Inside/Out | Laeticia Sonami | 12.01.10

Laetitia Sonami | Inside/Out

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 
June Jordan School for Equity | San Francisco

As a prequel to the semester long elective class NEXMAP plans to offer in 2011, Sonami brought her wares and talent to high schoolers. In a very intimate setting, 45 students heard a performance by the innovator behind the "lady's glove and had a chance to ask questions and understand how the artist makes her magic. 


SUE-C & Laetitia Sonami | Double Take

October 21, 2010 | 7-9:30pm
Private Residence | San Francisco CA

The collaborative work of Bay Area-based Laetitia Sonami and SUE-C focuses on the real-time creation of lm-like live performances. Sonami's elbow-length "lady's glove" extends her gestures, allowing her to construct fleeting sonic architectures as she moves her fingers, hand and arm. Video artist SUE-C synthesizes cinema from photographs, drawings, models, and interactive lighting effects.


Binary Cities | Chris Kubick | 10.02.10

Soizic Lebrat, Yan Breuleux, Chris Kubick, California E.A.R. Unit | Binary Cities

Nantes - Montreal - Los Angeles - Bay Area

October 2, 2010 | 8pm
The LAB | 2948 16th Street, San Francisco CA

NEXMAP presents BINARY CITIES 2010, an evening of new music and experimental intermedia works as part of The Lab's month long Festival of art and technology featuring art exhibitions, performances, workshops, lectures, and other participatory and cross-disciplinary activities. 


A Taste of NEXMAP | Fundraising Event featuring Laetitia Sonami

May 11, 2010 | 8pm
Stable Cafe | 2128 Folsom Street, San Francisco CA

Salon Concert Series | Fred Frith | 12.03.09

Fred Frith | Double Take

December 3, 2009 | 8pm
Private Residence | San Francisco CA

An exclusive sold out concert featuring Fred Frith in an intimate setting.


Marc Couroux + John Davis | Binary Cities

October 17, 2009 | 7pm
CounterPULSE | 1310 Mission Street, San Francisco CA

Premiere screening of two experimental films: Marc Couroux's 68/70 (Montreal) & John Davis' Mark You Make Belielve Me My Dear, Yes (SF).


Trio Fibonacci | Salon Concert

Sunday, October 8, 2009 | 5pm
Private Residence | San Francisco CA

Trio Fibonacci performs French music by Pascal Dusapin, Christophe Bertrand, Marc Monnet & Mark André. Followed by a reception with the artists, catered by La Boulange.

The Salon Concert Series was made possible in part through support from the Cultural Services of the French Consulate in San Francisco. 


Trio Fibonacci | Binary Cities

Friday, October 16, 2009 | 8pm
CNMAT | 1750 Arch Street, Berkeley CA

Trio Fibonacci: a co-production with CNMAT featuring music of Laurie Radford & Serge Provost & Sounding Out California winners Hideko Kawamoto & Damon Waitkus + Agnes Szelag (video). 


Cheryl E. Leonard, Marielle Jakobsons (darwinsbitch), Kevin Shea Adams | Sounding Out California

Thursday, May 31, 2009 | 8pm
The Luggage Store | 1007 Market Street, San Francisco CA

Sounding Out California was a state-wide competition sponsored by NEXMAP that invited composers from a wide range of musical traditions to submit their music. The result was a CD launched in 2008, celebrating notions of hybridity in the work of five emergent artists. On May 21st, 2009 NEXMAP proudly presented three of its winners. Their performance was part of the San Francisco International Arts Festival and the Luggage Store's New Music Series. 


Luis Maurette & Gregg Kowalsky | Salon Concert

April 23, 2009 | 6:30pm
Private Residence | San Francisco CA

This private event featured a live performance by two upcoming Bay Area Artists: Luis Maurette and Gregg Kowalsky in an audio/visual performance.


Binary Cities | Michel Doneda + David Wessel | 02.12.09

Michel Doneda & David Wessel | Binary Cities

Saturday, February 14, 2009 | 8pm
CNMAT | 1750 Arch Street, Berkeley CA

a co-production with CNMAT


Michel Doneda | Inside/Out

Friday, February 13, 2009
June Jordan School for Equity | San Francisco CA

Saxophonist Michel Doneda captivated 72 teens at June Jordan High School with a musical presentation and demonstration. The 50-minute presentation involved performance, demonstration and questions & answers.


Michel Doneda & Fred Frith | Binary Cities

Thursday, February 12, 2009 | 8pm
swissnex San Francisco | 730 Montgomery Street, San Francisco CA


Luis Maurette with Youth Participants | Inside/Out – Building Sound, Part 2

January 29, 2009
Meridian Internship Program | San Francisco CA

Sound and installation artist Luis Maurette led 15 teens from Meridian Gallery's "Meridian Internship Program" through part 2 of the Building Sounds workshop.


Leighton Fong - SFCMP | Inside/Out – Field Trip

Monday, December 8, 2008
Meridian Gallery | San Francisco CA

Cellist Leighton Fong captivated 12 teens at Meridian gallery with a musical presentation and demonstration about Kaija Saariaho “Sept Papillons” for solo cello. The teens then attended ‘Furious Craft’, a full performance evening presented by the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players on Monday, December 8th featuring works by Francesconi, Zhou Long and Piere Boulez’s masterpiece “Le Marteau sans Maître”. With the Saariaho, these four works of intensity and craftsmanship were beautifully performed by the SFCMP.


Agnes Szelag with Youth Participants | Inside/Out – Building Sound Workshop

November 10, 2008
Meridian Internship Program | San Francisco CA

The 'Building Sound' workshop by Agnes Szelag focused on building contact microphones; through this process youth were introduced to some basic electrical and electronic music concepts. 


Laetitia Sonami, SUE-C + Charlotte Hug, Linda Bouchard, Luis Maurette | Binary Cities

October 4, 2008 | 8pm
CounterPULSE | 1310 Mission Street, San Francisco CA

WORLD PREMIERE OF SONIC FORECAST with Charlotte Hug viola & voice (Zurich), Linda Bouchard live electronics (SF/Montreal), and Luis Maurette live video (SF/Buenos Aires)

7:00 pm | SPECIAL EVENT: The release of Sounding Out California
The launch of our new CD, Sounding Out California, featuring the winners of our 2007 Mastering Award.


Stephanie Rothenberg with Youth Participants | Inside/Out – Usernomics 1.0 Workshop

June 6, 2008 
Zero1 | 439 S. 1st Street, San Jose CA 

Usernomics is a hacktivist workshop employing models of waste reclamation, recycling and reuse. This user-friendly workshop begins with discussion about the consequences (social, ecological) of the com- puter industry, and a discussion about how to reuse, recycle discarded keyboards and toys.


Binary Cities | Myra Melford, François Houle & Frédéric St-Hilaire | 05.16.08

François Houle, Myra Melford & Frédéric St-Hilaire | Binary Cities

May 16, 2008 | 8pm
swissnex San Francisco | 730 Montgomery Street, San Francisco CA

Melford's ongoing search for new sounds and new directions was a perfect match for François Houle's aesthetic on the clarinet. Frederic St-Hilaire's interactive video weaved images as the pieces unfolded. We are proud to have presented these three artists in a spontaneous collaboration and a highly memorable event.

This performance is made possible in part through grants from the French America Cultural Exchange (FACE)-Funds for Contemporary Music and the British Columbia Arts Council. The reception is sponsored with support from the Cultural Cervice of the Consulate General of France in San Francisco. 


Inside/Out | Luis Maurette + Lulacruza | 02.29.08 

Luis Maurette + Lulacruza | Inside/Out – Field Trip

February 29, 2008
The Red Poppy Art House | 2698 Folsom Street, San Francisco CA 

The electronic musician conducted a special demonstration for 15 teens of the Meridian Internship Program (MIP). Teens from Meridian Internship Program (MIP) attend the performance at The Red Poppy Art House featuring performances by Lulacruza as well as sound artist Loren Chasse, video artist Cecilia Elguero and cellist Agnes Szelag.


Louis Dufort's Grain de Sable | Double Take

December 2, 2007 | 4pm
Recombinant Media Lab | 763 Brannan Street, San Francisco CA

A co-production with the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute, this Double Take Event focused on Louis Dufort's spectacular "Grain de Sable" (grain of sand). This co-production with the "Conversations on Culture" – a committee of the Friends of San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis– invited Dufort to present his work in a dalogue with the audience. "Grain de Sable" was performed twice, once at the beginning and once at the end. The discussion took place between the two performances. Chaired by Jeanne Harasemovitch, LSCW, the exchange will explored the work's relevance to psychoanalytic conceptions and experiences of the power of sound throughout the life cycle. 


Francis Dhomont & Louis Dufort Binary Cities

December 1, 2007 | 8pm
Recombinant Media Lab | 763 Brannan Street, San Francisco CA

French Composer Francis Dhomont is a pioneering composer of electronic music. In Paris in the late 1940s, he intuitively discovered with magnetic wire what Pierre Schaeffer would later call "musique concrète" and began a lifetime of experimentation with the musical possibilities of sound recording. He presented Here and There, Phonurgie, and Moirures – a video realized in collaboration with Inés Wickmann Jaramillo. The young Canadian composer Louis Dufort, former student of Dhomont, shared the evening with two acousmatic works that examine the notion of movement; one of which is an homage to Francis Dhomont and Pierre Schaeffer. Dufort has a fascination with cinema and a history of involvement with contemporary dance that in part explains the extraordinarily visual nature of his work. 

This performance was made possible in part through grants from the French America Cultural Exchange (FACE)–Funds for Contemporary Music. Artists were hosted by The Phoenix Hotel - Joie de vivre Hotels


Performance | .Pig

Performance | Murcof

Murcof & .Pig | Performance

Wednesday, September 5, 2007 | 8pm
Project Artaud Theatre | 50 Florida Street, San Francisco CA

A co-production with the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival - SFEMF.

Murcof was founded early 2001 by only member Fernando Corona in Ti- juana, México, as an outgrowth of his previous involvement with the inter- nationally-reputed art and electronic movement entitled Nortec Collective. Murcof’s music is sparse, minimalist, sample-based electronica.

.PIG is a Mexico City based duo formed by Andrés Solís and Rogelio Sosa which focuses on live sound experimentation. .Pig’s work relies on blending electronic and digital media with acoustic instruments or concrete sound sources. 

This performance is made possible in part through a grant from Fonca-Conaculta, Mexican Council for the Arts.


Pamela Z – Sonic Gestures | Double Take

Saturday, April 14, 2007 | 7pm & 10pm
Recombinant Media Lab | 763 Brannan Street, San Francisco CA

Combining fragmented gestural images with live vocal sounds processed and spatialized in real time using Max MSP software and custom gesture controllers, Pamela Z surrounded the audience with a virtual chorus of chattering, whispering, singing, and ever transforming entities. 


Multimedia Party | Ellen Ruth Rose | 12.02.06

Party | Multimedia Performance

Saturday, December 2, 2006 | 8pm
Recombinant Media Lab | 763 Brannan Street, San Francisco CA

Live music, electronics, video and photography in the audio-visual surround. Food, drinks and the presentation of NEXMAP’s new initiatives.


Rioichi Kurokawa Pan Sonic and CrossMedia Surround | Cinema Concerts

September 23, 24 & 27 2006 | 9pm
Recombinant Media Lab | 763 Brannan Street, San Francisco CA

Based on natural images Ryoichi Kurokawa transfigures and distorts original analog source material with digital processes in the form of an audiovisual crossmedia concert.