Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sun, Jul 31 2016 8:00 PM

Berkeley Arts
2133 University Avenue, between Shattuck and Oxford, walking distance from downtown Berkeley BART
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8 pm Francis Wong - tenor saxophone; Karl Evangelista - guitar; Jordan Glenn - drums

9 pm social stutter: Kasey Knudsen - alto saxophone; elizabeth schenck - alto saxophone, compositions; Phillip Greenlief - tenor saxophone; Cory Wright - tenor saxophone

Social Stutter, a saxophone quartet led by composer/altoist Beth Schenck, blurs the line between strictly written chamber music and soaring free jazz. Solos emerge from the natural order of intricately written lines that, although begin simply in structure, twist and distort themselves into surprisingly complex shapes and forms. Unlike traditional saxophone quartets, some of the pieces are composed for two altos and two tenors, which leads itself to denser harmonic territory and a uniquely homogenous sound. Masters of texture and nuance, the quartet has a keen awareness of how to support and push one another's creative boundaries.

Cost: $10 - $20, sliding scale
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