Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sun, Apr 14 2019 7:30 PM

7:30pm The Guthrie Project
Beth Schenck - saxophones, compositions; Matt Wrobel - guitar
8:30pm Noertker's Moxie
Annelise Zamula - alto sax, flute; Brett Carson - piano; Bill Noertker - contrabass; Jason Levis - drums

The Guthrie Project creates poetic soundscapes that evoke cinematic landscapes and imagery. The project is a collaboration between Beth Schenck (saxophones + compositions) and Matt Wrobel (guitar), who have been playing music together for over a decade. After their son was born in 2010, Beth began writing short musical poems out of a growing interest in small scale/minimalist structures that could exercise both musical restraint and freedom of space. The product possesses an expansive, cinematic quality that has been described as "lyrical, rich and biting" (Greg Burk, Beth and Matt have performed throughout the United States, Europe and Japan and have performed with world-renowned musicians Henry Threadgill, Rajeev Taranath, Jim Black, Bill McHenry, Andrew D'Angelo and many others. The Guthrie Project has had opportunities to share their music at many venues, including Blue Whale (LA), Studio Grand (Oakland), The Nash (Phx), Barbes (Brooklyn), Cal State Fullerton and CSU Bakersfield. Beth and Matt currently reside in San Francisco.

Cost: sliding scale $10-20
Audio samples in which musicians at this event play: