ZE BIB! is a collaborative effort between cellist/electronic musician Shanna Sordahl and percussionist Robert Lopez. Their music grapples with the spastic intensity arising from their explorations into sound worlds developed both collectively and independently. Both are graduates of Mills College's Music MFA program, and their extreme musical interests converge with explosive force. Their music is tinged with influences ranging between noise, free improvisation, art rock, and heavy drone. Currently, they have been cultivating interpretations of material and psychological structures grown out of improvisations and the deconstruction of composed melodic and rhythmic material.
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Talk More inhabits the fuzzy regions between improvisation and composition, ambience and noise, accessibility and experimentation, stasis and movement, drone and melody. The group formed in late 2013 to explore new forms of collaboration through total improvised democratic dialogue and brings concepts of psychoacoustics, structure, form, and texture to a purely aesthetic experience.
Aaron Oppenheim plays Laptop-instrument, Shanna Sordahl plays Cello and Electronics, and Andrew Weathers plays Guitar and Electronics. The members of Talk More also perform in myriad groups in the Bay Area and across the USA, including The Andrew Weathers Ensemble, JASA Quartet, Architect/Enchantress, Ze Bib!, Parties, and many others. Individually they have performed at the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, the San Francisco Tape Music Festival, Communikey in Boulder Colorado, the International SuperCollider Symposium, CEMEC, and the Sonic Boom Festival in Vancouver, Canada.