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Splinter Reeds – June 7, 2015

Ryan Brown Pinched Erik Deluca 3 Songs, 3 InterludesMarc Mellits Splinter Ned McGowan Wood BurnJordan Glenn My BikeSplinter Reeds is the Bay Areas first reed quintet, comprising five innovative musicians with a shared passion for new music. The ensemble is committed to presenting top tier performances of todays best contemporary composition, showcasing the vast possibilities of the reed quintet with an emphasis on commissioning new works, collaborating with fellow musicians and artists, and educating the next generation of musicians and music enthusiasts. The sum of their wide ranges of experience—in settings including free jazz, improvisation, electronic music, pop, punk and metal as well as classical—has also enabled them to rapidly zero in on a specific and unique aesthetic identity. Splinter Reeds will present five pieces of new music by living composers in a program that combines post-minimalism, heavy metal, songwriting, and improvisation. For more information please visit