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TROIS CHAPEAUX at Doors That Only Open in Silence

  • Temescal Arts Center 511 48th Street Oakland, CA, 94609 United States (map)

The monthly series of improvisation research at Temescal Arts Center continues. Bring your instrument or just come to listen. Small groups will be randomly assembled from submitted names, and there will be a full set by Les Trois Chapeaux (Chen/Corcoran/Jaroba).

Trois Chapeaux formed from a confluence of long-time collaboration between Jaroba and Kevin Corcoran and the arrival of Tania Chen in the Bay Area by way of London. Their sensibilities as improvisers quickly intersected to create a group sound inspired by diverse sonic influences and a changing selection of small instruments. While piano, percussion and reeds speak to each member's musical training, a multitude of electronics, objects and toys combine with extended instrumental technique to scatter the timbre of the Trois Chapeaux sound: a navel-gazing musical practice played with a sense of humour.

videos of ad hoc groups from past editions:

Sun, Oct 18 2015 7:30 PM (over by 10 PM, see schedule below)
TAC: Temescal Art Center
511 48th Street, Oakland
donations accepted

Bring your instrument, & put your name in the hat. Audience & participants encouraged to donate some cash for space rental. Over by 10pm.