On October 14th and 15th, saxophonist, composer, and founding member of sfSoundGroup JOHN INGLE celebrates the final evening of his 4th decade on earth and the first of his 5th, respectively. He will shepherd a cadre of friends from both within and without sfSoundGroup through “Babylon Lottery,” a Borgesian framing for structured improvisation.
Saxophonist/composer/improviser JOHN INGLE is originally from Memphis, TN and now resides and works in San Francisco. His music is informed and influenced by contemporary concert music, improvised music, electronic music, jazz, various Asian folk music traditions, and the blues and gospel of his native Southeast US. He collaborates with electronics innovator Laetitia Sonami, and in duo with NYC-based composer/dulcimerist Dan Joseph and is a founding member of the sfSoundGroup. John’s solo saxophone music emphasizes multiphonics, vocal harmonics and subtle control of extended saxophone techniques, while his chamber music explores such musical parameters as spiral time, linear pulse, and non-linear harmony, and indulges in both simple resonance as well as complex timbre and auditory sleights-of-hand.