Oakland Freedom Jazz Society Presents two solo sets with...

Christopher Tignor

Andrew Weathers
 

Christopher Tignor

Christopher Tignor is a composer, violinist, and software engineer. His emotionally charged scores and unique focus on live, performance-based electro-acoustic practice has won acclaim within both the classical and experimental communities across 8 LPs on the Western Vinyl and New Albion record labels. He creates the live performance software he uses, shared freely. As a composer he has written and recorded work for ensembles including The Knights, A Far Cry string orchestra, and Brooklyn Rider string quartet, performing alongside them at premiere venues including Carnegie's Zankel Hall. As a string arranger he has worked with John Congleton, This Will Destroy You, Meshell Ndegeocello, and several other artists at the boundaries of popular music. As a result of his unique performance technique using tuning forks, Christopher is a sponsored artist of the German tuning fork maker Wittner. Likewise, renown software leader Antares sponsors Christopher for his inventive application of Auto-Tune as a "choral" violin harmonizer.

“Renegade post-minimalist”
— The New Yorker
“A bulwark against the ambient clatter of everyday life...sheer technical mastery”
— Bandcamp (Album of the Day)
“...this music breathes, swoons, and swoops elegiacally, in the same way a crack symphony orchestra might on a good night.”
— Magnet (9.5 / 10)
“Tignor creates a muttered hum of activity that burbles at the fringes of an internally focused halo of sustained, glowing chords, and the effect is powerful.”
— NPR
“Sensual, often melancholy, and expansive in its approach to both melody and time...Beautifully constructed and delivered...”
— Q2 (Album of the Week)
“Making computers coexist in harmony with acoustic instruments in a live setting is more easily imagined than achieved. But Christopher Tignor, a young composer and performer shaped as much by his work in downtown nightclubs as by his formal education at Bard College and New York University, proves that it can be done.”
— The New York Times
“A dense, nearly orchestral soundscape that's magical to listen to and impressive to see in action...a complex and experimentally technical performance style”
— Tiny Mix Tapes
“Absurdly talented”
— The Guardian UK

 

Andrew Weathers

Andrew Weathers (b.1988) is a young American composer and improviser originally from Chapel Hill, NC currently based in Oakland, CA. His music exists in a space between improvisation and composition—equally influenced by the 20th century American minimalists and underground noise. He has a BM in Music Composition from the University of North Carolina—Greensboro, and an MFA in Electronic Music at Mills College.

Andrew performs rigorously in a variety of contexts, both composed and improvised. In addition to solo performances, he heads up the Andrew Weathers Ensemble and the Real Life Rock and Roll Band. He also performs and records regularly with Tethers, Parties, Talk More, and Common Eider, King Eider. In the past, he has performed with Kurvan Choir, Northern Valentine, Tatsuya Nakatani, Laurent Estoppey, and Hal McGee, among others. In addition to his busy performing schedule, Weathers helps run Full Spectrum Records and works as a freelance mixing and mastering engineer.

Doors: 9:00PM, 9:30PM
$7-$15 Sliding Scale