March 6th Tristan Gianola NOLA // Crystal Beth solo // Robin Holcomb

Solo sets by Tristan Gianola (in town from New Orleans), Beth Fleenor and Robin Holcomb, with each other joining one another for other special musical excursions.
March 6th 2018 / 8P.m./ Sliding Scale $5-15

Tristan Gianola is a guitarist and composer, recently relocated to New Orleans, LA from Seattle, WA. Working in many styles and described as “flagrantly virtuosic” (Dave Segal, The Stranger), Gianola flexes his versatility as a guitarist while rooted in his studies of contemporary classical composition and conducting at Cornish College of the Arts. With many styles and sounds in his fingers and compositions, genre bending meets aggressive and unpredictable bombast in Gianola’s music.

Composer/clarinetist/vocalist Beth Fleenor harbors a strong love for variety & all sonic manipulation, moving freely through genres such as rock, jazz, classical, contemporary chamber, Slavic & American folk, metal, musique concrete, ambient & pop. Her work has been heard internationally from 100,000 seat rock festivals, maximum-security prisons, and performance art in rural bars, to art galleries, bunkers, sidewalks, sacred spaces, and some of the most prestigious concert halls, museums, clubs and theaters in the country. Believing that “art is the discipline of being,” Fleenor uses sound to open the channels of communication between and within individuals and environments. Her work as been heard in live music, recordings, theater, performance art, installation, modern dance, and film. She believes that an emphasis on creativity in a culture gives rise to creative solutions to social problems.

Pianist, composer, librettist, singer and songwriter Robin Holcomb has performed internationally as a solo artist and the leader of various ensembles at venues including Carnegie Hall, The Meltdown Festival, The United Nations, Teatro Manzoni, the Moers Music Festival, The Festival of Perth, The Hong Kong Arts Festival, Arts at St. Ann’s, the Guimarães, Verona, San Francisco, Vancouver and Earshot Jazz Festivals, Roulette, Royce Hall at UCLA and the Seattle Opera House.

Suggested $5 – $15 donation

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