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Music, Poetry, and Creative Events at Works:

Haptic Synapses

Haptic Synapses
Saturday, September 28, 8:30pm
$5 general; Free for Works members and C2SV attendees
presented as part of the C2SV Music festival

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Haptic Synapses is a group of electronic musicians and artists based in the heart of Silicon Valley who join together to improvise long sets of music and visuals. Preparation is minimal, so what you see and hear is a realtime expression of their collective aesthetic. HS’ style bridges between techno and house, with elements of swing, abstract polyrhythms, generative algorithms, and patterns. HS are musicians, engineers, builders, makers, technicians who interpret the heartbeat of Silicon Valley.

Well-RED Reading Series
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 7:00pm, doors open 6:30
Featured poets: John Espinoza, Kirk Glazer
$2 suggested donation, no one turned away
presented in collaboration with Poetry Center San José

Flash Fiction Forum
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 7:00pm
The Flash Fiction Forum is a San Jose Event featuring selected flash fiction writers whose work is chosen for reading aloud at Works/San José. Generally, we convene every other month, the second Wednesday from 7 to 9pm. You can get more information and submit work through the website:


Words Drawing Music
Thursday, October 10, 7 to 9pm
A fun, friendly environment where artists and others can enjoy inspirational poetry and music while exploring artistic creativity. we provide paper and drawing materials or feel free to bring your own (no paints please). An open mic is open to all! We invite all artists, poets, musicians, comedians, etc. Show your talents at Works! Admission Free.

Haptic Synapses live at Works/San Jose feb. 2010

Haptic Synapses was in the gallery for a performance last week, check it out:

sneak peek show tomorrow night: haptic synapses


Tomorrow night (wednesday, may 27th, 2009) at 8pm. silicon valley’s own Haptic Synapses will be playing a sneak peek show in advance of their performance during the SubZERO street fair.  If you’re in the area and like beat-driven high tech soul, stop on by.  Haptic Synapses is a rotating participation electronic music group.  Their show is an improvised jam consisting of conventional and self-made electronic music equipment and software.  Chairs are available, but you may want to grab a spot by the speaker and dance your face off. More information is available at

Music performance night: November 29th, 2008, ~7pm

We have another live music night in the gallery coming up, the saturday after thanksgiving. That should be plenty enough time to recover from your food coma, so come out and listen to these fine musical acts:

  • twain harte
  • of the sun
  • the violet club
  • benjamin brackett

Showtime starts at around 7pm. That’s about it! Should be fun, come on out and hear some live music. All ages, free, $5 donation requested.

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New Music and Performance Night – November 2007

Ah, back to real life after thanksgiving, huh? We had a nice break and hope you did too. Why not celebrate the newly arrived cold weather with a night out at Works/San Jose’s December edition of New Music and Performance night? We have two of the bay area’s finest performers coming in this Wednesday from 8pm to 10pm. From the south bay, we have El Otro Mundo’s El Gato #9, and from the north, we have Will Grant, a.k.a. Blue Fire! Doors open at 7pm, wednesday November 28, 2007. $5 for members, $10 for non-members. No one turned away for lack of funds.

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Photos from New Music and Performance Night, september 2007

I have posted photos from last month’s event on my blog. Thanks very much to all who came out, and especially to Chachi Jones, QORSER, and Joe Miller! Excellent performances by all.

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New Music and Performance Night, September 2007

[steve] – I’m super excited to present to you this Wednesday Night, September 26th @ 8pm the following performances:

up first, electronic music from Chachi Jones

  • cnet senior editor for digital audio
  • Released two albums on the lunaticworks recording label
  • Will be performing some experimental sounds created from home made circuit bent instruments mixed with old school techno generated by vintage analog synthesizers

up second, spoken word performance from Joe Miller

  • Wednesday is his 46th birthday and 20th anniversary as designer for works (thanks Joe!!)
  • probably some adult content
  • performance involves projected imagery and fire? 🙂

up third, electronic music from QORSER

  • Prolific minimal house, techno, experimental electronic musician in the south bay
  • Internationally famous NetLabel musician out on:

Doors open at 7:30pm, strongly recommended donation of $5 for adults, $3 for students. No one turned away for lack of funds. Please give more if you can afford it, Works is in immediate jeopardy of losing our performance space. We need your help more than ever. Beer and Wine for 21 and up. Door proceeds go to the performers, bar proceeds go to help pay our insanely expensive rent, please BRING A FRIEND, and BUY TWO BEERS.

update1: Thanks to whomever posted the event to Squidlist! I tried to do that and.. they didn’t accept it.

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First Friday – September 2007

Join us in the gallery on September 7th, 2007 for the following performances:
8pm TSAE Labs – improvised electronic music which includes ‘textures and soundscapes’, drones, and the occasional beat to keep things moving forward
9pm Noka – ambient, weird, space-like, 4/4 electo-wierdo, and generally psychedelic.
On view: eXact-O! – The art of the precise cut.

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New music night – july 27th, 2007

We had an awesome first music and performance night at our new space on first street! Here’s a video I made of the performances we had from, in order of appearance, Dajis, Polly Moller, and Kioku.