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MUSIC | An evening of free improvised trios with John Fumo, G. E. Stinson, Brian Christopherson, Vinny Golia, Sarah Belle Reid, and Steuart Liebig.

Fumo, Stinson, Christopherson, Golia, Reid, Liebig

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Date(s) - 08/26/2018
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Coaxial Arts Foundation


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An evening of free improvised trios with John Fumo, G. E. Stinson, Brian Christopherson, Vinny Golia, Sarah Belle Reid, and Steuart Liebig.

  • trios, 2 + possible 6tet

John Fumo, a trumpet player and composer heavily influenced by Miles Davis and the free expressions of jazz music.

G. E. Stinson is an American guitarist and founding member of new age/electronic musical group Shadowfax. Inspired by blues masters such as Bo Diddley and Muddy Waters, Stinson experimented with blues, jazz and other musical genres before co-founding Shadowfax in 1974. He remained with the band for six albums. He departed Shadowfax after recording The Odd Get Even (1989), entering the Los Angeles underground music community to refine his ‘extended technique’ and ‘frequency manipulation’. Since then he has worked with a number of musicians on various projects, including Napalm Quartet, Splinter Group, Stinkbug, Metalworkers, Alex De Grassi and others.

As a composer Vinny Golia fuses the rich heritage of Jazz, contemporary classical and world music into his own unique compositions. Also a bandleader, Golia has presented his music to concert audiences in Europe, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and the United States in ensembles varying dramatically in size and instrumentation. Mr. Golia has won numerous awards as a composer, including grants from The National Endowment of the Arts, The Lila Wallace Commissioning Program, The California Arts Council, Meet the Composer,Clausen Foundation of the Arts, Funds for U.S. Artists and the American Composers Forum. In 1982 he created the on-going 50 piece Vinny Golia Large Ensemble to perform his compositions for chamber orchestra and jazz ensembles.

Sarah Belle Reid is a Canadian performer-composer, specializing in trumpet and electronics, modular synthesis, and alternate forms of graphical notation for composition and improvisation.

She is a co-developer of the Minimally Invasive Gesture Sensing Interface (MIGSI) for trumpet: an open-source, wireless interface that captures performance data and provides real-time extended sonic and visual control for improvisation. Reid has presented and performed with MIGSI at institutions and festivals around the world including Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), the International Conference of New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME 2015: Brisbane, Australia), New Media Art & Sound Summit (NMASS 2017: Austin, TX), University of Oregon, UT Austin, and UC Irvine’s Women in Music Technology Symposium (2016), among others.

Steuart Liebig has had a varied “non-career” in music.

Hearing Renaissance vocal music alongside 20th-century classics and jazz at an early age and then later hearing some of the cutting-edge rock music of 1960’s Los Angeles and many traveling blues bands at the legendary Ash Grove probably started him on a path that would include many different types of music.

Taking up the electric bass in his early teens, Steuart’s first playing experiences were, like many of his generation, involved in the rock and blues worlds. In high school he was introduced to jazz, though he often found himself bored with many of the mainstream sounds presented to him and started to search out more “exotic” strains of improvised music. In his early college days, he was lucky enough to find people who were sympathetic and with whom he would have long-lasting musical relationships.

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