‘for dcb’ 2/20/20 @ CJM

Tomorrow night — Thursday 2/20 — I will be at the SF Contemporary Jewish Museum, presenting the premiere performance of an extended work for quintet, dedicated to the late, great poet/musician/polemicist David Berman. 

Admission is free and our performance begins in the YOD Gallery (2nd floor) at 7 PM sharp.

The ensemble is:

   Cory Wright: clarinets, alto flute

   Crystal Pascucci: cello

   Jordan Glenn: drums, accordion, percussion

   Tim DeCillis: vibraphone, percussion

   Nathan Clevenger: harmonium, percussion

I’m incredibly excited to be premiering this piece in a unique and striking acoustic environment and I hope that you’ll stop by. I should note that this is NOT a performance comprised of cover versions of Berman/Silver Jews music. In fact, you won’t find a lyric, vocal, or guitar on hand. The piece, ‘for david berman’, is a original ~45 minute continuous chamber composition with improvisation. It contains a generative nod to another hero, Morton Feldman, and the title is a reference to his ‘For Philip Guston.’

At any rate, all manner of details in this event post.

Thank you for reading.