November 05, 2008


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LEWISBURG, Pa. — Bucknell University's Gallery Series of performing art and experimental music continues with a performance by Clocked Out Duo on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 8 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building at Bucknell.

The performance, "Foreign Objects," is free to the public, funded in part by grants from the Kushell Music Endowment and the Bucknell department of music.

Prepared piano and percussion
Clocked Out Duo uses traditional and modified instruments alongside an array of toys, found objects and sound sculptures to create carefully designed sonic and visual experiences.

Erik Griswold performs on a prepared piano – a piano which has had its sound altered by placing objects between or on the strings or on the hammers or dampers. Vanessa Tomlinson plays percussion.

Wide variety of influences
Their music embraces a wide variety of influences from experimental, jazz and world music sources. Studies of Sichuan percussion music, in particular, have been an important source of inspiration, and have led to the project The Wide Alley, a collaboration of five Sichuan and five Australian musicians.

Since meeting at the University of California, San Diego, in the mid-1990s, the duo have based themselves in Australia, where they have become central players in the vibrant new music community. Most recently they have created a series of environmental recordings with Richard Nunns in locations around Brisbane.

Keith Gallasch of Realtime (Australia) calls Clocked Out Duo "a striking and original fusion of minimalist and jazz (and other) impulses."

For more information about Clocked Out Duo and to see and hear video music samples, visit www.clockedout.org.

Contact: Division of Communications

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