Little Nicky's is a monthly series curated by Noah Phillips and Chuck Johnson. Each installment features a set by a Bay Area artist or group whose sound will complement the special atmosphere of Studio Grand, a multi-use arts space with intimate and lush acoustics. Guitarist and composer Noah Phillips will open the show with a solo performance.
On this night, guest artist Alex Vittum InterVales and video artist Danishta Rivero.
Noah Phillips uses preparations, open tunings and signal processing to make sounds with a guitar. He has played with many of his favorite musicians and hopes to continue making music for years to come.
Alex Vittum/InterVales and Danishta Rivero
Intervales is an ambient and minimalist electronic music project. I consider it a musical journal of electronic landscapes drawn from life experiences. It's about ancestors, home, and forests.
An Intervale is a New England term that describes low lying land next to a river. Essentially a valley, it's where farmers would grow crops due to the rich soil found there. They are special places with a lot of history. I spent much of my youth in and around them. These are the sounds I heard.
Danishta Rivero is a musician and sound artist based in San Francisco. She is a vocalist, and also performs on the Hydrophonium, a water-based electro-acoustic percussion instrument she created.
She has recently been active touring with her duo Voicehandler, with percussionist Jacob Felix Heule, performing their song cycle. Blood Wedding, her just intonation noise duo with Chuck Johnson, will release its first album, A Survey of Locked Modes, this year.
She co-founded Optiphonal Wonder Machine, a multimedia collaboration with Jennifer Rannells. Danishta received a Meet The Composer grant for her participation in the 14th Annual Music for People and Thingamajigs Festival in 2011.
DOORS AT 9PM, SHOW AT 9:30PM
$10-$15 sliding scale