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    ... OUTSOUND Presents... SIMM New Music Series 116 9th St. at Mission, San Francisco **1.5 blocks from Civic Center Street BART** 7:30 PM, donation $10 general
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 1, 2012
      OUTSOUND Presents...
      SIMM New Music Series
      116 9th St. at Mission, San Francisco
      **1.5 blocks from Civic Center Street BART**
      7:30 PM, donation
      $10 general $8 stu/sen
      kids under 12 free
      Sunday, March 4 2012 7:30 PM

      7:30 Pacific Sticks Ensemble performs 8 Trios For Percussion by Oszkar Balazs
      8:30 Noertker's Moxie Quintet:
      Annelise Zamula - tenor saxophone, flute / Amber Lamprecht - oboe, flute / John Vaughn - baritone sax, flute / Bill Noertker - contrabass / Dax Compise - drums

      Pacific Sticks Percussion Ensemble was formed in 1976, by their Director, Ken Crawford. Primarily, the ensemble does school assemblies and workshops in California & Nevada (including one season for the S.F. Symphony's AIM II series), plus some concert work. They have performed at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention and conducted a year-long series of monthly Percussion Luncheons at Clarion Music Center in San Francisco.

      Ken Crawford is percussion & timpani instructor at Dominican University in San Rafael, and continues to play occasionally on the "Freeway Philharmonic" circuit . His best known teachers were Murray Spivack & Alan Dawson.
      Tommy Kesecker is a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory, were he now teaches percussion in the Preparatory Division. He has performed/recorded with Zakir Hussain & Bobby Hutcherson.
      Francisco Ortiz first studied percussion & conducting at Dominican University and then earned his Master in Music Education degree from Holy Names University. He is currently Music Director for St. Raphael's Church and Mission in Marin County.

      "Eight Trios for Percussion", by Balazs Oszkar, was published in Budapest in 1969. Pacific Sticks Ensemble has the only complete copies in the U.S., which were given by the composer to a relative of the late Jack Van der Wyk (Oakland Symphony), who was a member of Pacific Sticks until his passing.

      In 2001, bassist/composer Bill Noertker formed his own group, Noertker's Moxie, as a forum for his thematic compositions. Since then he has been composing and performing suites of music inspired by visual artists such as Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Franz Marc, Salvador Dali, and Joan Miro, architect Antoni Gaudi, poet Rainer Maria Rilke, sculptor David Beck, and others.
      Noertker has composed over 150 pieces of music for this group and has released seven CDs, including three CDs of his extended suite Sketches of Catalonia, and the first volume of his extended Blue Rider Suite. He has also composed music for three films that showcase the intimately-scaled sculptures of David Beck, and composed the score for a Nikos Koumoundouros film, The Commandments or the Nostril of Ektor Kaknavatos, that was selected for the prestigious Festival de Cannes 2010 - Short Film Corner.

      THE MUSICIANS UNION HALL 116 9th Street @ Mission St., 1.5 blocks from
      Civic Center Street BART, San Francisco. Outsound presents...
      The SIMM Series is a musician run/audience funded music series
      bringing highly professional and truly adventurous music
      that would not normally be heard or supported by mainstream society.
      Outsound Presents is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation of
      volunteers dedicated to presenting artists by artists.  We ask that you
      contribute $10 in support of the artists. All Ages welcome, children under
      12 free. For series info  tel: 415-905-4425; web: http://www.outsound.org/
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