Oliver Levi

Violin

San Francisco, CA
@levitationviolin
3 Played at 3 groupmuses!

Oliver Levi

Violin

About

Bon jour! I am a nomadic violinist, at home wherever there is an art gallery, tavern, street crowd, or any other gathering open to floating string music. As a solo act I go by Levitation Violin, and my ensemble goes by Levitation Quartet, the second word sometimes modified to reflect our number of players - Duo, Trio, Quintet, Sextet, etc

Music

Levitation Quartet is dedicated to playing a cabaret cocktail of french jazz manouche, mediterranean instrumental music, anarchist folk songs, and balkan / near eastern melodies. We alternate up-tempo swing pieces with yearning ballads, and create various spaces for improvisation. When playing solo as Levitation Violin, my repertoire with a looping station is similar, plus more of composers like Paganini and Debussy, and I call my roadmap method "theme and variations".

Programs

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Past groupmuses (3)

  • Salon

    Apotheoun Grand Opening with Levitation Quartet

    Friday, Feb 9, 2024 7:30 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Central Richmond, SF
    • Instruments: Violin, Guitar, Bass, Percussion
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened 4 months ago

  • Living room

    The Muse at Club 617

    Thursday, Nov 30, 2023 7:30 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Downtown Oakland, Oakland
    • Instruments: Violin, Guitar, Bass, Percussion
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened 7 months ago

  • Outdoors

    Live music & happy hour at Noasis!

    Wednesday, Aug 16, 2023 6:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Noe Valley, SF
    • Composers: Paganini, Reinhardt, Debussy, Ellington
    • Instruments: Violin, Guitar, Bass, Hand Percussion
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened 10 months ago