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Turquoise Yantra Grotto House Party

  • Mar 8, 2013 · 8:00 PM
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As this is a house party...please do not RSVP unless you absolutely intend to go...and please change your RSVP is something happens so that you can not attend. Thank you!

If you want a very different sort of indy music experience in SF, come check this out:
Masters of Sound Invention

Raub Roy
Edward Schocker w/ Suki O’Kane & Betsy Bigs
Eric Glick Rieman
32 turquoise way sf ca 94131


Horaflora is the main recording and performance moniker of Raub Roy. Horaflora’s works (live and recorded both) deal with explorations of articulated space, psychoacoustics, and pushing the limits of depth and detail in perception. Based in Oakland, CA, Roy studied sound art and studio technique with Daniel Warner and Christoph Cox at Hampshire College,and continues to study specialized aspects of his practice such as experiments in microsound, field recording, and new modes of listening.

Edward Schocker is a composer and performer who creates music with made/found materials and alternate tuning systems. He holds an M.A. in composition from Mills College, where he studied with Pauline Oliveros, Alvin Curran, and independently with Lou Harrison. At Mills, Edward founded The Music For People & Thingamajigs Festival, an annual event in The Bay Area devoted to unusual instruments and tunings.
In 1999 and 2000 Edward was artist in residence at the now defunct European Dance Development Center in Düsseldorf, Germany where he took part in and conducted workshops in instrument building, and composer/choreographer collaborations. Many of his dance-theater collaborations at this time toured throughout Europe and were performed by Jim Fulkerson and members of Amsterdam-based The Barton Workshop. In 2004 Edward composed music for an UNESCO sponsored work with Echo Arts –a large bicommunal project in Cyprus that helped build understanding between communities in conflict. His other collaborations in dance/theatre include multiple works with U.K. director Angus Balbernie: Mud Wings (2001), Nine Days on Dark Water (2002) and Sassantedue (2003).
Edward’s artist in residence and commissions include Stanford Lively Arts with Brenton Cheng, the St. Ignatius Choir directed by Jonathan Dimmock in San Francisco, Firebird Youth Chinese Orchestra directed by Gordon Lee in San Jose, and Youkobo Art Space in Tokyo. In 2006 he was awarded The NEA/Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Fellowship to research Japanese musical instruments and tuning systems, and in 2010 received a 6-month residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts.
Suki O'Kane is a classically trained mallet percussionist, a composer and an instigator working with artists from a wide array of of music, movement and public art genres. One of the founding members of the lo-fi sampling ensemble The Noodles (with Michael Zelner), plays percussion with Moe! Staiano's Moe!kestra!, Dan Plonsey's Daniel Popsicle, Big City Orchestra and is an ensemble member of Thingamajigs performing new works by Edward Schocker, Dylan Bolles and Zachary Watkins.
Eric Glick Rieman has performed and recorded extensively with the prepared Rhodes electric piano over the last 13 years, producing eight critically acclaimed recordings (solo and in collaboration ). His compositions include explorations of Biosonicism (music created at the intersection of composition and biology): The "Helix Aspersa Series"(2008) is a series of graphic scores made in collaboration with snails; "Circle House and Chutes"(2009) is a piece for small ensemble employing techniques used to handle cattle in a slaughterhouse to herd an ensemble through a score.

"insect-like sounds and all manner of scraping and knocking created through the use of seeds, springs, washers, quartz, paper, marbles, a wire brush, and more...out of the more pastoral and rustic evocations flow fragments of melody set against repetitive noises and vice versa..." - Alan Ranta, Exclaim magazine, Canada, 11/1/11


The Turquoise Yantra Grotto is a house concert series for avant improvisers and invented instrumentalists with a focus on ethno-modernism and extended techniques. We hold a monthly event which is part concert, part art opening and part social club, near glen canyon in San Francisco. Chinese tea service in the planted atrium offers guests an opportunity to mingle among a menagerie of (rescued) tropical birds and unique invented instruments including the Gamelon Piano (an upright retuned with 2 Indonesian scales and a set of haunting bell tones) and the Superb Metaliphone ( with over 20 bells cut from high pressure gas cylinders, floating bowls, tuned chimes, harmonic rods and a bowed steel plate).

Hope to see you there!

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  • D

    Thanks for organizing, Lisa, and great meeting you and the other members.

    March 11, 2013

  • Lisa

    Very interesting...very different. Nice to meet some very cool new people and hang with some of my favorite peeps.

    March 9, 2013

  • Katie

    Sorry to change the RSVP, I'm sick. This sounds really rad...

    March 8, 2013

  • Lisa

    Hey All...I'll be meeting and greeting member at the door until about show time. I'll wear a name tag to make it easy:) I'll aim to be there by about 7:45. Look forward to seeing you all there!

    March 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just the name of this band makes me want to see them play!

    March 7, 2013

  • David S.

    This is going to be an incredible evening of sonic innovations from some of the bay areas leading inventors and performers.

    February 27, 2013

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