Ventura New Music Festival

Curated by Jeff Kaiser

Saturday, May 6, 2006 at
Ventura City Hall
(Atrium and Foyer)
501 Poli Street
Ventura, CA 93001

12 noon to 10 p.m.

11 bands for 10 bucks
(one price, all-day pass)
Tickets at the door only.
No advance sales.



Click here for PHOTOS of the event!



This year the Ventura New Music Festival will be using two rooms at
City Hall for an all-day, non-stop series of new creative music.
Well, O.K., we will break for dinner.

Our Festival features a combination of composed, improvised, acoustic and electronic music
being created by living artists. One of the longest lasting "underground" festivals in Ventura,
(maybe even the longest, but hey, there might be something so underground that even we don't know about it)
we have a history that goes back to 1987...more to come on that.

2006 Schedule
(subject to modification, check back)

A who's who of West Coast creative musicians,
from San Diego, CA to Portland, OR

***Click here for schedule web page with bios and photos (large file)***


12 noon

The Unmentionables:
Chamber compositions and improvisation for guitar, trumpet and percussion.

Featuring Kris Tiner, Nathan Hubbard and Noah Phillips


Soundtrack Symphony
Oxnard-based instrumental ensemble consisting of an experimental blend of guitar, drums, bass, keyboards, and samples.

Featuring: Tony Luna, Che Orozco, David Anthony Sotelo

  Ellen Burr
Chamber compositions and improvisation for flute and mixed ensemble

The Transhumans

Bob Sterling: acoustic and electronic drums, fx, sampler, synth
Patrick Rodriguez: synths, fx, sampler
Justin Cassidy: synth, fx, sampler


Emily Hay
Flute, Voice, electronics

Carey Fosse, Electric Guitar

Joe Berardi, percussion

Improvised music...

Michael Vlatkovich/William Roper
Insanely difficult compositions and improvisations for trombone and tuba.

Ted Killian/
William Harrington
FIRST MEETING: Duo Electric guitar and electronic improvisations from two guys who have never met before. Ever!

Rich West: Homunculus
Incredibly rocking compositions and improvisationsof Rich West



Sample local cuisine, but come back on time....the evening of the festival is packed with rock and jazz tinged
performances featuring new compositions with lots of improvisation.



The Choir Boys Acoustic Quintet

Jeff Kaiser, trumpet, compositions; Andrew Pask, woodwinds; Tom McNalley, elecric guitar; Jim Connolly, electric bass; Brad Dutz, Drum Kit


The Mentones

Steuart Liebig, bass guitar, compositions; Bill Barrett, chromatic harmonica; Tony Atherton, Alto Sax; Joe Berardi, drums


Wayne Peet Trio

Wayne Peet, organ, compositions; Nels Cline, electric guitar; Russell Bizzett, drums


ALSO: Dottie Grossman will be doing random acts of poetry throughout the festival


Sponsored by:
pfMENTUM Records
Angry Vegan Records
Jeff Kaiser
Dr. Keith McMullen
Pan American Roots Music Foundation

Sponsored in part with a Facilities Use Grant from
The City of Ventura's Office of Cultural Affairs

Jeff Kaiser: Artistic Director, Founder
Dr. Keith McMullen: Co-Director, Psychological Advisor
Justin Cassidy: Assistant Director
Dr. Keith Rozendal: Fundraising, Co-Psychological Advisor, Chief Science Officer
Dr. Robert Sterling: Medical Advisor
Emily Hay: Legal Counsel