Core of the Coalman
Core of the Coalman
He has composed music for the American Conservatory Theater (SF), cellist Loren Dempster, EnsembleInc (NYC), The Sf Sound Ensemble, the Mills College Contemporary Performance Ensemble, and for many other ensembles, dance groups, film productions, and individuals. He has released recordings with many experimental and noise music concerns such as Resipiscent Records (San Francisco, California, United States), Dolor Del Estamago (Tijuana, Mexico), DeathBombArc (Los Angeles, California, United States), Insect (Prague, Czech Republic) and many others. In addition to composing music for large and small ensembles, Boehringer performs often as a soloist. Notable in much of Boehringer's live performance is dark humor as expressed through costumes, theatrical devices, and bizarre textural program notes and descriptions of his work, such as "feedback driven yodel triggers presented simultaneously with carnastic arrays". As one of his alter-egos, Core of the Coalman, Boehringer has shared concerts with some of the most diverse experimental bands and artists including Gowns, Rubber O Cement, Deerhoof, Ikue Mori, Luciano Chessa, Badgerlore, Ramon Sender, Tralphaz, Sixes, The Breezy Days Band, Xome, Jessica Rylan, 0th, Bulbs, and Joshua Churchill to name a few.
In addition, he collaborates directly with a many well known members of the American and international experimental music communities. His roster of collaborators includes members of D Yellow Swans, Grouper, Marfa and Ne-Af, XBXRX, 16 Bitch Pile Up, Liz Allbee, 7 Year Rabbit Cycle, Miba, Above the Tree, and The Grey Daturas, and with artists as diverse as Tuesday Faust, Paul Baker, Bonnie Banks, and Che Chen. Boehringer completed a master's degree at Mills College. His composition teachers there included Fred Frith, Pauline Oliveros, and Alvin Curran. He attended workshops during this time with Allan Kaprow, Marianne Amacher, and Paul De Marinis.
Prior to this he studied composition privately in Texas with Gerald Gabel. Boehringer is active as a producer and editor of small publications such as the one-off book Yam Yad, a collaboration between Boehringer and visual artists Eric King and Matt Vollgraff, and the ongoing publication Femme Toupee whose focus is a juxtaposition of audio and visual works from a wide variety of experimental artists. In addition, Boehringer is also a curator and an organizer of festival concerts for such organizations as Mission Creek Music and Arts Festival and the Music for People and Thingamajigs Festival. He has also acted as curator for gallery shows and a concert series. http://www.myspace.com/opakptak Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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