JP Jenkins and Danielle Ross
Jean-Paul Jenkins has been making sounds in front of people since 1991. Inspired by the teachings of Deep Listening, Dhrupad, Minimalism and Free Improvisation, he integrates multiple forms of attention and performance to create sonic spaces for healing and relaxation. Accompanying physical movement and meditation has been is primary focus for the last decade.
Danielle Ross is a Portland-based choreographer and performer. She received her BFA in Dance and Performance Studies from UC Berkeley. In Portland, she co-curates the poetry/dance/video series Pure Surface, is on the board of the Creative Music Guild and is a founding member of FRONT, a newspaper dedicated to contemporary dance. Ross is currently working with Linda Austin in her work The Last Bell Rings For You, which will premiere in November, 2016 in Portland. Her solo It’s Like This Out There, It’s Like This In Here has been presented by Pieter Performance Space in Los Angeles, the University of Nebraska and Fresh Oysters Performance Research in Minneapolis.
Mike Gamble + Movers (TBA)
Mike Gamble is an adventurous guitarist and multi-instrumentalist whose work with electronic modes of composition are integrated endlessly into his setup. Gamble has spent the last 15 years immersed in the creative jazz, experimental rock and improvised music scene primarily in NYC, with close ties to New Orleans, Burlington, Boston, San Francisco and the Pacific Northwest. He has had the pleasure of recording over 20 albums and touring the states, Canada, and Europe with his critically-acclaimed guitar trio The Inbetweens, Counter Record’s Cougar, and alongside doom-metal originators Earth. His more recent collaborators have been prestigious drummer Bobby Previte, bassist Todd Sickafoose, guitar virtuoso Nels Cline, and PNW cellist Lori Goldston. Since relocating to Portland Mike has been running a monthly Audio/Visual series featuring local and touring artists, encouraging them to play rare solo, duo, and trio sets with his own audio-reactive projection setup. Among working on soundtracks, web-series, and branded content for small businesses, Gamble currently holds a position as an Audio Production instructor at Oregon State University and is the Artistic Director of Portland’s longstanding experimental music organization, The Creative Music Guild.
Claire Barrera is a writer, dancer, educator and activist living in Portland, Oregon. An anthology of the zine she co-edits, When Language Runs Dry, will be published in fall 2016 by Mend My Dress Press. She is currently and artist-in-residence at Performance Works Northwest.
DB Amorin is an artist from Honolulu, Hawai’i currently living and working in Portland, Oregon USA. He works within video, expanded audio and augmented environments, drawing upon DIY methodologies & lo-fi processes to reroute perception and approximate the sublime. He is a founding member of Public Annex, an arts organization that aims to break down systemic barriers that prohibit marginalized populations from inclusivity within contemporary arts. Since 2005, he has curated deepwhitesound, a quarterly online exhibition of experimental audio by international artists. His work has been supported with awards from several granting organizations including the Regional Arts & Culture Council, the Precipice Fund grant funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Calligram Foundation and administered by Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA), and a year-long Artist Residency at Hale ‘Iolani. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Arts Practice from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon USA. His visual art and curatorial programming have been exhibited at the Soundwave ((7)) Biennial (San Francisco, CA USA), PICA’s TBA:16, FalseFront, White Gallery and Weird Shift (Portland OR), as well as Gallery ‘Iolani, GoHA, the Hawai’i State Capitol Building, Doris Duke Theatre and CRC Cube Space (Honolulu HI), among others.