2286 Cedar St.
Berkeley, California 94709

Admission: $15 ($10 for HSC members and Seniors)

THE GROUP: Edmund Welles: the bass clarinet quartet has the distinction of being the world's only original, composing band of four bass clarinetists, they invent and perform heavy chamber music. The bass clarinet has a 5 octave range and a huge span of tonal, melodic, and rhythmic capabilities. Since 1996, Cornelius Boots has led and composed for Edmund Welles, which received a Chamber Music America Grant in 2004 for the creation of Agrippa's 3 Books, a multi-movement work inspired by occult philosophy and heavy metal music. This piece is featured on their debut album of the same title [mixed and mastered by Grammy-award winning sound alchemist Oz Fritz]. The album made the Top Ten Albums of 2005, and the New York premiere of the piece made the Top Ten Performances of 2005 in All About Jazz NYC.

THE PROGRAM: The evening's program will feature primarily original heavy chamber music, which takes the form of short barn-burners, expanded epics, sonorous ballads, and multi-movement mystical, occult, or esoteric explorations. The writing style is as inspired by boogie woogie and heavy metal as it is Rossini or Pink Floyd, and the arrangements likely to be addied to the set may be from Josquin de Prez, the Residents, Black Sabbath, or the Swan Silvertones.

THE ARTISTS: Cornelius Boots, Aaron Novik, Jonathan Russell, Jeffrey Anderle; www.edmundwelles.com

Official Website: http://www.hillsideclub.org/concerts.htm

Added by yburgess on June 17, 2007

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