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Shirim's Glenn Dickson, Medford, MA, Oct 23

I have another Clarinetrics performance at the Congregational Church, 400 High St., West Medford, MA this coming Thursday, October 23, 7:30pm. Admission by donation. I will play until about 9:30, if you can't make it at 7:30. Hope to see you there. Detailed description below.

In his solo clarinet performance, Glenn creates a powerful meditative and mesmerizing soundscape of orchestral dimensions using electronic sound processing techniques pioneered by composers Brian Eno and Robert Fripp. His Clarinetrics improvisations incorporate a cornucopia of musical ideas and influences from his extensive experience playing Klezmer, jazz, and classical music.

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.

"Glenn Dickson compares favorably with [Naftule] Brandwein, or, for that matter, any current improviser on his instrument. His solos are dramatic, demonstrative and thoroughly commanding." James Isaacs, boston.citysearch.com

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