Oakland Freedom Jazz Society Presents...
ZE BIB! is a collaborative effort between cellist/electronic musician Shanna Sordahl and percussionist Robert Lopez. Debuted in the warm Oakland summer of 2013, ZE BIB!'s music grapples with the spastic intensity arising from explorations into sound worlds developed both collectively and independently. As active musicians for a variety of projects in the Bay Area, Lopez and Sordahl's extreme musical interests converge with explosive force. A desire to continuously expand and reinterpret their relationships with their instruments leads to an ever exciting dynamic that will intrigue and entrance. Their music is tinged with influences ranging between noise, free improvisation, art rock, and heavy drone.
Christina Carter & Gabby Fluke-Mogul
Christina Carter is a choreographer and performance artist based in Oakland, California. Christina was born and raised in Reno, Nevada and took her first ballet class in the basement of a casino at age nine. During her undergraduate career she performed in works by Cari Cunningham, Jennie Pitts-Knipe, Kristin Heavey, Katie Elliott, and Mabiba Baegne. Christina's journey into becoming a dance artist has led her down many paths. From 2006-2008 she was a company member with Wing and a Prayer Dance Company under the direction of Sara Bogard and Deborah Smith. She has participated in interdisciplinary, durational, and site-specific works in a wide range of venues including historical homes, art gallery kitchens, and abandoned car washes. Christina has a Master of Fine Arts in Choreography and Dance Performance from Mills College where she was the recipient of the Mary Kinkead Scholarship and The Liatis Foundation Fellowship in Dance. At Mills she performed in works by Shinichi Iova-Koga, Sonya Delwaide, Wanjuru Kamuyu; and trained under Kara Davis, Holley Farmer, Amy O'Neal, and Molissa Fenley. Christina devotes herself fully to choreographing works and performing while continuing to collaborate with fellow art makers in the Mills community and beyond.
Gabby Fluke-Mogul is a performing, teaching, composing, &collaborating-improviser based out of the Bay Area. They have existed as a body/violin-body in South Florida, Western Massachusetts, & the wider New England area. Through improvising/composing, gfm hopes to create space for individual & collective deep listening, laughter, intimacy, negotiation of identity & narrative, love, & healing. They are interested in the sensual nature of sound—how desire & eroticism are embodied & translated within the political & poetic context(s) of improvisation. Gabby believes in the power of improvised music, children, birds, mice, & kindness.
DOORS 9:00 PM; SHOW 9:30 PM
$7-15 sliding scale
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society takes place every Monday night at Studio Grand. Lineups feature avant-jazz, experimental and noise performances by local and touring musicians and multimedia artists. OFJS is a long-running (4 years and counting!) series curated by Fernando Carpenter of VAMP. For more information, check out OFJS's Facebook page.