SEPARATE CHECKS – Tom Hamilton – Saturday, May 8, St Louis MO

Saturday, May 8, 2010 – 7:30 pm
Kranzberg Arts Center
501 N. Grand
$15 regular admission, $7 for students/artists with a valid ID

Separate Checks is a new work by composer/performer Tom Hamilton that combines electronic sound with acoustic performers. Hamilton continues the direction started in his CAMA event last season by directing a stream of improvising musicians to create a confluence of changing sonic ideas and moods in the midst of his sonic environment.

Bassist Zimbabwe Nkenya, percussionist/electronic musician Rich O’Donnell, and reed player Dave Stone will join Hamilton in the spontaneous creation of Separate Checks.

Hamilton’s work with electronic music originated in the late-60s era of analog synthesis. He often explores the interaction of many simultaneous layers of activity, prompting the use of “present-time listening” on the part of both performer and listener. Hamilton was a 2005 Fellow of the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in Umbria, has worked on more than 60 recordings, including 12 CDs of his own music, and is a longtime member of composer Robert Ashley’s touring opera ensemble.

More info can be found here.

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