Jordan Glenn & Jason Hoopes have played at Studio Grand on numerous occasions and have been friends to and supporters of the space. They are pleased to bring you four consecutive nights of collaborative improvisations with a diverse set of musical friends.
Nava Dunkelman is a Bay Area based percussionist and improviser. Born in Tokyo, Japan and raised in a multi-cultural environment by an American father and Indonesian mother, her musical interests span the globe from Indonesian gamelan to American marching band, from classical to contemporary to the avant-garde. She is a member of electro-percussion experimental noise duo IMA with Amma Ateria and improvisational duo DunkelpeK with Jakob Pek. Nava enjoys discovering her own musical language by exploring experimental approaches to communication, progression and space.
Amma Ateria is an electro-acoustic composer, improviser + sound artist born in Hong Kong, based in California. Her practice in sound exposes her body’s visceral resonance in polar opposites, examining the boundaries and brinks of breakage in the sonic spectrum via saturated transitions of stark polarities. With memories of condensed cities, she gravitates to sounds of close-ranged airplanes, inaudible conversations, out of body experiences, sustained harmonics intersected with musique concrète, and distorted speech/lost voice as melodic element. Since her studies at Mills College in music composition, audio engineering, and media technology, her work has been presented in installation and performance as artist-in-residence at SoART Millstättersee, Austria in 2013, Titanik Gallery, Finland in 2014, The Stone, New York in 2016, and BAMPFA, California in 2017.
“I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. My early years involved drawing cartoons and taking dance classes from my aunt. At the age of 12 music and movies took over. I studied classical percussion, jazz and made short movies with my friends during high school. During college I played a lot of dinner-jazz gigs and recorded/toured in various rock bands.
In 2006 I relocated to the Bay Area and since then have been lucky enough to cross paths with Fred Frith, William Winant, Zeena Parkins, Roscoe Mitchell, Anantha Krishnan, Ben Goldberg, John Schott, Cory Wright, Aram Shelton, Steini Gunnarsson, Dominique Leone, Darren Johnston, Graham Connah, and the bands Jack O’ the Clock, Host Family, Efft, 20 Minute Loop, The Monolith, Beep!, tUnE-yArDs, Science Fiction, Evon, Arts & Sciences, and the Oakland Active Orchestra.”
Current projects include the longstanding group Wiener Kids and the large ensemble Beak, among others.
"...Glenn's work stands out, with the grace of an acrobat and the control of a serial killer..." -- Nazim Comunale
Jason Hoopes is a bassist and educator.
His work as bassist includes numerous Bay Area groups including but not limited to...
Jack O' The Clock
Scott Amendola / Karl Alfonso Defensor Evangelista
Eat The Sun
The Atomic Bomb Audition
Glenn & Hoopes also play in the Fred Frith Trio, which toured Europe in 2015 and recorded the CD Another Day in F**king Paradise for Intakt Records in 2016.
“When I proposed this trio I had nothing in mind beyond getting together with a couple of formidable musicians who I love and respect and seeing what would happen… Jason’s stunning ability to wring everything there is to be wrung out of an electric bass was as liberating as Jordan’s playful, irreverent, and absolute authority.” – Fred Frith.
DOORS 9:00 PM; SHOW 9:30 PM
$10-15 sliding scale.