Remembering Cleven “Goodie” Goudeau

Cleven “Goodie” Goudeau at Listen & Be Heard Poetry Cafe

It’s hard to write a title about remembering someone, when that person gave so generously of his time both to me and my husband Tony Mims. Since getting the news from Jim Kern at the Vallejo Museum, we have been reminiscing about Goodie, as he wished to be referred to, and the many ways he was a part of both Listen & Be Heard Weekly and Listen & Be Heard Poetry Cafe.

From the very first days when we started circulating copies of the paper, Goodie started contributing “Goodies” comics similar to the ones he used to publish in Playboy Magazine. He shared his knowledge of graphic design with me while I struggled to learn how to use Quark and Photoshop and communicate with printers.

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translated from the French by Daniel Levin Becker, Ian Monk, Michelle Noteboom, and Jean-Jacques Poucel Poetry, 136 pages, offset, smyth-sewn ISBN 978-1-936194-18-6, original paperback $14 Publication date: January 15, 2015

Frédéric Forte’s Minute-Operas are poems “staged” on the page. A simple vertical line of 3 inches separates “the stage” and “the wings.” The poet explores the potential of this form with multiple typographic games, calling on different registers of the language, different poetic techniques, and existing poetic forms. The poems also constitute, in their cryptic way, a journal of the poet’s life during the period of composition (2001-2002): his love life, the loss of his father… It was shortly after the publication of this book, in 2005, that Forte was elected a member of Oulipo, the famous French Workshop for Potential Literature. Continue reading new from Burning Deck

Fine Arts Center 40th Anniversary Concert

Steve Watson CD Release Concert

Heat It Up

Steve Watson
CD Release Concert

The Fine Arts Center is proud to present an evening of jazz with Steve Watson as we celebrate “Heat It Up,” his second CD release. Join us in the Black Box Theatre located in the Fine Arts Center at 7:00 pm on Saturday, January 31

Steve will be joined by Hazen Bannister (piano/organ/keyboards), Doug Norwine (saxophone), Greg Alewine (bass), and Big Tez Sherard (drums). In addition, two of his current FAC jazz students, Wendel Donald and Israel Taylor, will also be performing.

$15 Adults | $7 Students
$5 FAC Students
Available at the door




Music Club of Greenville Scholarship Audition Date

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Wed 1/21: Séverine Ballon local composers sfSoundSalonSeries

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center for new music

55 taylor san francisco
FREE   7:52p

Séverine Ballon

French cello virtuoso Séverine Ballon returns to the Bay Area with a concert of new solo works written by local composers Franck Bedrossian, Erik Ulman, and Stanford Graduate Composers. 


Erik UlmanPermission for solo cello

Franck BedrossianThe spider as an artist for amplified cello

Constantin BasicaFROMFORMS for solo cello, electronics and video

Andrew A. WattsFEEDBACK SHIFT II for amplified cello and pre-recorded sounds

Nick VirziGravity for solo cello

Iván Naranjodeshielo for solo cello

Eoin CalleryWho heard what and when?
for amplified cello, prepared disklavier and live electronics

Andrew Greenwaldnew piece for solo cello

Séverine Ballon’s work focuses on regular performance of key works of the cello repertoire, as well as numerous collaborations with composers; in addition, her researches as an improviser have helped her to extend the sonic and technical resources of her instrument.

She studied the cello at the Hochschule für Musik in Berlin and in Lübeck with Joseph Schwab and Troels Svane. In 2004-2005 she was ‘academist’ at the Ensemble Modern (Internationale Ensemble Modern Akademie). She perfected her contemporary cello technique with cellists Siegfried Palm, Pierre Strauch and Rohan de Saram. In 2005-2006 she was solo cellist of the Toulouse Chamber Orchestra, but subsequently decided to concentrate on contemporary music and on the premiere of new works. Currently she is working on developing extended techniques for her instrument and finding an appropriate notation.

Séverine Ballon particularly enjoys working with contemporary composers and has worked with Helmut Lachenmann, Chaya Czernowin, Rebecca Saunders and Liza Lim. She has premiered a number of solo works which have been written especially for her, including those from Rebecca Saunders, Mauro Lanza and Franck Bedrossian. She has also worked with many of the best known contemporary music ensembles including Klangforum Wien, musikFabrik, Ensemble Intercontemporain and Ictus. She is a member of the Elision ensemble(Australia) and of Multilatérale (Paris). Séverine Ballon gives masterclasses for composers at Harvard University, the Hochschule für Musik in Stuttgart, at the University of Huddersfield, the University of California Berkeley, and at the Tzlil Meudcan composition course (Israel)…

In 2008-2009 she was resident artist at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart. Thanks to the Harvard French Scholarship Fund and an Arthur Sachs grant she is a fellow at Harvard University during academic year 2014-2015. Her Solo-CD “Solitude” will be released on AEON Label in the spring 2015



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