IMA [ii-ma] 今. 瞬間 electronics (Jeanie-Aprille Tang) + percussion (Nava Dunkelman) w/ Megan Gage’s The Lily Project Jun 13 9Pm

electronics (Jeanie-Aprille Tang) + percussion (Nava Dunkelman)

Electro-Percussive duo of Jeanie-Aprille Tang and Nava Dunkelman. The origin of this project came from the intention to evoke emotions through timbres in percussion and electronics, as well as elements of structured improvisation.

IMA [ii-ma] 今. 瞬間 focuses in the present moment in time and other distorted time perspectives, mirroring, non-retrograde, reflection, modulation, paralleling, echoes and melodies in speech.

Jeanie-Aprille Tang aka Amma Ateria is an audio visual artist + electro-acoustic composer/improviser. Born in Hong Kong, she gravitates to rhythms of construction sites, roaming traffic, inaudible conversations, and airplanes. Her instrument is a collection of electronic hardware and plexi-glass.

Nava Dunkelman is a Bay Area based percussionist and improviser. Born in Tokyo, Japan and raised in a multi-cultural environment by an American father and Indonesian mother, Nava’s musical interests span the globe from Japanese taiko to Indonesian gamelan to American marching band, as well as performed classical to contemporary to the avant-garde.

IMA have performed and collaborated with avant garde pioneers such as John Zorn, Fred Frith, Ikue Mori, and many others.


The Lily Project

Megan Gage -vocals, Keith Penney – piano and accordion, Casey Lipka – bass, Rose Cangelosi – drums, Randy McKean – saxophone.

With her group The Lily Project, Sacramento-native vocalist Megan Gage performs her ethereal yet driving original compositions and improvisations with bass, drums and piano. In both composition and performance, Megan draws equally from her experience singing jazz and the hours spent pining in her teenage years to ’90s female singer-songwriters, and for many of her compositions, Megan uses text as a starting point; she reveres the way lyric and melody can compound each other’s effect. Megan’s first set with the group in 2014 marked the 10th anniversary of her aunt Lily’s suicide by setting to music and improvisation the poetry Lily composed over her lifetime.

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