Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Mon, Feb 25 2019 7:30 PM

Tom's Place
3111 Deakin Street Berkeley
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On Monday, February 25 at 7:30pm, Tom's Place presents

Sandy Ewen (guitar) and Phillip Greenlief (sax)
Matt Ingalls (solo clarinet)

Sandy Ewen (Guitar, NYC) and Phillip Greenlief (sax, Oakland) are winding up their west coast tour with an appearance at Tom's Place. Matt Ingalls will open the bill with one of his blistering clarinet solos. This should be an extremely adventurous bill -- I'm looking forward to it.

Here's some clips of them playing:

Sandy Ewen, solo: Matt Ingalls, solo: Phillip Greenlief, solo:

And the obligatory biographical paragraphs:

Sandy Ewen is an experimental guitarist, artist and architect who has recently relocated to NYC from Houston, TX. She has two new duo albums, one with percussionist Weasel Walter and the other with guitarist Chase Gardner on Marginal Frequencies. She has an upcoming solo LP on Gilgongo Records, and a forthcoming Astral Spirits cassette with percussionist Lisa Cameron. In years past, Ewen has performed alongside Roscoe Mitchell, Keith Rowe, Lydia Lunch and many others, and has performed and recorded with Jaap Blonk, Henry Kaiser and Weasel Walter. Ewen's approach to playing is centered around found objects and extended guitar techniques.

Greenlief explains his music thus: I play saxophone because I feel good when i play saxophone; when I don't play saxophone, I don't feel good. It's that simple. that's the only reason I can come up with for doing this thing you can call making music.

Reviled for his "shapeless sonic tinkering" by the Los Angeles Times, Oakland musician Matt Ingalls is a composer, clarinetist, concert producer, and computer music programmer. Often incorporating elements of improvisation, his music is heavily influenced by his long involvement in computer music. His composerly solo improvisations explore extended clarinet techniques that interact with the acoustic space, often as combination tones. Matt is the founder and co-director of sfSound, a new music series, ensemble, and internet radio station devoted to new ideas and traditions of experimental music, performance art, live electronic music, Bay Area composition, and the various facets of contemporary improvisation.

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.
Audio samples in which musicians at this event play: