Moe! Staiano Ensemble

Away Towards The Light


Date and Time: Sunday May 28, 7:00 PM
Duration: 40 minutes, no intermission
Location: Gallery 308

Ticket Information


General Admission: $20

Festival Pass


If you miss our early bird offerings, take advantage of our Festival Pass and see five shows for $70.00

ARTIST INFORMATION


Website
http://www.moestaiano.com/

Work Sample

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzSTMsq87m0  




Moe! Staiano

Moe! Staiano is an Oakland-based composer/drummer whose large ensembles, Moe! Staiano Ensemble and Moe!kestra!, have performed in both Europe and the United States. His dense, heavy and intense compositions often include unconventional instrumentation, such as sirens, u-bolts, prepared guitars and wine glasses, as well as traditional orchestral and rock instruments. His composition, "Away Towards the Light," is an exploration of tonal interplay and contrasting rhythms for nine electric guitars, bass and drums composed in three movements, and is his first composition for multiple electric guitars.

ARTIST BIO

Moe! is conductor and composer for the Moe! Staiano Ensemble, (formerly Moe!kestra!), a large-ensemble avant garde orchestra, which can feature over 30 musicians playing everything from violins, clarinets and cellos to drum kits, oscillators and electric guitars. Moe! Staiano Ensemble performances are high-energy, electrifying experiences that create unique and memorable soundscapes that intrigue and beguile.

Moe!'s innovative solo percussion shows feature prepared drum kit, found objects, audio looping and the inventive use of a "percussion guitar" woven in with performance art, which always gets the audience involved and eagerly expectant of what might happen next. He was a former member of Sleepytime Gorilla Museum and Mute Socialite, and currently fronts his own post-punk band, Surplus 1980.
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