Meridian Music: Composers in Performance will conclude its 2014-2015 season with a special interdisciplinary performance led by electronic musician Benjamin Tinker. Tinker will perform his original three-part composition, Paperwork/Condensed Cuke/Green-Eyed Monster, with cellist Crystal Pascucci and dancer Kim Ip in a sequence of multi-tracked solo performances. In addition to this collaboration, Tinker will perform his composition Sugar Town, an immersive sound collage sourced from in and around the town of Crockett, CA that meditates on the relations between sonic travel and geographic space.
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About the Artists:
Benjamin Tinker is a multidisciplinary artist and electronic musician who lives in San Francisco. He chooses to work primarily with analogue synthesizers from which he composes electro-acoustic music, and performs regularly with the improv ensemble White Pee. In addition, he curates and writes about experimental music. He has a BFA in sculpture from SUNY Purchase and a MFA in Electronic Music at Mills College, between that time he worked as a commercial audio engineer.
Crystal Pascucci is a cellist, composer and improviser. A graduate of Mills College, she is an active performer in the Bay Area. She has performed with the Paul Dresher Ensemble, Roscoe Mitchell, William Winant Ensemble, the late David Wessel, Ellen Fullman, Greg Saunier, Gino Robair, Zeena Parkins and David Behrman. She’s been a featured performer at Soundwave Festival, Hot Air Festival and Switchboard Festival. Crystal writes for and performs with quartet, Wild Hen and frequently performs solo cello with electronics and voice. Ms. Pascucci has performed with many new music and experimental ensembles and venues including Yoshi's Jazz Club in Oakland, California with groups large and small. Being a specialist of chamber music, she has worked with Nonsemble 6, Guerilla Composer’s Guild, Magik*Magik Orchestra and Oakland Active Orchestra. She also presents artists through the Oakland Active Music Series and Festival, in Oakland, CA, where she resides with her dog, Caesar.
Kim Ip resides in New Zealand, California, Hawai'i, and California (again). Receiving her B.A. in dance from Mills College, she trained with Shinichi Iova-Koga, Molissa Fenley, Yukie Fujimoto, and Wanjiru Kamuyu. She has had the privilege to show and perform her choreography at ACDFA and has performed at ODC Pilot Program. More recently she is working on an evening length piece in addition to collaborating with a slew of electronic musicians. She is honoured to be working with Ben Tinker and Crystal Pascucci.