Oakland Freedom Jazz Society Presents... a night of duos:
Map Collection is the Oakland-based multimedia duo of Curt Brown & Fletcher Pratt. Formed at Mills College in 2015, MapCol traverses a wide range of sonic terrain incorporating elements of electronic, electro-acoustic, & various experimental musics alongside multimedia & other liminal longitudes & latitudes. They have released several albums on cassette & compact disc & have a forthcoming split tape w/ fellow Bay Area weirdo duo The Fathers (Coagulator & Head Boggle).
Curt Brown is an artist from Akron, Ohio where they were a co-founder of the Rubber City Noise art collective & record label. Living in Oakland since 2014 they perform & release music solo as Black Unicorn, Baingan Bharta, & Eucarya as well as with groups Cane Swords, Dennis Franz Kafka, Map Collection, Mousecop, Peanut Twins, etc. & publish writing, visual art, & multimedia via Eucarya Press.
Fletcher Pratt is an experimental composer, improviser, & artist from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada where he founded Midori Records in 2005. He moved to Oakland in 2015 and is an eclectic multi-instrumentalist working across a range of media including electronic & acoustic instruments, video, painting, graphic design, and more. He has several long-running tape series including Mind Gunk & Dub Sessions and releases music & performs solo, collaboratively, and with groups Map Collection, Shadow Revolutions, and Solar Coffin.
Kim Nucci/Marissa Dietz Duo
Kim Nucci & Marissa Deitz will be performing a multimedia collaboration incorporating synthesizers, electronic music, electro-acoustics, voice, and cello alongside live visuals.
Kim Nucci is a media artist, composer/improvisor and electronicist based in Oakland, CA. Their primary instruments are modular synthesizer, saxophone, and laptop. They hold an MA in Music Composition and an MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media from Mills College, and a BA in Visual Arts and Music Composition from Bennington College. The recently completed a residency at ACRE in Steuben, WI, where they developed Max4Live devices and video synths in Jitter. They currently teach electronic music and audio technology at California Jazz Conservatory. Their research interests are in the cybernetics of musical performance and everyday society.
Marissa Deitz is a composer and performer located in Oakland, CA. They work in electro-acoustic composition, multimedia and live video processing, and dream-pop songwriting under the moniker Sucker Crush, and have performed nationally as a cellist, vocalist, guitarist, improviser, and electronic musician. Deitz is a recent recipient of an MFA in Electronic Music & Recording Media at Mills College, working with James Fei, Fred Frith and Pauline Oliveros. They also hold a BM in Music Composition from Columbia College Chicago. Deitz's current pursuits address their critiques of contemporary classical music while harnessing its attitude of experimentalism and technical excellence.
DOORS 9:30 PM; SHOW 9:45 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 (5 years and counting!) series curated by Fernando Carpenter of VAMP. For more information, check out OFJS's Facebook page.