Open Sound West presents: An Evening of Improvised Music - Paul Hoskin/Tom Djll/Tim Perkis/Scott Walton/Matt Ingalls/Ken Ueno

An accomplished solo performer, Paul Hoskin extends the form both in terms of duration and sonority. His annual eighty minute contrabass clarinet solos are legendary. Performances took place in venues ranging from jazz festivals in Czechoslovakia to oyster bars in Jackson, Mississippi.

Tom Djll (trumpet) has spent over twenty years developing the trumpet's extended techniques. His musical language incorporates complex noises and gritty, unheard textures from electronica and asymmetrical, often rude formal structures.

Tim Perkis has been working in the medium of live electronic and computer sound for many years, performing, recording and speaking in North America,Europe and Japan. He has performed on his computer-based improvisation instruments with hundreds of artists and groups, including John Butcher, Eugene Chadbourne, Fred Frith, Gianni Gebbia, Frank Gratkowski, Joelle Leandre, Gino Robair, ROVA saxophone quartet, Leo Wadada Smith and John Zorn.

Scott Walton is a bassist and pianist whose music negotiates the terrain between jazz, free improvisation, and the classical avant-garde. He has performed and recorded with Alex and Nels Cline, George Lewis, Myra Melford, Wadada Leo Smith, John Carter, Vinny Golia, and Clifford Jordan, among many others, and has collaborated with poets, dancers, performance artists, filmmakers and multimedia/telematic artists. In recent years he has designed courses and implemented online music instruction for universities and colleges in California and Colorado.

Matt Ingalls (clarinets) is a composer, clarinetist, concert producer, and computer music programmer. Often incorporating elements of improvisation, his music is heavily influenced by his long involvement in computer music. His solo improvisations explore extended clarinet techniques that interact with the acoustic space, often as combination tones.

Ken Ueno, a composer and vocalist, is an associate professor of music composition at the University of California at Berkeley. He has been awarded the Rome Prize and the Berlin Prize. Recordings of his work include Talus (BMOP/sound).