Artists' Group Meeting, April 2001
Those Attending: Nancy Beckman, Tom Bickley, Wendy Burch and guest
John Steele, Brad Fischer, Brenda Hutchinson, Tako Oda, Jeremiah Moore,
Abigail Sawyer, Katherine Setar
The meeting consisted of three general sections: greetings and the pot
luck, a discussion of the overall aims of this artists' group, and two
An encapsulation of the overall aims of the POFBA Artists' Group are as
- The group was overwhelmingly interested in having regular
meetings. Brenda Hutchinson suggested that the meetings occur on a
monthly basis, and the group determined that a specific regular date in
time be set aside for this purpose. At present, the first Sunday of each
month, from 3:00 - 5:00 PM, is to be set aside for POFBA Artists'
Group meetings (unless a major holiday falls on that weekend). The
meetings are to take place at rotating locations: so far, Katherine
Setar and Brad Fischer; Wendy Burch; and Nancy Beckman have offered
their homes as meeting places.
- The next meeting of the POFBA Artists' Group will be Sunday, May
6, at 3:00 PM. at Nancy Beckman's home.
- The group was overwhelmingly interested in having meetings which
emphasize social interaction and music-making. Meetings will be
informal in their nature and content, with optional pot luck dining.
Everyone is welcome at the meetings, regardless of musical ability or
- Tom Bickley has offered to organize a workshop on grant
applications at one of the upcoming POFBA Artists' Group meetings.
Similarly, he has also offered to lead a Deep Listening Workshop-like
event at one of the future meetings.
- The group also expressed a desire to be the "people power" behind
POF fundraisers held in the Bay Area. Katherine Setar suggested one
easily implemented way in which the POFBA Artists' Group could help
increase revenues. At fund-raising concerts where a large turnout is
expected (such as the Terry Riley concert last December) the POFBA
Artists' Group could organize the sale of refreshments at the concert's
intermission at appropriately inflated prices.
Finally, the two group improvisations after the meeting consisted of Tom
Bickley leading several realizations of Daniel Goode's "Eine Kleine
Gamelan Music," and a rather riotous free improvisation suggested by
Brad Fischer and Katherine Setar for piano ten hands and ping pong
Artists' Group home
Next meeting report (May 2001)