Courtesy of Ben Goldberg

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Experiments in Sonic Potential: Ben Goldberg

Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 | 6pm

ADMISSION: Free as a part of Culture for Community

Musicians from the Bay Area’s rich improvisational jazz scene perform live music in conversation with Annabeth Rosen’s ceramic sculptures. Experiments in Sonic Potential was developed in partnership with the Center for New Music.

About the Musician
Musician Ben Goldberg looks down and holds his clarinet
Ben Goldberg

Clarinetist Ben Goldberg leads or co-leads The Out Louds, Invisible Guy, Unfold Ordinary Mind; Go Home; Ben Goldberg School; and Ben Goldberg Trio with Greg Cohen and Kenny Wollesen. He is a member of the avant-chamber jazz ensemble Tin Hat; and performs in a duo with pianist Myra Melford called DIALOGUE, among a wide range of other affiliations.

In 1992, when Goldberg’s group New Klezmer Trio “kicked open the door for radical experiments with Ashkenazi roots music” (SF Chronicle), he established himself as “one of the most vibrant, flexible, and inventive clarinetists in jazz and improvised music” (Downbeat), “an artist who seems to find beautiful melodies at the end of every path” (NPR). The New York Times has noted Goldberg’s music for “a feeling of joyous research into the basics of polyphony and collective improvising,” and he was named #1 Rising Star Clarinetist in the Downbeat Critics Poll in both 2011 and 2013. In 2015, Ben released Orphic Machine, a song-cycle with lyrics from the “speculative poetics” of Allen Grossman, performed by a nine-piece ensemble to critical acclaim.

about the exhibition

Annabeth Rosen: Fired, Broken, Gathered, Heaped is the first major survey of Annabeth Rosen (b. 1957 Brooklyn, NY), Robert Arneson Chair at UC Davis, and 2018 Guggenheim Fellow.

For over two decades, Rosen has interrogated the medium of ceramics in the context of contemporary art. Featuring ceramics and works on paper from over twenty years, this groundbreaking exhibition examines how Rosen’s work radically defies the limits of her primary medium, pushing it beyond spectacle and into conversations about contemporary painting, feminist theory, endurance-based performance, and conceptual art.

Sculpture composed of many colorful fragments of ceramics, bound together.

Annabeth Rosen: Fired, Broken, Gathered, Heaped (installation view), at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 2017. Photo by Annabeth Rosen. Courtesy the artist.

ACCESSIBILITY

The CJM strives for a welcoming environment for all of our visitors. In addition to ample space for wheelchairs and a friendly environment for service animals, sign language interpretation (ASL) can be scheduled for all programs with at least two weeks notice.

FM assistive listening devices (ALDs) for sound enhancement are available for all talks and tours. Please note that we would like to maintain this as a scent-free environment, and encourage visitors to refrain from using scented products out of respect for visitors with allergies or chemical sensitivities. For additional accommodation requests, please contact The CJM’s Access and Community Engagement Manager at access@thecjm.org or 415-655-7856.

supporters

Public Programs at The CJM are made possible thanks to generous support from Grants for the Arts and the Walter & Elise Haas Fund.