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Glenn Dickson, Medford, MA, Aug 15

Glenn Dickson, renowned clarinetist and bandleader of Shirim Klezmer Orchestra and Naftule’s Dream, will be debuting his new solo project, Clarinetrics, at the Congregational Church of West Medford August 15 at 7:30pm. The church is located at 400 High St., West Medford and admission is by donation. Call 781-648-4282 for information.

In a solo clarinet performance, Glenn will process his sound with techniques used by rock icons Brian Eno and Robert Fripp, creating an emotional and mesmerizing soundscape of orchestral dimensions. His Clarinetrics compositions reflect an appreciation for minimalism, electronica, and his extensive experience playing klezmer, jazz, and Greek music. He will perform at the church Labyrinth, keeping it open for the audience to walk during the performance if they choose.

Glenn Dickson, a mainstay in the Boston music scene for 20 years, has performed internationally and recorded extensively with his two bands, Naftule’s Dream and Shirim Klezmer Orchestra to great critical acclaim. His performances range from the Berlin Jazz festival to the Philly Pops, from rock clubs across North America to taverns in Greece. As a composer he has won the Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Grant and has had his music used on the soundtrack of Woody Allen’s movie "Deconstructing Harry."

The labyrinth, open for walking during the performance, is a spiritual work of art, based on the 11 circuit labyrinth in Chartres Cathedral, France - a labyrinth which has been in use now as a meditative discipline for over 800 years. This labyrinth has a single path to the center, and walking it is a basis for meditation. In the last few years thousands of labyrinths have been built in the US in churches, hospitals, parks, schools and memorial gardens, providing a time and space for inspiration, peace, insight and spiritual growth for people of all faiths.

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