Monday 1 May 2023
5 – 10$
Angela Edwards is an Oakland-based noise artist, poet, composer, and show organizer who performs under the moniker Sharkiface. She has been an integral part of the Bay Area Noise scene since the early 2000’s performing in Tarantism, Crack: WAR, Hans Grusel’s Krankenkabinet, Jeweled Snakes (and rumor has it, Caroliner) along with other offshoot & ad hoc groups. She founded, lived in, and ran the experimental music venue Life Changing Ministries (LCM 2008-2017), which still exists in spirit through LCM Presents series at different venues. In 2022 she earned her MFA in Electronic Music from Mills College, and has toured the US, Europe and Japan performing in festivals such as Colour Out of Space, Kraak, Ende Tymes, No Fun, INC, Hell in a Handbag, and San Francisco Electronic Music Festival (etc).
Sonically, she composes electro-acoustic compositions in the moment, improvising with a style centered in building ritualistic, dreamlike soundscapes. Using field recordings, samples, and live vocal processing she integrates singing, mantras, poems, chants and incantations to produce an evocative sonic world. Often darkly esoteric, these abstract realizations manifest memory, dreams and possibilities processed through electronics.
“As humans, our brains give meaning to bodily sensations based on past experiences. As an artist, those affective aspects of consciousness are my subject matter. The resulting sonic landscapes become a place to decipher the subconscious through sound.”
La Macacoa is Puerto Rican Bay Area experimental sound artist Alexandra Buschman-Román (she/they). As a singer and improviser, they use multiple microphones, electronic hardware, and body gestures/movement to expand the voice. As a composer and electronic percussionist, they draw from Afro-Caribbean music and Taino (indigenous Caribbean) stories. Performances are mystical rituals.
Part of Alexandra’s roots are in the Puerto Rican classical and electronic music vanguard studying composition at the Music Conservatory with Manuel Ceide (Berio student), and Rafael Aponte Ledée (Ginastera student). They moved to Oakland in 2007 to study Composition and Improvisation with Fred Frith, Chris Brown, and Maggie Payne, and Deep Listening with Pauline Oliveros at Mills College.
Alexandra is half of avant-tropical duo Las Sucias, with Danishta Rivero. They also perform and tour under the moniker Demonsleeper, singing songs about nightmares and lucid dreams using dark ambient, drone noise, and heavy somnambulist pulses.
Sapphic drone pop rituals
bb Basura works both as a DL and in sound for theatre and film. She has performed and played at venues such as MoMA PS1, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, Berlin Community Radio, the secret rave by the river, cross country queer celebrations and festivals such as Pansyfest and Idapalooza. Her creative work is characterized by a centering and embracing of queer and global south club music, dance, and thunderous sound. Her performances exist as a carrier of stories and memories, and as a practice of imagining and creating more hopeful and alternative possibilities and environments for queer and trans joy and healing.
A love and hatred for humanity and an embrace to nature. Always morphing and always growing. Street Rat is not a person but a visceral, intellectual, and spiritual exploration of the mysteries of life. Attempting to bring heavy concepts to your reality, it is the eye on the ground that sees and translates all intersecting issues as they merge, explode, dissolve, and implode. It is a way to comprehend, a way to cope, a way to feel, and a way to take action. Disrupt the status quo. Rebuild our path.
Gladys Nobriga (1990) is a sound based performance artist, comedian, writer, poet, and activist experimenting with found objects, contact mics, textures, range, analog formats, present moments, and emotions. Through raw avant-garbage performance art, they aim to breakdown societal barriers, abolish oppressive systems, and empower communities. Born in Queens, NY (Munsee Lenape and Matinecock), raised in Miami, FL (Myaamia and Shawnee land), with deep roots in Venezuela (Wayuú land). Currently haunting the occupied Leni Lenape land called Philadelphia, PA.