Wednesday, April 26th - Dunkelpek & The Sanctuary Furniture Ensemble

An evening exploring sound, silence and the distance between the two, with Oakland-based duo DunkelpeK and the Sanctuary Furniture Ensemble. Nava Dunkelman, one half of DunkelpeK, is a graduate of HSU's music department, where she and her musical partner Jakob Pek offered an improvisation workshop last year, before playing at Gregg Moore's Crib Concert series on the dark side of the Creamery. They will be serving up a similar offering on Wednesday the 26th here at the Sanctuary, with an open workshop at 6:30, and a concert at 8. The performance will include a tribute to experimental composer and educator Pauline Oliveros by Daniel Nickerson and the Sanctuary Furniture Ensemble.



DunkelpeK is Japanese born percussionist Nava Dunkelman and Canadian American guitarist Jakob Pek. This iconoclastic duo creates an unapologetically progressive world music for the new century. Experimental and improvisational, DunkelpeK’s sound transfigures and hybridizes many musics, offering listeners a holistic exploration into the very nature of musical experience. Together, they have shared the stage with Fred Frith, Theresa Wong, Arrington De Dionyso and many others luminaries of contemporary music. They currently reside in Oakland, California, where they perform and teach regularly.

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The Sanctuary Furniture Ensemble

The Sanctuary Furniture Ensemble is a multimedia performance project based out of the Great Hall of the Sanctuary, juxtaposing pre-recorded sounds and sculptural elements with live performers. This performance will be a tribute to the life and work of Pauline Oliveros, a ground-breaking composer, improviser and educator who passed away in 2016. Pauline's sonic language and philosophic leanings merged later in life into the notion of Deep Listening, a syncretic mode of interacting with sound.

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