Soundings: Breath & Hammer

Selected date

Saturday May 11

Selected time

7:30 PM  –  10:00 PM

Breath & Hammer is a mosaic of clarinetist David Krakauer and pianist Kathleen Tagg’s arrangements of “simple songs” by composers as diverse as New York-based visionary John Zorn, Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh, and Cuban percussionist Roberto Rodriguez, as well as original compositions by Krakauer and Tagg, with influences ranging from interlocking African drumming patterns to romantic symphonic music to minimalism to klezmer.


These diverse and seemingly disparate musical influences intermingle, transformed into something entirely new; a hybrid art form that bridges the cultures of the past and new work that looks towards the future. 


Breath & Hammer will round out the season with an unexpected approach that blurs lines between classical, jazz, and electronic music.