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Sonic Symbiosis: Douglas R. Ewart & Black Bamboo Fire
Fri 12.09.22 @ 7:30PM | $20 donation
"For us, sounds are living entities that support, cooperate and enhance each other while maintaining their autonomy and individuality. Sounds are perfect examples of what a symbiosis is."

Douglas R. Ewart leads this special ensemble exploring Sonic Symbiosis—featuring Kioto Aoki, Edward Wilkerson Jr., and Brian Smith.
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Mai Sugimoto Quartet
Sun 12.11.22 @ 7:00PM | $15 donation
Mai Sugimoto leads her quartet for a live recording session with a studio audience. Featuring featuring Fred Jackson Jr., Isaiah Spencer, Ethan Philion.
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Gabriel Zucker + Luc Mosley Duo
Sat 11.05.22 @ 7:30PM | $15 donation
Luc Mosley (saxophone) and Gabriel Zucker (piano) meet for a set of live improvised music.
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Ben Zucker's Fifth Season - "Semiterritory" CD Release
Fri 10.21.22 @ 7:30PM | $20 donation
Ben Zucker's Fifth Season Ensemble celebrates the release of their new CD "Semiterritory" with a live studio performance.

The band is Ben Zucker (vibraphone), Mabel Kwan  (piano), Andrew Scott Young (double bass), Adam Shead (drums)
East Meets Middle East Workshop & Performance
Sat 10.8.22
From India, Subrata Bhattacharya (tabla) and Abhisek Lahiri (sarod) collaborate with Ronnie Malley (oud) and George Lawler (percussion) to create a cross-cultural palette of improvisations and original compositions.
Close Encounters: Ben LaMar Gay & Tatsu Aoki
Fri 10.7.22
Ben LaMar Gay & Tatsu Aoki collaborate for the first time in a live improvised duet.
Image of Thought - Sat 8.20.22
An interactive performance combining sound & movement composed by Erin Peisert & Luc Mosley
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS: Nicole Mitchell & JoVia Armstrong
Fri 8.12.22
Nicole Mitchell & JoVia Armstrong meet in the studio for a live improvised duet performance.
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