Join us for The Guthrie Project and special guests, a rare performance of compelling original music that merges delicately composed and wildly improvised musical landscapes.
The Guthrie Project
The Guthrie Project is a collaboration between Beth Schenck (saxophones + compositions) and Matt Wrobel (guitar), who have been playing music together for over a decade. After their son was born in 2011, Beth began writing short musical poems out of a growing interest in small scale/minimalist structures that could exercise both musical restraint and freedom of space. The product possesses an expansive, cinematic quality that has been described as "lyrical, rich and biting" (Greg Burk, metaljazz.com). Beth and Matt have performed throughout the United States, Europe and Japan and have performed with world-renowned musicians Henry Threadgill, Rajeev Taranath, Jim Black, Bill McHenry, Andrew D'Angelo and many others. Last year they relocated to the Bay Area from Brooklyn, New York.
Owen Stewart-Robertson and Aram Shelton make music with guitar, saxophone, and electronics. It is focused improvisational music which uses textures as melody and creatively extends the sonic capabilities of their respective instruments.
Owen Stewart-Robertson is, among other things, a native of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, a guitarist, composer, educator, performer, a formerly active member of music scenes in, chronologically, the Maritimes, Montreal, Cincinnati, New York City, and Los Angeles, a mild claustrophobic, a participant in ensembles including VaVatican, Old Salt, This Sporting Life, Evelyn, Princess Reason, Teenage Burnout, Make A Circus, Jason Ajemian's HighLife and Folklords, Katherine Young's Pretty Monsters, a founder and director of experimental music label Prom Night Records, a brother of 3, a onetime student of a wonderful guy named Mick Goodrick, and an enthusiast of enthusiasm.
Aram Shelton is a saxophonist, clarinetist, improviser and composer based in Oakland, California. Since 2000 he has created original music that uses open ended improvisation as an integral component. In Oakland the projects Sound Quartet, Tonal Masher, Broken Trap Ensemble, and Ton Trio II represent his music. He is connected to Chicago (where he lived from 1999 to 2005) through his Quartet, the cooperative sextet Fast Citizens (Delmark), and Jason Adasiewicz’ Rolldown (Cuneiform).
DOORS AT 6:30PM, SHOW AT 7PM
$10-$15 sliding scale
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