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Tue, May 28 2013 7:30 PM

Tom's Place
3111 Deakin Street Berkeley
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T.D. Skatchit & Company ~ EAR OF THE STORM CD Release Show

Part 1 - Performance - 4 sets

-T.D. Skatchit & Bruce Ackley (soprano saxophone, clarinet)
-T.D. Skatchit & Gino Robair (energized surfaces)
-T.D. Skatchit & Aurora (vox extraordinaire)
-Aurora, Gino Robair & Bruce Ackley

Part 2 - Deep Listening

A multi-channel sound system will be set up for the playback of the title piece recorded in surround sound.

EAR OF THE STORM - This turbulent piece is based on an extended skatchbox arrangement inspired by the wild rhythms of tornados, hurricanes and thunderstorms. The listener is in the ear of storm, where music is born out of the elemental noise only to be whisked away by the wind. Multiple musical scenarios, characters and abstractions present themselves within the different phases and sonic locations in the storm. Each of 17 musicians added their musical reflection and resolve to the path of this skatch tornado.

The Players ~ T.D. Skatchit are Tom Nunn & David Michalak - skatchboxes
Guest Artists
Aurora Josephson- voice, Bob Marsh - voice, Ron Heglin - voice, Kyle Bruckmann - English Horn, Bruce Ackley - soprano saxophone
Rent Romus - alto saxophone, accordion, Phillip Greenlief - tenor saxophone, Tom Djll - Trumpet, Polly Moller - bass flute, Thollem McDonas - piano, Scott Looney - piano, Gino Robair - energized surfaces, Jacob Felix Heule - Percussion, Doug Carroll - cello, Jonathan Segel - violin, Tony Dryer - contra bass, Tim Perkis - electronics

Another track from the DVD, Battle in the Bird House (for surround sound), will open part 2.

Cost: free (donation requested)
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Audio samples in which musicians at this event play:
Videos featuring musicians playing at this event
Bruce Ackley and Eugene Chadbourne
Gino Robair and John Butcher, 2008
Invented Instruments , at the High Zero festival September 22nd 2012 , Baltimore Maryland