Crucible fire-opera shows in January. Time to put on tatoos and bang on metal (and Marimba Lumina) No kidding. Oakland, CA
MJDC show tours to Maryland in February.
Duykers Apricots of Andujar project premieres in Kalamazoo in late March.
Dresher Double Duo in Burlington, Vermont May 11. Flynn Center, May 11
2011 highlights included performances in Mexico City with Don Buchla, plus Paul Dresher/Joel Davel duo gigs at the Berkeley Art Museum and locally. Other performances were at Berkeley West Edge Opera this summer, and at the Other Minds Festival in the Spring. dNaga shows in June with Joel Davel's composition and on-stage collaboration with saxophonist Richard Howell.
Worth The Wait - The Paul Dresher Ensemble's Electro-Acoustic Band in Concert
ODC Theater , November 12 and 13, 2010, 8PM
3153 17th St. (at Shotwell) San Francisco
Solo Bach night at the Freight and Salvage. Dec 1, 2010. Berkeley, CA. http://www.thefreight.org/solo-bach-night
Many earlier performances late 2009 and 2010 not posted
Jan 18th Crowden Music Center, Berkeley, CA. John Adams Young Composers Workshop final concert of 11 percussion trios. Young composers 8-18 given a chance to hear their compositions played by a professional ensemble.
Feb 4th Herbst Theater, SF. premiere of Allen Shearer's opera, THE DAWNMAKERS. Joel plays multiple percussion instruments with a seven piece ensemble conducted by Karla Lemon. Lots more info and tix at Composers Inc
possible March 2008. Joel performs solo live composition on Marimba Lumina in accompaniment of danceNaganuma's Noodle Women.
March 21st, Cal State Fullerton School of Music. Paul Dresher Ensemble. Paul, quadrachord; Joel, Marimba Lumina; Lisa Moore, piano; Karen Bentley Pollick, violin. (more info)
March 29th, Dance Mission Theater, SF. SWITCHBOARD Music Festival. Many artists perform at this New Music marathon including the duo: Paul Dresher, quadrachord; Joel, Marimba Lumina.
Recent years: 2002-2008
January 24-26, 2002: "In the Name" Allyson Green Dance with live music: Paul Dresher on Quadrachord and Joel Davel on Marimba Lumina. Choreography by Allyson Green. Music by Paul Dresher. San Diego State University, San Diego, CA.
Feb 26. 2002: YOSHI's presents JACK WEST and CURVATURE for the 3rd time in as many years.
March 23 Emory University, Atlanta GA and March 27 Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN: Paul Dresher Electro-Acoustic Ensemble Concert Program: a commission of Terry Riley's Piano Concerto featuring Terry Riley as the piano soloist with the Electro-Acoustic Band. Violinist Tracy Silverman will also be featured as soloist in Terry Riley's work and in Paul Dresher's violin concerto. (Joel will be playing Marimba Lumina.) Plus the new Cello concertos of Anthony Davis and Paul Dresher with Jean Jeanrenaud (formerly of the Kronos Quartet) as soloist.
April 5, 2002: Joel joins Don Buchla and Peter Apfelbaum to form "Fried Suck." Performing the evening concert on Marimba Lumina, Lightning, Saxophone and early Buchla instruments at the SEAMUS convention at the Univerist of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.
JACK WEST and CURVATURE get busy this Summer 2002. Jack West, 8-string fan-fret acoustic guitar; David Philliips on pedal steel; with Joel on Marimba Lumina and Darian Gray on drums. Keep up to date at the band's web site. May 2002 dates for the band:
May 11 - Whole Earth Festival - Davis, CA Saturday afternoon, 2-3pm Main Stage 530-753-7335 FREE
SOUTH EAST TOUR
May 23 - Mitchell's - Charleston, SC Thursday night, 10:30-1:30pm
May 24 - Adagio Jazz Club - Savannah, GA Friday night, 8-10pm May 25 - 40 Watt Club - Athens, GA Saturday night, 10pm
26 - Atlanta Jazz Festival
- Atlanta, GA Sunday evening, 5-6pm
MAIN STAGE Piedmont Park
JUNE JULY AUG (Festival Season)
June 21 and 27. Joel appears in solo performance and with Don Buchla as part of "Electric Words": an electronic music festival at Venue 9, San Francisco.
July 5 & 6 - JACK WEST and CURVATURE High Sierra Music Festival - Quincy, CA TENT STAGE: Friday midday, 11:40am-12:25pm SHOWCASE STAGE: Saturday morning, 10am-11am Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds www.hsmusic.net
July 7 - Fillmore Jazz Festival - San Francisco Sunday afternoon, 12:00-1:30pm Fillmore Street (between Jackson and Eddy)
July 20 - The Cannery - San Francisco, CA Saturday afternoon, 1-4pm Outdoor Stage FREE
Aug 3 - San Bruno Festival - San Bruno, CA Saturday afternoon, 2-3pm FREE
Aug 7 - North Beach Jazz Festival, Jazz on Grant - San Francisco, CA Wednesday Night, 7-11pm Jianna Restaurant (This will be an intimate duo performance with Jack West & Joel Davel)
SEPT (West in the South--again)
FALL SOUTH EAST TOUR: More gigs with Jack West and Curvature in September Sept. 27 - Apache Cafe (TENTATIVE) - Atlanta, GA Friday Night (Joel's 3rd appearance in Atlanta this year!)
Sept. 28 - HarvestFest - Fairburn, GA (near Atlanta) Jack West and Curvature. Saturday Afternoon, 3:30-4:30pm Cuckoo's Nest Stage (Also keep your eye out cause the band may also be performing a few impromtu "guerilla stage" sets throughout the weekend) www.harvestfest.com
OCT (Red October)
Oct 27, 2002 Moscow, Russia DOM Cultural Center, Bolshoi Ovchinnikovsky Pereulok, 24, Building 4 All Dresher Concert at Cool Alternativa Festival. Quartets, Paul Dresher, David Abel, Julie Steinberg and Joel Davel perform a mostly Dresher composed show as a quartet, trio, duo and soloists.
Oct 28, 2002 Moscow, Russia Theremin Center, Moscow Conservatory Lecture by Paul Dresher and Joel Davel
Nov 1, 2002 7pm St. Petersburg, Russia Beloselskii-Belozerskii Palace
NOV (Bay Area Solos, Duos, Trios and Quartets)
Nov 9th, Castro Theater, San Francisco. 12noon. Joel will play a Lightning solo between films presented by Other Minds.
Nov 15th, Cal State Sacramento. Joel appears in concert with David Abel, Julie Steinberg and Paul Dresher
Nov 22nd. Mills College, Oakland. Amy X Neuburg and Men make a rare appearance at some sort of music festival
Feb. 27- March 2, 2003 San Francisco, CA ODC Theater. Wired Strings: New (and Old) Music from Russia & America. 7-concert festival featuring the Paul Dresher Ensemble, contemporary Russian string ensemble Opus Posth, and the Moscow Academy of Ancient Music. The Electro Acoustic Band performs with Joan Jeanrenaud, cello.
March 7, 2003 Other Minds 9 - New Music Festival. Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco 8pm.
March 10, 2003 Jack West and Curvature - CD Release Celebration Concerts! Yoshi's Jazz House, Oakland CA Monday 8 PM & 10 PM shows.
DANCE IN THE SPRING
May 1-4, 2003 SomArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA. Joel and composer Guillermo Galindo collaborate on a full length live score for the premiere of Faerie Birds with DanceNaganuma.
May 5, 2003 Berkeley Contemporary Music Players, Hertz Hall, UC-Berkeley 8pm
May 9 & 10, 2003 San Francisco, CA Cowell Theater, Fort Mason: Paul Dresher and Joel perform Dresher's score live for Nancy Karp + Dancers' performance of Kalasam.
June 21, 2003 - Paul Dresher and Joel improvise on Marimba Lumina and Quadrachord at Chapel of the Chimes
June 25, 2003 - Jack West and Curvature Music at Noon Series Todos Santos Plaza, Downtown Concord CA Wednesday 12 - 1:30PM
July 4, 2003 - Curvature busks at the High Sierra Festival, Quincy , CA
Sept 18, 2003 - Jack West and Curvature SFJazz Summer Series Cracker Galleria, Post & Montgomery, Downtown San Francisco Thursday 12 - 1:30PM more info @ www.sfjazz.org
Oct 4, 2003 - Jack West and Curvature at the Connecticut Yankee, 100 Connecticut Street, San Francisco Saturday, 10PM
October 17 and 18, 2003 - "Another Abstraction" An evening of improvised and semi-improvised music featuring invented as well as traditional instruments with Roberto Morales - Piano, Buchla Piano Bar, Jarocho harp, flute, pre-Columbian flutes, electroacoustics Matt Wright - electroacoustics, percussion. Joel on Marimba Lumina and Lightning. CNMAT 1750 Arch Street, Berkeley
November 7, 2003 - "Another Abstraction" see above plays CCRMA at Stanford University
December 4-6, 2003 - DanceNaganuma at SomArts Cultural Center, 8th and Brannan, San Francisco, CA. "Sticks and Feathers," an evening or pieces and excerpts by dancer/choreographer Claudine Naganuma. Joel accompanies "Forest House" live with Marimba Lumina. Joel's 1992 sound score "Fences" is played as well as recorded excerpts from "Fairie Birds" and "Kiyohime" by Guillermo Galindo.
Feb 6 - Jack West and Curvature at 12 Galaxies 12 Galaxies, 2565 Mission Street @ 22nd, San Francisco Friday, 9:15-10:45PM
Feb 21 - Jack West and Curvature Connecticut Yankee Connecticut Yankee, 100 Connecticut Street, San Francisco Saturday, 10:00PM
*Feb. 28, 2004 Paul Dresher Ensemble A rare All-Dresher Concert, featuring In the Name(less), Blue Diamonds, Double Ikat, Chorale Times Two, & Racer (from Elapsed Time). With Paul, guitar and quadrachord; Joel, Marimba Lumina; Marja Mutru, keyboards; Craig Fry, violin. at College of Marin Kentfield, CA
2004 MARCH MADNESS
March 4, 2004. Thursday,8 pm Other Minds 10 New Music Festival at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, San Francisco. Tigran Mansurian, piano; voice Kim Kashkashian, viola; Joel Davel, marimba. ROVA also performs that night with special guests. The Festival continues through Saturday.
March 13, Saturday. Amy Neuburg's solo CD release at the Oakland Metro -- a joint release with Herb Heinz, who will be celebrating his new psycho-pop masterpiece Another.9 PM. $10. I'm playing Lumina. If not, you should check it out this IS production anyway.
March 19, 2004 Austin TX Jack West and Curvature SXSW South by Southwest Music Conference Showcase
Mar 20 -Jack West and Curvature Connecticut Yankee, 100 Connecticut Street, San Francisco. Saturday, 10:00PM. Continuing a regular 3rd Saturday of every month appearance except Apr 17 - & May 15. Back in June, July and final show in August.
April 22nd-25th 2004 dance event Cancelled due to lack of funding. Sorry.
April 25, 2004 w/ Michael Ward's "Dog and Fishes." The Rite Spot, 17th and Folsom, SF. Joel rocks out as a guest playing the more traditional marimba, organ, EP sounds from his familiar Marimba Lumina.
June 21, 2004 Summer Solstice/Garden of Memory concert. Paul Dresher and Joel in an encore performance at this multi-concert event at Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland at the end of Piemont Ave. Paul, guitar and quadrachord; Joel, Marimba Lumina
A MONTH OF OUTDOOR SHAKESPEARE
Sept 15-Oct 10, 2004 California Shakespeare Theater's production of ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL Finally a return to the theater stage. Live on-stage accompaniment to Shakespeare's "All's Well that ends Well." Solo percussion in an onstage 1-foot pit (with Marimba Lumina and multiple acoustic perc instruments) in collaboration with composer, Gina Leishman (Kamikaze Ground Crew). Tues-Sunday Sept 15-Oct 10.(510) 548-9666
October 29th 2004, Buchla 200e series launch. I'll be playing one of the new synths.
A.E.S. sponsored presentation of San Francisco Electronic Music Pioneers 4:30 . Moderator: Mark Vail (author of Vintage Synthesizers) Panelists: Don Buchla Buchla and Associates John Chowning CCRMA at Stanford University Roger Linn Roger Linn Design Max Mathews CCRMA at Stanford University Tom Oberheim Marion Systems Dave Rossum E-mu Systems Inc Dave Smith Dave Smith Instruments. Somewhere around 7 pm, wešll stage the official launching of the 200e Electric Music Box. This all happens at: Recombinant Media Labs 763 Brannan Street (6 blocks from the Moscone Center)
PDE at CARNEGIE and YBC
November 12th, 2004 (Friday), NYC: The Paul Dresher Ensemble: CARNEGIE HALL's Zankel Hall NYC, an All-Dresher composed concert. Paul and I will do our Quadrachord and Marimba Lumina duet. I'll also do a trio with David Abel and Julie Steinberg and play with the band. Zankel Hall is the new 644-seat $70-million underground auditorium at Carnegie.
November 17 and 18, 2004(Wednesday and Thursday) San Francisco: PDE back in SF at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum playing an entirely different set of new pieces with 3 new commissions from 3 other composers: Neil Rolnick, Ingram Marshall, and James Mobberley http://www.dresherensemble.org/schedule/index.html
May 26, 2005, Vancouver BC, Canada. NIME New Interfaces for Musical Expression conference. University of BC: Don Buchla is the keynote speaker. Joel performs solo Marimba Lumina and Lightning.
June 21, 2005 Summer Solstice/Garden of Memory concert. Paul Dresher and Joel in another encore performance at this multi-concert event at Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland at the end of Piemont Ave. Paul, quadrachord; Joel, Marimba Lumina
The Tyrant/Dresher Ensemble
May 19th, 20th, 2005 The Prince Music Theater, Philadelphia, PA: The Paul Dresher Tyrant Ensemble accompanies John Duyker's performance of Paul's new chamber opera, "The Tyrant". Joel on marimba, vibes, glock, drum set, etc.
September 10th, 11th, 2005 Sonoma, CA. "The Tyrant" takes the stage at Sonoma State University: "The Tyrant"
January 13th, 2006 Santa Cruz, CA. New Music Works presents "Year of the Night of the Living Composers": Joel plays on George Crumb's Quest featuring guitarist David Tanenbaum plus a percussion trio playing Charles Boones' Raspberries and Shunt
February 3 & 4, 8PM Project Artaud Theater, SF. Nano Operetta presents 3 DROPS OF BLOOD. Two intimate evenings of performance. As part of the program Paul Dresher will be performing "In the Nameless", with electronic percussionist Joel Davel. * Nancy Karp + Dancers will be performing "Jaisalmer", the second of three sections from Karp's full evening collaboration with Paul Dresher, "KALASAM", accompanied live by Paul Dresher and Joel Davel.
March 16th. Berekeley Repertory Theater, Berkeley, CA. "Jewish Fringes", Jewish Music Festival performance with the Paul Dresher quadrachord: Joel, Marimba Lumina duo premier the start of a new work among other new commissioned works by Bay Area composers.
March 31, April 1, Theater Artaud, San Francisco. Paul Dresher Electro-Acoustic Ensemble Concert Program in SF playing premieres of 3 new commissions from 3 composers including Roger Reynolds, Mark Applebaum, and Dan Becker plus The Paul Dresher Tyrant Ensemble accompanies John Duyker's performance in the first Act of Paul's new chamber opera, "The Tyrant". Joel on marimba, vibes, glock, drum set, etc.
May 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th. Cleveland, OH. "The Tyrant" at The Cleveland Opera/Opera Cleveland. The Paul Dresher Tyrant Ensemble accompanies John Duyker's fully staged performance of Paul Dresher's new chamber opera, "The Tyrant". Joel on marimba, vibes, glock, drum set, percussion.
May 17-20 and 24-27 at 7pm at Yerba Beuna Center for the Arts, SF. A Slipping Glimpse with the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company. A Paul Dresher quartet ensemble of Joel, Marimba Lumina; Paul Dresher quadrachord, keybrd, guitar, bass; Gene Reffkin, electronic drums, and Joan Jeanrenaud, cello. We'll perform live music from above the performance set. This a large collaboration with 15 dancers, including 4 dancers coming from India (Tanusree Shankar Dance Co.) to participate.
June 21, 2006 Summer Solstice/Garden of Memory concert. Paul Dresher and Joel with a new duo work at this multi-concert event at Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland at the end of Piemont Ave. Paul, quadrachord; Joel, Marimba Lumina
Nov 11, 2006. Austin, TX. PASIC clinic/lab Joel will perform and demo the Marimba Lumina and Lightning controllers and let others in on the action.
Dec 1st and 2nd, 2006. Theater Artaud, San Francisco: Paul Dresher Electro-Acoustic Ensemble playing repertory by James Mobberly, Dan Becker plus Cello concertos of Anthony Davis and and Paul Dresher with Jean Jeanrenaud as soloist.
April 21st Cliff Bar building, Berkeley CA. Solo Lightning performance for Luna dance benefit.
June 7 & 9, 2007 Berkeley, CA Cal Performances Edge Fest. "The Tyrant" at The Zellerbach Playhouse. The Paul Dresher Tyrant Ensemble accompanies John Duyker's fully staged performance of Paul Dresher's new chamber opera, "The Tyrant". Joel on marimba, vibes, glock, drum set, percussion.
June 21, 2007 Summer Solstice/Garden of Memory concert. Paul Dresher and Joel reprise at this multi-concert event at Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland at the end of Piemont Ave. Paul, quadrachord; Joel, Marimba Lumina
A Slipping Glimpse US tour of the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company. A Paul Dresher quartet ensemble of Joel, Marimba Lumina; Paul Dresher quadrachord, keybrd, guitar, bass; Gene Reffkin, electronic drums, and Alex Kelly, cello. We'll perform live music from above or around or behind, the performance set. This a large collaboration with 15 dancers, including 4 dancers coming from India (Tanusree Shankar Dance Co.)
Sep 14, 15: Maggie Alesee National Center for Choreography, Tallahassee, FL
Sep 20,21,22: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, MD
Thursday and Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 3pm
Sep 27,28, 29: Dance Center of Columbia College, Chicago, IL
Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:15pm
Oct 4,5,6: Danspace Project, New York, NY
Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:30pm
October 27, 28th. Harvest of Song, an annual autumn concert at the Berkeley Art Center, organized by Peter Josheff and composer/baritone Allen Shearer. Joel plays mallets in a duo with viola and a larger group piece.
November 14th, 2007 Tijuana, Mexico. Henze's evening length work "El Cimarron." David Tanenbaum, guitar; Joel Davel, percussion; Viviana Guzman, flute and Gregory Rahming, singer/actor.
December 7th, UT Austin TX. After a week residency, Paul Dresher and Joel perform duo works along with other pieces.
Jan 5th, 2008 Quinteto Latino plays the music of Mario Lavista. Joel, as guest performer, joins on percussion. Berkeley, CA
March 12,14,15 Theater Artaud, SF. The Paul Dresher Tyrant Ensemble: "The Tyrant" with John Duykers and Amy X Neuburg & her Cello ChiXtet performing songs from The Secret Language of Subways . Joel on marimba, vibes, glock, drum set, percussion wth the Tyrant.
May16, 2008. CCRMA Stanford. The Paul Dresher Ensemble premiers Sam Adams new work
May 22, 23, 24, 25, 2008. SomArts, SF. Joel performs solo live composition on Marimba Lumina in accompaniment of danceNaganuma's Noodle Women
June 21, 2008 Summer Solstice/Garden of Memory concert. Paul Dresher and Joel reprise at this multi-concert event at Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland at the end of Piemont Ave. Paul, quadrachord; Joel, Marimba Lumina
08/08/08. Bard College, NY Paul Dresher and Joel perform at New Albion Festival at Bard College Summerspace. Paul, quadrachord; Joel, Marimba Lumina
Sept 13, 2008. Kansas City, MS. Paul Dresher Ensemble (Electro-Acoustic Band) performs at Univ of Missouri Kansas City Conservatory
Sept 19, 20, 2008 Theater Artaud, SF. Paul Dresher Ensemble (Electro-Acoustic Band) performs premiers by Gyan Riley, Sam Adams and John Schott as well as other repetoire.
Oct 11, 2008 Finn Center, Palo Alto, CA. Joel performs solo live composition on Marimba Lumina in accompaniment of danceNaganuma's Noodle Women. An evening length work in collaboration with Flo Oy Wong exhibition
Nov 19-23, 2008 Theater Artaud, SF. Joel joins Nanos Operetta in accompaniment of KUNST-STOFF dance company