Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Tue, Feb 19 2019 7:30 PM

Tom's Place
3111 Deakin Street Berkeley
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On Tuesday, February 19 at 7:30pm, Tom's Place presents

Ken Field (sopranino sax, flute) with
Eric Glick Reiman (prepared piano) and
Karen Stackpole (gongs)

Ken Field is a composer, saxophonist, flautist, and percussionist. He has received international public and critical acclaim for his solo work, his work with the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble (which he leads), Birdsongs of the Mesozoic, Willie Loco Alexander's Persistence of Memory Orchestra, and the Armenian/American jazz project Musaner, as well as his commissioned compositions and performances with Bridgman/Packer Dance. Field has composed a number of pieces for the children's television program Sesame Street. Field was named a 2017 Finalist in Music Composition by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Karen Stackpole brings a lot of stuff to a gig: gongs, cymbals, tibetan bowls, Thai tuned gongs, wind-up toys, music boxes, metal rods, weird spinny cymbals and more. She plays them with bows, mallets, chains and bare hands, creating a dense broadband soundscape that echoes nature's large and small gestures: thunderstorms and insect calls, crashing waves and gulls calling, earthquakes and trees leaves blowing in the wind, vulcanism and hummingbird thrums.
About his music, Eric Glick Rieman says: "My work is about sound and sounds. I like to listen, and I hope my work evokes this in a listener. In this performance, ... I think of my music as residing simultaneously in tonal and noisy spaces."

Tom's Place
3111 Deakin Street, Berkeley CA

Admission: donation. All proceeds go directly to the musicians.
Doors open at 7:00. Wheelchair accessible.

Cost: Free, donations accepted.
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