Tom's Place presents:
The international trio of Theresa Wong (cello), Christian Kobi
(saxophones) and Frantz Loriot (viola) came together for the first
time in 2016. In their improvised music, the three quickly found a
synergy in the focused exploration of acoustic sounds and the
transformation of these sounds through amplification. Like a
'microscope' set to an image, the trio reveals the rich microcosm
of their instruments through extended playing and mic techniques.
Their music can be likened to the electrically pulsating din of a
nocturnal insect colony.
Theresa Wong is an American composer, cellist and vocalist. Bridging
areas of music, dance, theater and visual art, her works include
The Unlearning, 21 songs inspired by Goya's Disasters of War etchings
(Tzadik 2011), O Sleep, an opera inspired by the conundrum of sleep
and dream life and Venice Is A Fish (Sensitive Skin Music 2014), a
collection of solo songs.
CHRISTIAN KOBI was born in Berne, Switzerland. He studied classical
music at the Hochschule fÃ¼r Musik in Basel and undertook further
studies in Paris (CitÃ© Internationale des Arts), Lucerne (postgraduate
degree) and Zurich (Master of Music in Performance) in the fields
of improvisation and contemporary composition. He has given numerous
performances at home and abroad, solo and together with various
improvising music ensembles in Australia, USA, Japan, UK and Lebanon.
French-Japanese violist FRANTZ LORIOT performs solo and is active
in a number of international ensembles at the crossroads of different
musical genres: improvised music, experimental, rock, contemporary
music and electronics. He has contributed to multidisciplinary
projects related to dance, image and poetry. After having lived in
Paris and New York City, Frantz relocated to ZÃ¼rich, Switzerland.
Admission: donation. All proceeds go directly to the musicians.
Doors open at 7:00. Wheelchair accessible.
7:30pm to 9pm, Tom's Place 3111 Deakin Street,
8pm to 9pm, The Berkeley Hillside Club 2286 Cedar Street Berkeley 94709
Riccardo Muti, conductor. $40-$175. 642-9988. www.calperformances.org
8pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley
$30 adv / $34 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org
8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States