Rovaté 2009

Rova:Arts in conjunction with the
San Francisco International Arts Festival and Jewish Community Center San Francisco presents

Rovaté 2009: Fissures, Futures (for Buckminster Fuller)

May 22 + 23, 2009, 8PM
Kanbar Hall, JCCSF
3200 California Street
Tickets: 415.292.1233 or
$24 public | $21 JCCSF members | $16 students

Rova Saxophone Quartet returns to Kanbar Hall for another no-sounds-barred evening of improvisatory collaboration. Acclaimed Berlin-based multimedia artist/wunderkind Lillevan, joins international music giants from the field of improvised music to perform Fissures, Futures, a set of pieces dedicated to the visionary genius that was Buckminster Fuller. Live music and digital animation will lock themselves into a continuous feedback loop - with the music influencing the real-time films' creation and the film images inspiring the music. Not to be missed. Both shows will be recorded live for future DVD release.

Why Buckminster Fuller? [Click here for the explanation]

drawing by Buckminster Fuller
For information on a specific collaborator, click on his or her name below:
Lillevan Pogjoy Charlotte Hug

Lisle Ellis
[click here] for digital animation samples from Lillevan's recent DVD release Silence
Charlotte Hug
Lisle Ellis
bass and circuitry
Joan Jeanrenaud Kjell Nordeson Carla Kihlstedt
Joan Jeanrenaud
Kjell Nordeson
Carla Kihlstedt
Charlotte Hug

Buckminster Fuller Bruce Ackley
Thomas Lehn
live-electronic music with analogue synthesizers
Buckminster Fuller
architect, author, designer, futurist, inventor, and visionary.
Bruce Ackley
soprano & tenor saxophones
Jon Raskin Larry Ochs Steve Adams
Jon Raskin
baritone, alto & sopranino saxophones
Larry Ochs
tenor & sopranino saxophones
Steve Adams
alto & sopranino saxophones

Rovaté 2009 is sponsored in part by grants from Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Hewlett Foundation, the Irvine Foundation, the Goethe-Institut, The Swiss Helvetia Fund Inc. and The MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation.