Aug 10th: Steve Horowitz’s Code Ensemble Plays the music of Third Eye Orchestra

The San Francisco Third Eye Orchestra
Steve Horowitz’s Code Ensemble Plays the music of Hans Tammen’s Third Eye Orchestra

Center For New Music
Friday August 10th @ 8pm
55 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102

New York composer Hans Tammen likes to set sounds in motion, and then sit back to watch the movements unfold. Unsettling, frantic and anti-sentimental, he fuses unremitting polyrhythms with ethereal yet roughly sewn soundscapes, “a unique, immediate, visceral and engaging musical experience.” (Irwin Block / Avant Music News). –

Tammen, currently in residence at Lucas Artists Residencies Montalvo, makes a rare appearance in San Francisco with new works for Steve Horowitz’s Code Ensemble. Hans borrows from Charles Ives’ polytonality, Steve Coleman’s rhythmic complexity, Karlheinz Stockhausen’s organization of sounds and Earle Brown’s approach to form.

Steve Horowitz & The Code Ensemble

Steve Horowitz, Bass
Roger Kim, Guitar
Scott Looney, Piano
Miya Masaoka, Monochord
Ben Sabey, Keyboards and electronics
Steve Adam’s, Reeds
Matt Ingalls, Reeds
Suki O’Kane, Drums and Percussion
Dafna Naphtali, Voice and Electronics
Hans Tammen – composing, concept, binary conducting

Hans Tammen’s appearance is made possible through the support of Lucas Artists Residencies Montalvo and Goethe-Institut San Francisco.

Press Quotes:

“…a thrilling 75-minute display that combined individual virtuosity
in a cohesive and fun-filled framework.” – Irwin Block / Avant Music News

“Brilliantly eclectic, eclectically brilliant” – Derk Richardson (KPFA)

“Sit back and enjoy great performances played by excellent musicians under the direction of a
composer with a vision.”-Sensitive Skin Magazine