Two Forms of Multitudes: Conducted Improvisations

by Moe! Staiano's Moe!kestra!

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Tom Colquhoun Exhilarating freeform dada by an orchestra responding to gestures and graphics. Wild unpredictable clatter and disharmony. Brilliant! Favorite track: Conducted Improvisation Piece No. 5.
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A mass amount of musicians playing in huge clusters in a dissonant array, forming a wall of musical noise. These two Moe!kestra! shows were conducted improvisations. Piece No. 5 recorded live at the Oakland Metro, 21 November, 2002. Piece No. 4 recorded live at the Appreciation Hall at Foothill College, 13 April 2002.
Tri-release with Dephine Knormal Music (DKM06), Pax Recordings (PR90261) and Edgetone Records (EDT4021).


released August 12, 2003

Piece No. 5 recorded by Michael Zelner. Piece No. 4 recorded by Jeff Wilson (KFJC). Produced, mastered and edited by Dan Rathbum, Polymorph Studios, Oakland, CA.



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Moe! Staiano Oakland, California

Moe! Staiano is an experimental composer, drummer, percussionist, songwriter and multi-instrumental performance artist who has been at the forefront of the Bay Area improvisation scene for over a decade.

Moe! is composer and conductor for Moe!kestra!, a large ensemble avant-garde orchestra, fronts post-punk no-wave band Surplus 1980 and also performs innovative solo percussion shows.
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