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john_smTHURSDAY MARCH 10, 2016, 8:00 PM, Admission by contribution ($10 suggested)

JOHN INGLE: Solo Saxophone Improvisations

The Old Stone House
in Washington Park, 3rd Street & 5th Avenue
Park Slope, Brooklyn – Map

Musical Ecologies continues Thursday March 10th with San Francisco-based saxophonist John Ingle. Known for his unique tone and a virtuosic command of extended techniques, Ingle will perform a solo set of saxophone improvisations interspersed with conversation and stories. Drawing from his long career on the margins of new music, the evening will reflect on his wide-ranging sonic experiences  spanning field hollers and pre-blues fife and drum encounters, the ivy-laced walls of high modernism, Deep-South/Tibetan throat-singing hootenannies, and the underground sounds of the Bay Area improv scene. The evening will begin with a conversation hosted by series curator Dan Joseph, and a reception will follow.

Musical Ecologies is a monthly symposium on music and sound held every 2nd Thursday (except where noted) at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Curated and hosted by composer Dan Joseph, each event typically focuses on a single artist who presents a work or project either in the form of a talk or lecture, a multimedia presentation, a performance, or combination thereof. Each presentation is preceded by a 30-minute conversation with the curator and audience.

About the artist: 

San Francisco-based saxophonist John Ingle is an improviser, interpreter, composer, and conductor of new music. Known for his unique tone and wide dynamic range, he is an active improviser, interpreter and composer of new music. A founding member of the ensemble sfSound, he has enjoyed a fifteen-year creative role with the group as saxophonist and, more recently, conductor. He is also active in various collaborative projects including duos with percussionist Kjell Nordeson and with composer and hammer dulcimer player Dan Joseph He has been an Artist In Residence at  Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, CA and has received grants from Meet the Composer, the American Composers Forum and New Langton Arts. He has a Bachelor of Music degree in Woodwind Performance from the University of Memphis, where he studied with Allen Rippe, and a Master of Arts in Composition from Mills College, where he studied with Pauline Oliveros, Alvin Curran and Glen Spearman. John is also an active open-water swimmer at San Francisco's venerable Dolphin Club. 

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Upcoming: Ghost Ensemble (4/14); TBA (5/19)

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