$10 Cover @ the Door / Start 7:30pm / Doors 7pm
David Rothenberg (clarinet) and Jeffrey Goldberg (piano) perform experimental and contemporary improvisations, combining the languages of jazz/classical/and other World Musics with the soundscapes of Birds, Whales, and Insects. A festival of interspecies musicmaking, coinciding with their release of their latest CD, Red Mountain, Gold Mountain.
David Rothenberg has performed and recorded on clarinet with Jan Bang, Scanner, Glen Velez, Karl Berger, Peter Gabriel, Ray Phiri, DJ Spooky and Pauline Oliveros. He has sixteen CDs out, including "On the Cliffs of the Heart," named one of the top ten releases of 1995 by Jazziz magazine and “One Dark Night I Left My Silent House,” an ECM duet album with pianist Marilyn Crispell, called “une petite miracle” by Le Monde and named by The Village Voice one of the ten best CDs of 2010. Rothenberg is the author of Why Birds Sing, book and CD, published in seven languages and the subject of a BBC television documentary. He is also written numerous other books on music, art, and nature, including Thousand Mile Song, about making music with whales, Survival of the Beautiful, and Bug Music, featured on PBS News Hour and in the New Yorker. Rothenberg is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Music at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Jeffrey Goldberg’s improvisations have been featured in concerts and festivals throughout Europe and North America. His compositions range from sound healing and multimedia events to two commissions by the Hannover Opera: an electronic ballet about Marlene Dietrich; and an opera that set a Wagnerian libretto to Klezmer, Rap, and Charleston. He collaborated with Yo-Yo Ma and Bobby McFerrin in the film “Yo-Yo Ma at Tanglewood,” and has been a piano soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops. Dr. Goldberg has served as music-director for several Boston-area theatres, and as a vocal coach/conductor with the State Operas of Hannover, Darmstadt, and Chemnitz. His mentors include Luise Vosgerchian, Sarah Benson, Leonard Bernstein and Joe Maneri, and he has served on the faculties of Harvard, the Banff Centre, Boston Arts Academy, The Rivers School Conservatory and NEC.