a night that bring two extremes together
Teddy Rankin-Parker & Daniel Pearce Duo / 8:15 pm
The Deconstruction Orchestra / 9:15 pm
$15 general, and $12 students/seniors.
Four-Night Festival Pass: $50; $45 in advance
Teddy Rankin-Parker, cello; Daniel Pearce, drums
Investigating the various cross-pollinations of interdisciplinary ideas, the Rankin-Parker & Daniel Pearce Duo is based upon a joint commitment to collaborating with artists, musicians, and composers. They work with artists of different media to influence the type of non-linear, improvisation-based composition that the duo pursues. This year, at the 13th Annual New Music Summit, the Duo will premiere a program of new works by renowned composer Renee Baker, commissioned by RPPD specifically for the Outsound Summit. Dealing primarily with an investigation of dissipative structures, Ms. Baker’s compositions use a wide range of graphics and cued micro-improvisations as a means to denote the various developmental stages of our planet’s evolution. Focusing most comprehensively on the Noosphere and its implications for the evolution and interaction of human minds, this music also intends to deepen the dialogue about the connection to the Earth that all of us share.
Teddy Rankin-Parker is cello player and graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Rankin-Parker has performed, toured, and/or recorded with dozens of artists, including the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Iron & Wine, Glen Hansard, Birthmark, OosImaginary Art Collective, the Kirtan Choir, the Chicago Sinfonietta, Joffrey Ballet, AACM, Chicago Folks Operetta, Opera Cabal, Renee’ Bakers Mantra Blue Free Orchestra, Henry Grimes, Chicago Modern Orchestra Project, and Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth Ensemble. Daniel Pearce is a drummer and writer based in San Francisco.
The Deconstruction Orchestra
Saxophones: Aaron Bennett-alto, Sam Flores-tenor, John Ingle-baritone, Matt Ingalls-alto/clarinet, Josh Marshall-tenor, Dan Plonsey-baritone, Dave Slusser-tenor, Rory Snyder-alto, Rent Romus-alto, Cory Wright-baritone
Brass: Peter Bonos-trumpet, Collete McCaslin-coronet, Matt Gaspar-Flugel, Ron Heglin-tuba, Jeff Hobbs-trumpet, George Moore -trumpet, Matt Streich-trombone
Rythum section Henry Kaiser-guitar, John Finkbeiner-guitar Timothy Orr-drums, William Winant-drums, Lisa Mezzacappa-bass, Matt Montgomery-bass Joshua Allen, conductor, composer and tenor saxophone.
San Francisco-based composer-bandleader Joshua Allen and his high-energy innovative 25-piece Deconstruction Orchestra will perform The Structure of Sound and Space, an original deconstructivist-inspired suite of cell structure game compositions. Melding together post-modern, free jazz, non-idiomatic improvisation, and San Francisco’s vast highly diverse contemporary music scenes, the Deconstruction Orchestra is inspired by the large ensemble works of late 20th century composer/directors such as Marco Enedi, Cecil Taylor, and the works of Butch Morris, and Kim Richmond. Under the direction Joshua Allen, the orchestra creates a powerfully cathartic architecture of sound creating a sonic space around the listener and redefining the purpose of the large ensemble.
Born in Berkeley, California in 1972, Joshua Allen has created his own personal language on the tenor saxophone, with an emphasis on polytonal and asymmetrical phrasing, as well as extending the range and sonic ability of the instrument. He does this with constant emphasis and study of the overtone series, and the generation of multiphonics from the application of this process. Like many of today’s prominent musicians, Mr. Allen was a product of the Berkeley public school system, studying saxophone starting at the age of nine under Phil Hardymon. He went on to study with such prominent Bay Area musicians as Bill Aron, Joe Henderson, and Rory Snyder. With his focus squarely on jazz composition and performance, Mr. Allen moved to Southern California in the early ‘90s to study with Rick Helzer at San Diego State. He became active in the Latin Jazz community, and worked with various musicians such as Dennis Chambers and Eddie Palmieri. Mr. Allen returned to the Bay Area in the mid ‘90s to finish his Bachelors degree at Sonoma State. His association with saxophonist Marco Eneidi led to working relationships with musicians such as Glen Spearmann, Matthew Goodheart, Damon Smith, and eventually, Cecil Taylor.