Over 195 Concerts So Far...






Feb 24

Steve Schick and Vanessa Tomlinson


Mar 15

Chris Speed Quartet


Apr 13

Nordeson/Brandstegg Duo

Percussion and Marimba Lumina, Live Processing

May 18

Lukas Ligeti's Notebook


Feb 4 Lisa Moore Solo Piano
Feb 27 The Westerlies Brass Quartet (Two Trombones and Two Trumpets)
Mar 8 Ashley Bathgate Solo Cello
Apr 10 Dave Rempis, Darren Johnston, Larry Ochs Two Saxophones and One Trumpet
May 12 Rebekah Heller Solo Bassoon
Aug 14 Aruan Ortiz Solo Piano
Sept 30 Ingrid Laubrock and Tom Rainey Saxophone and Percussio
Oct 19 Sandbox Percussion Quartet Percussion
Nov 4 Sarah Cahill Solo Piano

Jan 15
red fish blue fish
Directed by Steven Schick. Evening’s artists: Carlota Careers, 
Christopher Clarion, Dustin Donahue, Fiona Digney, Leah Bowden and Ryan Nestor
Feb 6
Ross Karre
Master percussionist performance of Opera with Objects
Feb 18
Jean-Charles Francois Trio / PFL Project
Francois, percussion and composer; Pascal Pariaud, clarinet and 
Giles Laval, electric guitar (France)
Mar 20
Aiyun Huang and Eric Derr
April 9
 On Structure
Percussion with conceptual performance practices and multimedia
May 1
Kjell Nordeson
 Improvisational percussion


Sept 28
Florent Ghys
Bass, electronics, video
Oct 29
Vicky Chow
Piano (This concert at Dizzy’s)
Nov 21
Vasko Dukovski





Jan 24
Clocked Out Duo 
Vanessa Tomlinson, percussion and Erik Griswold, Prepared piano 
and percussion (Australia) 
Feb 21
Zeena Parkins 
Solo harp and electronics


Mar 7
Nicole Mitchell with Sun Dial Ensemble
Mitchell, flutes; Mark Dresser, bass; Dwight Trible, vocals; 
Michael Dessen, trombone; Najite Agindotan, percussion; Juan David Rubio, drums


April 2
Ned Rothenberg & Marty Ehrlich 
Rothenberg, alto sax, clarinets, shakuhachi, and Marty Ehrlich, sax, clarinet and flute
April 20              
Chris Speed Trio
 Speed, sax; Dave King, drums and Chris Tordini, bass
May 16
Marco Eneidi and Cosmic Brujo 
Eneidi, sax and Brujo, drums (This concert at Dizzy’s)


Sept 6
Thollem McDonas and Alex Cline
McDonas, electric piano; Cline, percussion
Oct 10
Neil Rolnick
Computer / electronics
Nov 5
Ramon Amezcua / Point Loma aka Bostich
Amezcua, electronics; Hodgkinson, clarinet and lap steel guitar 
and Tim Hodgkinson (England) 







Jan 10
ICP Duo: Bennink, Oliver w/ Dresser 
Han Bennink, drums; Mary Oliver, violin and viola; w/Mark Dresser, bass
Jan 20
Erik Deutsch Band 
Deutsch, keyboards; Jeff Hill, bass; Tony Mason, drums and Jon Gray, 
trumpet/vocals (New York and Colorado)
Feb 13
Larry Ochs and Don Robinson 
Ochs, saxophones and Robinson, drums
Mar 14
Carl Stone
Live computer music (Tokyo and Los Angeles)
Mar 31
Rez Abbasi Trio
Rez Abbasi, guitar; Satoshi Takaishi, drums and Mark 
Dresser, bass (subbing for John Hebert)
Apr 25
Gyan Riley
Solo guitar
May 14
Jeff Parker Trio 
Parker, guitar; Chad Taylor,drums and Chris Lopes, bass


Sept 13
Eric Byers
Solo cello and electronics 
Oct 1
Ian David Rosenbaum
Solo percussion: drums, marimba and flower pots 
Oct 20
Thomas Lehn, analogue synthesizer; Tim Hodgkinson, steel guitar 
and Roger Turner, drums, percussion (Germany / England) 
Nov 1
Evan Ziporyn 
Solo clarinet, acoustic and electronics







Mar 6
Ben Goldberg Trio 
Goldberg, clarinet (San Francisco); Ches Smith, drums 
(New York) and Jeff Parker, guitar (Chicago)
Apr 9
James Moore 
Solo guitar performing contemporary classical music (New York)
May 10
BRIM: Eve Beglarian, Mary Rowell 
Beglarian, voice/ composer and Rowell, violin and mandolin: 
stories of a journey down the Mississippi 
Jun 4
David Shively 
Percussion and electronics. Music by Makan, Lucier and Tenney 
(New York) 


Sept 5
Dieter Mobius, Tom Erbe, Wobbly, Lesser 
Performing two generations of electronic musicians (West Coast 
and Switzerland) 
Oct 2
Ken Filiano and Anders Nilsson
Filiano, acoustic bass and Nilsson on guitar (New York)
Oct 18
Philippe Manoury’s en echo
Manoury, composer; Miller Puckette, live electronics; Juliana 
Snapper, soprano
Oct 19
Philippe Manoury’s en echo
Encore performance: previous night sold out so we held another 
performance this night
Nov 30
Michael Dessen Trio 
Dessen, trombone; Dan Weiss, drums and Chris Tordini, bass
Dec 17
Todd Reynolds 
Reynolds, violin and electronics (New York)







Mar 12
Pamela Z 
Voice and electronics (San Francisco)
Mar 25
Tristan Shone, electronics; Clint McCallum, voice; David Medine, 
live sound/electronics; Jason Ponce, live video; Rick Snow
April 22
Theo Bleckmann 
Acappella, electronically processed and improvised vocal music 
(New York)
May 21
Alex Nowitz 
Solo concert for voice and live electronics (Germany)





Jan 5
Margaret Noble and Susan Narucki 
Noble, electronics and acoustic instruments; Narucki, voice and 


Feb 9
Steven Schick 
Percussion solo of John Luther Adams “Mathematics of Resonant 
Mar 16
Scott Amendola & Wil Blades 
Amendola, percussion; Blades, organ (San Francisco) 
April 6
Wollesonic Meets Bombshell 
Kenny Wolleson, percussion (New York); Sean Conway, 
Bombshell performers
May 7
Michael Pisaro, Greg Stuart 
“Fields Have Ears” experimental percussion music & redfish, 


Sept 17
Matt Welch, Bagpipes 
Original and Traditional bagpipe compositions (New York) 
Oct 27
Sqwonk – Bass Clarinet Duo 
Jeff Anderle and Jonathan Russell (from San Francisco) 
Nov 19
Guy Klucevsek, Accordion 
Contemporary and traditional music for accordion (New York) 
Dec 17
Oliver Lake, Saxophone 
New and Improvised music (New York) 




Jan 13
Nels and Alex Cline 
Percussion. Rare performance by the Cline twins
Feb 10
Blevin Blectum 
Live Electronics with video 
Mar 10
Aiyun Huang
Percussion and Video (Montreal) 
April 14
Pamela Z and Lisle Ellis 
Pamela, voice, electronics, video and Ellis, bass and circuitry
May 12
Barnyard Drama 
Christine Duncan, voiceand Jean Martin, drums, turntables, 
loops (Montreal) 
Oct 6
John Bischoff 
Historical and new electronic / computer works (from San 
Nov 3
James Moore and Pablo Gomez
Moore, banjo, guitar, electronics (New York) and Gomez, guitar 
and electronics 
Dec 1
Hans Fjellestad & GE Stinson 
Fjellestad, Moog Synth, analog electronics and Stinson, guitar, 
computer and electronics (Los Angeles) 





2004-2008 BREAK TO GO TO NYC







Jan 15
En Echo 
Miller Puckette, electronics; Juliana Snapper, soprano; 
composition by Philippe Manoury 
Feb 11
Wofford / Ellis duo 
Mike Wofford, piano and Lisle Ellis, bass
Mar 22
Steve Feld 
Ethnomusicologist The Time of the Bells - recording and visuals 
of Italy, France and Finland





Jan 19
Aspect of Physics 
Jason Soares, Matt Lorenz, and JFRE Coad - electronics, guitars, 
and video
Jan 27
Brooklyn Sax Quartet 
David Bindman, Fred Ho, Sam Furnace, Chris Jones 
Feb 1
Raw Materials
Vijay Iyer, piano; Rudresh Mahanthappa, sax 
Feb 23
Marcelo and Marcos 
Marcelo Radulovich, electronics, Marcos Fernandes, phonography, 
field recordings. Video by Hans Fjellestad, Ivan Diaz-Robledo 
Mar 6
Rubble on Spruce 
Live experimental and improvised music - Hans Fjellestad and 
Battery Operated
Mar 9
Lisle Ellis/Paul Plimley 
Ellis, bass; Plimley, piano
Mar 15
Rubble on Spruce 
Hans, and Cosmologic w/ Michael Dessen, trombone; Jason 
Robinson, sax; Scott Walton, bass; Nate Hubbard, drums
Mar 24
Peter Brotzmann 
Brotzmann, sax; Marco Eneidi, sax; Jackson Krall, drums; Lisle 
Ellis, bass
April 6
El’Zabar / Bang / Bluiett 
Kahil El'Zabar, drums/ percussion; Billy Bang, violin; Hamiett 
Bluiett, sax and flute
April 10
Rubble on Spruce
Biggie Vinkeloe, sax; Mark Weaver; Harris Eisenstadt, drums 
with Nate Hubbard
April 12
Rubble on Spruce
Spring Reverb - with Trummerflora Collective. Kristy Cheadle, 
Donkey, Lisle Ellis, 
Hans Fjellestad, Robert Montoya, etc
April 26
What We Live
Larry Ochs, sax; Lisle Ellis, bass; Don Robinson, drums 
(San Francisco)
May 3
Satoko Fujii Quartet 
Satoko Fujii, piano; Natsuki Tamara, trumpet; Tatsuya Yoshikd, 
drummer; Takeharu Hayakawa, bass
May 11
Seth Misterka, sax and electronics; Jennifer Deveau, bass; 
Edward Kapparek, drums/visuals
May 25
Drew Daniels and MC Schmidt - experimental electronics
Sept 21
Trevor Watts Moire Music Trio 
Trevor Watts, sax; Colin McKensie, gass; Giarrpaolo Scatozza, 
percussion. from England
Sept 27
Jeanrenaud Trio 
Joan Jeanrenaud, cello; Miya Masaoka, koto; Larry Ochs, sax
Oct 5
Bailey and Lewis
Derek Bailey, guitar (England) ; George Lewis, trombone
Oct 19
Rubble on Spruce
CD Release - Nate Hubbard, drums; Las Cajoa del Ritmo: 
Ramon Amescua, Pepe Mogt, Jorge Ruiz
Oct 26
Chris Cutler (England) percussion and electronics; Thomas 
Dimuzio, live sampling and processing
Nov 9
Rubble on Spruce 
Phonography Marcos Fernandes, Marcelo Radulovich, 
Leticia Casteneda, and more
Nov 15
Ellis and Brown 
Lisle Ellis, bass and electronics; Chris Brown, electronics
Nov 23
John Lindberg World Star Trio
John Lindberg, bass; Adam Randolph, percussion, Pablo Calogero, 
Dec 6
Rova Sax Quartet 
Larry Ochs, Steve Adams, Jon Raskin, Bruce Ackley
Dec 7
Rubble on Spruce
lower case sound - Josh Russell, Tucker Dulin, Ilya Monosov
Dec 12
LAST CONCERT at Spruce Street Forum 
Lisle Ellis,electronics; Joelle Leandre, bass (France); Willie Winant, 
drums; George Lewis, trombone




Jan 7 Tribute to Robert Erikson  Concert performed by Erikson’s colleagues from UCSD - benefit for Music Dept Scholarship Fund
Feb 3 Saadet Turkoz  Vocalist – lives in Zurich from Kazakhstan / Turkey 
Feb 16 Shipp / Parker / Cleaver  Matthew Shipp, piano; William Parker, bass; Gerald Cleaver, drums
Feb 21 Derome/Tanguay Danse Jean Derome, sax, flutes, voice; Pierre Tanguay, drums, voice. (Montreal)
Feb 24 Joan Jeanrenaud  Solo acoustic cello, works by Terry Riley, Steve Mackey, and others 
Mar 2 Topaz

Erik Friedlander, cello; Stomu Takeishi, bass; Andy Laster, sax; Satoshi Takeishi, percussion

Mar 24 Misha Mengleberg  Solo piano (Amsterdam)
April 7  Paraphrase Tim Berne, reeds; Tom Rainey, drums; Drew Gress, bass 
April 14 Buckner and Kubera 

Tom Buckner, baritone; Joseph Kubera, piano

Music by Charles Ives/Lecture by Mitchell Morris about Ives preceded 

April 28 Alvin Curran  Solo piano and electronica 
May 5 Hans Fjellestad Solo electronics and video 
May 12 Griffin and Snapper  Sean Griffin, harpist and composer; Juliana Snapper, soprano
May 26 Stefano Scodonibbio Solo bass (Italy)
May 27 School Days 

Ken Vandemark, sax; Jeff Bishop, trombone; Ingebright Haker-Flaten, bass; Paal Nilssen-Love, drums; Kjell Nordeson, vibes

June 7 Street of Dreams Theresa Gunn’s presentation of at-risk students’ songs and music 
Sept 21 Amy Knoles  Percussion solo with video and electronics
Oct 19 Terry Riley  Terry, piano and synthesizer; George Brooks, sax; Krishna Bhatt, sitar 
Oct 26 Konk Pack  Thomas Lehn, analogue synthesizer; Tim Hodgkinson, steel guitar; Roger Turner, drums, percussion (Germany/England) 
Nov 9 Nortec Collective  Bostich and Plankton Man performs with Trummerflora Collective
Nov 16 Saadet Turkoz Saadet, vocalist and Eyvind Kang, viola 
Dec 1 Scot Ray Quintet  Alex Cline, drums; Nels Cline, electric guitar; Jeff Gauthier, electric violin; Steuart Liebig, bass, Scott Ray, trombone 
Dec 8 Steven Feld  Ethnomusicologist - The Sound of the Rainforest, video and sound - bird song of Papua New Guinea 
Jan 21 Vijay Iyer and Ben Goldberg Iyer, piano; Goldberg, clarinet
Jan 25 Frode Gjerstad Frode Gjerstad, sax; (Norway) William Parker, bass; Hamid Drake, percussion 
Feb 5 Triana  JD Parran, clarinets; Anthony Davis, piano; Bert Turetzky, bass
Feb 19 Paul Plimley  Piano solo 
Mar 4 Sarah Cahill Piano solo 
Mar 18 Mike Wofford Quartet  Wofford, piano; Holly Hofmann, flute; Duncan Moore, drums; Derk Lieszkiewicz, bass 
April 7 Terry Riley Terry Riley, piano; Stefano Scodanibbio, bass (Italy) 
April 22 Cecil Lytle  Solo piano
May 27 Cline / Stinson / Gauthier  Alex Cline, drums; Jeff Gauthier, electric violin, GE Stinson, guitars
June 2 Jason Robinson Ensemble  Robinson, sax; Anthony Davis, piano; Robert Perkins, percussion; Rob Thorsen, bass 
June 10 Liebig Trio  Steuart Liebig, bass; Billy Mintz, drums; Vinny Golia, woodwinds 
June 15 Van Hove/ Bauer  At St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral. Fred van Hove (Belgium), organ; Johannes Bauer, trombone (Germany) 
Sept 23 Lisle Ellis  Solo concert for bass and electronics 
Oct 14 Trio Three Andrew Cyrille, drums; Oliver Lake, saxes; Reggie Workman, drums
Oct 21 Bennink and Plimley  Han Bennink (Amsterdam), drums; Paul Plimley (Vancouver), piano
Nov 4 Ellery Eskelin Trio  Eskelin, sax; Andrea Parkins, accordion/sampler; Jim Black, drums 
Nov 11 Preston / Cline / Cline Don Preston, piano; Nels Cline, bass guitar; Alex Cline, percussion 
Dec 1 Scot Ray Quintet  Scot Ray, trombone; Alex Cline, drums; Nels Cline,electric guitar; Jeff Gauthier, violin; Steuart Liebig, bass guitars
Dec 9 Le Quon Ninh Ninh, percussionist from France
Dec 16 Michael Dessen Ensemble Dessen, trombone, plus UCSD performers
Jan 9 Cynthia Aaronson Davis Cynthia, soprano; Scott Walton, piano; Music by Strauss, Bernstein, Argento, Handel, A. Davis
Jan 16 GE and Alex  GE Stinson, guitars; Alex Cline, drums
Jan 31 Gloria Cheng Solo piano - Scriabin, Hindemuth, Applebaum, and more
Feb 6 Chris Brown  Chris Brown, piano and electronics
Feb 27 Project Punk #1  Ulfar Haraldsson, bass; Erik Griswold, keyboards; Terry Longshore/Brett Reed, percussion; Jason Robinson, sax; Glen Whitehead, trumpet
Mar 6 Hear  Hannes Giger, bass; Eric Fischer, vibraphone 
Mar 13 Jon Jang  Jon Jang, piano
Mar 18 Leroy Jenkins Leroy Jenkins, solo violin (AACM founding member)
Mar 20 Aleck Karis  Aleck Karis, solo piano - Philip Glass piano works
Mar 26 Steve Lacy Trio  Steve Lacy, soprano sax; Jean-Jacques Avenel, bass; John Betsch, drums
April 3 Michael Dessen Quintet  Dessen, trombone; Mike Wofford, piano; Kerry Campbell, sax; Rob Thorsen, bass; Craig Dawson, drums, Gil Castellano, trumpet
April 8-10 Improvisor’s Festival  Three days concerts/ symposiums, featuring Pauline Oliveros, LaDonna Smith, Eddie Provost, UCSD grad students
April 17 Vinny Golia Trio  Vinny Golia, saxes; Mike Wofford, piano; Mike Elizondo, bass
April 24 Wadada Smith Trio  Wadada, trumpet; Alex Cline, drums, Harumi, poetry
May 1 Joel Harrison Quartet  Harrison, guitars; Paul Hanson, bassoon; Devon Huff, bass; Russ Gold, drums
May 8 Gregg Bendian Quartet  Bendian, percussion; Jim Whitney, bass; David Witham, piano
May 14 Vanessa Tomlinson and Friends  Vanessa, percussion; UCSD colleagues; works by Erik Griswold, Jean-Charles Francois
May 18 City Winds Ensemble  Esther Landau, flute; Tom Nugent, oboe; Jim Freeman, clarinet; Zachary Limacher, horns; William Hunker, bassoon
May 29 GE Stinson, Nels Cline GE Stinson, guitars; Nels Cline, guitars
June 5 Michael Vlatkovich Trio  Vlatkovich, trombone; Anders Swanson, bass; Christopher Garcia, percussion
June 26 Anthony Davis/James Newton Anthony Davis, piano, improvisation/composition; James Newton, flute, improvisation/composition
Oct 16 Equal Interest Trio Myra Melford, piano; Leroy Jenkins, violin; Joseph Jarman, woodwinds
Oct 23 Steve Lacy  Steve Lacy, soprano saxophones, Irene Aebi, vocalist
Dec 4 Andrew Cyrille  Solo percussion
Dec 11 Pauline Oliveros Pauline, accordion; Dana Reason piano; Philip Geld, shakuhachi
Feb 14 Glenn Horiuchi  Glenn Horiuchi, shamisen; Francis Wong, Sax and violin; Bill Roper, tuba 
Feb 22 Improvisational Ensemble   Dan Plonsey, sax; Scott Walton, bass; Dana Reason, piano
Mar 1 Joel Harrison Quartet  Harrison, piano; Paul Hanson, bassoon; John Evans, bass; Russ Gold, drums
Mar 14 Fiddle Hickies- Traditional Irish Music Patric Petrie, fiddle; Peter Damahek, guitar, banjo, fiddle; Chris Davis, fiddle; Steve Blass, mandobanjo
Mar 18 What We Live Larry Ochs, sax; Lisle Ellis, bass; Don Robinson, drums 
April 5 CD Release Party  Patrick O’Keefe, clarinet; Jason Stanyek, guitar; Scott Walton, bass; Glen Whitehead, trumpet 
April 10 GE Stinson Quartet  Stinson, guitar; Steuart Liebig, bass; Jeff Gauthier, violin; Gregg Bendian, drums 
April 17 Buckner/Lewis Duo Tom Buckner, baritone; George Lewis, trombone
April 24 Arc-en-ciel Chamber Music Quartet  Theresa Tunnicliff, clarinet; Mary Szanto, cello; Igor Pandurski, violin; Linda Scott, piano -Messiaen, Satie 
May 1 Noah Howard Trio Noah Howard, sax; Anthony Davis, piano; Scott Walton, bass 
May 3 Chris Speed Band Chris, sax; Cuong Vu, trumpet; Skuli Sverson, bass; Jim Black, drums 
May 24 Eric Griswold’s Clocked Out  Celebrating the music of Sun Ra and Duke Ellington 
June 14 Gerry Hemingway Quartet  Hemingway, drums; Ray Anderson, trombone; Ellery Eskelin, sax; Mark Dresser, bass 
Oct 10 Rova Sax Quartet  Larry Ochs, Steve Adams, Jon Raskin, Bruce Ackley Saxophones
Oct 18 UCSD Women Composers/Performers Benefit to raise funds to atttend the Frau Musica Festival in Germany
Oct 24 StaLiQ Quartet  Steuart Liebig, bass; Alex Cline, drums; Jeff Gauthier, violin; Erik Barber, reeds 
Oct 25 Glossarium  Vinny Golia, saxes; Bert Turetzky, bass; Ed Harkins, brass (19 instruments) 
Nov 4 Yasuhiro Otani  From Tokyo, New Music composer for Mac and software - real time
Nov 7 Revontulet Ensemble  Jeanette Wrate, percussion; Jeff Gauthier, violin; Craig Ochikubo, keyboards; Anders Swanson, bass 
Nov 14 Brad Dutz Quartet  Dutz, percussion; Kim Richmond, woodwinds; plus 2 others
Nov 21 Skin and Bones  Terry Longshore and Brett Reed 
Dec 5 Vijay Iyer Solo piano
Dec 12 Paul Plimley Solo piano
Feb 15        Boom Crash Whack Wham Steve Schick and Vanessa Tomlinson
Feb 22 Boom Crash Whack Wham Skin and Bones Terry Longshore and Brett Reed
Mar 8 Leo Wadada Smith Leo and Harumi Nakimo Smith
April 27           American Jazz w/Bill Horowitz Band Bill Horowitz, guitar; Joseph Sabella, drums, Steve Adam, sax/flute
May 3 Rant Marita Bolles with mixed ensemble - flute, trumpet, guitar, bass, percussion
May 24 An Unlikely Pair  Harry Castle, computer and Janet Parish-Whittaker, flute
May 30 Uptown Music from Down Under Anthony Burr, clarinet; and Vanessa Tomlinson, percussion - contemporary composers 
June 21              Concert and CD Release party Lisa Cella, Terry Longshore, Syvia Re, Martha Renner/Sollberger composer
Aug 14 Kartik Seshadri  Kartik Seshadri, sitar and Arup Chatterjee, tabla
Aug 21 Shweta Jhaveri  Shweta Jhaveri, vocalist and Arup Chatterjee, tabla
Aug 23  Solo Concert Steve Schick, percussionist