Music Program

Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.

$12 general, $8 members/students/seniors

Sabir Mateen's Omni-Sound

Sabir Mateen (reeds/flute/piccolo)
Matt Lavelle (trumpet/flugelhorn/bass clarinet)
Jane Wang (contrabass, cello)
Michael Wimberly (drums/percussion)

Sabir MateenTenor/alto saxophonist, Bb/Eb alto clarinetist, flutist and composer Sabir Mateen (born in Philadelphia) has been a musician most of his life. Starting in the Philadelphia area as a percussionist, he began playing flute as a teenager. Gradually evolving from alto to tenor saxophone, he has been through a number of musical transformations. He started out playing rhythm and blues in the early 70's—which led him to the tenor saxophone chair of the Horace Tapscott Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra. From there he has performed with Cecil Taylor, Sunny Murray, William Parker, Alan Silva, Butch & Wilber Morris, Raphe Malik, Steve Swell, Mark Whitecage, Roy Campbell, Matthew Shipp, Marc Edwards, Jemeel Moondoc, William Hooker, Henry Grimes, Rashid Bakr, Kali Fasteau and numerous others. He also is a member of the cooperative band TEST. Sabir also performs with Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra, William Parker's Inside The Music Of Curtis Mayfield, Earth People, the Downtown Horns and The East 3rd Street Ensemble. He is the leader of The Sabir Mateen Quintet, Shapes Textures & Sound Ensemble, The Omni-Sound, and other bands.

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David Schirm
All The Glad Variety

Though distilled into broad symbolic forms or abstract landscapes, David Schirm's work often springs from his own experiences during the Vietnam War and paintings may allude to the scenes of horrific and senseless battles, the strafing of weapons across a landscape, "whose laser-like blazes of fired bullets gave a distinctive hum of un-worldliness to the darkness." Though his depictions of landscape forms even touch upon the pastoral in their depiction and use of color, Schirm's original point o ...