The Lab

The Lab is a nonprofit experimental art and performance space located in the Mission District of San Francisco.

First Light: Obelisk Trio

11/13/2016 08:00 PM - 11:00 PM PT


  • $15.00


Obelisk is Chris Brown, piano and computer; Theresa Wong, cello, voice, and amplification; and Kyle Bruckmann, oboe and analog electronics.  The trio performs compositions in just intonation by Chris Brown extended with free improvisations and interactive computer interventions.  This concert includes the world premiere of First Light, set to poetry by Jackson MacLow and harmonies composed using Harry Partch's 43-tone tuning.  Also included is the premiere of a restored version of Brown's signature work Snakecharmer (1988), for soloist and digital feedback network.  Obelisk (2015), an improvisation structure in a 7-limit tuning for the trio with interactive electronics, rounds out the program.

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