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Electric Shadow Theater: Film Truth + Surreal Sound by Fushigi Kenkyūkai (不思議研究会) ◉ sonified films by Jean Cocteau, and Robert Florey / Slavko Vorkapić ◉ with music by Steve Adams, Bryan Day, Thomas Dimuzio, Tom Djll, Joe Lasqo, and John McCowen, Sun 17 Apr @ PianoFight, SF

I’m very excited to once again bring Electric Shadow Theater to PianoFight, “SF’s Next Landmark Entertainment Venue”, 144 Taylor St., SF (map), with new ensemble Fushigi Kenkyūkai (不思議研究会), 7pm, Sun 17 Apr and some of the freshest, most exciting films … Continue reading

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Electric Shadow Theater: Film Truth + Surreal Sound by Fushigi Kenkyūkai (不思議研究会) ◉ Films: Jean Cocteau, Fernand Léger, & Maya Deren (Майя Дерен) ◉ Music: Jorge Bachmann, Beth Custer, Bryan Day, Thomas Dimuzio, Tom Djll, Joe Lasqo, David Michalak, & Suki O’Kane ◉ Tue 23 Feb @ PianoFight, SF

I’m very excited to return to PianoFight, “SF’s Next Landmark Entertainment Venue”, 144 Taylor St., SF (map), with new ensemble Fushigi Kenkyūkai (不思議研究会), 8pm, Tue 23 Feb and some of the freshest, most exciting films ever made. ☞ Advance tickets … Continue reading

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Piano: Jazz++ residency, continuing Wed 24 Feb @ PianoFight, “SF’s Next Landmark Entertainment Venue”: Ornette Coleman, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Thelonius Monk, Oliver Nelson, Steve Adams, Darren Johnston, Larry Ochs, Georges Gurdjieff (Георгий Гурджиев), Komitas (Կոմիտաս), Bollywood & more…

I’m delighted to continue my second Jazz++ residency @ PianoFight, “SF’s Next Landmark Entertainment Venue”, 144 Taylor St., SF (map), 5:30-7:30pm, 4th Wednesdays, next show: Wed 24 Feb. + see also: Examiner.com write-up of this residency: here Formed by Rob Ready, … Continue reading

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London Tour, Sun 28 Feb++ ◉ MSP/piano/+, solo & w London Improvisers Orchestra (LIO), Sue Lynch / Hutch Demouilpied, Adrian Northover & others ◉ Música Dispersa (@ New River Studios), Noizemaschin!! (@ Amersham Arms), The Horse Improv Club (@ /i’klectik/ Art-lab)…

I keenly look forward to return to London at the end of February and the first half of March for a tour that will not only involve solo work, but also collaborations with some of the many brilliant improvising musicians … Continue reading

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Piano: Jazz++ Residency #2, starting Wed 27 Jan @ PianoFight, “SF’s Next Landmark Entertainment Venue”: Ornette Coleman, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Thelonius Monk, Oliver Nelson, Steve Adams, Darren Johnston, Larry Ochs, Georges Gurdjieff (Георгий Гурджиев), Komitas (Կոմիտաս), Bollywood & more…

I’m very excited to start my second Jazz++ residency @ PianoFight, “SF’s Next Landmark Entertainment Venue”, 144 Taylor St., SF (map), 5:30-7:30pm, 4th Wednesdays starting from Wed 27 Jan. + see also: Examiner.com preview: here Formed by Rob Ready, Dan … Continue reading

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MSP/Laptop, Piano, Objects+: w Aaron Bennett’s Electro-Magnetic Trans-Personal Orchestra (Aaron Bennett, Robert Ewing, John Finkbeiner, Ron Heglin, Joe Lasqo, Lisa Mezzacappa) ◉ + Set 1: DunkelpeK (Nava Dunkelman + Jakob Pek) w special guest Joshua Marshall ◉ Mon 18 Jan @ Studio Grand, Oakland

I’m keenly looking forward to again join one of my favorite Bay Area ensembles, Aaron Bennett’s Electro-Magnetic Trans-Personal Orchestra. Among Aaron’s many stellar contributions to the Bay Area improv and new music scenes (like sax trio arrangements of Bollywood standards) … Continue reading

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Laptop/Piano/Objects+: Prismatic Percussion【⿎】Percussion-centric duets ◉ Master drummer Donald Robinson & Joe Lasqo, with guest duets by Biggi Vinkeloe ◉ + Set 1: duo b. (Jason Levis percussion + Lisa Mezzacappa: bass) ◉ Sun 13 Dec @ Center for New Music, San Francisco

I’m looking forward to join some of the Bay Area’s most daring improvising musicians for an evening of “percussion++” and rhythmic space exploration of pitch, timbre, and electronics nebulae, shining in electroacoustic colors far beyond the visible spectrum. And I’m excited … Continue reading

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Laptop/Piano/Synth/Objects+: w Viv Corringham’s “Life Is Clearer Seen Through Smoke” tour — Electronic, radicalized New Rebetika (Ρεμπέτικα Νέα) w British NY-based avant vocalist | sound artist Viv Corringham’s Multimedia Consort, 22-25 Nov — Nunnery (SF) — Studio Grand (OAK) — Center for New Music (SF) — Meridian Composers in Performance Series @ Canessa Gallery (SF)

I’ve had a total blast playing in Viv Corringham’s last two West Coast tours, and I’m looking forward with great excitement to round 3 with her upcoming Life Is Clearer Seen Through Smoke Tour. The program is multimedia, electrified, radicalized … Continue reading

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Laptop/Piano/Objects+: ORNETTE! Music of Ornette Coleman w Tomorrow Is The Meta-Body (Lisle Ellis / Darren Johnston / Joe Lasqo / Donald Robinson), plus ultravisuals by Bill Thibaut ◉ Sun 25 Oct: Center For New Music, SF (Set 1: John Ingle & Kjell Nordeson; Set 2: Aram Shelton’s Marches) ◉ Mon 26 Oct: The Second Act, SF (Set 1: ROVA Saxophone Quartet)

2 shows: Having many great memories from last year’s Sun Ra Friendly Galaxies event, also curated by Jan Michaels, I’m excited to again take part in C4NM’s 2015 jazz ancestor extravaganza, which is focused on the music of jazz great … Continue reading

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MSP/Piano/Objects/+: Percussion and its Double — Tāla, Meta-Tāla, and Meta-Meta w William Winant & Joe Lasqo

We’re each keenly looking forward to play again at CCRMA, the South Bay’s floating city of computer music, whose brilliant composers and music technologists are always on the leading edge of projects such as telematic performance, reproducing the hyper-prolonged delay … Continue reading

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