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4/10/11: CMG presents Ingalls, Coomes, Brown & the Tenses
From JP and The CMG:
Announcing the grand opening of:
The Alice Coltrane Memorial Coliseum
hope to see you at our first show:
Matt Ingalls, Sam Coomes, Mitchell Brown, The Tenses Sunday, April 10th, 2011 The Alice Coltrane Memorial Colosseum, 5135 ne 42nd 8pm Sliding Scale $5-15
The Creative Music Guild, in conjunction with the grand opening of new arts venue The Alice Coltrance Memorial Coliseum, is proud to present a night of innovative music by Matt Ingalls, Sam Coomes, Mitchell Brown, and The Tenses. These acclaimed musicians from divergent but complementary aesthetic backgrounds will traverse varied musical realms in this rare performance.
Sam Coomes (Portland) is a talented multi-instrumentalist who plays in experimental bands Quasi and Pink Mountain and has performed and recorded with Elliot Smith, Sleater-Kinney, Built to Spill, and Heatmiser.
Matt Ingalls (SF) is a master clarinetist and composer whose solo improvisations explore extended clarinet techniques that interact with the acoustic space. Ingalls has worked with Anthony Braxton, John Butcher, Meredith Monk, Pauline Oliveros and many others. The music press has responded, "...shockingly talented..." -- Richard Warp, Oakland Music Examiner [12/15/2010] "...awe-inspiring, reminding us that one does not need the full force of a symphony orchestra or all of the stops pulled out on a pipe organ to evoke the presence of something far greater than oneself. The overall experience was one of exhilaration." -- Stephen Smoliar, San Francisco Classical Examiner [8/21/2010]
Mitchell Brown is an experimental musician from LA. Brown doubles as Professor Cantaloupe while DJing on KXLU. He runs the Melon Expander record label, supporting humble hermits working in the field of head music. He has performed and/or recorded analog electronic and/or electro-acoustic music with: Joseph Hammer, Rick Potts, Joe Potts, Damian Bisciglia, Trevor Wishart, Tom Recchion, Petra Haden, Leticia Castaneda, Jeremy Drake, John Weise, Ezra Buchla, Lionel Marchetti, Jerome Noetinger, Space Machine, Points of Friction, and Thomas Dimuzio among others.
For this performance, Matt Ingalls will perform a short solo, Ingalls and Coomes will perform in duo, followed by a trio of Mitchell Brown (LA, electronics) and The Tenses.
Sunday, April 10th, 2011 The Alice Coltrane Memorial Coliseum (formerly the Wail), 5135 ne 42nd 8pm Sliding Scale $5-15