Fall 2018/Winter 2019 Series
September–October 2018 Concerts Bread & Salt 1955 Julian Ave, San Diego 92113
January 2019 concert White Box Live Arts in Liberty Station 2590 Truxtun Rd #205, San Diego 92106
Tickets at the door $20/$10 students Bonnie Wright 619-987-6214
Saturday, September 15, 2018, 7:30 PM
Konk Pack (Tim Hodgkinson [lap steel guitars, electronics, clarinets], Thomas Lehn [analogue synthesizer], Roger Turner [drumset and percussion]
For twenty years, KONK PACK has amazed audiences at festivals and concerts all over the world with the sheer energy of its rapid-fire interplay, earning numerous critical accolades. In 2014, İlhan Mimaroğlu said, "Because of, or perhaps, in spite of, their incredible resumés, KONK PACK’s work is still singular among all electro-acoustic improvisation occurring today." This group brings together three major figures in contemporary music. more...
Saturday, October 6, 2018, 7:30 PM
Ches Smith Trio (Ches Smith [drums, percussion, vibraphone], Craig Taborn [piano], Mat Manerj [viola]
Ches Smith is an American musician whose primary instruments are drums, percussion, and vibraphone. He writes and performs music in a wide variety of contexts, including solo percussion, experimental rock bands, and small and large jazz ensembles. The Ches Smith Trio improvises and plays compositions as well, with an emphasis on rhythm. The group explores the timbral aspects and collective interplay between the artists and their instruments. “The best thing I caught all weekend,” said critic Peter Margasak of the 2014 New York Winter Jazzfest, “was a superb trio led by drummer Ches Smith with pianist Craig Taborn and violist Mat Maneri, which expertly infused seductively narcotic writing with a mixture of brooding melody and rich texture.” Since their debut, the trio has become a priority project for all participants, and in June 2015, Smith, Taborn and Maneri recorded The Bell at Avatar Studios with Manfred Eicher as producer. more...
Friday, January 25, 2019, 7:30 PM
Stephanie Richards: Take the Neon Lights
NEW VENUE: White Box Live Arts in Liberty Station
After her "spellbinding" (NPR) debut record, new music trumpeter Stephanie Richards follows up with a premiere of works from her latest project. Using New York City as a backdrop, Richards selected poems from icons including Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, and Allen Ginsberg to name a few, and has crafted music for quartet that explores a spontaneous prose of grit and brilliance; the ugly beauty of the city. In conjunction with The San Diego Symphony’s fourth annual January Festival, this year entitled Hearing the Future.