2016 Ear Spray gigs
May 19, 2016, Thursday at 9pm at the Stork Club in Oakland CA. Dive bar – lotsa fun. Mostly punk/rock/etc. Hope they don’t throw tomatoes at us ;> Small screen. We will use 1-2 projectors. http://www.storkcluboakland.com/
June 4; 2016, Friday at 9pm at Berkeley Arts Festival in Berkeley. 2 blocks from BART!! On University, very close to Cal campus. Mika Pontecorvo’s All Tomorrow’s After Parties. Semi-annual benefit. 2.5 days of bands. We will be doing 3-4 projector videos on all the walls and maybe the ceiling!! http://nextnow.edgebuzz.tv/
1-9-16 OBAMA LOVES CAPTAIN BEEFHEART- NextNow’s Hardly Strictly Personal Benefit at Berkeley Arts, Berkeley, CA
SEE OBAMA AND TROUTMASTER REPLICA AT MINUTE 8:55!!
NextNow’s Hardly StrictlyPersonal 2016 benefit for Earthjustice and The Coalition On
Homelessness.One more evening of Post Beefheart weirdness!! Friday, January 15, at Berkeley Arts, starting at 7pm.
This annual event’s theme is “Post-Beefheart”. In the Captain Beefheart tradition of being “out there” we made some changes – Carlos played bass and harmonica, Ann used images of The Captain’s art work mixed with her videos, and didn’t do any percussion which was very hard for her. Soon after the beginning there is about a minute that shows what her ipad video software looks like. Touchviz was developed by the same person as Touchosc, a popular midi controller. The muffled male voice in the background is The Captain, modified by Carlos.
– Carlos Jennings – bass guitar, harmonica, electronics
– Mark Pino – percussion, electronics
– Ann O’Rourke – vocals, video
Videos of all performances, including the first one at Skronkathon in 2010, are at
2015 Ear spray gigs
Ear Spray – Ann O’Rourke percussion/vocals/live processed video samples, Mark Pino percussion and Carlos Jennings electronics
- 10-3-15 – Norcal Noisefest in Sacramento CA – www.norcalnoisefest.com/
9-2-15 Studio Grand in Oakland, CA – 10PM With surround Video from 3 projectors!! www.studiograndoakland.org/
8-16-15 Godwaffle Noise Pancakes in Oakland, CA, Noon to 2PM – Noisebridge Hacker Space in San Francisco, C7-25-15 Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 Webster St #170, Oakland, CA https://oaklandoctopus.org/ music!!!
May 4, 2015 at 8 PM at the Spice Monkey Restaurant near downtown Oakland, CA www.spicemonkeyrestaurant.com .
The series – Avant-Jazz & Experimental Noise Every Monday – Sponsored VAMP music art and consignment & Oakland Freedom Jazz Society Good parking, good food, good venue, and good food. There was a birthday party so we were quiet and they were loud. There were some kids there so I played science videos, which they loved!! Lotsa fun!!
Ann O’Rourke’s videos with other groups
Ann’s videos are live processing of video samples – 100% improvised with the live music being played!!
Recent 2015 gigs:
7-26-15 at the Lab in San Francisco at BrutalSFX. Videos for all the groups with Bill Thibeault alternating on videos.
May 23, 2015 Saturday, Ann O’Rourke is did processed video with Crows&Clouds at the festival.
NextNow presents ALL TOMORROWS AFTER-PARTIES 2015 – their third benefit festival :: this is to benefit The Homeless Action Center…MAY 22-23-24 at Berkeley Arts Festival http://www.berkeleyartsfestival.com in Berkeley CA.
January 28 & 29 2015 – Ann did the videos on Day 1 and 2 and Bill Thibeault did the 3rd and 4th days. at Second Act in San Francisco http://www.secondactsf.com for the 4-day Fog Music Festival
– Videos for all the groups at Godwaffle Noise Pancakes 3-14-15 noon- 2pm at Noisebridge Hackerspace in San Francisco for all the bands.No video recording.
To see videos of Ear Spray’s performances, go to www.youtube.com/annorourke12 !! All the way back to our first gig in August, 2010 at Skronkathon in Oakland, CA !! A few of them of had severe technical difficulties so we did not save the videos ;> I really miss those all-acoustic performances I used to do before I started using stuff that had to be plugged in. Drums and voice never failed to work!!
– November 16, 2014 in Pacifica CA at Fog Music Festival
– October 23, 2014 in San Francisco, CA (right side of page)
– October 5, 2014 in Sacramento, CA Norcal Noisefest
– September 17, 2014 in San Francisco, CA
– July 18, 2014 in Berkeley CA
– May 31, 2014 in Berkeley CA (right side of first page)
– January 31, 2014 in Oakland CA (right side of first page)
To see more Ear Spray videos, go to http://www.youtube.com/annorourke12
Ann, Mark, and Carlos after a recent Noise Gig at Live Changing Minstry in Oakland, CA!!
We Love Noise!!!
Ear Spray – synthesizing electronics, acoustic percussion, voice and videos into dynamic and strange aural landscapes and improvisations.
Type of music: “Electroacoustic Noise” seems to fit the best. Electronic and acoustic instruments plus vocals (with sound processing) and videos (with lots of processing). Occasional very short periods of melody and playing in Western time. Layering lots of different sounds at the same time. Science videos with strange processing. Galaxies and nebulas, molecules, plants, blood and cancer cells, etc. Plus lots of effects, of course!!
Ear Spray – the tinny sound that leaks out of someone else’s earphones.
Sounds like: No one else
Web site: http://www.earspraymusic.com
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org (Ann O’Rourke)
Carlos Jennings – Electronics, Conduction, and Composer
Ann O’Rourke – Strange Vocals, Effects/Mixer,Live processed video samples and “weird ideas” person
Mark Pino – Entertainer and Intense Percussionist
Ann O’Rourke and Mark Pino – electronicized cymbals and Nunnish large resonant metal plate, found objects, walls, furniture, etc.
Ear Spray started four years ago when Carlos Jennings and Ann O’Rourke met at the Luggage Store Gallery’s (San Francisco, CA) weekly avant garde/experimental music series, run by Outsound Presents, happening every Thursday for over 20 years. Mark Pino joined the group in early 2013. The more percussionists the better!!
They all know how to play as a group. No solos, no “stars”, just improvised music that is different every time they play.
All three of them played many years in “rhythm sections” in rock and jazz groups. Carlos played bass and keyboards. Ann and Mark played drumset.