T@MS presents: Celebrate May Day with Cold Blue Music
John Luther Adams: untouched (LA premiere) Eclipse Quartet
Stephen Whittington: Windmill (LA premiere) Eclipse Quartet
Jim Fox: Between the Wheels Phil OConnor, bass clarinet, and Eclipse Quartet
Peter Garland: Moon Viewing Music (Inscrutable Stillness Studies #1) (LA premiere) David
Johnson, gongs and tam-tam
The Eclipse Quartet is an ensemble dedicated to the music of twentieth-century and present-day composers. Eclipses repertoire spans from works by John Cage and Morton Subotnick to collaborations with the singers Beck and Caetano Veloso and includes music by Roger Reynolds, Julia Wolfe, Ben Johnston, Ruth Crawford Seeger, Annie Gosfield, John Zorn, Fred Frith, Philip Glass, John King, Lois V. Vierk, Zeena Parkins, Peter Garland, Carla Kihlstedt, Justin Haynes, Gernot Wolfgang, Stephen Cohn, David Jaffe, and many others.
David Johnson is a composer and percussionist known for his blending of improvisation, jazz, and new classical sensibilities. He was a member of the historic Blackearth Percussion Group and has worked with such diverse ensembles and artists as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Vinny Golia Large Ensemble, PARTCH, John Zorn, Pierre Boulez, Wadada Leo Smith, Yusef Lateef, Stuart Copeland, Green Day, Dave Brubeck, and the California Ear Unit among others.
Phil OConnor is an eclectic clarinetist and saxophonist who has performed more than 500 premieres of classical and jazz works. He has performed often with such Southern California ensembles as the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, LA Opera, Long Beach Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Pasadena Symphony, and the John Daversa Progressive Big Band. He teaches at CalArts.
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