RELEASE: David Leikam, Joe Straub, Pamela Z | delicateVIEWpoint(s)

delicateVIEWpoint(s) debuts the release of the live studio/radio broadcast sonic collaboration of David Leikam, Joe Straub, and Pamela Z from 2012 with additional mastering treatments in 2017.

  1. FIRST | delicateVIEWpoint 18:49
  2. ANOTHER | delicateVIEWpoint 17:10
  3. FINAL | delicateVIEWpoint 10:53

delicateVIEWpoint(s) is the follow-up from the 2010 David Leikam, Joe Straub aka LeiStra live improvised session album Discovery of Systems, recorded and mastered at Maybeck Studio in Berkeley, California.

  • David Leikam is a San Francisco-based composer-performer and bandleader of the electro-jazz quintet DA5 and industrial jazz unit zBug. Being born with cerebral palsy has affected his body and speech, giving him a distinct view into his creative arts/music process and being largely a self-taught multi-instrumentalist.
  • Joe Straub is a composer, musician and sound artist from Los Angeles, California. He creates music and sound for live performance, recorded media and various combinations of both. His work includes pieces for concert performance, installation, CD, web, animation and film. He works both as a solo artist and in collaboration with many other artists and projects. He is currently based in Berlin, Germany.
  • Pamela Z is a composer/performer and media artist who works primarily with voice, live electronic processing, sampled sound, and video. A pioneer of live digital looping techniques, she processes her voice in real time to create dense, complex sonic layers. Her solo works combine experimental extended vocal techniques, operatic bel canto, found objects, text, and sampled concrète sounds. She uses MAX MSP and Isadora software on a MacBook Pro along with custom MIDI controllers that allow her to manipulate sound and image with physical gestures. Her performances range in scale from small concerts in galleries to large-scale multi-media works in theaters and concert halls. In addition to her performance work, she has a growing body of inter-media gallery works including multi-channel sound and video installations.

2018 Eddie Gale & his Inner Peace Orchestra for Peace

On January 15, 2018: Eddie Gale & his Inner Peace Orchestra will be honoring the inspired teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for a more United America and the World.

More details to come.

As We Reboot in 2017

We are growing this season, the new website now features …

A Reunion with Wadada Leo Smith

Looking forward to performing again with my sonic-compositional mentor from my arts/music studies at CalArts (BFA 2001, MFA 2006) and dear friend, Wadada Leo Smith in a quartet engagement in San Francisco, California, mid-December 2017.

Stay tuned for more details soon.

MAR 25+26: Road to Aacheron – An Original Oratorio by Rent Romus

I will be performing with Rent Romus’ Life’s Blood Ensemble and Cardew Choir along with film by Michael Mersereau on 25 Saturday and 26 Sunday, March in Berkeley, California for the project Road to Aacheron based on H.P. Lovecraft.

Hope to see you there and buy your tickets today/night!

Members Life’s Blood Ensemble

  • Joshua Marshall — tenor saxophone
  • Rent Romus — alto saxophone
  • Mark Clifford — vibraphone
  • Heikki Koskinen — e-trumpet
  • Timothy Orr — drums, percussion
  • Max Judelson — double bass
  • Safa Shokrai — double bass
  • Amber Lampert — oboe
  • Erika Oba — flute
  • CJ Borosque — percussion
  • David Leikam — Moog synthesizer

Members of Cardew Choir

  • Tom Bickley
  • Bob Marsh
  • Dean Santomieri
  • Eric Theise
  • Jaime Robles
  • David Samas

Today, Stand with Bandcamp in Support of Immigrants/Basic Human Values

BUY DAVID LEIKAM DISCOGRAPHY TODAY!

Like 98% of U.S. citizens (including the President), I am the descendant of immigrants—my great-grandparents came to America from Russia and Lithuania as teenagers and worked in sweatshops until they were able to afford to bring the rest of their families over. Most everyone you speak to in this country has a similar story to tell, because we are, in fact, a nation of immigrants, bound together by a shared belief in justice, equality, and the freedom to pursue a better life. In this context, last week’s Executive Order barring immigrants and refugees from seven Middle Eastern countries from entering the United States is not simply immoral, it violates the very spirit and foundation of America. [more]

BUY DAVID LEIKAM DISCOGRAPHY TODAY!

And so all day today (starting at 12:01am Pacific Time), for any purchase you make on Bandcamp, we will be donating 100% of our share of the proceeds to the American Civil Liberties Union, who are working tirelessly to combat these discriminatory and unconstitutional actions.


Bandcamp is a global community where millions of fans discover new music, and directly connect with and fairly compensate the artists who make it. Our mission is to provide all artists with a sustainable platform to distribute their music, while making it easy for fans to directly support the artists they love.

Eddie Gale – Spiritual Jazz | Concerts for Inner Peace

Will be with Eddie Gale this afternoon in San Jose and may sit-in on part of his Annual Concerts for Inner Peace in America and the World at First AME Zion Church, San Jose, California featuring …

  • 12PM African American Journey Exhibit
  • 1PM Special Sermon by Pastor Rev. Michael Henderson with First AME Zion Choir
  • 2:30PM Inner Peace Orchestra Performance
  • 4PM Meet and Greet, Open Discussion, Refreshments

For More Information

Smashing Pumpkins & delicateVIEWpoint(s) at Dawn

Listening to The Smashing Pumpkins’ studio albums chronologically and updating my equipment listings here this morning.

Also, working on album art for the next trio release featuring David Leikam, Joe Straub, and Pamela Z with the working title: delicateVIEWpoint(s).

Going to Burning Man 2017 in late August too.

Jazz Late Night Morning – John Coltrane

Doing some jazz research this morning, reviewing …


Into the evening …