tihányi

Held in Front or Back Studio
Tickets are $10

Buy Tickets Here

Join us for a one-hour workshop in Moldavian csángó folk dances, one of which you can dance during the Vadalma concert immediately after the workshop!  Dances of this area are primarily large-group line or circle dances, not partner dances.  László Tihányi is a native of
Hungary and has resided in Oakland, California since September 2013. As a professional Hungarian folk dancer, he is Assistant Artistic Director and Principal Dancer of Eszterlánc Hungarian Folk Ensemble and teaches Hungarian folk dancing around the United States.

Nov 10, 6:30pm to 7:30pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Post Bop Praise

JAZZ

Nov 10, 6:30pm to 9:30pm, Cafe Leila, 1336, 1724 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Yo Cantaré - Women's Voices in Puerto Rican Music and Art

Doors open 7:30pm / Performance starts 8pm

Women in traditional folk arts from Latin America have been pushing the envelope of what it means to be a woman, more specifically, a woman artist.
With the support of the National Endowment for the Arts’ (NEA’s) Artworks program, La Peña Cultural Center is presenting a 4-part concert series that explores timeless archetypes of womanhood in music and dance, with the participation of women artists from the Mexican, Puerto Rican, Peruvian and contemporary Latino artistic traditions. Throughout this series, artists call attention to universal symbols of women that exist across society and cultures, and how these timeless archetypes of femininity have evolved and are still manifested in our contemporary society, expressing the essence of womanhood in sometimes conflicting but always creative ways. Dozens of Bay Area artists bring to the stage age-old stories and experiences that reach to the fiber of our humanity and honor th (View Full Event Description Here: https://lapena.org/event/yo-cantare-womens-voices-in-puerto-rican-music-and-art/)

Nov 10, 7:30pm to 10pm, La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave. , Berkeley

Yo Cantaré - Women's Voices in Puerto Rican Music and Art

Doors open 7:30pm / Performance starts 8pm

Women in traditional folk arts from Latin America have been pushing the envelope of what it means to be a woman, more specifically, a woman artist.
With the support of the National Endowment for the Arts’ (NEA’s) Artworks program, La Peña Cultural Center is presenting a 4-part concert series that explores timeless archetypes of womanhood in music and dance, with the participation of women artists from the Mexican, Puerto Rican, Peruvian and contemporary Latino artistic traditions. Throughout this series, artists call attention to universal symbols of women that exist across society and cultures, and how these timeless archetypes of femininity have evolved and are still manifested in our contemporary society, expressing the essence of womanhood in sometimes conflicting but always creative ways. Dozens of Bay Area artists bring to the stage age-old stories and experiences that reach to the fiber of our humanity and honor th (View Full Event Description Here: https://lapena.org/event/yo-cantare-womens-voices-in-puerto-rican-music-and-art/)

Nov 10, 7:30pm to 10pm, La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave. , Berkeley, CA, 94705, United States

Sculpting Air: Medieval & Modern Vocal Improv II

Sculpting Air: Medieval & Modern Vocal Improv II

Vajra Voices director, Karen Clark and composer/cellist/vocalist Theresa Wong present a workshop around the 12th century mystic Hildegard von Bingen; and, the Taoist Immortal, Sun Bu'er. Karen Clark will teach a chant by Hildegard von Bingen; and, Theresa Wong will lead the workshop in a vocal improvisation, sculpting sound around a poem of Sun Bu'er.

Suggested Donation: $35 per workshop; $60 for both.
Vajra Voices is an affiliate of the San Francisco Early Music Society. Your donations are tax deductible.

Nov 10, 7:30pm to 9:30pm, Berkeley Piano Club, 2724 Haste St, Berkeley

7th Annual California Banjo Extravaganza with Bill Evans, Ned Luberecki & Chris Coole and Their All-Star Band (John Reischman, Chad Manning, Jim Nunally, & Sharon Gilchrist)

California Banjo Extravaganza

Attend the California Banjo Extravaganza Mini-Camp at the Freight,
Saturday, November 10, 1 pm

Each November, San Francisco Bay Area banjo player Bill Evans brings together some of the best banjo players in the world and combines them with an ace backup band featuring several West Coast favorites for a series of incredible concerts across northern California and an afternoon of workshops in Berkeley. This year's annual California five-string banjo celebration features 2018 IBMA Banjo Player of the Year Ned Luberecki, Canada's old-time banjo master Chris Coole and, of course, California favorite Bill Evans. Joining this trio of banjo greats is their All-Star band, this year featuring John Reischman (mandolin), Chad Manning (fiddle), Jim Nunally (guitar) & Sharon Gilchrist (bass) for an evening of bluegrass, old-time, and beyond, celebrating the many different ways music is made today on the five-string banjo.

What folks are saying about these musicians:

Ned Luberecki: "An absolutely joyous, riveting, beautifully syncopated example of the beauty of the banjo." Steve Martin

Bill Evans: "Bill Evans does for the five-string banjo what Van Gogh did for color...treats it in a different way and then shares it with you. And his recent release "In Good Company" is a virtuoso master class in exploring bluegrass from the tradition to the far edges of alternative." Tom Franks, FolkWords

Chris Coole: "Chris Coole's banjo playing is, frankly, incomparable." Mitch Podolak, co-founder of Winnipeg and Vancouver folk festivals.

"Renowned for his clawhammer banjo playing, Coole now establishes himself as a gripping songwriter," Penguin Eggs Magazine

John Reischman: "One of the true tone poets of American acoustic music...always placing the right note in the right place with the right tone and touch...throughout, Reischman's full-throated mandolin never overplays or forces a point on the listener. The music is open, inviting, and engaging on multiple levels at once, telling musical stories without words like the birds in the tall pine trees or the waves upon the dark and rolling sea." Acoustic Guitar Magazine.

The California Banjo Extravaganza is made possible in part through the support of:

Deering Banjos
Elderly Instruments
Peghead Nation
Homespun Tapes
EMG Pickups
Banjo Boy Coffee



2018 IBMA Banjo Player of the Year Ned Luberecki is known not only for his banjo prowess but for his wit and humor. He tours nationally with the award-winning Becky Buller Band and he also hosts Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction's Derailed and More Banjo Sunday. Respected as both a traditional and progressive player, Ned toured extensively in the United States and Europe as a member of Chris Jones and the Night Drivers for over a decade before joining the Becky Buller Band. He's also been a member of Paul Adkins and the Borderline Band, the Rarely Herd, and Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time, and has appeared with such artists as Jim Lauderdale, Tony Trischka, and Ray Stevens.

Chris Coole is one of most profound clawhammer banjo players and old-time songwriters in the world today. This Canadian musician currently tours with his innovative trio The Lonesome Ace Stringband and he has also performed with The Foggy Hogtown Boys, Erynn Marshall, & Ivan Rosenberg. He is known for his inspiring interpretations of Southern old-time music, as well as his outstanding original songs and instrumentals. As a collaborator or sideman, he has played on over 200 recordings. fRoots magazine called Chris' 2016 album The Tumbling River "unassumingly excellent old-time country music." He has just released a brand-new recording The Road To The River: A Collection of Tunes and Songs Inspired by the Fishing Passion.

San Francisco Bay Area musician Bill Evans curates the California Banjo Extravaganza each year. Bill has spent a lifetime bringing together folks who love and play the five-string banjo. His books Bluegrass Banjo For Dummies and Banjo For Dummies are among the most popular instructional books in the world. These days, you'll find Bill performing with his solo show The Banjo in America and with flatpicking legend Dan Crary and bass player Wally Barnick. Over the last fifteen years, he has graced the stage of the Freight, appearing with David Bromberg, David Grisman, Peter Rowan, the Steep Canyon Rangers, Dry Branch Fire Squad, J. D. Crowe, Kathy Kallick, Claire Lynch and Jody Stecher, among many others.

John Reischman is one of the premier mandolinists of his generation: an understated visionary whose music is virtuosic without ever being flashy and who is renowned for his impeccable taste and tone. A Juno-nominated and Grammy award-winning artist, John is a founding member of California's Good Old Persons who is also celebrated for his work with the Tony Rice Unit as well as leading his own band John Reischman & The Jaybirds.

Jim Nunally's main focus these days is singing and songwriting with the Nell & Jim Band but he is also renowned as the guitarist with the David Grisman Bluegrass Experience. A fixture on the SF Bay Area bluegrass scene for many decades, he played for over 16 years with John Reischman & The Jaybirds and currently with Bangers & Grass, with Bill Evans and Chad Manning. Jim is simply one of the best guitarists in the world, renowned for his driving and precise rhythm and leads. He is the recipient of two Grammy Award certifications and two International Bluegrass Music Association awards.

Chad Manning is flat out one of the best fiddlers in the world, plain and simple. These days, Chad along with his wife Catherine, teaches hundreds of folks out of the Manning Music studio in Berkeley. In addition, Chad performs with the David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, the David Grisman Sextet and Bangers & Grass. Along with John, Bill and Sharon, Chad also teaches online via Peghead Nation (www.pegheadnation.com).

Sharon Gilchrist (bass) performs regularly with John Reischman and guitarist Scott Nygaard, in addition playing with Scott Law and the Bay Area-based band The Flatliners, which includes Keith Little and Avram Siegel. She is also known for her work with Peter Rowan & Tony Rice and the old-time band Uncle Earl. In addition to being a renowned bass player, Sharon is an outstanding mandolin player who also offers online lessons at www.pegheadnation.com.

Nov 10, 8pm to 11pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley

TARTUFFE: a modern take on Molière's classic comedy, Nov. 9-18

The Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies Department continues its 2018-19 season with Molière's classic comedy, TARTUFFE.

Initially censored following its premiere in 1664, TARTUFFE is a bold work that is decidedly relevant today. Set in present-day Los Angeles, TARTUFFE is the story of a con man disguised as a pious spiritual leader who wheedles his way into the home of a gullible, affluent patriarch in the midst of a mid-life crisis - promptly setting the household topsy turvy. If not for the quick witted Dorine, grounded Elmire, and infinitely patient Cléante, all might be lost! Young love, lechery, deception, and delusion collide in TARTUFFE, Molière's most famous work that skewers religious hypocrisy and self-inflated egotism.

Directed by Domenique Lozano, TARTUFFE examines how power is vulnerable to manipulation by piety, hypocrisy, and gullibility. Although the French King Louis XIV privately enjoyed TARTUFFE's debut, he was persuaded to ban the play after religious leaders called Molière "a devil clothed in human flesh" and the Archbishop of Paris threatened to excommunicate anyone who attended a performance. Molière's defense argued that comedy is a physical embodiment of "the unreasonable", and so the play of reason against the irrational is the necessary subject of comedy.

"I love that it is a comedy," shares Lozano, "one that moves with lightning speed, slams characters up against each other brutally and brilliantly, and deals with a terrifying situation with humor, wit and grace."

See UC Berkeley Events calendar for more details:
http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/pubaff/event_ID/120833.html

Nov 10, 8pm to 9:30pm, Zellerbach Playhouse, UC Berkeley

Maye Cavallaro

"Cavallaro's easy elegance and burnished vocal beauty, are luxurious as purple velvet"
Christopher Loudon, JazzTimes

Song stylist Maye Cavallaro will present an evening of jazz vocals drawn largely from the American Songbook. Influenced by classic artists like Carmen McRae, Billie Holiday, Nancy Wilson, Tony Bennett, as well as R&B singers such as Etta James and cabaret artists like Betty Buckley, the evening will include an eclectic range of songs. Cavallaro is known for romantic ballads and her engaging storytelling. Expect some laughter with the tears. Ms. Cavallaro says, "I sing for the blues-soaked dreamers of the world. All of the best songs are about love, whether it be heaven or hell, and, usually it turns out to be a lot of both."


Band Members and Instrumentation:

John R Burr: piano;

Ruth Davies: bass;

David Rokeach: drums;

Kristen Strom: Sax.
Sophisticated and emotional vocalist Maye Cavallaro has been singing classic songs since she discovered her Mother's "Sing Along with Mitch" records at age 6. She's been called "The standout at New York's cabaret convention" by Town & Country magazine. Cavallaro in on the faculty of the California Jazz Conservatory teaching advanced jazz vocal performance classes as well as a series of workshops focusing on the Great American Songbook.
http://redheadmusic.com

Nov 10, 8pm to 10pm, Rendon Hall/Fiddler Annex @ California Jazz Conservatory 2040 Addison Street, Berkeley

Chora Roda

Chora Roda is a fun Brazilian choro jam session. Choro is an instrumental style combining classical, jazz and African elements. It definitely requires some study and practice, but there are lots of choro enthusiasts in the Bay Area. Common instruments are guitar, mandolin, flute, cavaquinho, clarinet, pandeiro; but all instruments are welcome. Whether you come to listen or to learn, a good time is guaranteed!

Nov 10, 8pm to 10pm, Caffè Chiave, 2500 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702, USA

Crossroads: a convergence of sonification practitioners


Crossroads: Sonification Art and Science

A day of discussions, presentations, and performances around data sonification

Organized by Scot-Gresham-Lancaster, CNMAT Visiting Researcher and Research Scientist at the ArtSciLab at UT Dallas

Data Sonification sits at a crossroads. How do we begin to understand the separation of the act of sonification as sound art and the use of sonification techniques as functional scientific tools?

Saturday, November 10, 8-10 p.m.
Concert featuring participants and special guests TBA

The term sonification was first coined around 1996, but the actual practice of data sonification had been emerging as a new area of performance and art research for decades before that. Only with the advent of microcomputer data visualisation did a distinct linkage called sonification emerge. In her recent keynote at the ICAD conference in 2017, composer and instrument designer Carla Scaletti described sonification as "the unseen third leg of the audio technology stool." One leg is the music leg, the other leg is the spoken word ... and then this mysterious new leg where data is converted to sound. The history of sonification has many singular projects proposing techniques for using microcomputers to augment data exploration and the boundary between Art and Science. It is very hard to find cases where these efforts have really scaled up. One of the objectives of these discussions is to share information and pinpoint new strategies for moving forward.
This Event is Free and Open to the Public

Nov 10, 8pm to 10pm,

Iya Terra, Dubbest, Nocean

As the genre of Reggae continues to evolve, Iya Terra has remained distinguished in both sound and sustenance throughout their 4-year journey. Mashing up messages of traditional Roots music in a today version, the Los Angeles based band demonstrates a modern approach to creating conscious soundwaves that has them bound for infinite possibilities.


In 2016, Iya Terra reached new heights as they toured heavily throughout the western U.S. with bands such as The Movement, New Kingston and Arise Roots.

The group has kept the momentum rising with the release of their 3rd studio album "Sacred Sound" on March 17, 2017 debuting at #1 on the iTunes reggae charts. In addition to the album Iya Terra will embark on their first nationwide tour supporting Fortunate Youth, Josh Heinrichs, SkillinJah, For Peace Band & Cas Hayley.

Iya Terra continues to practice hard work and full passion with a loving connection to their ever-growing fan base. Their musical growth has earned them respect amongst an impressive resume of artists and 2017 is shaping up to be their best experience yet.



Since 2009, Dubbest has been forging its own path through the heavily forested reggae landscape, expertly infusing roots traditionalism with a refreshing improvisational savvy that calls to mind not only the studio experimentation of pioneering dub producers Osbourne "King Tubby" Ruddock and Lee "Scratch" Perry but also the real-time exploration of jam bands like the Grateful Dead and Phish. As friends in high school, guitarist Andrew MacKenzie, singer/keyboardist Ryan Thaxter, bassist Sean Craffey, guitarist Cory Mahoney, and drummer Kyle Hancock shared a love of pop-punk and ska, bonding over bands like Black Flag, until they caught wind of Augustus Pablo's 1974 dub classic Ital Dub. This was the gamechanger that set the stage for their current musical approach: using introspective, spacious bass and drum grooves to anchor a thickly-textured interplay of instruments, vocals, and timbres. With their third album, Light Flashes, Dubbest is poised for national recognition.

Nov 10, 8pm to 10pm, Cornerstone, 2367 Shattuck Ave (Enter On Durant), Berkeley

Elis & Elas - A Tribute to Elis Regina


Featuring
Ricardo Peixoto - Guitar and arrangements
David Belove - Bass
Brian Rice - Percussion
Laucia Paiva - Voice
Catia Lund - Voice and Hand Percussion
Special Guests

$20

Nov 10, 8pm to 10pm, BrasArte, 1901 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

The Jolly Gibsons

Keyboardist Jennifer Jolly and guitarist Steve Gibson lead The Jolly Gibsons on a journey of celebratory roots music. Along with drummer Mark Bernfield, bassist Dave Fischer, and special guest Jean Fineberg on sax and flute, Jennifer and Steve mix original compositions and unsung classics: twangy blues, calypso/soca, African, boogie-woogie, transcendent rock, jazzy funk, New Orleans second-line, and more.

Jennifer Jolly is renowned as a specialist in New Orleans R&B, blues, Americana, and world roots keyboard styles. She is a faculty member at The California Jazz Conservatory and at Cazadero Family Camp. She has performed or recorded with Phil Lesh, David Grisman, Barbara Dane, Hot Links, and many others. In addition to The Jolly Gibsons, Jennifer currently performs with Zulu Spear, Kotoja, Big B & His Snake Oil Saviors, Bait & Switch Blues Band, The Party Monsters, and guests frequently with Tom Rigney & Flambeau.

Steve Gibson is renowned for his masterful jazz, rock, and blues guitar chops. His festival credits include the High Sierra and San Jose Jazz Festivals. He co-founded Bandworks, the Bay Area's premier "school of rock." Steve has taught at and co-directed Cazadero Family Camp, directed and taught in London and Dublin (Ireland), and contributed to Guitar Player magazine. In addition to The Jolly Gibsons, Steve currently performs with the Funk Revival Orchestra, Michelle Jacques, Bait & Switch Blues Band, and others.

Mark Bernfield (drums) has played drums professionally in Bay Area jazz, funk, and rock ensembles for over twenty years. Mark teaches music and directs band programs at Oakland's Redwood Day School. Since 2001, Mark has been the music director of the community a cappella chorus East Bay Harmony. Dave Fischer (bass) performs regularly with gypsy jazz groups and singer-songwriter groups including Eclair de Lune, Douce Ambiance, and Greenwood News. Special guest Jean Fineberg (tenor sax, flute) is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, and composer.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Advance tickets are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door the night of the show. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash only at the door (ATMs are nearby).

The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space, dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. You are welcome to bring your own adult beverage with no additional corkage fee. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us: #510-654-3808. Thank you for your support!

Nov 10, 8pm to 10pm, The Back Room, 1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley

Javanese Gamelan Music *Note: actual end time may vary.*

Midiyanto and Ben Brinner, directors
Gamelan Sari Raras, UC Berkeley Javanese ensemble, recently returned from concerts in Indonesia, will perform music and dance of Central Java

Nov 10, 8pm to 9pm, Hertz Concert Hall