Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble Live Music to Experimental Film
JACK CURTIS DUBOWSKY ENSEMBLE
Performs Live Music to Experimental Film
Part of the Mission Creek Music and Arts Festival
Featuring films by John and James Whitney and contemporary experimental filmmakers.
DATE: Friday July 17, 2009, 7pm
VENUE: Artists’ Television Access (ATA)
992 Valencia Street San Francisco CA 94110
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The Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble, a groundbreaking new music ensemble led by classical and film composer Jack Curtis Dubowsky, performs live musical soundtracks to experimental films including underground classics by John and James Whitney, and new works by Jeffery Cravath, Phil Maxwell (UK), Hazuan Hashim (UK), Ben Coopersmith (NYC), and Samara Halperin.
The Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble combines acoustic instruments, electronic hardware, audiovisuals, composed material and structured improvisation. The Ensemble, founded by classical and film composer Dubowsky, treats analog synth as a rare and unpredictable performance instrument. Our music, abstract, calm, spacious, free form, transcendental, contemporary, electroacoustic mystical psychedelia, is performed and recorded live with no overdubs or sequencing.
Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble Member Bios
Composer, keyboardist, and bassist Jack Curtis Dubowsky received his MM in Composition from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and also studied at the Aspen School. Jack studied conducting with Sonja Neblett, and composition with David Conte, Conrad Susa, Elinor Armer, and Michael Czajkowski. Jack has composed four chamber operas, music for five feature films, television, and concert performance. Jack’s choral music has been performed internationally by groups including San Francisco Choral Artists, Desert Voices, Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco, and Mount Eden Chorus. Jack’s orchestral music has been performed by the Castro Valley Chamber Orchestra. Jack’s chamber music has been performed by Snopea Chamber Ensemble, Organic Sound Experiment, Collaborata, and Paradigm Brass. Jack has received grants from Meet the Composer, Zellerbach Family Fund, Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, and American Composers Forum. Jack has produced recordings by The Winsome Griffles, Glen Meadmore, and the Virgin Whore Complex. Jack’s award winning “Mr Jones” parody is a highlight of the Momus album Stars Forever.
Erika Johnson began studying percussion in her hometown of Olympia, Washington. Ms. Johnson has received a Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance from Indiana University-Bloomington and a Master of Music in percussion from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She has held the position of Principal Timpani in the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra and has played for numerous professional ensembles. Ms. Johnson was a concerto competition winner performing Deja vu by Michael Colgrass on timpani with the Indiana University Concert Orchestra. She was also a Founder's Day Honors Scholar from 1994 to 1998 and has received such awards as the Indiana University Percussion Ensemble award, the Jorge Estebanez Scholarship, and San Francisco Conservatory of Music Departmental Awards for Percussion and the New Music Ensemble. Her teachers have included Gerald Carlyss (Philadelphia Orchestra) and Jack Van Geem (San Francisco Symphony). Currently, Ms. Johnson freelances in the Bay Area and enjoys arranging popular music for percussion.
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