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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 200 pieces of music and has released nineteen CDs on the Edgetone Records label, including his most recent—in flitters (49 bits from B*ck*tt); 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.  



upcoming in 2024

collaboration with dream artist Lily Loomis
for a Santa Cruz installation this spring



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