Eric Theise

Performances

Here's an incomplete roundup of performances with links to calendar listings (), photographs (), audio () & video recordings () if available.

with the Long Tone Choir
  • tunnel tones 1 (29 Sep 2017)
    Dan Gottwald's "B" Series
    Conservatory Tunnel, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA

  • tunnel tones 1 (22 Sep 2017)
    Dan Gottwald's "B" Series
    Conservatory Tunnel, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA

  • summer 1: insects (30 Jul 2017)
    HUSH Series, curated by Julia Ogrydziak
    Center for New Music, San Francisco, CA

  • Jon Fischer / Danny Clay: Turntable Drawings (3 Jun 2017)
    Center for New Music, San Francisco, CA

    Long Tone Choir performed in the premiere of Turntable Drawing No. 25 for three saxophones and multiple turntables. The concert also included Turntable Drawing No. 6 for three turntables, piano and guitar; Turntable Drawing No. 20 for three saxophones and three turntables; and the premiere of Turntable Drawing No. 8 for eight turntables without records.

  • glacier 3 (25 May 2017)
    LSG Creative Music Series
    Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  • winter (8 Jan 2017)
    quiet time series, curated by Danny Clay
    Center for New Music, San Francisco, CA

  • Continuum (1 Oct 2016)
    Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve, Vallejo, CA

    Continuum was a fourteen-hour performance installation that took place in an abandoned military bunker. This was the fifth iteration of a series of performances, with the durational writing of poet, Stephen Ratcliffe and the sensitive musicianship of the Thingamajigs Performance Group at the core. Continuum also included dancer Shinichi Iova-Koga, Noh actor Jubilith Moore, and the Long Tone Choir.

with the Cornelius Cardew Choir
  • Garden of Memory (21 Jun 2017)
    Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland, CA

  • Music for the Afterlife (7 May 2017)
    C4NM @ Asian Art Museum
    Center for New Music, San Francisco, CA

  • The Great Learning, Paragraph 2 (12 Mar 2017)
    Center for New Music, San Francisco, CA

  • Musical Reflections of 2016 (18 Dec 2016)
    Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland, CA

  • Kim Anno's Dante Purgatorio Canto 32 (6 Nov 2016)
    Little Boxes Theater, San Francisco, CA

  • Garden of Memory (21 Jun 2016)
    Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland, CA

  • The Great Learning, Paragraph 6 (23 Mar 2016)
    FULL: VOICE
    Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA

  • First Music/The Human Instrument an Evening of, for and from the voice (19 Dec 2015)
    Turquoise Yantra Grotto, San Francisco, CA

  • Neither Confirmed Nor Denied: An Opera of Coded Information (16 Aug 2014)
    Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, CA

    Gino Robair's Neither Confirmed Nor Denied was a one-act opera inspired by the mysterious "number stations" heard on shortwave radios throughout the world since the late 1940s. These stations broadcast strings of numbers and words, which are read by a human or synthesized voice and surrounded by interesting identifiers (snatches of folk tunes, electronic tones, etc.). Neither Confirmed Nor Denied was inspired by the individual characteristics of such stations, using them as a model for creating a libretto and score that was generated in real time based on sets of instructions given to each performer, who then interpreted the instructions musically or through movement. Each artist, in effect, became a unique station, sonifying or visualizing encrypted data that served as each character's story. Because the stations were located throughout the four floors of the Meridian Gallery, each attendee had a highly personalized experience of the work as they navigated the building.

  • Edmund Campion (9 Mar 2012)
    L@TE: Friday Nights
    Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA

  • I, Norton (5 Jul 2011)
    The Episcopal Church of Saint John The Evangelist, San Francisco, CA

  • Tower Ring (4 & 5 Jun 2011)
    Oliver Ranch, Geyserville, CA

    Pauline Oliveros’ historic composition, commissioned by the Oliver Ranch Foundation, was keyed to the eight, intertwining spiral stories of Ann Hamilton's Tower by a rising and descending gong and tiny bells played by audience members. In addition to the voices the Cornelius Cardew Choir, members of existing trios and quartets were part of the performance, including: the Deep Listening Band, Pauline Oliveros (conch/harmonica), Stuart Dempster (conch and dijeridu) and David Gamper (conch/overtone flutes); Horns of Hathor, Oliveros, Ione (improvisational spoken word) and Chris Chafe (long wire instrument); Timeless Pulse, Oliveros and percussionists George Marsh and Jennifer Wilsey. Mills College students joined in the performance; Brenda Hutchinson was Bell Mistress, Renko Dempster created real-time drawings during the performance and movement was guided by choreographer/dancer Christopher Pilafian.

  • (10 Mar 2011)
    LSG New Music Series
    Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  • MultiVox (23 Jul 2010)
    Outsound New Music Summit
    San Francisco Community Music Center, San Francisco, CA

  • Garden of Memory (21 Jun 2010)
    Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland, CA

  • Resonant World: An Afternoon of Music by John Cage (18 Apr 2010)
    The Visionary Art of Morris Graves
    Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  • (24 Sep 2009)
    LSG New Music Series
    Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  • Garden of Memory (21 Jun 2009)
    Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland, CA

  • About Time: Voices (world premiere) (17 May 2009)
    Koret Auditorium, SF Public Library Main Branch, San Francisco, CA

  • Abundant Sound Gardens: In Memory of Toyoji Tomita (13 May 2009)
    Meridian Music: Composers in Performance
    Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, CA

miscellaneous
  • Road to Aacheron: An Original Oratorio of Darkness and Mystery (25 & 26 March 2017)
    Finnish Kalevela Hall, Berkeley, CA

  • faUSt (19 Mar 2016)
    The Chapel, San Francisco, CA