This year’s Skronkathon, curated by the inimitable Tom Duff, re-ignites the Bay Area’s most unique adventurous, improvised, free new music potluck BBQ at Berkeley Arts Festival (2133 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA), perpetrated in collaboration with Toms’ Place.
We’ll have plenty of charcoal on hand, so bring a slab of tofu, seitan, or tempeh for yourself or others to consume, and come fly with us!
At 2:30pm I’ll be doing a mixed set of laptop + piano, with sound sources ranging from Jupiter & Saturn space probe signals, the Cheung Chau Bun Festival (長洲包山節, further description here), a specially developed library of extended vocal samples drawing from overtone singing, formant manipulation, and “trombooba tones”, + some good old FM synthesis, all intertwingled with live piano.
Scenes from some previous Skronkathons:
This is only one of many ear-opening segments from 20+ of the Bay Area’s best crazy musicians and sound artists, who will delight you from 12 noon – 10pm:
12:30 Black Thread
1:00 Lucio K
1:30 Henry Kaiser
2:00 Respectable Citizen
2:30 Joe Lasqo
5:00 Cloud Shepherd
6:30 Key West
7:30 Gino Robair Schtupptet
Look forward to see you at this not to be missed event!
PS. Some of the sound sources I’ll use…
PPS. Admission is free, but we’ll pass the hat for the benefit of the Transbay Creative Music Calendar.