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Confront Collectors series 42
Damon Smith / Sandy Ewen

Valle De México

10/28/2014 "Desbordamientos" at Cine Tonalá, Mexico City, Mexico

Sandy Ewen - guitar, objects
Damon Smith - double bass

Recorded by Sandy Ewen
Mastered by Ryan Edwards

Limited copies available:
$15pp USA / $20 rest of the world Paypal to damon@balancepointacoustics.com Buy This CD

Ghetto Caylpso Reissue!!
Marco Eneidi / Peter Kowald / Damon Smith / Spirit Order CD & DL at Bandcamp

Alto Saxophone – Marco Eneidi
Double Bass – Damon Smith, Peter Kowald
Drums – Spirit
Painting [Cover] – Peter Kowald
Photography By [Inside] – Alan Anzalone
Photography By [Peter Kowald] – Allen Brightbill

This CD is dedicated to the memory of Peter Kowald 21.04.1944-21.09.2002 tags Buy This CD

In stock and available now:
Magda Mayas / Damon Smith / Tony Buck
Spill Plus Nuscope Recordings
Paypal damon@balancepointacoustics.com $14.95 US / $19.95 the rest of the world
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"Music for Werner Herzog's Encounters at the End of the World"
Henry Kaiser, David Lindley, Jen Baker, Cheryl Leonard William Winant, Dannielle DeGruttola & Damon Smith.

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New! Full quality downloads at: balancepointacoustics.bandcamp.com

All titles are up now, plus new digital only releases. New releases $7, Back catalog $5 each! Buy This CD

Chan/Smith/Walter at Bandcamp

2013 Bug Incision release of Weasel Walter/Damon Smith/Charity Chan

"Formed in 2006 in Oakland California, this improving trio came together out of a love for randomness, noisy sounds, lyric brutality, and adventure eating. This album is dedicated to our 1510 evening in 2007 that features various forms of grilled octopi and improvised music."


Charity Chan (piano, objects)
Damon Smith (double bass)
Weasel Walter (drums)

Recorded at: 1510 8th street, Oakland CA, 2007 Mixed and mastered: Caribou Sonore, 2012

Includes immediate download of 6-track album in your choice of MP3 320, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire. Buy This CD

ug53 SANDY EWEN/DAMON SMITH/WEASEL WALTER CD $15.00 postage paypal = damon@balancepointacousitcs.com Buy This CD

Nate Wooley/Scott R. Looney/Damon Smith/Weasel Walter "Scowl" CD ug49 Edition of 300 real cds.


hear/download a free preview of this release at: http://weaselwalter.bandcamp.com/track/carps-daemon (PLAY LOUD!) A powerful, articulate improvised music release by this meeting of new generation West and East Coast American musicians. This quartet explores the outer limits of technique and abstraction while delivering serious impact. Scowl consists of more than 50 minutes of free improvised music by a quartet featuring trumpeter Nate Wooley, pianist Scott R. Looney, bassist Damon Smith and drummer Weasel Walter. The ensemble's music is a distinct sum total of four unique perspectives, drawing on a a wide palette of musical possibilities, dynamics and timbres. The music is fast, clearly delineated, compact and well-orchestrated, drawing from the sound vocabularies of 20th and 21st Century New Music forms. The recording is excellent and is best heard at robust volume on stereo speakers, just like in the good old days of high-fidelity. For fans of Bill Dixon, Evan Parker and Mats Gustafsson . . . Buy This CD

Fan The Hammer:

Henry Kaiser - electric and acoustic guitars, talking
Damon Smith - double bass, 6 string electric upright, 'cello, acoustic bass guitar, talking




The Henry Kaiser / Damon Smith duo has been active for well over a decade. These recordings span around 7 or 8 years. At this time it is a digital only release.

The cover is a collaborative ipod/iphone drawing by Raymie Iadevaia & Damon Smith

Raymie Iadevaia Buy This CD

Featuring Cecil Taylor alumni Marco Eneidi (alto), Marc Edwards (drums), Lisle Ellis (bass), Elliott Levin (tenor), Sun Ra Arkestra legend Marshall Allen (alto), bassist Damon Smith and manic Austrian reedist Mario Rechtern, Firestorm is a delerious concoction of new energy music that pushes beyond the stratosphere of sound!

You can send a paypal for $15 pp to damon@balancepointacoustics.com If you would like one. Buy This CD

A few copies of "Healing Force" are available You can send a paypal for $15 pp to damon@balancepointacoustics.com If you would like one.

Vinny Golia-reeds
Aurora Josephson-voice
Henry Kaiser-guitar
Mike Keneally-piano, guitar and voice
Joe Morris-guitar and double bass
Damon Smith-double bass
Weasel Walter-drums

Seven major figures from the art-punk, free-jazz, brutal prog, improvisational and modern jazz world come together for a ROCKING tribute to the unfairly ignored, misunderstood and vilified late period works of Albert Ayler. Buy This CD

Limited copies of the "Noisy People" dvd are available here. It is a Film by Tim Perkis featuing Damon Smith and other Bay Area Musicians. Includes footage of Gratkowski/Bryerton/Smith and Wolfgang Fuchs' Six Fuchs Project. Buy This CD

Improvised music form Oakland and Tel Aviv from the Jerusalem based Kadima Label.
Aurora Josephson - voice
Ariel Shibolet - soprano saxophone
Jen Baker - trombone
Scott R. Looney - piano
Damon Smith - double bass Buy This CD

New from Nuscope Records: Biggi Vinkeloe, alto saxophone, flute; Damon Smith, double-bass; Kjell Nordeson, drums, vibraphone Buy This CD

Forthcoming CD's

BPA -4
Hugo Ball: Sechs Laut- und Klanggedichte 1916 (Six Sound Poems, 1916)

Jaap Blonk / Damon Smith

Jaap Blonk - voice
Damon Smith - double bass

1510 8th st.
Joe Morris Improvisation Workshop

Sat. May 6th @ 1510 8th st. performance space. west oakland. 1block from w. oakland bart.
Afternoon 2:00 - 4:00 pm: Workshop (Details below) $25
Workshop Guitarist, bassist, and composer Joe Morris will provide a workshop about improvised music, conducted with the use of graphic scores. The scores are maps containing cells with written word directions/suggestions taken from Joe's glossary of terms that he uses to describe subtle, and not so subtle, approaches to sound, rhythm, dynamics, form, groupings, and thematic material. The group will also use graphic scores that can be interpreted as gestural suggestions. Please RSVP to morriswrkshp@balancepointacoustics.com
Musicians of all levels of ability are encouraged to attend.
Originally from New Haven, Conn., guitarist and composer Joe Morris began playing in 1969 and is self-taught. He considers Cecil Taylor, Eric Dolphy, Leroy Jenkins, Thelonious Monk, Jimi Hendrix, and West African string music as major influences. He has performed and/or recorded with Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Joe Maneri, Ken Vandermark, Mat Maneri, Rob Brown, John Butcher, Eugene Chadbourne, DKV Trio, Dewey Redman, Lawrence "Butch" Morris, Andrew Cyrille, Ivo Perlman, Andrea Parkins, Hamid Drake, Thurman Barker, Fred Hopkins, Bern Nix, Joe McPhee, Billy Bang, Lowell Davidson, Peter Kowald, Raphé Malik, Whit Dickey, Mats Gustufsson, Aaly Trio, Roy Campbell Jr., Han Bennink, and many others. He currently leads the Joe Morris Trio and Quartet, the electric sextet Racket Club, and Many Rings Ensemble; and performs solo, in duos, and as a freelance guitarist. He is featured on 30 recordings, many of which have been named among Writer's Choice (best of the year) in the Village Voice, Chicago Tribune, Wire, Coda, and Jazziz. He was among those listed in the "Best Guitarist" category in the 1999 and 2000 Down Beat Critics Poll; listed in the "Best Guitarist Talent Deserving Wider Recognition" category in the 1998 and 2000 Down Beat Critics Poll; was nominated "Best Guitarist" at the 1998 New York Jazz Awards; and nominated for the Cal/Arts Alpert Award in 2001. He has recorded for the following labels: Riti Records, AUM Fidelity, Knitting Factory, Okka Disc, OmniTone, Clean Feed, Soul Note, Avant, Incus, Hat Hut, ECM, Leo, Homestead, NoMore, and About Time.
He has taught guitar and improvisation privately since the early 1970s and has performed and conducted workshops in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. He is a former member of the faculty of Tufts University Extension College and is currently on the faculty at New England Conservatory in the jazz and improvisation department. He began playing acoustic bass in 2000 and has since performed and recorded with Daniel Levin, Whit Dickey, Rob Brown, Steve Swell, and Steve Lantner. In addition, he leads the trio Natural History.
12pm noon
1510 8th st., Oakland CA
Ken Filliano Workshop

Mr. Filiano will present a workshop for bass players, focusing on his extended study and research into all areas of the instrument, as well as a workshop open to all instrumentalists. Both workshops will deal with his wide range of experience and study with master musicians such as John Carter, Bobby Bradford, Bertram Turetzky, Vinny Golia, Barre Phillips, Joelle Leandre, Carlos Zingaro, Roswell Rudd, Warne Marsh, ROVA and many others.

12pm bass workshop $25 includes both
2pm all instruments $25
Please rsvp to filiano@balancepointacoustics.com


8pm sun. oct. 30th @ 1510 8th st. performance space. $6-10 west oakland. 1block from w. oakland bart. $6-10 improvised music with food.
Ken Filiano's workshop Bass Ensemble

Phillip Greenlief - reeds
Ken Filiano - double bass
Scott R. Looney - piano and electronics

Ken Filiano's workshop ensemble (all instruments)

http://members.aol.com/ninewinds/BIOS/filiano.html http://www.evandermusic.com http://www.bayimproviser.com

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