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Max Johnson Trio
with Arcx Quartet

Wednesday - 8:00pm (ET)
October 25, 2023

University Lutheran
3637 Chestnut Street Philadelphia PA 19104
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$12 – $20

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Bowerbird is pleased to present the Max Johnson Trio at UniLu with opening set by Arcx Quartet.


Fresh off the release of their 2022 album “Orbit of Sound” and their tour across Europe, virtuoso double bassist and composer Max Johnson presents his trio with Anna Webber (saxophone, flute), and Michael Sarin (drumset). Between the three of them, they have worked with artists such as Anthony Braxton, Mary Halvorson, John Zorn, Dave Douglass, Jen Shyu, William Parker, and this project highlights the individual sounds and experiences of these three unique voices, traversing tightly knit grooving composed music to patient sprawling improvised textures, blending their unique sounds to create something truly special.

“Combining Johnson’s compositions with well balanced improvising, the band explores broadly while maintaining a loose sense of groove… Then there are the experimental stretches — arid expanses that revel in silence and concentration before building back into Johnson’s compositional structure.” – Craig Matsumoto, Memory Select



Arcx quartet guides listeners on an audio trip through hallucinogenic trancepts, foldable shadows and metonymic nebulae, skirting the boundaries of Arcx’s labyrinth collective sound-mind. Arcx quartet seek to find truths/untruths within ever-present interstitial spaces.



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