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2012: Ronald Sauer/Jacob Felix Heule/Jordan Glenn

Ronald Sauer: poetry
Jacob Felix Heule: percussion, objects
Jordan Glenn: percussion

Ronald F. Sauer is a native New Yorker and leading light of the North Beach poetry scene, known for trenchant social satires and poignant love poems and for translations of Baudelaire, Aloysius Betrand, and Jacques Prevert. A troubadour of urban America, Sauer is a musician, collagist, art collector, teacher of film history and literature, polymath critic, and compulsive talker. The only formal education he admits to is a summa cum laude in Horizontal Angelology. He likes to spend his free time playing haberdasher to the happily impoverished. He is the co-founder, with artist Rebecca Peters, of Fly-By-Night Productions, which stages art exhibitions, and publishes Off the Cuff Press broadside editions of new poetry and prose.

Jacob Felix Heule is a percussionist and electronic musician focused on sound-oriented improvisation following the traditions of electro-acoustic improv, noise, and 20th-century composition. His playing embraces both rough-edged intensity and disciplined instrumental technique.

Jordan Glenn has performed with the bands the Visible Men, Scrambled Ape, Mood Area 52, Deke Falcon, and Los Mex Pistols Del Norte, as well as with composer/arranger Maria Schneider, composer John Zorn, and many jazz players including Mike Denny, Greg Goebel, and Joe Manis. He also earned a BA in Jazz Studies from the University of Oregon. Since moving to the bay area in 2006, he worked with Fred Frith, William Winant, Zeena Parkins, Roscoe Mitchell, Anantha Krishnan, Josh Allen, Damon Smith and Moe! Staiano. Also, he earned a MFA in performance from Mills College in 2008. Currently he plays with Aram Shelton, Kanoko Nishi, Andy Strain, Michael Dale, Dominique Leone, Alee Karim, Efft, Vanessa Beggs, and Jack o’ the Clock. as well as leading his own group, a guitar and drum duo called Wiener Kids.


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