Monday, April 13, 2009

Improvisation for Tom Hamilton

T. Renner, "Improvisation for Tom Hamilton," 2009, acrylic on coated card stock, 6" x 4".
Composer and performer Tom Hamilton’s work with electronic music originated in the late-60s era of analog synthesis. Hamilton 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 9 CDs of his own music, and is a longtime member of composer Robert Ashley’s touring opera ensemble. Hamilton returns to St. Louis to help celebrate the New Music Circle’s 50th Anniversary. Through the years, his events have been constructed like aural kaleidoscopes, constantly yielding sonic surprises in performances by some of St. Louis’ most original artists. We look forward to this unusual event in one of St. Louis’ newest and most exciting spaces. For more info visit

Saturday, May 2, 2009 – 7:30 p.m.
Kranzberg Arts Center
(Big Brothers, Big Sisters Building)
501 N. Grand Blvd.

Tom Brady – performance artist
Scott Bryan - percussion/guitar (or whatever)
Robert Fishbone – congas/voice
Zimbabwe Nkenya - bass/kalimba
Rich O’Donnell - percussion
Tony Renner - guitar
Dave Stone - saxophone
Bill Schulenburg - sound design
Tom Hamilton – laptop sound

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