Full program: David Boyce, Hafez Modirzadeh, Marshall R. Trammell: March 16, 2017
Video clips: Boyce, Modirzadeh, Trammell trio improvisation | Nicholas Whittington & Steve Dickison reading David Meltzer | Linda Norton | Rod Roland | Steve Dickison & Linda Norton reading Hafez Modirzadeh
A concert and reading in celebration of the Shuffle Boil Special Issue of AMERARCANA: A Bird & Beckett Review, guest edited by David Meltzer and Steve Dickison. The evening features live music by outstanding Bay Area musicians David Boyce, Hafez Modirzadeh, and Marshall R. Trammell — all of whom, as writers, are contributors to the current issue of the journal — with readings by poets Brian Lucas, Linda Norton, Rod Roland + editors Nicholas Whittington and Steve Dickison reading from writings of David Meltzer.
David Boyce is a tenor saxophonist, music educator, and founding member of the renowned postmodern jazz trio Broun Fellinis. He's toured Japan and Europe and performs regularly in the Bay Area with a variety of musical ensembles playing everything from straight ahead jazz to RnB/Soul to experimental improv. Much more at brounsoun
Hafez Modirzadeh has performed internationally over the last 20 years with such musicians as Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry, Zakir Hussein, Steve Lacy, Oliver Lake, George Lewis, Peter Apfelbaum, William Lowe, James Newton, Wadada Leo Smith, Omar Sosa, Royal Hartigan, and many Asian and Asian American musical artists such as Fred Ho, Miya Masaoka, Liu Chi Chao, Danongan Kalanduyan, Mark Izu, Anthony Brown, Akira Tana, and Kenny Endo. His recorded output as a leader includes three recent recordings on Pi Records: In Convergence Liberation, Post-Chromodal Out!, and, with trumpeter Amir ElSaffar, Radif Suite. He is currently professor of World Culture in Music at San Francisco State University where he directs the World Music and Dance Program.
Marshall Trammell is the Chief Investigator at Music Research Strategies, his platform for creative inquiry and social engagement. He is a Bay Area-based percussionist who has collaborated with Pauline Oliveros, Marco Eneidi, Suzanne Thorpe, Dohee Lee, Hong-Kai Wang (Taiwan), Genny Lim, Saul Williams, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten, Leon Sun, Francis Wong, Jon Jang, Chris Cogburn, Donald Robinson, William Winant, India Cooke. Mr. Trammell performs in the electro-acoustic duo Black Spirituals, who tour extensively in Europe and the USA, and have performed in special locations like Issue Project Room (NYC), the Exploratorium Resonance Series (SF) and Heritage Hall in Guelph, Canada.
Because We Come from Everything: Poetry and Migration
March 2017 Poetry Center programming appears under the sign of this line by Juan Felipe Herrera, in conjunction with 20+ member organizations from across the country constituting the newly formed Poetry Coalition