THOLLEM McDONAS - Paripetetic Pianist
Friday, February 8, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PST)
San Mateo, CA
Traveling perpetually for six years, Thollem has performed as a soloist and also as a collaborator with myriad of artists, famous and under-known. About his performances, Signal to Noise marvels: "It seems beyond the capacity of one human being to contain so much densely-packed creative energy". Terry Riley notes that Thollem ”inhabits a world uniquely his own, rhythmically, harmonically and formally. A true original.”
Besides the famous On Debussy’s Piano And... with the late master contra bassist, Stefano Scodanibbio, new recordings include: The Gowanus Session with legendaries William Parker and Nels Cline, You Are Always on Our Minds (Hand to Man Band) and Polishing the Mirror (Magimc: with Edoardo Marraffa and Stefano Giust).
Thollem observes, “I make music that I hope stimulates the mind and the body, that’s sexy and athletic and revolutionary and spiritual and loving and that will shake people awake, starting with me first.”
Don't miss this spectacular solo performance in an acoustically marvelous venue.