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Another Realm, Brookline, MA 4 Feb 2009

Wednesday eve, Feb. 4, 9:30pm - midnight
1634 beacon street
brookline, massachusetts 02446
Tel: 617.975.1900

It's a great restaurant (if you've never been there), but be sure to make a reservation if you plan to have dinner...

Another Realm, a World Music/Improvisation ensemble based in the Boston area, consists of four of the area’s most adventurous and creative musicians, flutist Linda Chase, pianist and reed player Hankus Netsky, bassist Chris Rathbun, and percussionist Tupac Mantilla. Together they explore a repertoire that includes pieces inspired by South American, Eastern European, Asian, and Jewish traditions, jazz standards, music of romantic and impressionst European composers, poetry-based improvisations, and original compositions.

Hankus Netsky, a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and ethomusicologist, is chair of contemporary improvisation, at the New England Conservatory in Boston. He is founder and director of the Klezmer Conservatory Band, an internationally renowned Yiddish music ensemble. Hankus has composed extensively for film, theater, and television, and collaborated with such artists as Itzhak Perlman, Robin Williams, Joel Grey, and Theodore Bikel. He has produced numerous CDs on the Rounder and Vanguard labels.

Linda Chase, flutist/composer/Berklee faculty member, teaches composition, arranging, improvisation and interdisciplinary arts at Berklee College of Music. She was recently awarded the composer's prize for the Kaki Aso composition competition, has composed for the American Repertory Theatre Institute in Cambridge, and also has been a featured composer/performer in concerts throughout the Boston area. One of her her recent works includes a musical journey of poetry by Jelaluddin Balkhi (Rumi) and music. She received her Masters degree in Music in contemporary improvisation from New England Conservatory where she studied with Ran Blake, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Expressive Arts from Evergreen State College in Washington.

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