Cloudfire - World Music Dance Concert, Presented by Gualala Arts LocalEyes
Local musical group, Cloudfire, will perform at the Gualala Arts Center on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
Cloudfire's unique sound combines oud, dulcimer, bansuri flute, didjeridu and a metallophone built from scrap playing with more familiar instruments such as saxophone, electric bass and drum set. Cloudfire's performance at the 2009 Art in the Redwoods Festival led to an invitation to play at the Whale & Jazz Festival. They both opened and closed the 2010 Whale & Jazz Festival, with a special performance for local school students in late March and a concert at the Annapolis Winery in late April.
In April, 2011, Cloudfire performed as part of the Arena Theater's Third Monday Music series combined with the Whale & Jazz Festival, bringing over 100 people to the Theater for a CD release / dance party on a Monday night. Their new CD, Cirrus Circus, is available for purchase or download on their website, CloudfireMusic.com and locally at Four-Eyed Frog Books.
The members of Cloudfire bring a range of musical experience, from rock and folk to world, jazz and classical. Exploring modes from around the world in an improvisational format, their sound goes from subtle or intense to dreamy and ethereal. The resulting sound is both comforting and surprising at the same time.
For more information about the group, visit their website, CloudfireMusic.com.
Gretchen Barton (oud, dulcimer, bansuri flute) has been making music on stage the past few years with Sofyan, Rock Rose Tribal bellydance troupe and as a guest musician of the Mendocino Stories & Music Series. Gretchen also writes many of Cloudifre's tunes.
Janet DeBar first heard a didjeridu ten years ago in the Mojave desert. She has been learning to play since then. The didj is her first and only musical instrument, although she does have fourteen of them. She lives on the coast at The Sea Ranch where local harbor seals sometimes clap in appreciation of her solos.
Harrison Goldberg has performed on tenor, alto and soprano saxophone with a variety of groups, including Tabula Rasa, Legend and Neon Egypt - a world music collaboration with percussionist Steven Miller, who pioneered the unique Shendai ceremonial drums, a cross between timpani and Taiko drums.
Dave Jordan plays a custom-made left-handed fretless electric bass guitar. He first performed at Gualala Arts Center at the 2004 Earth Fair as a member of 21st-century folk music group, Sofyan, along with Gretchen and Janet. A refugee from Silicon Valley, he is also Cloudfire's recording engineer and web designer.
Leon Schneiderman (drums, metallophone) was a member of the theater group Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo and a founding member of Oingo Boingo. During the group's early years he built original instruments, sets, costumes and theatrical devices, which contributed to the group's memorable and unique shows. He now sculpts and builds / plays percussion instruments.
Tickets are $10 advance, $5 more day of the concert. Young people ages 7 through 17 admitted free. To purchase tickets in person, visit the Gualala Arts Center, Dolphin Gallery or Four-Eyed Frog Books. No host bar serving beer, wine & soft drinks.
Gualala Arts Center
46501 Gualala Road
Gualala, CA 95445
|Minimum Age: 7|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|