Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sat, Mar 11 2017 4:00 PM

St. John’s Presbyterian Church
2727 College Avenue - Berkeley, CA

Thomas Buckner, Baritone , Earl Howard: 'Left-handed Quarck' (Thomas Buckner, voice; J.D. Parran, winds; Andrew Drury, percussion; Earl Howard, live electronics and processing); Annea Lockwood: 'Night and Fog'/poems by Osip Mandelstam and Carolyn Forshé (Thomas Buckner, voice; J.D. Parran, baritone saxophone; Andrew Drewry, percussion; Pete Wyer: As yet untitled/text by Mark Strand (Thomas Buckner, voice; J.D. Parran, winds; Pete Wyer, guitar; tba, 'cello)

Thomas Buckner is a "pillar of the experimental music establishment." "A communicative interpretive style and a good command of timbre ... an engaging presence." - The New York Times

Earl Howard (born 1951) is an American avant-garde composer, arranger, saxophonist, synthesizer player and multi-instrumentalist.

Howard is one of the pioneers of what is called “new” music. He has been in the industry for over thirty years. Howard has performed with Anthony Davis, Gerry Hemingway, Georg Graewe, Mari Kimura, Mark Dresser, Yuko Fujiyama, Evan Parker, Thomas Buckner, George Lewis (trombonist) and many of the other most prominent musicians in his field.

Howard has received numerous awards including, a grant from Harvard’s the Fromm Foundation, a Regents Fellowship at University of California, San Diego, and three New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships. In 2004 Howard's first sound installation was commissioned for the Tiffany Collection at the Queens Museum of Art.

Earl Howard has also produced soundtracks for some major film and video artists including Nam June Paik, Mary Lucier, Rii Kanzaki, Bob Harris, and Bill Brand.

Cost: $25