Tinker (aka Sara Kremer) is multi-media artist, electronic musician, and event curator currently based in San Francisco. As a dancer, performer, and traveler, she traces her aesthetics back through West Coast festivals, Chicago clubbing, and London squat parties, to its roots in the Colorado rave scene of the mid 90s. Her musical foundation includes voice, piano, and percussion, as well as a lasting love of Gamelan that has taken her on tour to Bali to perform with the highly regarded group Gamelan X.
Creativity gained from fourteen years in the electronic music scene flows though her veins. Like a clockmaker in his shop or a passionate scientist her lab, she is always creating, changing patterns and substituting beats in her sets, twisting them into something new and fresh. Using tools of live sampling and performance within Ableton and her trusty APC, or field recordings from her extensive travels, Tinker mixes up a variety of ingredients that will keep you on your toes. A love of wee things and bell sounds make her name doubly fitting, and her playful sets have been described as beat-driven, melodic, glitch-y, and experimental. She rebels against genre, mixing dubstep, wonky, breaks, cumbia, downtempo, hip-hop and more in a single set. She has a captivating presence, earned through years of dance and fire-performance, inspiring audiences to swoon at her lush sonics or dance like mad at her driving beats and bass.
Tinker is the resident laptop mistress of the long-standing and well-respected San Francisco arts collective False Profit. She has directed the chill stage at False Profit’s annual campout Priceless, curated a stage at Yuri’s Night Bay Area @ NASA Ames (for which she was also a founding creative visionary), and has thrown numerous other legendary underground parties in the Bay and beyond. Performing everywhere from the esteemed Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and the Cal Academy of Sciences to dark and dank basement clubs in Berlin, she has shared the stage with Boxcutter, the Glitch Mob, Tom Burbank, Take, Afta-1, Anenon, Deru, Eliot Lipp, Dr. Toast, Random Rab, EPROM, Kid Kameleon, Lazer Sword, David Last, and more. She is a fast-blossoming producer in her own right, creating tunes that are getting noticed within the fertile west coast music scene. Be sure to catch this mischief-maker put smiles on faces and wiggles in the hips of her listeners.
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