Linda Bouchard, artistic director

Michel Doneda

INSIDE OUT (I/O) - I/O Field trip

• presentation at June Jordan High School by Michel Doneda.

• On February 13, 2009, saxophonist Michel Doneda captivated 72 teens at June Jordan High School with a musical presentation and demonstration. The 50 minute presentation involved performance, demonstration and questions & answers.

View video of artist presentation:

video  Inside Out (I/O) 

Michel Doneda (France)
Michel Doneda (b. 1954), soprano saxophone is a self-taught musician who comes from the French South-West. In 1980 he founded in Toulouse a reed trio: HIC ET NUNC, a group that toured throughout France, playing mostly improvised music. With a group of musicians, dancers and actors, Doneda co-founded IREA (Institute for research and exchange between arts of improvisation). He subsequently participated in music projects with other artists and became a regular guest of the Chantenay-Villedieu festival and played with musicians such as Fred Van Hove, Phil Wachsmann, Max Eastley, Steve Beresford, John Zorn, Eliott Sharp, Elvin Jones, Lê Quan Ninh, Daunik Lazro, Beñat Achiary, Martine Altenburger, Barre Phillips, Paul Rogers, Tetsu Saitoh, Kazue Sawai. In 1985 he self-published TERRA (Nato record).

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           photo by Pascale Para


June Jordan School for Equity

June Jordan School for Equity is a non-profit organization that has partnered with the District to open a new high school (grades 9-12). The school includes a "junior institute" which allows students to build study skills and maintain the same teachers for ninth and tenth grade, and a "senior institute" for eleventh and twelfth grade students to targeted neighborhoods in South-East San Francisco. In the first year of operation, the school will serve 100 ninth grade students and be housed on the campus of San Francisco State University.

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