Outsound presents

Noertker's Moxie & Beast Nest & Botanical Garden

at SIMM New Music Series

Sun May 4, 2014
Musicians Union, Local 6
Experimental Music, Music, Jazz


Sunday, May 4, 2014

two shorts sets by
Beast Nest
Sharmi Basu - solo electronics
Botanical Garden
Sharmi Basu - electronics
Stephan Haluska - harp

Noertker's Moxie
Annelise Zamula - tenor sax, flute
Amber Lamprecht - oboe, flute
Brett Carson - piano
Bill Noertker - contrabass

Outsound presents the SIMM Series
at Musicians' Union Hall
116 Ninth Street (near Mission) San Francisco CA 94103
$10 general • $8 students & seniors



Bassist/composer Bill Noertker has been active in the Bay Area jazz and avant-garde scene since the late 1980s. Since 2001, he has lead his own ensemble, Noertker's Moxie, as a forum for his compositions inspired by visual artists such as Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Franz Marc, Salvador Dalí, and Joan Miró, architect Antoni Gaudí, poet Rainer Maria Rilke, sculptor David Beck, and others. Noertker has composed over 150 pieces of music for this group and has released eight CDs, including three CDs of his extended suite Sketches of Catalonia, and two volumes of his extended Blue Rider Suite.
He has also composed music for three films that showcase the intimately-scaled sculptures of David Beck, and composed the score for a Nikos Koumoundouros film, The Commandments or the Nostril of Ektor Kaknavatos, that was selected for the Short Film Corner at the prestigious Festival de Cannes 2010.
He is now at work scoring the upcoming Olympia Stone film “Curious Worlds: the Art and Imagination of David Beck.”

Annelise Zamula started on flute at age 11 and picked up sax at 14 after falling in love with jazz. She studied classical flute with the late Wallace Mann of the National Symphony while in her teens. After moving to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music, she studied flute with Matt Marvuglio.
Annelise has performed with numerous groups in the Bay Area, including the Riffrats, Moodswing Orchestra, Montclair Women’s Big Band, Connie Champagne and Her Tiny Bubbles, Carwash, The Strayhorns, Golden Gate Park Band, and more.
In 1996 she joined the Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet (BTMSQ) and toured the U.S. and Europe with the group, as well as recording a CD, Sunshine Bundtcake, which was released in March 2000. She has played live radio shows with BTMSQ and the After the End of the World Coretet, both in Europe and at the Bay Area’s own KPFA, KUSF, KALX, and KPOO. With BTMSQ, Ms. Zamula performed with the Indigo Girls on their West Coast tour of 1997, including a performance at the Lilith Fair in Vancouver; at the Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle, and with the Pat Graney Dance Company.
She co-founded the After the End of the World Coretet and composed some of the songs released on the group’s two CDs, Quaternity and 13.
Annelise currently performs with Big Lou's Dance Party, Noertker's Moxie, and the Berkeley Saxophone Quartet.

Brett Carson's work draws from a wide variety of musical traditions, reflecting the influence of Anthony Braxton, Tim Berne, John Zorn, Olivier Messiaen, Philip Glass, Claude Vivier, Sun Ra, and others. The composition-improvisation continuum is explored through traditionally notated structures, graphic scores, and improv game concepts. He is originally from Georgia and spent some time working in the Atlanta experimental music scene before moving to California to pursue his MA in Composition. He is currently based in Oakland, and studies at Mills College with Roscoe Mitchell, Zeena Parkins, Fred Frith, Chris Brown, and Les Stuck.

Amber Lamprecht is from San Luis Obispo, CA but now lives in San Francisco, CA. As a teenager she competed and won several solo concerto competitions in California on the oboe. She was given a full scholarship to The University of Colorado at Boulder School of Music where she completed a Bachelors Degree of Music Performance on the oboe. Amber has expanded her knowledge of music into other musical genres. She has performed and recorded with almost every type of music by performing as a session player and improvisatory instrumentalist in the San Francisco area on both oboe and flute.

Sharmi Basu is an MFA student in the Music Department at Mills College. She suffers from an internalization of ancestral trauma and colonization, and plays music to achieve temperance between her paranoia and teetering depression.

Stephan Haluska is a harpist, improviser, and composer. He loves the harp for its resonant beauty, for the myriad of sound possibilities, the idiomatic harmonies that the pedals can derive, and the tactile nature of the instrument. Stephan’s aim is to push the harp into new territories by extending the harp’s vocabulary through extended effects, amplification, and electronics, and to provide new roles for the instrument. Stephan is currently attending Mills College in their MFA program in Performance and Literature with a concentration in Improvisation where he studies with Zeena Parkins, Fred Frith, and Roscoe Mitchell.

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  1. Musicians Union, Local 6
    116 9th St, San Francisco, CA