Portato Portato: Herndon / Steenberge / Seifkas / Dunn

3/1/19 at 8:00 pm
Wind River: 421 Wild Way, Santa Cruz
Tickets: $10 - $20

Portato Portato is an Oakland/Santa Cruz based quartet that performs original works and select compositions from the 20th and 21st centuries. They are committed to presenting experimental and underrepresented music, as well as highlighting the processes of the composer-performer relationship in new music creation. The ensemble’s 2018 program features works by living composers, including premieres of new music by David Dunn, Julie Herndon, Laura Steenberge, and Declan Seifkas.

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James Ilgenfritz

3/10/19 at 8:00 pm
Wind River: 421 Wild Way, Santa Cruz
Tickets: $10 - $20

Composer/bassist James Ilgenfritz (NYC) leads an evening of solo and duo works, with a program stradding the worlds of composition and free improvisation, including an improvising duo with Bay Area oboist Kyle Bruckmann. His program includes his own work, fellow New Yorkers Lucie Vitkova and Miya Masaoka, Anthony Donofrio, and Watsonville-based composer Jeffrey Treviño.

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Tongue Depressor + Caspar Sonnet & Kozue Matsumoto

5/3/19 at 8:00 pm
Wind River: 421 Wild Way, Santa Cruz
Tickets: $10 - $20

Tongue Depressor (New Haven, CT) is the duo of Henry Birdsey (fiddle, lap steel) and Zach Rowden (fiddle, upright bass). They write, improvise, and perform music that draws from the fields of drone, harsh noise, and church music, often using microtonal tunings. Caspar Sonnet (lap-steel dobro) Kozue Matsumoto (koto) is an acoustic experimental, improvisational duo based in Los Angeles, California.

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