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Music Emerging Presents a workshop with the great baritone singer Thomas Buckner. This is a rare opportunity to explore your creative impulses through music, with a renowned facilitator with years of experience. Thomas Buckner will apply principals developed in 30 years of work with both classical and jazz improvisers from Cecil Taylor and members of the Art Ensemble of Chicago to composer Robert Ashley. The goal is to connect with our original music impulse, independent of music idiom. Both experienced and novice musicians are welcome. Event will take place at Lyd and Mo Photography studio in Pasadena, but you must purchase a ticket to secure your spot as space is limited. You may not necessarily be admitted at door.  Tickets are on a sliding scale from $15-25-choose amount you can pay. Please pay full amount if you are able. Limited seating. Purchase tickets through EVENTBRITE. Bring an instrument to use if you would like, and there will be more instruments to choose from. Singers are welcome to just use voice or you can choose to also use an instrument.

JUST ANNOUNCED! Thomas will be performing a free concert right after the workshop, “Songs Without Words”, for voice (no text) and electronics. All of the works included were written for, and dedicated to Tom, a collaborator, friend and colleague of these original pioneers of electronic music in America. 


Robert Ashley


Pauline Oliveros

‘Sonic Meditation’

Annea Lockwood



Alvin Lucier

‘Music for Baritone and Slow Sweep Pure Wave Oscillators '

Phill Niblock

'As Yet Untitled' 

About Thomas:

For more than 40 years, baritone Thomas Buckner has dedicated himself to the world of new and improvised music, having performed at venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Edinburgh Festival, and the Biennale Festival of Venice. He has collaborated with a host of new music composers, presenting a repertoire that includes more than 100 compositions, written for or dedicated to him. Featured on over 40 recordings, including six of his own solo albums, Buckner is also active as a concert producer, and has for the past 25 years presented the acclaimed Interpretations series in New York City.