September 29, 2010
$5-10, sliding scale
820 SE Alder

The Creative Music Guild is thrilled to announce a rare, West coast performance by the Chicago-based quintet WRACK. This all-star avant-garde powerhouse features Kyle Bruckmann (oboe), Tim Daisy (percussion), Anton Hatwich (bass), Jen Clare Paulson (viola), and Jason Stein (bass clarinet).

The enthralling music of WRACK takes cues from European modernism “while the open structures, improvisational procedures and energetic performances are heavily indebted to the innovations of the African-American Creative Music tradition.” WRACK has the “ability to combine turned-up flame with clear-headed attention to texture and space.” (Jason Bivins, Dusted Magazine)

This concert also features a special opening act of expansive, rigorous pedal steel by Portland’s Joel Pickard.

Opening Set by Joel and two sets by Wrack
Sliding Scale: $5-15