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ODC Theater PresentsPaul Dresher Ensemble's Electro-Acoustic BandWorth the WaitNov. 12-13, 8pmThe Paul Dresher Ensemble's Electro-Acoustic Band brings two evenings of "tantalizing, strikingly original" music (San Francisco Chronicle) to the new ODC Theater. The evening features world premieres commissioned from some of today's most innovative composers and invented instruments, such as the Hurdy Grande, the Quadrachord, the Marimba Lumina, that will challenge boundaries and delight the senses. The program includes major new works from Bay Area composer and Switchboard Music Festival Founder Ryan Brown; Texas-based composer Bruce Pennycook, whose new work, For Z, is a loving homage to jazz composer/pianist Joe Zawinul and his ground-breaking group Weather Report, and the world premiere of a new work for Dresher's new invention: the Hurdy Grande, a giant motorized hurdy gurdy.
Program:For Z - Bruce Pennycook - World Premiere , for full ensemble & guest artist guitarist John SchottGangbusters - Ryan Brown - World Premiere, for full ensemble & guest artist guitarist John SchottChromatic Quadrachord - (2001) Paul Dresher, for quadrachord, clarinet, violin, piano, and marimbaGlimpsed From Afar - Paul Dresher (2006), for two invented instruments, the Quadrachord and Marimba Lumina, performed by Dresher and Ensemble percussionist Joel Davel.World premiere of new work the Hurdy Grande - Paul Dresher, performed by Dresher and Ensemble percussionist Joel Davel.Musicians:Paul Dresher - electric guitar, bass and invented instrumentsKaren Bentley Pollick - violinJoel Davel - electronic mallet percussionGene Reffkin - electronic drum setMarja Mutru - piano/keyboardsJeff Anderle - clarinet/bass clarinetGred Kuhn - sound engineerThey will also be joined by the fabulous Bay Area guitarist John Schott on For Z.TICKETS$18Buy Online NowBox Office: Wed-Sat, 12-6pm
Call: 415-863-9834LOCATIONODC Theater3153 17th StreetPlan Your Visit