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Wednesdays & Sundays @ Berkeley Arts
2133 University Avenue
Wed, August 29, 2012
$10-20 sliding scale
wednesdays @berkeley arts presents:
the Shelton-Ochs Quartet + Xo Xinh, solo
Aram Shelton - alto saxophone, clarinet
Larry Ochs - tenor, sopranino sax
Scott Walton - bass
Kjell Nordeson - drums, percussion
One of this band's twice or thrice yearly Bay Area performances, with a thrilling repertoire of pieces composed mostly by Mr. Shelton and by Mr. Ochs. And in this perfect venue for acoustic music. We know you won't want to miss it. It will confirm for you or remind you why live music is still worth the effort to get out to see in person.
The Ochs Shelton Quartet features Larry Ochs and Aram Shelton on saxophones, Scott Walton on bass and Kjell Nordeson on drums. Co-led by two like-minded saxophonists from different generations, this quartet is a kinetic meeting of four diverse & internationally recognized musical talents who have longtime associations with the likes of ROVA, John Zorn, Nels Cline, Wadada Leo Smith, Mats Gustaffson, Peter Brotzmann, and locally with sfSound, Oakland Active Orchestra, Darren Johnston, Scott Amendola and others. Ochs and Shelton compose for the group with an ear towards open-ended improvisations that highlight each player’s distinct musical voice. For this concert at Berkeley Arts they’ll reacquaint their musical relationships by performing new works commingled with past compositions.
“As an artist, you’re always looking for inspiration and concepts to come up against, to push your own processes out in a different direction, or suggest ideas for form that you haven’t thought of” – Larry Ochs
“Shelton advances a postbop to free vocabulary anchored in the past that also draws on the present and expectantly eyeballs the future.” – Dusted.com
www.ochs.cc www.rova.org www.aramshelton.com www.kjellnordeson.com
Xo Xinh, solo electro-acoustic works
Xo Xinh's work re-contextualizes the essence of traditional Vietnamese music through spectral processing and generative manipulation of ancient acoustic instruments, as well as the transformation of traditional music through contemporary and experimental mediums. Xinh's goal is to experiment with new sounds and techniques to merge the old with the new, tradition with the contemporary.