Thursday, September 11, 2014: 7:30 PM

SFMusic Thursdays: An evening of scattered thoughts with the Darren Johnston/Kyle Bruckmann Duo and Darren Johnston’s Troubled Trio (sponsored by SFFCM)

Tickets: $15 General, $10 Members
Tickets available at the door only

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Trumpeter/composer Darren Johnston returns to CNM with both a duo and trio project. The focus of the evening will be on collective, spontaneous compositions, some of which to be based on a collection of short musical ideas that have occurred to Johnston over the last several months. The first set will feature Johnston in a duo with the brilliant and unique Kyle Bruckmann on oboe, who’s 2014 musical phantasmagoria inspired by the novels of Thomas Pynchon, Wrack: ….Awaits Silent Tristero’s Empire featured Johnston along with some long-time Chicago collaborators. Set #2 is where the focus will turn to Johnston’s musical sketches, which really are just short ideas designed to leave a maximum amount of room for spontaneous composing. Said creative output is to be generated by the incredible creative and spirited minds of pianist Michael Coleman and drummer Hamir Atwal.