Concert: ROARING BACK: WITH MORE PRE-MODERN MUSIC FOR POST MODERN EARS AND VICE VERSA
Three Trapped Tigers: DAVID BARNETT AND TOM BICKLEY, RECORDERS
Sunday, January 28, 4:30 pm

The recorder duo, Three Trapped Tigers (Thomas Bickley and David Barnett) is roaring back after a three-year hiatus in performing. Join us for an afternoon of pre-modern music for post modern ears and vice versa. The repertory includes familiar and surprising early music and newer music, all prepared to engage and delight you. The breadth of styles and musical languages brings you sounds to begin your year with global listening. The program will include favourites from the trecento Italian repertory (Landini et al), canzonas by Thomas Morley, and a van Eyck duo (from the 17th c. Flutist's Pleasure Garden) alongside music form the 20th and 21st centuries by Frans Geysen, Alun Hoddinot, Will Eisma, Jens Margraff, Jim Wilson and Tom Bickley. The instruments for this performance range from sopranino to bass recorders, modern designs by Tarasov and Helder, and historic designs after medieval, renaissance and baroque originals by Tom Prescott, Bob Marvin and Von Heune. Each set of instruments brings their own colours and pitch centers to transport us musically in and out of our own time and place to worlds that cohere across time and space.

Three Trapped Tigers is an ensemble of recorder players whose core members are David Barnett and Tom Bickley. Their first performance was on 21 June 2003 as part of the Garden of Memory Summer Solstice Concert at the Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland, CA. This was the start of a deep musical and personal relationship that has deepened over fifteen years of making music together. Their concerts reflect their varied musical and world interests that includes but is not limited to: the "Deep Listening" of Pauline Oliveros, trecento Italian music, John Cage, the English renaissance, free improvisation, world music and Captain Beefheart. TTT have performed on numerous concerts series and diverse venues throughout the Bay Area and beyond. Many Rivers is one of their favorite places to perform (and hang out) and has been a big part of their musical journey.

They strive to present the kind of concerts that they would like to go to and hope you enjoy it too!


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