Outsound Presents 2023 Fund Drive Benefit Dinner

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Outsound Presents 2023 Fund Drive Benefit Dinner

You are invited to join Outsound Presents supporting the Bay Area creative music community for a Benefit Dinner Concert with Brett Carson!

By Outsound Presents

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, June 10 · 6 - 9pm PDT


The Finnish Hall 1970 Chestnut Street Berkeley, CA 94702

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About this event

  • 3 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

You are invited to join Outsound Presents in supporting the Bay Area creative music community!

Our 2023 Fund Drive marks the return of our Annual Benefit Dinner Saturday June 10, @ 6:00 pm featuring Bay Area pianist composer improviser Brett Carson.

RSVP your seat at with your Donation of $100 or more

All proceeds to into the pockets of performing musicians at the Outsound New Music Summit, the SIMM Series at the musicians Union Hall, nominal rental costs to keep a roof over their heads and a very small amount for technical administrative costs.

MENU: Created by Laura Varga experimental film maker and chef

  • Toasted Green onion slab bread and warm olive oil, assorted olives
  • Walnut and French green beans with shallots
  • Lemon basil herb chicken skewers With rice noodles
  • Veggie tofu stir fry with rice noodles and mild peanut or plum housin sauce
  • Green salad with spring lettuces, cucumber & tomato
  • House dressings, dilled ranch Or herb vinaigrette
  • Vanilla cake with maple cream and raspberries
  • Assorted Beer, Wine, coffee, hot tea, and juice

About the music

Brett Carson is a composer, pianist, improviser, poet, and theater artist based in Oakland CA. His compositional work, which has been described as "fascinatingly intense" (Stephen Smoliar, SF Classical Voice), explores the juxtaposition of a gleefully chaotic plurality of musical approaches. This is combined with a penchant for surreal world-building and an exploration of the bizarre and uncanny, along with a commitment to writing for the voice and the stage.He has worked with a wide variety of composers/performers including Bill Baird, Brian Baumbusch, Nicolas Collins, Vinny Golia, George Lewis, Nicole Mitchell, Roscoe Mitchell, Bill Noertker, Zeena Parkins, Rent Romus, and William Winant. From 2019-20, he performed as the pianist for the legendary jazz unit the Art Ensemble of Chicago.

"...the real fun comes by way of an extended solo from pianist Brett Carson. Pointillism tackles the void as Carson unspools the kind of solo that suggests a center rather than establishing one. This an impressive highlight from a player worth seeking out."

- Steve Feeney, artsfuse.org - review of "The Sixth Decade: From Paris to Paris" by the Art Ensemble of Chicago

If you can't attend DONATIONS can be made here at this link: https://www.paypal.com/donate?campaign_id=QQV9B98W5CXPE

About the organizer

Organized by
Outsound Presents

The mission of Outsound Presents is to encourage experimental musical composition, improvisational performance, and the invention and use of new musical instruments. Genres include jazz, the avant-garde, found sound, noise art, musique concrète, minimalism, and the unnamable. We support the presentation of original works of new, creative, and experimental music and sound while raising public awareness of local and touring musicians as an alternative to both traditional and market-driven music.