Oakland avant-cabaret singer, composer and electronics maven Amy X Neuburg will shed unwanted possessions in her site-specific performance ‘Gets Rid’ at BAMPFA on Aug 15. Also: San-São Trio on tour.
Buika takes Berkeley! Jessica Jones returns home! Pamela Z zaps BAMPFA!
Buika: performing Saturday at Cal Performances. Photo: courtesy of the artist Let us now praise awesome women. When it comes to music, this town makes it all too easy to celebrate Women’s History Month. In the coming days, a veritable tsunami of bodaciously talented women are sweeping over the city, and you can catch several […]
The Late L@TE: Terry Riley plays BAM/PFA as curtain falls
Tery Riley: playing the last L@te event at BAM/PFA Friday. Photo: courtesy Terry Riley Five years ago BAM/PFA launched L@TE, a music series curated by Berkeley pianist Sarah Cahill that transformed the gallery space into a reverberant concert hall. Given Cahill’s commitment to performing and presenting new music in various forms and permutations it’s not […]
Looking intently: The James Cahill legacy at BAM/PFA
Chen Hongshou: Album of Birds, Flowers and Landscapes. The dualities of life and art are never more apparent than they are in “Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy,” an intimate exhibit with boundless implications running now through December 21 at Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive. Even the exhibit itself is binary: the Chinese, […]
Discovering ‘The Possible’ at Berkeley Art Museum
Fritz Haeg’s Domestic Integrities, Part I. Photo: Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive Fritz Haeg’s Domestic Integrities, Part I. Photo: Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive Over the next four months the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive is the site of a grand experiment optimistically titled The Possible. Rather than showcasing […]
Pianist Sarah Cahill plays Berkeley Arts Festival
Berkeley pianist Sarah Cahill will play at the Berkeley Arts Festival on Sunday Sept. 22. Photo: Christine Alicino About six years ago, anguished by America’s ongoing foreign wars, Sarah Cahill decided to take matters into her own hands. Ever since John Adams wrote his early breakthrough piece “China Gates” for her in 1977 the Berkeley […]