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CHRIS HEENAN & JONAS KOCHER (accordian)
BHOB RAINEY (solo electronics)
ABOUT THE EVENT
Bowerbird commences the fall season with a concert featuring first rate music from local and distant sources. This is a rare chance to see the duo of Berlin-based American contrabass clarinetist Chris Heenan and Swiss accordianist Jonas Kocher (who are in the midst of a US tour) and perhaps the first of what we hope to be more regular local appearances by recent Philadelphia transplant Bhob Rainey, who will be doing a set of solo electronics.
Chris Heenan and Jonas Kocher work with the unlikely pairing of contrabass clarinet and accordion using improvisation to create worlds of changing depth and mood that both expand upon and fixate on particular sonic zones while simultaneously belying the instrumentation of the duo. Sudden shifts in texture and tempo give way to areas of quiet and stasis, a reprieve from constant movement that gives way to a burst of loud focused activity.
Bhob Rainey’s eight member BSC will be appearing in Philadelphia later this fall, performing two original realizations of John Cage’s “Song Books” (1970).
Made possible with the support of Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council.
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