Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Tom Bickley
Recorder, Vocals, Electronics, co-founder and director of the Cornelius Cardew Choir
Composer/performer Tom Bickley (vocals, recorders, electronics, etc.) based in Berkeley, CA and Houston, Texas, studied Gregorian chant, other medieval music, and African American sacred music. His degrees are in music, liturgy and information science. He is certified by Pauline Oliveros to teach the meditative improv techniques of Deep Listening. In addition to his work with new music ensembles Gray Code and Comma, he has performed with Pauline Oliveros, Anne LeBaron, Viv Corringham, Philip Gelb, the Denison Kimball Trio, the Scratch Orchestra and others. He is active in the duo Gusty Winds May Exist, with shakuhachi player Nancy Beckman, and as sound designer with the hjw/Dimensions Dance Company. He teaches privately and leads sound workshops for children and

In Washington, DC he was on the faculty at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop and an artist in residence in the DC Public Schools. His work is available on CD on Quarterstick (DK3's Neutrons) and MetatronPress (Gray Code Live in Philadelphia, Comma's (voices) and Gusty Winds May Exist), and in privately issued CD's by
composer-performer Norman Lowrey (riverdream through us and spiritdream, both with Pauline Oliveros). His work has received support from Meet the Composer, the Pauline Oliveros Foundation, and the Meredith Foundation.
Upcoming Events:

Sunday, October 15 2023 7:00 PM
Mosswood Sound Series [3630 Telegraph Ave enter 2nd door on 37th St Oakland]
DOROTHEA SCHÜRCH presents a solo for colored breath inspired by the voices of the Ultra-Lettrist. Schürch is internationally active as a singer and performer. She has worked interdisciplinary in the fields of improvisation, music, theater, and performance for 40 years.

GACHAPON (Nancy Beckman, CINDY WEBSTER, Tom Bickley, and Dean Santomieri) improvises with dancer CHRISTINA BRAUN.  More...
CDs on which Tom Bickley appears:
Moe! Staiano's MOE!KESTRA! Two Forms of Multitudes: Conducted Improvisations
Artist: Moe! Staiano's MOE!KESTRA!
Title: Two Forms of Multitudes: Conducted Improvisations
Label: Pax Recordings PR90261
Label page on this site: Pax Recordings
Pax Recordings PR90261