Earshot: Eric Ring + Paul Kikuchi’s Autonomic Ensemble

Presented by Earshot Jazz. Pianist Eric Ring’s solo piano submission to Second Century shows the pianist in a pensive mode. He writes: “This music is an exploration of texture, voicing and song in small compositions…these pieces are deliberately quiet.” Paul Kikuchi is a percussionist, composer, educator, instrument inventor/builder, founder of Prefecture Records, and Feldenkrais practitioner. Tonight he brings his Autonomic Ensemble, which includes Taina Karr (oboe), Emma Ashbrook (bassoon), Greg Sinibaldi (bass clarinet), tari Nelson-Zagar (violin), Eyvind Kang (viola), Natalie Mai Hall (cello), and John Teske (contrabass).