the wulf.

10.14.2016 8:00 p.m.

XelmYa duo and Kevin CK Lo

the wulf. @ Betalevel

KEVIN LO is a composer, choreographer, and writer recently moved to Oakland from Melbourne, Australia, whose sonic improvising work generally unfolds from preparing and re-preparing instruments as morphological substrate, using violins/the insides/outsides of a piano (depending on availability) with metallic and magnetic objects; sometimes utilizing electronics; often employing extremely close recording techniques.

XelmYa (Alexa Renger - violin, Sylvia Hinz - recorder, Guests - violoncello) was founded in 2008.
One of their goals: to push, foster and develop the instrumentation of the baroque trio sonata into contemporary music and modern times. Since their formation, they performed numerous premieres composed especially for this instrumentation by e.g. Matthias Spahlinger (DE), Makiko Nishikaze (JP), Gunnar Karel Másson (IS), Luis Hilario Arévalo (MX), Arturo Corrales (SV), Tania Sikelianou (GR), Damian Barbeler (AU), and John Strieder (DE). The promotion of contemporary music and music by female composers are two of the main topics of XelmYa.