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Dirty Snacks Ensemble: Side Three

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Date(s) - 01/10/2018
9:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Studio Grand


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Donations of any amount for band + space encouraged/appreciated but NOTAFLOF (No One Turned Away For Lack Of Funds)

  • 9PM Doors
  • 9:30PM Ushi-matsuri Ritual marking the day Thomas Paine published Common Sense
  • 9:35PM Dirty Snacks Ensemble

Oakland-based vibraphonist/composer Mark Clifford concludes a three-month multi-venue mini-residency featuring his Dirty Snacks Ensemble.

In composing for the ensemble, Clifford pays homage to his many musical influences which run the gamut from Kool Keith to Bela Bartok, and finds the balance among long form compositional structures, free improvisation, and short ditties while still maintaining musical freedom for his immensely talented ensemble. Speaking of which, the line-up for this show includes:

  • Mark Clifford –– vibraphone, composition, electronics
  • Geneva Harrison –– drums
  • Bob Ladue –– percussion, guitar
  • Crystal Pascucci –– cello
  • John McCowen –– clarinet
  • Scott Brown –– bass
  • Patrick Roth –– vocals, percussion
  • Steve Blum –– keyboard

The Dirty Snacks Ensemble released their first full length record Tidy Universe (Recollect Records) in June of 2016, and will be releasing a follow up album of rarities and basement recordings, Another Man’s Treasure.

Mark Clifford is a vibraphonist, composer, and percussionist living in Oakland, California. A much sought after performer and improviser, Clifford is equally involved in free improvisation, new music, jazz, and rock; he is involved in multiple projects in the Bay Area and nationally. His performance experience spans worldwide; he has had the honor of playing alongside an array of esteemed contemporaries, including: Jeff Parker, Kjell Nordeson, Ches Smith, Joan La Barbara, Aram Shelton, Colin Stranahan, Ron Miles, Scott Amendola, Tatsuya Nakatani, Danny Meyer, Lisa Mezzacappa, So Percussion, Oakland Active Orchestra, and has served as a percussionist with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.


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