Looped Local Roads

David Barnett and Tom Bickley, recorders

The recorder duo, Three Trapped Tigers (Thomas Bickley and David Barnett) present Looped Local Roads, an afternoon of pre-modern music for post modern ears and vice versa. The repertory includes familiar and surprising early music and newer music, all prepared to engage and delight you. The program will include favourites from the trecento Italian repertory (Landini et al), canzonas by Thomas Morley,) alongside solos, duos and trios form the 20th and 21st centuries by  Frans Geysen, Alun Hoddinot, Will Eisma, Jens Margraff, Jim Wilson and Tom Bickley.  TTT will be joined for this performace by guest Tiger,  Greta Haug-Hryciw for a performance of Lou Harrison’s Serenade for 3 Recorders (1943), and the Landini set. Ms. Haug-Hryciw has joined TTT for past performances, most notably John Cage’s 3 for Three Recorders and we are delighted to be collaborating with her again.

The instruments for this performance range from sopranino to bass recorders, modern designs by Tarasov and Helder, and historic designs after medieval, renaissance and baroque originals by Tom Prescott, Bob Marvin and Von Heune. Each set of instruments brings their own colours and pitch centers to transport us musically in and out of our own time and place to worlds that cohere across time and space.

Greta Haug-Hryciw, recorders

Three Trapped Tigers is an ensemble of recorder players whose core members are David Barnett and Tom Bickley. Their first performance was on 21 June 2003 as part of the Garden of Memory Summer Solstice Concert at the Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland, CA. This was the start of a deep musical and personal relationship that has deepened over fifteen years of making music together. Their concerts reflect their varied musical and world interests that includes but is not limited to: the “Deep Listening” of Pauline Oliveros, trecento Italian music, John Cage, the English renaissance, free improvisation, world music and Captain Beefheart TTT have performed on numerous concerts series and diverse venues throughout the Bay Area and beyond.  They strive to present the kind of concerts that they would like to go to and hope you enjoy it too!


David Barnett and Tom Bickley, recorders with Guest Tiger Greta Haug-Hryciw, recorders
Sunday, June 3, 2018; 5:30 PM
2320 Dana Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
Price: $20.00 requested, no one turned away for lack of funds