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audiovisual electroacoustic improvisation with Birgit Ulher, Jacob Felix Heule , and Bill Hsu

Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 8:00 pm, $7-$10

Co-sponsored by  Goethe Institute.
Bay area improvisers Jacob Heule (percussion) and Bill Hsu (electronics, interactive animations), joined by Birgit Ulher (trumpet, electronics) from Hamburg, Germany, present an evening of improvisations on acoustic and electronic instruments, and interactive video.
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Birgit Ulher studied the visual arts, which still have an important influence on her music. She works mainly on extending the sounding possibilities of the trumpet and has developed her own extended techniques and preparations for producing these sounds. She performs solo, with her working ensembles, dancers, visual artists and one-time collaborations with musicians from around the world, including Ute Wassermann, Gino Robair, Bill Hsu, Leonel Kaplan, Christoph Schiller, Heddy Boubaker, Gregory Büttner, Michael Maierhof and Forbes Graham, amongst others. Concerts and festivals in Europe, USA, South America, Russia and the Middle East. Website:
Jacob Felix Heule is a percussionist and electronic musician focused on sound-oriented improvisation following the traditions of electro-acoustic improv, noise, and 20th-century composition. His playing embraces both rough-edged intensity and disciplined instrumental technique.
Heule’s Norwegian/American acoustic noise ensemble Sult has been actively touring the US and Europe, and released its second album, Harm, in 2013. His local group Addleds (with Kyle Bruckmann, Kanoko Nishi, and Tony Dryer) was awarded a grant from the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music to hold a concert series in the fall of 2013. Heule has also been actively touring with Voicehandler, his electro-acoustic duo with Danishta Rivero, and they are currently working on a recording of the their open-form song cycle. Website:
Bill Hsu has built systems, tools, installations and compositions in collaboration with Peter van Bergen, Chris Burns, John Butcher, James Fei, Matt Heckert, Lynn Hershman, Jeremy Mende, Gino Robair, and Birgit Ulher. He has performed and exhibited work in the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia. He teaches and does research in the Department of Computer Science at San Francisco State University. Website:


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