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Venue:
Philadelphia Art Alliance251 S. 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA Map
Price: $15 General Admission
Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 8:00pm

Todd Sickafoose’s Tiny Resistors

Jenny Scheinman, violin
Ben Goldberg, clarinet
Kirk Knuffke, cornet
Erik Deutch, piano
Rob Reich, accordion
Adam Levy, guitar
Todd Sickafoose, bass
Allison Miller, drums

Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to present the Philadelphia premiere of Todd Sickafoose’s original composition BEAR PROOF.

A student of Charlie Haden and Mel Powell, Bay Area native Todd Sickafoose has performed with other innovative musicians across several genres, including Andrew Bird, Nels Cline, Yoko Ono, Trey Anastasio, Scott Amendola, and many more.  The New Yorker has referred to him as “Ani DiFranco’s secret weapon.” San Francisco Chronicle calls him “a captivating improviser, imaginative composer, and master of collaboration,” and Bass Player Magazine calls him “stunningly brilliant.”

Sickafoose’s Tiny Resistors have played with an astounding range of musical innovators, from Lou Reed to Lucinda Williams, Bill Frisell to Norah Jones, Tin Hat to Dr. Lonnie Smith. This octet version of the band features Todd on bass, Jenny Scheinman on violin, Ben Goldberg on clarinet, Kirk Knuffke on cornet, Rob Reich on accordion, Erik Deutsch on piano, Adam Levy on guitar, and Allison Miller on drums. Tonight’s concert will include the Philadelphia premiere of BEAR PROOF, an hour-long piece commissioned by Chamber Music America. Todd describes the music, which he composed specifically for this octet version of Tiny Resistors, as “a wordless portrait of booms and busts in the Golden State.”