The 3rd Annual Richard Waters New Music Festival celebrates invented instruments and extended techniques, and features composers, musicians, and instrument builders from the greater Bay Area. The festival is inspired by the late Richard Waters and his invention, the Waterphone (pictured above). This year’s festival includes a Waterphone Orchestra and a guest appearance by Rayme Waters and Waterphone builder Brooks Hubbert.
“The late Richard Waters was a sweet, fun-loving, adventuresome instrument designer/builder, sculptor, musician who always brought magic to the moments one spent with him. Almost always with a smile, Richard knew how to enjoy life and live it to the max! He is known throughout the world for his invention, the Waterphone. So, give up a prayer, a meditation, or just a quiet thought for Richard in appreciation of his kind presence.” — Tom Nunn, Artist, Musician and Instrument Builder.
The Festival will take place on Saturday, June 27, 2015, from 1:00-10:00 p.m. PDT.
Berkeley Arts Gallery & Performance Space
2133 University Avenue
An all-day pass is $10.00 at the door. You can attend any or all of the performances for that admission price. The space is wheelchair accessible.
Schedule of Performers and Ensembles:
1:00 p.m. PDT Beak
Jordan Glenn – conduction, Jason Hoopes – bass, Bob LaDue – percussion, Will Northlich-Redmond – guitar/kalimba, Mark Clifford – vibes, Karl Evangelista- guitar and Jon Arkin- drums
Tara Sreekrishnan – piano/electronics, Nava Dunkelman – percussion, Jeanie-Aprille Tang – electronics
2:10 Kattt Atchley & Ron Heglin – vocals
2:45 Fuzzy Bunny
Chris Brown – electronics, Tim Perkis – electronics, Scot Gresham-Lancaster – guitar
3:20 Bad Jazz
Bryan Day – inventions, Tania Chen – piano, toys, Ben Salomon – electricity
3:55 Bart Hopkin – inventions, waterphone/Peter Whitehead – stringed inventions duo
4:30 The Full Disclosure Band
Keith Cudaback – piano, Gary Knowlton – homemade instruments, waterphone, Tom Solinger – violin, Mike Knowlton – guitar
6:00 Amy X Neuburg – vocals, toys, electronics/Thea Farhadian – violin duo
6:35 The Waterphone Orchestra introduction by Rayme Waters & Brooks Hubbert — Brooks Hubbert, Bart Hopkin, Tom Nunn, Karen Stackpole, Dave Tilton, Todd Barton, Ed Herrmann and Cindy Webster – saw
7:00 Dean Santomieri – storyteller
7:20 Scott Looney – “Three views inside the piano” with guests Doug Carroll – cello and Tom Djll – trumpet
7:55 Gusty Winds May Exist, with The Cardew Choir
Tom Bickley, Nancy Beckman, Bob Marsh, Rae Diamond, Joe Kuta, Cathryn Hrudicka, and Patti Deuter
8:30 Eli Wallace/Karl Evangelista – piano/guitar duo
9:05 Ghost In The House
Karen Stackpole – gongs, Tom Nunn – inventions, David Michalak – lap steel, John Ingle – saxophones, Karen Stackpole – gongs, percussion and Kinji Hayashi – dance
I will be performing with the Cardew Choir and Gusty Winds May Exist. Together, we will perform three intertwined pieces: Waterfall Meditation, composed by Pauline Oliveros; Takiochi, a traditional shakuhachi piece performed by Nancy Beckman; and Environmental Dialogue, by Pauline Oliveros, which will involve vocal improvisations on a timed score, interwoven with shakuhachi and contrabass recorder solos and duets. Tom Bickley will perform on contrabass recorder.
The Berkeley Arts Festival Gallery and Performance Space is dedicated to the notion that in Berkeley, every day is an arts festival. The venue presented its first month-long Arts Festival in 1997, with the support of the City of Berkeley. In addition to art exhibitions, the venue hosts events for writers, and concerts featuring some of the most creative artists in the San Francisco Bay Area.
At Creative Sage Arts, we will be going on vacation for the rest of the summer, while continuing to work on writing, music and other arts projects. We will post again as soon as another event is confirmed. We are also planning to update our entire web site over the next several months, so you may see some gradual changes.
Meanwhile, please keep in touch with me (Cathryn Hrudicka) by getting on my artist email list. I’m looking forward to an exciting 2015-2016 season of multidisciplinary arts projects!