In 2001, Bill Noertker formed the group, Noertker's Moxie, as a forum for his thematic compositions. He has been writing suites of music inspired by visual artists such as Paul Klee, Salvador Dalí, and Joan Miró, architect Antoni Gaudí, poet Rainer Maria Rilke, sculptor David Beck, and others. Since 2001, he has composed over 100 pieces of music.
In September 2003, Noertker's Moxie released its first CD, Sketches of Catalonia, Vol. 1: Suite for Dalí, on Edgetone Records. To order, click here. To read reviews, click here.
In July 2004, two CD-Rs of live recordings of Noertker's Moxie shows at the SIMM Series were released: 7 Days in February (from the 4 April 2004 show), and Haiku Songs (from the 2 May 2004 show). To order, click here. For more info on 7 Days in February, click here. For more info about Haiku Songs, click here.
In April 2007, Noertker's Moxie released another CD, Sketches of Catalonia, Vol. 2: Suite for Miró, on Edgetone Records. To order, click here. For more info, click here. To hear a soundclip, click here.
He is joined in Noertker's Moxie by his long-time musical co-collaborator, saxophonist/flutist Annelise Zamula. Many other fine Bay Area musicians have performed with Noertker's Moxie, including Jim Peterson (saxes, flute), David Slusser (tenor sax), Yehudit (five-string electric violin), Jenny Maybee (piano), Hugh Schick (trumpet), Darren Johnston (trumpet), Rob Ewing (trombone), Greg Stephens (trombone), Jarratt Rossini (bassoon), Beth Snellings (cello), Niels Myrner (drums), Rolf Wilkinson (drums), Dave Mihaly (drums), Dan Foltz (drums), and Jason Levis (drums).