The Hear and Now

The Hear & Now – April 19, 2007

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Rova Saxophone Quartet’s Steve Adams visits the Hear & Now to talk about the Rovate 2007 concerts, The Eyes Have Ears. Also featured tonight, tracks by some of the musicians featured in Tim Perkis’ new film, Noisy People: Improvising a Musical Life.

Rovate 2007: The Eyes Have Ears is a two-concert series featuring Rova Saxophone Quartet performing graphic scores by Steve Adams, Jon Raskin and visual artist Amy Trachtenberg with cellists Joan Jeanrenaud and Theresa Wong, bassist Mark Dresser and electronic musician Mark Trayle (April 22); and graphic scores by Fred Frith, Steve Adams and Jon Raskin with guitarist Frith, bassist Devin Hoff and drummer Ches Smith (June 10). Both concerts will take place at the ODC Theater, 351 Shotwell, SF at 8 p.m.

Noisy People: Improvising a Musical Life, is a new documentary by electronic musician/filmmaker Tim Perkis, profiling eight Bay Area avant-garde improvisers–George Cremaschi, Tom Djll, Greg Goodman, Phillip Greenlief, Cheryl Leonard, Dan Plonsey, Gino Robair, and Damon Smith, with appearances in the film by dozens of other creative musicians, including Anthony Braxton, Fred Frith and Jack Wright. It premieres, with musicians on hand to perform, Wednesday, April 25, at the Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley at 8 p.m.

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