Audiovisual Improvisations (Hsu/Ingalls/Shiurba)

An evening of audiovisual improvisations with Bill Hsu (video, electronics), Matt Ingalls (clarinets), and John Shiurba (guitar).

Bill Hsu works with electronics and real-time video. He works with gestural interfaces to control animation and sound synthesis, and builds real-time audio-visual systems that interact with human performers. He is a founding member of the Beanbender’s collective, which organized over 150 concerts of new music in the San Francisco Bay area. He teaches and does research in the Department of Computer Science at San Francisco State University.

Reviled for his "shapeless sonic tinkering" by the Los Angeles Times, Oakland musician matt ingalls is a composer, clarinetist, concert producer, and computer music programmer. Often incorporating elements of improvisation, his music is heavily influenced by his long involvement in computer music. His composerly solo improvisations explore extended clarinet techniques that interact with the acoustic space, often as combination tones. Matt is the founder and co-director of sfSound, a new music series, ensemble, and internet radio station

John Shiurba is a composer and guitarist whose artistry includes improvisation, art-rock, modern composition and noise. Shiurba has recorded and toured the U.S. and Europe as a member of the bands Pink Mountain, Eskimo, The Molecules and Spezza Rotto, with Anthony Braxton's ensemble, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, ROVA’s Orkestrova and leading his own groups, including 5x5 and 9:9. Cadence Magazine calls Shiurba a “wildly creative guitarist... anti-jazz, anti-everything else, yet utterly compelling.”