July 16, 2013

posted by casey on 2013.07.13, under Music

(last to first)

Kvarteto Improvizi
features two cellos (Daniel Furuta and Davu Seru)
and two violins (Naomi Joy and Elaine Evans)

Mike Hallenbeck
scores a new film by
Trevor Adams

Isaac Rotto
& Cyrus Pireh

(guitar duo)


March 5, 2013

posted by casey on 2013.03.02, under Music

(last to first)

Elaine Evans
& John O’Brien

(trumpet duo)

Bryce Beverlin II
& MIke Hallenbeck

(percussion, electronics, laptop & voice)

[David Andree & Promethian K Frimsk]
(contact microphones, percussion, objects, tape, electronics)


October 9, 2012

posted by casey on 2012.10.06, under Music

Paul Metzger

Charles Gillett, Tim Glenn & Mike Hallenbeck

Davu Seru


March 13, 2012

posted by casey on 2012.03.10, under Music

(last to first)

Bryce Beverlin II (percussion and voice)
Mike Hallenbeck (laptop)

Jonathan Kaiser

Alden Ikeda
(percussion and laptop)


September 13, 2011

posted by casey on 2011.09.10, under Music

(last to first)

Justin Meyers (modular synthesizer)

Bryce Beverlin II (percussion / vocals)
Mike Hallenbeck (processing)

Ryan Wurst (laptop / percussion / guitar)


August 3, 2010

posted by casey on 2010.07.31, under Music

Aerosol Pike
Philip Mann (alto & tenor saxes, bass clarinet, percussion)
Ryan Reber (soprano sax, cello)
Rick Ness (alto sax, B flat clarinet, multi-toned tenor bugle, percussion)

Charles Gillett & Mike Hallenbeck

Bryce Beverlin II & Jacob Felix Heule (San Francisco, CA)

Jacob Felix Heule is a drummer and electronic musician whose music directly expresses sonic texture and timbre through the discipline of free improvisation.
Spanning extremes of physicality and intensity, stasis and restraint, his music follows from the traditions of electro-acoustic improv and noise.

In 2004 he founded the acoustic grind duo, Ettrick, with both members playing both drums and saxophones in a style often described as a hybrid of free jazz and black metal.

Heule has worked extensively with double bassist Tony Dryer since 2006, exploring heavy electronics as Basshaters since 2008. Their textural acoustic improv trio
with clarinetist Jacob Lindsay released its debut album, Idea of West, on Creative Sources in 2008. Heule and Dryer also have a trio CD with saxophonist Jack Wright,
and have performed live with diverse musicians such as Michel Doneda, C Spencer Yeh, Gino Robair, and Damon Smith.


April 27, 2010

posted by casey on 2010.04.22, under Music

Casey Deming & Mike Hallenbeck

George Cartwright & Paul Metzger

Shield Your Eyes
& Andrei Kivu

Andrei Kivu is a Romanian cellist, improviser and composer who specializes in contemporary music. He is the founder of the Pro Contemporania Ensemble, the Free Sound International Ensemble and MultiSonicFest (the only festival in Romania devoted to improvisation/experimental/crossover music in Romania). Kivu is also a member of the “Harmonic Presence” foundation. He has had the privilege to study/work/play/record with great artists such as David Hykes, Marc Coppey, Sigfried Palm, George Lewis, Evan Parker, Daniel Kientzy and many others. Kivu was invited several times as a guest professor at NYU and at the “Givat Ram” Music Academy (Jerusalem, Israel) as well as to important festivals such as “Wien Modern”, “Warsaw Autumn” and the “ISCM – World Music Days”. He appears as a soloist on dozens of CDs with a wide international distribution, the most important being the collaboration with the prestigious label “Mode Records” (New York). In 2003 he received the “I.N.M.C. (International Consortium of New Music) award for Outstanding Activities as Performer, Professor and Music Organizer” (NYU, New York, U.S.A.).


August 25, 2009

posted by casey on 2010.02.28, under Music

Elaine Evans

Mike Hallenbeck & Tim Glenn

Take Acre (Richard Barlow, Jaron Childs, Charles Gillett, Davu Seru)


March 17, 2009

posted by casey on 2010.02.04, under Music

Ryan Parsons (sax)


Mike Hallenbeck, Tim Glenn, Charles Gillett