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Recent Performances
November 3, 2013. Fred Frith Trio w/ Surplus 1980. 8PM.
Brick and Mortar, 1710 Mission St, San Francisco.
Fred Frith, along with Jordan Glenn (drums) and Jason Hoopes (upright bass), will come back as the awesome trio they are, playing creative music for your earbuds. Opening is Moe! Staiano's current re-re-vamped post-punk project, Surplus 1980 that features members of Inner Ear Brigade, Eskimo, the Molecules, and others.
October 20, 2013. Pitta of the Mind at Berkeley Arts. 8PM.
2133 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA.
Pitta of the Mind (Amar Chaudhary and Maw Shein Win) with their blend of music, poetry and obsession with cats and a yet-to-be-determined theme.
October 8, 2013. Reconnaissance Fly at 50 Mason.
50 Mason St.
A benefit program for San Francisco Community Radio, sfcommunityradio.org.
October 5, 2013. APAture '13 - Opening Party and Gallery Reception. 7PM.
Arc Studios and Gallery, 1246 Folsom Street.
Kearny Street Workshop proudly presents APATURE 2013: A Window into the Art of Emerging Asian Pacific American Artists. Join us for our FREE opening party and gallery reception! Amar, performing as CatSynth, will present an electronic music and visual piece on the subject of identity and the color blue. Other APA artists performing as well, including featured artist Michael Namkung.
September 15, 2013. Amar Chaudhary / Polly Moller duo at the Nunnery. 2PM.
The Nunnery, 25th Street near Alabama, San Francisco.
The Nunnery presents the first concert initiating a bimonthly series of improvised music - an afternoon of improvisations at The Nunnery - Polly Moller + Amar Chaudhary and RTD3 (Heglin/Nunn/Carroll)
September 14, 2013. 6PM.
Rooz Cafe, 1918 Park Boulevard, Oakland, CA.
Reconnaissance Fly returns to the live stage with a new member and an almost-completed album. We will be joined by The Co-Op and Grex.
September 13, 2013. Pitta of the Mind at Bay Area Ladyfest. 8PM.
The Web, 355 12TH ST. @ Webster St., Oakland, CA.
FREAKY FRIDAY- FOLK/NOIZE/QUEER4ThaEARZ. Pitta of the Mind (Amar Chaudhary and Maw Shein Win) open the first music night of Ladyfest with a special punk-themed blend of music, poetry, costumes, and obsession with cats.
August 18, 2013. μHausen (micro-Hausen) at Camp Happy. noon.
A mini version of the Woodstockhausen returns as part of the 2012 Camp Happy Festival in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Amar will perform a live electronic set on the theme of cats and the color purple.
August 17, 2013. Koinonia Music Fest. 8PM.
Rooz Cafe, 1918 Park Boulevard, Oakland, CA.
Performance of Polly Moller's Flip Quartet as part of the festival.
August 10, 2013. Performance at BPOW! (Battery Powered Orchestra Workshop). 6PM-10PM.
Cymaspace, 4634 NE Garfield Ave, Portland, OR.
BPOW (Battery Powered Orchestra Workshop) is a 2-day interactive festival dedicated to the art of salvaged sound and DIY electronics. Amar as CatSynth will be one of the featured guest artists for the Saturday night performances, with custom software, iPad, analog modular synth, folk instruments and toys.
July 26, 2013. Outsound Music Summit: Emanation and Artifacts. 8PM.
Community Music Center. 544 Capp Street @ 20th, San Francisco.
An evening of objects, electronics, tapes, and found sound curated by Amar Chaudhary, featuring Fuzzybunny, David Molina's Transient, and Matt Davignon's PMOCOTAT ensemble.
July 21, 2013. Outsound Music Summit: Touch the Gear Expo. 7PM.
Community Music Center. 544 Capp Street @ 20th, San Francisco.
The Kick off event to one of the most comprehensive experimental music festivals on the West Coast! Several musicians and sound artists will be presenting a variety of musical instruments and devices. Free and open to the public.
June 27, 2013. 100 Performances Redux at PSi19. 7PM.
Stanford University, Building 550, Atrium.
Twenty five two-minute performances curated back-to-back-to-back. Pitta of the Mind (Amar Chaudhary and Maw Shein Win) opens the evening with an interplanitary performance of poetry, electronic music, and silver.
June 3, 2013. Monday Makeout: Mark Clifford's Dirty Snacks + Grex + Moe!'s Surplus 1980. 8PM.
Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd Street, San Francisco.
Surplus 1980 will be joined by Mark Clifford's Dirty Snacks and Karl Evangelista's Grex.
June 2, 2013. Too Many Tigers, with Tiger in the Tall Grass (Amar Chaudhary and David Samas). 8PM.
2133 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA.
Tiger in the Tall Grass: Digitalia and Analogues Amar Chaudhary, aps and electronics; David Samas, voice
May 29, 2013. Listo/ReCardiacs Fly/Leone & Mendoza duo. 9PM.
Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA.
Live at the Hemlock Tavern - head-banging, head-scratching art-pop! Headlined by Oakland-based duo Listo, with ReCardiacs Fly and a duo featuring Dominique Leone and Ava Mendoza
May 18, 2013. Surplus 1980, Dominique Leone band, Street Priest at Life Changing Ministries.
Life Changing Ministries, 1629 E 8th St, Oakland, CA.
Bay Area avant-prog, noise and improv is the best ticket in town. DOMINIQUE LEONE band (DL, Ava Mendoza, Jordan Glenn, Aaron Novik and special guest Mark Clifford), Moe Staiano's SURPLUS 1980 and STREET PRIEST (Jacob Felix Huele, Matt Chandler, Kristian Aspelin).
May 15, 2013. Surplus 1980 Album Release!. 9PM.
Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA.
We (Surplus 1980) will be celebrating the release our new album on vinyl and CD: Arterial Ends Here. With Disonova and Aberrant Phase.
April 11, 2013. Sonic Block Party - hosted by Smule.
The Public Works SF, 161 Erie Street, San Francisco.
Smule is throwing a party to bring friends in the tech world together with Art, Music, and Expressive Technology. Featuring photo exhibition by Amar along with live performances by various artists.
April 5, 2013. Noisy with a chance of TEXT. 8PM.
Turquoise Yantra Grotto, 32 Turquoise Way, San Francisco.
breaking the ultimate taboo in noise- meaning. Featuring Red Thread: CJ Borosque and Laurie Amat; and Pitta of the Mind: Amar Chaudary and Maw Shein Win. The theme will be leopard print.
March 3, 2013. Godwaffle Noise Pancakes. 12PM noon.
The Lab, 2948 16th Street (@ Capp), San Francisco.
Solo set of noise-synth music with a decidedly purple theme.
February 23, 2013. Surplus 1980 - ReCardiacs Fly - Cash Pony !!!. 8:30PM.
The Starry Plough, 3101 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA.
Double appearance in post-punk projects Surplus 1980 and ReCardiacs Fly.
January 31, 2013. Pitta of the Mind, with Lisa Mezzacappa/Noah Phillips duo. 8PM.
Luggage Store Gallery, 1007 Market Street @ 6th Street, San Francisco.
8PM - Lisa Mezzacappa (bass) - Noah Phillips (guitar) Duo 9PM - Pitta of the Mind (Amar Chaudhary and Maw Shein Win)
December 10, 2012. Reconnaissance Fly / Greg Willet Trio at Luna's Cafe. 7:30PM.
Luna's Cafe, 1414 16th Street, Sacramento, CA.
Reconnaissance Fly is back hoping to get stuck in the Luna's Cafe guacamole once more. We are supporting the Greg Willett Trio on the Nebraska Mondays series. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the lovely Luna's Cafe and we think it's our...4th time playing there? We think. And we love Mr. Luna and Ross Hammond for continuing to have us back. Foods, drinks, and charmingly incoherent art-pop can be yours!
December 5, 2012. Surplus 1980 + Satya Sena + Electric Chair Repair Co.. 9PM.
Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th Street, San Francisco..
Surplus 1980 is a post-punk band of a rotating line up of some fine musicians, many extending from great bands to be heard on this project including members from the Ex, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, and Faun Fables, among others, including Mute Socialite.
November 15, 2012. Ambient-Chaos featuring Groupthink, Amar Chaudhary, LathanFlinAli, Charity Chan. 7:30PM.
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow, Second Floor, New York.
Robert L. Pepper (PAS) and Damien Olsen present: Ambient-Chaos Night. LathanFlinAli, Groupthink, Amar Chaudhary, Charity Chan, live at the Spectrum Loft Space in Manhattan. Spectrum is a new loft space dedicated to experimental and music. The event starts early. So please be there by 7:30 to settle in and enjoy the frequencies.
November 1, 2012. LSG New Music Series - Reconnaissance Fly also KREation. 8PM.
Luggage Store Gallery, 1007 Market Street @ 6th Street, San Francisco.
8pm Reconnaissance Fly Chris Broderick - clarinet/bass clarinet/C-melody saxophone, Amar Chaudhary - keyboard/electronics, Polly Moller - flute/bass flute/voice, Larry the O - drums, Tim Walters - bass guitar/electronics. 9pm KREation (Los Angeles) Kevin Robinson - Woodwinds, John Schwerbel - Keyboard Evan Jiroudek - Drums, Caroline Cirone - Bass
October 27-28, 2012. San Francisco Open Studios. noon-6PM.
Art Explosion, 2425 17th St, San Francisco.
Open Studios featuring new and existing work exploring the urban landscape, iPhone photography and personal identity. Saturday and Sunday noon to 6PM at Art Explosion 17th St.
October 13, 2012. "Obake Yashiki" (Ghost House) Opening Reception. 12PM-3PM.
Arc Studios and Gallery, 1246 Folsom Street.
"Obake Yashiki" (Ghost House), artwork by Priscilla Otani & Judy Shintani sound installation by Amar Chaudhary. An atmospheric space in-between worlds is glimpsed in this installation. Fragments of sound from crickets, chanting monks and Japanese instruments envelope Japanese lanterns, womanly silhouettes and floating deteriorating kimonos. Obake Yashiki or Ghost House, is a dwelling place of spirits that continue to haunt us. The closing reception will feature a butoh dance performance from 1:30-2PM.
October 6, 2012. Moe! Staiano's Long Annual ROCK LOTTO. 9:30PM-12:30AM.
The Starry Plough, 3101 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA.
Rock Lotto, curated by Moe! Staiano, features over 20 musicians from rock, jazz, noise, and various subgenres thereof. Participants submit their name and the instrument they play. Then the names are drawn from a hat to form bands. The bands have about a month or so to write about three to five songs, or about a 20-minute live set, and then everyone gets together to rock in front of an audience.
September 28, 2012. Transitions 2012, Night 2: Interactive Electronic Music. 8-9:30PM.
CCRMA (The Knoll) Courtyard, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA..
CCRMA celebrates the start of the 2012 season with Transitions, two evenings of outdoor, under-the-stars concerts showcasing music from the CCRMA community. Friday's program will explore live interactive performances and the diverse ecology of musical performance systems that dwell at CCRMA, as well as a networked collaboration/broadcast with Mexico's Radio UNAM. Live electronic music will be Friday night's focus, with a range of new works featuring mixed instrumental and electronic performance, group improvisations, and new musical interfaces.
September 22, 2012. "Obake Yashiki" (Ghost House) Opening Reception. 6PM-9PM.
Arc Studios and Gallery, 1246 Folsom Street.
"Obake Yashiki" (Ghost House), artwork by Priscilla Otani & Judy Shintani sound installation by Amar Chaudhary. An atmospheric space in-between worlds is glimpsed in this installation. Fragments of sound from crickets, chanting monks and Japanese instruments envelope Japanese lanterns, womanly silhouettes and floating deteriorating kimonos. Obake Yashiki or Ghost House, is a dwelling place of spirits that continue to haunt us.
September 14, 2012. Art Explosion Open Studios. 7PM.
Art Explosion, 2425 17th St, San Francisco.
Photography exhibition at Art Explosion's Spring Open Studios. New and existing work exploring the urban landscape, iPhone photography and personal identity. Opening-night party on Friday, September 14, at 7PM, with additional open days on Saturday and Sunday, September 15-16 from noon to 5PM.
August 25, 2012. 11th Annual Transbay Skronkathon.
2133 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA.
The Skronkathon returns after a year hiatus, with a full day of new music, BBQ and fun. Program goes from about 1PM to 10PM with numerous members of the Bay Area new-music community. Amar Chaudhary and Maw Shein Win will perform a music-and-poetry duo at 5PM. There will be lots of silver.
August 24, 2012. Jack O' the Clock, Reconnaissance Fly, and Vegan Butcher. 9PM.
The Starry Plough, 3101 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA.
Reconnaissance Fly will bring their "charmingly incoherent art-pop" to the Starry Plough in a show that also features Jack O' the Clock and Vegan Butcher.
August 12, 2012. μHausen (micro-Hausen) at Camp Happy. 1PM-4PM.
Boulder Creek, CA.
A mini version of the Woodstockhausen returns as part of the 2012 Camp Happy Festival in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Amar will perform a mystery live electronic set.
August 5, 2012. sfSound presents The Music of Changes.
The Lab, 2948 16th Street (@ Capp), San Francisco.
Part of sfSound's yearlong series celebrating John Cage's centennial. Amar will be performing in Cage's piece Music for Amplified Toy Pianos (1960).
August 1, 2012. DJ Catsynth guest host on KUSF World of Wonder. 12AM.
Online at http://savekusf.org/listen-to-kusf-in-exile.
Guest host of Matt Davignon's World of Wonder program on KUSF in Exile. I will play a variety of new music and more idiomatic rhythms. More info at World of Wonder.
July 16, 2012. Outsound Music Summit: Composers' Forum. 7PM.
Community Music Center. 544 Capp Street @ 20th, San Francisco.
I will be hosting a panel discussion with four composers from this year's Outsound Music Summit: John Shiurba, Christina Stanley, Benjamin Ethan Tinker, and Matthew Goodheart.