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:
Â Â Cory Wright: clarinets, alto flute
Â Â Crystal Pascucci: cello
Â Â Jordan Glenn: drums, accordion, percussion
Â Â Tim DeCillis: vibraphone, percussion
Â Â 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.