The Poetics of No Piano Music inspired by some of her favourite writers & poets - Brecht, Shakespeare, Edith Sitwell, amongst others - with the aid of anything but a piano (accordion, ukelele, bass clarinet, glass and voice).
"High Low: kinown for film and theatre work and Bay Area hijinx including the Kamikaze Ground Crew, composer and multi-instrumentalist Leishman joins forces with tuba maestro Marcus Rojas for an expedition to the outer reaches in duets for tuba, glass harmonica and toy piano."
Beth Custer performs music from her new CD, In The Broken Fields Where I Lie, from her jazz-trip-hop band Eighty Mile Beach and more, with guitarist Adam Levy and drummer Kenny Wolleson. Composer/multi-instrumentalist Gina Leishman, of Kamikaze Ground Crew fame, will further her explorations of the interior, solo and with guests, with the aid of voice, piano, accordion and glass harmonica. Beth Custer plays Bb, also, and bass clarinets, piano and sings and is a veteran of Club Foot Orchestra and Trance Mission, a ambient/dance band with didgeridoo player Stephen Kent. Visit www.bethcuster.com.
New and unusual instruments, technology and music with mixed media.
Two composer/multi-instrumentalists share an evening to show new solo and chamber instrumental pieces, as well as songs from the odd corners of the psyche. Specializing in clarinets and glass harmonica, respectively, they will be joined by Kenny Wollesen (percussion), Doug Wieselman (guitar and reeds) and Jane Scarpantoni (cello).
"Veteran composer and multi-instrumentalist, Gina Leishman is best known in NYC as co=leader of KAMIKAZE GROUND CREW, and as a theatre composer (Ellen McLaughlin's Iphigenia & Other Daughters, Joseph Chaikin's Firmament, Paul Zimets Black Milk Quartet etc.) For her first solo concert in 5 years, she has been collecting songs, of hers & others, under the general heading Songs of Loss and Laughter. (Other writers includie Michael Mantler, Brect/Eisler, and Noel Coward). Accompanying herself primarily on piano, accordion, glass harmonica and sampler, she will be joined by special guests Doug Wieselman clarinet, Davie Tronzo slide guitar and Kenny Wollesen percussion among others."