March 11th and 12th at 7:30pm Dresher Davel Invented Intrument Duo at Mondavi Center for the Arts, Davis, CA.
Joel and Paul Dresher work innovative creations the Hurdy-Grande, Quadrachord, Buchla Lightning, and Marimba Lumina.
On April 21st Joel joins a featured percussion section on Milhaud's "L'homme et son desir" as part of "Music From the Fault Zone: Experimental Music at Mills College (1939 to the present)" The festival runs Thursday to Sunday, April 21-24 with many other worthy shows as well.
3 shows of Vân-Ánh Võ and Blood Moon Orchestra (quartet with Jimi Nakagawa, Joel Davel, Kev Choice)
May 14th, 2022 7:30pm at Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Oakland, CA
May 15th 2022, 11:30am at Asian Art Museum
May 29th 2022, 2:30pm Palace Legion of Honor SF, CA (for Au Co)
June 16-18 8pm, June 19th 3pm Margaret Jenkins Dance Company presents "Global Moves" at the Presidio Theater in SF.
A collaboration with dance artists from China, India, and Israel joining MJDC. Collaborating with Paul Dresher and Rinde Eckert
June 21st, 2022 5pm-9pm, Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland, CA
Dresher Davel Invented Instrument Duo play 4 sets in the Middle Chapel at the annual solstice event Garden of Memory, alternating with and joining Carl Stone.
June 25th at 8pm and June 26th 7pm "Both Eyes Open" also premieres at the Presidio Theater in SF.
Marimba Lumina plays a key and unique role in an instrumental quartet accompaniment of this 3 person multimedia opera that mines the Japanese-American experience around World War II.
July 7-17th, 2022 Mexican Heritage Plaza (theater), San Jose, CA (8 shows)
Joel performs with Guillermo Galindo in a trio to accompany the premiere of Teatro Visión's Raíces: el libro de los caminos. This includes the many guest artists from Mexico City's La Quinta Teatro. (Performed in Spanish with music throughout.)
August 14th, 2022 Phô Tú Temple Hayward, CA 1:30pm
Vân-Ánh Võ and Blood Moon Orchestra (Jimi Nakagawa, Joel Davel, Aaron Germaine) and taiko with the community of Chanh Tam
October 8th, 2022 SF Music Day at the War Memorial Building
Noon, John Schott and the William Winant percussion group premiering new works by John Schott (Joel on vibes)
October 27th, 2022 7pm Taplin Auditorium, Princeton, NJ
Vân-Ánh Võ and Blood Moon Orchestra (Jimi Nakagawa, Joel Davel, Adam Fong) with Charya Burt
January 12-14, 2023 "Both Eyes Open" opera at The Flea Manhattan NYC
March 3-12th, 2023
Dresher-Davel Invented Instrument Duo accompanies a new ShadowLight premiere. (details to follow)
April 22-24th, 2023 Bing Hall, Stanford, CA
Vân-Ánh Võ and Blood Moon Orchestra (Jimi Nakagawa, Joel Davel, Adam Fong) with Charya Burt world premiere of Mekong: LIFE at Stanford LIVE
May 9-12th 2023. NYC Carnegie Hall (Zankel) educational concerts
Vân-Ánh Võ and Blood Moon Orchestra
July 5-7th, 2023 Barcelona, Spain
dNaga at the World Parkinson's congress. Joel compositions and live performance.
April 8 2021, 8pm Vân-Ánh Võ and Blood Moon Orchestra (as a trio) San Jose Jazz streaming May 6th 2021
April 29 2021 Claudine Naganuma and Joel join Pearl Ubungen and friends for a dance performance at Lands End, SF
May 27, 2021 Vân-Ánh Võ and Blood Moon Orchestra (as a trio) stream May 27th 2021for Asian Art Museum SF series
June 13th, 2021 7pm "With Friends Like These" virtual concert series broadcast. Wuth Paul Dresher, Joel Davel, Rinde Eckert, Vân-Ánh Võ and Sarah Cahill. https://therehearsalstudio.blogspot.com/2021/06/paul-dresher-performs-with-friends.html
July 25 4pm, July 30th 8pm West Edge Opera performs Elizabeth Cree at Bruns Amphitheater (Cal Shakes), Orinda CA
Joels joins the orchestra in the pit. (August 7th Cancelled)
August 22, 2021, 1pm Vân-Ánh Võ and Blood Moon Orchestra (as a trio) Pho Tu Temple, Hayward, CA
September 12, 2021 3pm
dNaga perform in Kensington with Joel on xylophone and water gongs
October 2, 2021 5pm Mosais Festival at Mexican Heritage Plaza, San Jose, CA
Vân-Ánh Võ and Blood Moon Orchestra (as a quintet with Ray Faruta and Kai Eckert)
October 30 and 31st, 2021
Pacific Chamber Orchestra readings for composer's workshop. (perucussion)
Nov 1, 2021 7pm 75 S 11th San Jose, CA
Nov 3, 2021 12pm Live streamed noon concert from Santa Clara University
A septet of musicans from around the country including percussion, taiko, mandolin, dan Tranh, french horn, Marimba Lumina, and flute led by Ray Faruta plays new works in celebration of Dias de las Muertos
Dec 5th Zellerbach Playhouse, UC Berkeley. 7:30pm
Cal Performances presents Vân-Ánh Võ and Blood Moon Orchestra (featuring Vân-Ánh Võ, Jimi Nakagawa, Joel Davel, Kai Eckert with special guests Kev Choice and Mahsa Vahdat)
April 24-26 2020, 8pm POSTPONED
The Paul Dresher Ensemble presents: They Will Have Been So Beautiful - song cycle for Electro-Acoustic Band and vocalist, Amy X Neuburg with commissioned works by: Lisa Bielawa, Jay Cloidt, Conrad Cummings, Paul Dresher, Fred Frith, Guillermo Galindo, Carla Kihlstedt, Amy X Neuburg, Ken Ueno, and Pamela Z. Joel will be on Marimba Lumina throughout. Z Space, SF
March 22nd includes Todd Jolly's jazz mass at St. John's in Berkeley and an appearance with Vân-Ánh Võ in the afternoon in San Francisco. POSTPONED
May 15-17, 2020 POSTPONED
Opera Parallele presents the revised opera score of Harvey Milk at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
Joel on percussion.
May 29-31, 2020
dNagapresents a program about mothers and daughters at PDE, with music composed and performed by Joel Davel POSTPONED
June 6-7, 2020
New Choir, Palo Alto POSTPONED
Margaret Jenkins Dance Company collaboration: Breathing at the Boundaries. MJDC.org
With music by Paul Dresher and Joel collaborating and performed December with collaborators safely in a partially shared space and streamed December 29, 2020
Playing with the the BSO for the composer competition at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music
The Oakland Symphony. On the "Notes from the African Diaspora" program Joel plays xylophone for the Florence Price work and then timbales as part of Ellington's Harlem
March 28-31, 2019
Opera Parallele presents the premiere of "Today it Rains" by Laura Kaminsky at Z Space, San Francisco
Joel on percussion/mallets.
May 3-8, 2019 dNaga presents performances in Kyoto and at the Toyosu Arts Center in Tokyo. Joel's accompanies live, playing works works composed for the program.June 15 and 16, 2019 The Dresher/Davel Instrument Duo perform an evening of music at ODC Theater in San Francisco Joel performs on Buchla Lightning and Marimba Lumina. Dresher and Davel perform on the Quadrachord and the Hurdy Grande.
July: Joel accompanies classes and performs solo work for the Axis Dance Company's Summer intensive
September 6th: Both Eyes Open showing in NYC at Shapeshifter in Brooklyn . Joel on Marimba Lumina with the Ipse Ensemble
September 12-15 MJDC presents "Trace Figures" at DZINE in San Francisco with Dresher-Davel duo playing live
October 19th and 20th. Fremont Symphony performs "Broadway Rocks" with Joel on drum set throughout the 25 tune set.
January 26th and 27th, 2018, 8pm
The Paul Dresher Ensemble presents: The Electro-Acoustic Band + Living Earth Show Z Space, San Francisco
February 12, 2018, 8pm
Mills College Songlines series: a Lecture/Performance-Demo by Joel Davel: “Control Freak: Don Buchla's Approach to Performance Instruments”
February 14-18, 2018
Opera Parallele presents One Story, Two Operas (Heggie/Bernstein) at SFJazz Miner Auditorium, San Francisco
Joel on percussion.
April 15th, 2018 The Dresher/Davel Instrument Duo perform on the final day of the CSMA Electronic Music Festival. Mountain View, CA Joel performs on Buchla Lightning. Dresher and Davel perform on the Quadrachord and the Hurdy Grande.
December 7-9, 2018 Opera Parallele presents The Little Prince at Marines Memorial Theater, San Francisco. Music performed by Keisuke Nakagoshi on piano and Joel Davel on acoustic percussion and Marimba Lumina
February 10-12, 2017
Opera Parallele presents Dove's "Flight". Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF.
Many fine musicians and Two Marimba Lumina's in the pit played by Joel Davel and Nick Woodbury.
February 17th, 2017
"Presidio Sessions" 6pm-7:30pm. Presidio Officers' Club, San Francisco (FREE Friday night concerts)
Dresher-Davel Duo performance of Glimpse from Afar (for Quadrachord and Marimba Lumina) plus Two Sense: Ashley Bathgate and Lisa Moore and also Sarah Cahill to celebrate recent Dresher recording.
February 24th, 2017
7pm, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Arkansas
Galindo's Circular Callers Quartet. A performance with instruments made from discarded materials at the Mexico-US border and manifested by the Guillermo Galindo and Richard Misrach collaboration.
March 7th, 2017
The Dresher/Davel Instrument Duo at USC School of Music, Los Angeles. 7:30pm Newman Recital Hall FREE
Pieces by Dresher and Davel for Quadrachord, Hurdy Grande, Marimba Lumina and Buchla Lightning.
April 22nd and 23rd, 2017
Celebrating the late Don Buchla's 80th Birthday. Gray Area, 22nd and Mission. San Francisco
"Joel Davel and the Circus of Associates" featuring Joel Davel as the ringmaster in duos with Peter Apfelbaum, Amy X Neuburg, Brian Rice, Karl Sevareid, and Claudine Naganuma.
The duos alternate sets with other notable performers in a fast paced musical adventure.
Joel performs on Buchla Thunder, Buchla Lightning II and III, Marimba Lumina Gold and 3.5, 200e system, and Music Easel.
May 12-14, 2017
SomARTs SF.dNaga presents: SHIFT
These performances feature over an hour of Joel Davel's recorded scores for the dance company.
May 18th, 2017 8pm
The Dresher/Davel Instrument Duo at the Center for New Music, SF
Dresher and Davel perform "Moving Parts" for the Hurdy Grande as part of the MicroFest North series.
June 21st, 2017 5pm-9pm, Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland, CA
This year's Garden of Memory event includes a Buchla Memorial Concert featuring Joel Davel in solo, duos, and trios with Peter Apfelbaum, Amy X Neuburg, Nannick Bonnel, and Claudine Naganuma.
Joel performs on Buchla Thunder, Buchla Lightning II and III, Marimba Lumina Gold and 3.5, 200e system, and Music Easel.
Paul Dresher and Joel Davel also perform "Glimpse from Afar" in the Middle Chapel
July 15, 2017 at 7pm. July 16, 2017 at2pm
dNaga presents: Circle of Sisterhood
Joel performs live on Marimba Lumina throughout, performing new compositions for Marimba Lumina and Buchla Lightning
July 29th. Inuksuit SF Coastline near the Sutro Baths ruins 1pm FREE
SFJazz presents a John Luther Adams music festival. This performance features up to 60 percussionists throughout the area.
Joel will build up his inuksuit with a giant bass drum and 7 tomtoms.
August 12th, 2017, 3pm FREE
Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts 1428 Alice St. Oakland, CA
Joel performs in collaborations with the participants if AXIS dance company's summer choreography intensives.
August 12th, 2017, 8pm
August 17th, 2017, 8pm
August 20th, 2017, 8pm
West Edge Opera presents Libby Larsen's "Frankenstein"
This years performances will be at the Pacific Pipe Company's space in West Oakland.
Joel will perform on marimba, vibraphone, glockenspeil, chimes, . . . . an active part.
September 24th, 2017 3pm
The Dresher/Davel Instrument Duo perform at SF Music Day at the War Memorial Taube Atrium Theater, SF
Dresher and Davel perform on both the Quadrachord and the Hurdy Grande.
October 7th, 2017
Joel performs with the Mesopotamia Symphony at the California Theater, San Jose.
October 20th, 2017 8pm
The Dresher/Davel Duo performs "Karoshi" for bass and electronic mallets in concert of Jay Cloidt's music.
UC-Berkeley's Hertz Hall.
November 18th, 2017. Joel plays percussion with Chora Nova. Berkeley, CA 7:30pm
December 2&3th, 2017 Joel plays percussion on an Allan Bevan premiere for Soli Deo Gloria choir. Alameda and Palo Alto, CA
December 10th 4pm and Dec. 13th 8pm. Joel is the featured accompanist on percussion and Marimba Lumina for the WomenSing choir in "Beginning with a Bang".
Berkeley, CA and Orinda, CA
January 29th, 2016
workshop residency/performance with collaborators on a new opera "Both Eyes Open"
February 11th, 2016
Circular Callers Quartet. A performance with instruments made from discarded materials at the Mexico-US border and manifested by the Guillermo Galindo and Richard Misrach collaboration.
The result of a project profiled on NPR. http://www.npr.org/…/lost-then-found-along-the-border-objec…
Exploratorium, SF ,CA.
Februrary 21st, 2016
Amy X Neuburg, Paul Dresher, and Joel Davel perform reduced versions of Amy and Paul's compositions for voice and Electro-Acoustic Band A Picture Screen Stands In Solitude.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
March 4th-5th, 2016
Computer Kid opera, presented by "Solo Opera" company. Joel on percussion. Marja Mutru on piano conducted by William Long.
Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA
March 6th, 2016 2pm
Circular Calls Quartet/Border Cantos at MACLA 510 S 1st St, San Jose CA
March 18th, 2016
In and Out of Shadows. A musical sourced from "dreamer" immigrant stories with music by Emily Klion. Joel performs on drum set wtih John Schott, guitar and Dan Zemelmann, keyboards
12pm and 7pm Hartnell College, Salinas, CA
June 4th, 2016, 2:30pm
Circular Calls Quartet/Border Cantos at San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose CA
Performance with instruments made from discarded materials at the Mexico-US border and manifested by the Guillermo Galindo
June 4th-5th, 2016 8pm
Accompanying "New Choir" in a piece for choir and 2 percussion. Palo Alto, CA
June 21st, 2016
June 21, 2008 5pm-9pm
Summer Solstice/Garden of Memory concert. Paul Dresher and Joel perform duo repertoire, often experimenting around the edges of compositions that are yet to get codified.
June 24-25, 2016
They Will Have Been So Beautiful - song cycle for Electro-Acoustic Band and vocalist, Amy X Neuburg with commissioned works by: Lisa Bielawa, Jay Cloidt, Conrad Cummings, Paul Dresher, Fred Frith, Guillermo Galindo, Carla Kihlstedt, Amy X Neuburg, Ken Ueno, and Pamela Z. (Joel on Marimba Lumina.)
Z Space, SF
July 9th, 2016
Paul Dresher and Joel perform "Moving Parts" on the Hurdy Grande as part of the benefit concert for the Center for New Music window gallery.
Center for New Music, SF, CA
July 21st, 2016
Border Cantos closing party full performance. San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA. A gallery performance with instruments made from discarded materials at the Mexico-US border and manifested by the Guillermo Galindo and Richard Misrach collaboration.
The result of a project profiled on NPR. http://www.npr.org/…/lost-then-found-along-the-border-objec… Live gallery performances in 2016 anticipated.
July 30th, Aug 7th and 13th, 2016
Janacek's Cunning Little Vixen is presented by West Edge Opera at the old 16th Station downtown Oakland. Joel on percussion. Orchestra conducted by Jonathan Khuner.
August 30-31, Sept 3-4, 2016
Erling Wold's opera UKSUS is presented at the Oakland Metro Operahouse. Stellar musicians grace the stage plus Joel on vibraphone and drum set. Ensemble conducted by Brian Nies.
September 13th, 2016
The premier of Act 1 of Max Duyker's opera "Both Eyes Open" (Joel plays Marimba Lumina.)
Part of the NEON new music festival.
Winchester Cultural Center, Las Vegas, NV
September 19th and 20th, 2016
Miya Masaoka's A Line Becomes a Circle. Joel on percussion.
Theatre of Yugen, SF, CA
September 20th and 22nd, 2016
dNaga performs to 5 pieces of music composed/performed/recorded by Joel. (Proteinology, Elephantine Spider, Shock n Shake, Wires at Attention, Brooklyn's Peace)
World Parkinson's Congress events, Portland OR
September 22nd, 2016
Miya Masaoka's A Line Becomes a Circle performed in Philly.
The ICA, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
October 13th, 2016
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra play Petrushka and well as a premiere by collaborator Paul Dresher. Joel in the percussion section.
Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, CA
November 8th, week of
Residency at University of Maine with Paul Dresher
November 16th, 2016
Paul Dresher Double Duo in residence, performance on the 16th.
Other projects in the works:
Dresher-Davel Duo performance at USC March 6th or 7th, 2017
January 11th, 2015
sfSoundGroup Victoria Theater in SF for pieces by Robert Erickson and Luc Ferrari. http://www.sfsound.org/tape/
Premiere of the opera "The Lariat". I'll be part of a quartet of piano, flute, cello and percussion (Marimba Lumina and acoustic percussion). Thick House in SF (18th and DeHaro) for the next two weekends. More at http://scolavox.org/contemporary-opera.html
March 6-8, 2014
Yet another premiere of an opera--this one by another fine local composer, Erling Wold. Vibes and drum set. The 8-piece band is full of great players and in full view. Dance Mission Theater, SF https://www.facebook.com/events/795864553821205/
May 8th - June 7th, 2014
New production of Peter and the Starcatcher at South Coast Repertory. A pianist and I join the company on stage playing a myriad of percussion instruments and complement it with Marimba Lumina. http://scr.org
June 19 & 20 @ 7–9 pm June 21 @ 2–4 pm
My composition and on-stage solo performance throughout for the dNaga show titled “Lovely Gibberish". Playing Marimba Lumina. Laney College Theater, Oakland, CA http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1423794. or www.dNaga.org.
June 21st, 2016
June 21, 2008 5pm-9pm
Summer Solstice/Garden of Memory concert. Joel performs solo works and alternates 1/2 hour sets with Amy X Neuburg.
July 25th - August 8th, 2015
West Edge Opera's production of Berg's "Lulu" opens tonight. An orchestral reduction from 7 percussionists to just one means I'll be covering a myriad of percussion on both acoustic percussion and Marimba Lumina.
The 16th St Station in Oakland is a great setting. www.westedgeopera.org/lulu
A new recorded composition, "The Spider Inside Her", premieres West Wave Dance Festival 24 at Z Space
Oct 24 7pm; 25 1pm 7pm; 30th eve; 31st 1pm and 7pm, 2015
Company C’s premiere of the Halloween themed “Arcane”. “keyboard” (Marimba Lumina really) with a 10-piece ensemble in support of this dance company and original score by Mike Krisukas: We’ll be in front of the stage and quite visible. Cowell Theater/Fort Mason, SF. http://www.companycballet.org/support/events_arcane.html
Recent years: 2002-2014
August 29th to September 28, 2014
Magical adaption of The Tempest directed by Aaron Posner and Teller (of Penn and Teller) with the songs of Tom Waits. At South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa, CA (south LA-area)
Overlooking the action as ever present spirits, visible performing in the set as part of the “Rough Magic” quartet on vibes and other exotic and invented acoustic oddities.
October 2nd, 2014
Dresher/Davel duo at Yale. Yale New Music, New Haven CT
Dresher Double Duo Fall 2014 tour:
Detroit Institute of the Arts
October 17th 8pm
The 2014 Bowling Green New Music Festival
"Featuring guest composer/performer Paul Dresher and his Double Duo"
Double Duo in Portland, Maine
Double Duo at Roulette
November 8, 2014 - 1:00pm
Double Duo at Jewett Art Center Auditorium
and in Residence at Wellesley 11/4-11/8, Boston area, MA
December 5th and 6th, 2014 8pm
Amy X Neuburg and Paul Dresher Electro-Acoustic Band
Cal performances. Zellerbach playhouse, UC-Berkeley
Commissioned songs for my former bandmate in our usual inimitable style. Joel on Marimba Lumina just like I was in the final ‘Amy X Neuburg and Men’ days.
Feb 1 -16. The Marsh, SF. Joel behind the drums playing the music of George Brooks and Emily Klion in support of the Marsh's young theater group in SF. Also with Lorn Leber, guitar and Dan Zemelman, piano.
Feb 23rd 8pm. Hertz Hall
Joel (playing blocks, misc metal and marimba) will join the ECO Ensemble (the resident new music ensemble) in a premiere.
March 1, 7:30pm
Paul Dresher and Joel Davel duo performance (Marimba Lumina, Quadrachord and Hurdy Grande) at the School of the Arts at Chico State CSU
Double Duo on April 4th in Montana
Adding piano and violin, next week will find the Double Duo (the
quartet) in Helena, Montana for a show
on April 6th and 7th. in DAVIS, CA:
Then Double Duo is off to the Mondavi Center in Davis
April 12th 8pm
Old First Church in San Francisco.
May : the Double Duo in Australia.
Beginning in Sydney at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, then Campbelltown, Then a week of performances in Canberra and in-residence at the National University, then for performance and in-residence at the Queensland Conservatorium in Brisbane.
The Paul Dresher Double Duo also includes compatriots Lisa Moore, piano and Karen Bentley, violin. Of course Paul will be on quadrachord and guitar and I'll be on Marimba Lumina and other percussion.
August 9th 8pm at Royce Gallery in SF. Part of the ROOM series hosted by Pamela Z. Joel performs solo. Details below.
August 16th 8pm, 17th 8pm and 18th, 5pm.
Joel is solo accompanying Claudine Naganuma's dance company, dNaga, in "Shaking and Shocking" at the Laney Theater in Oakland. BART and you're there (Lake Merritt station) Very nice theater, all good sight lines and plenty of seats available. Would love to see you there!
http://www.dnaga.org/ (also more details below)
September 8th 7:30pm The Double Duo hit Le Poisson Rouge stage in Manhattan EVENT POSTPONED!
September 13th and 14th 8pm
A Dresher Ensemble quartet accompanies Margaret Jenkins Dance Company's premiere of "TIme Bones" at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in Maryland.
October 6th 7:30pm Joel performs a solo set with Marimba Lumina and Buchla Lightning.;
The duo "Talking Frog" plays the 8:30pm set. Part of the SIMM series at the Musicician Union Local 6, 9th Street near Folsom, SF https://www.facebook.com/events/160937680778986/
November 8th 8pm. Joel performs percussion with the Oakland East Bay Symphony on Mason Bates "Mothership"
December 5th 7pm Zellerbach hall. Joel runs the audio keyboard tech for the Berkeley Symphony.
Crucible fire-opera shows in January 11-21st. Time to put on tatoos and bang on metal (and Marimba Lumina) No kidding. Oakland, CA
January 31st Paul Dresher and Joel Davel duo perform at UM-College park
in February 3rd and 4th.
MJDC show tours to Maryland
Duykers Apricots of Andujar project premieres in Kalamazoo March 28th. Joel teams with tenor John Duykers and the ensemble "Birds on a Wire" to perform Max Duykers and Philip Gotanda'spremiere.
Dresher Double Duo in Burlington, Vermont May 11. Flynn Center, May 11
West Edge Opera July 29th to Aug 5th
Joel behind drums and percussion in an onstage cabaret arrangement for Vera of Las Vegas and Mahagonny.
Opera at Thick House SF Aug 24th to Sept 1
Joel plays in a chamber ensemble accompanying the premiere of "Daughter of the Red Tzar"
2011 highlights included September performances in Mexico City at Blas Galindo concert hall with Don Buchla, plus Paul Dresher/Joel Davel duo gigs at the Berkeley Art Museum and locally.
Also the Berkeley West Edge Opera premiers of "Caliban Dreams" in July, performing a Louis Andriessan piece at the Other Minds Festival in March and 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.
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
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.
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.
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"
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 10New 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, we¹ll 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
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.
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