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Bill Noertker biography
bassist, composer, educator
 b. Pasadena, CA
16 February 1961

    Bassist/composer Bill Noertker has been active in the Bay Area jazz and avant-garde scene since the late 1980s.
    Since 2001, he has lead his own ensemble, Noertker's Moxie, as a forum for compositions inspired by visual artists such as Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Franz Marc, Salvador Dalí, and Joan Miró, architect Antoni Gaudí, poet Rainer Maria Rilke, sculptor David Beck, and others.  Since then he has composed over 150 pieces of music and has released sixteen CDs on the Edgetone Records label, including the soundtrack for Curious Worlds: the Art and Imagination of David Beck and the extended suites Sketches of Catalonia; the Blue Rider; the Druidh; Tricycle; and In Billville.

    He has also composed music for three films that showcase the intimately-scaled sculptures of David Beck, composed the score for a Nikos Koumoundouros film that screened at the Festival de Cannes 2010, and scored Olympia Stone's 2016 film “Curious Worlds: the Art and Imagination of David Beck.”



upcoming in 2021/2022

multiple volumes of the Noertker songbook being readied for publishing:
• Big Book of Noertker
• Sketches of Catalonia
• the Blue Rider Suite
• the Druidh
• Tricycle
• In Billville

rehearsing a new chamber piece
for viola, bass trombone, piano, and celesta:
• Waiting Game

 recording and preparing for release two non-Moxie projects:
• Talking Frog (a contrabass and gong duo with Karen Stackpole)
• nOOi (electric bass duos with guitarist Mark Oi)



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