Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

                    

Bob Marsh

Composer, Multi-Instrumentalist
Bob Marsh performs regularly on violin, cello, piano, vibraphone, flute, electronics, and uses extended vocal techniques. He is the leader of String Theory, Out of the Blue Chamber Ensemble, the Quintessentials, the Robot Martians, the Illuminated Orchestra, Opera viva and the Che Guevarra Memorial Marching (and Stationary) Accordion Band; and member of Aaron Bennett's Nonet, Jim Ryan's Left Coast Improv Group, the Abstractions, the Moe!chestra and the Cornelius Cardew Choir

Education:

Bachelors of Fine Arts in Sculpture, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1974
Master of Arts, Humanistic Clinical Psychology, Merrill-Palmer Institute, Detroit, 1981
Classical guitar with Carl Bernstein (Detroit, 1967)
Vibraphone (San Francisco, 1970)
Classical Piano, Grosse Pointe Conservatory of Music, 1973
Upcoming Events:

Monday, April 20 2015 8:30 PM
Spice Monkey [1628 Webster St Oakland]
Avant-Jazz & Experimental Noise Every Monday featuring SHOCK RAY TRIO plus YoYo MaMa  More...
Friday, April 24 2015 7:30 PM
Point Richmond Jazz [201 Martina St., Point Richmond, CA, 94801]
Point Richmond Jazz, continues their exciting and eclectic concert series highlighting the best in violin-based jazz and improvisational music. On Friday, April 24, 2015 Point Richmond Jazz will present Peabody Conservatory trained 5-string violinist, Enion Pelta-Tiller and her guitarist and mandolinist husband, David Pelta-Tiller’s unique group, TAARKA, described by Synthesis Magazine as a combination of “Roma, Klezmer and jazz, infusing their rousing and exciting tunes with breakneck Zappa-esque breakdowns and insurmountable gusto. Regardless of your particular musical tastes, Taarka is a band that simply must be witnessed.”

TAARKA has just released a new CD “Making Tracks Home.” Their home is in Lyon, Colorado, a small town that was almost wiped out in 2013 with a well-publicized flood that destroyed their home. Left homeless, they headed for David’s childhood home in Virginia, where, (according to Colorado Public Radio https://www.cpr.org/news/story/lyons-flood-devastated-folk-band-taarka-also-fed-its-creativity) they began writing songs inspired by the flood and its aftermath. Enion was inspired by older flood songs, like Bessie Smith’s “Backwater Blues” about the 1927 Mississippi River flood. “I took that as sort of a model,” says Enion, who wrote her own flood song, “River’s Eddy Blues,” for the album.  More...
Friday, April 24 2015 8:00 PM
Turquoise Yantra Grotto [32 Turquoise Way SF]
SOUNDSWORDSMOVESSOUNDSWORDS

4 Acts, 4 Poets
Pitta of the Mind: Amanda Chaudhary & Maw Shein Win
YoyoMama: Bab Marsh & Sandra Yolles
Tom Nunn & Dean Santomieri w/ Butoh Dancer Ronie Baker
Brother’s Quarrel: David Samas & Ian Saxton Featuring Tom Clark  More...
Friday, May 1 2015 8:00 PM
Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
8:00 PM Che Guevarra Memorial Marching (and Stationary) Accordion Band
structured and conducted improvisations for large ensemble.
http://www.publiceyesore.com/catalog.php?pg=3&pit=085

9:00 PM Cornelious Cardew Choir
14th anniversary concert with works by Takuji Kawai, Bob Marsh, Pauline Oliveros, Rae Diamond and David Samas.  More...
Saturday, May 2 2015 4:00 PM
Finnish Kaleva Hall [1970 Chestnut St, Berkeley, California 94702]
~~Annual Vappu Spring Festival May Day Celebration Matinee Concert~~
Rent Romus' Life's Blood Ensemble CD release concert of "The Otherworld Cycle"
A New Music Odyssey inspired by Ancient Finnish Mythology

The Life's Blood Ensemble: Ron Heglin•Voice, Jason Hoopes•Bass, Heikki Koskinen•Recorder, E-trumpet, Kantele, Joshua Marshall•Tenor saxophone, Bob Marsh•Voice, Bill Noertker•Bass, Suki O'Kane•Percussion, Timothy Orr•Drums, Mark Pino•Percussion, Mika Pontecorvo•Flutes, Rent Romus•Alto saxophones, Kantele, Flutes, Bells, Shanna Sordahl•Cello

Buy tickets for the Annual Vappu Spring Festival May Day CelebrationIn Advance or at the door  More...
CDs on which Bob Marsh appears:
ArtistTitleLabelNumber
The Emergency String (X)tet meet Rent Romus Emergency Rental
Artist: The Emergency String (X)tet meet Rent Romus
Title: Emergency Rental
Label: Edgetone Records EDT4100
Label page on this site: Edgetone Records
Edgetone Records EDT4100
Voices In The Wilderness Dissenting Soundscapes and Songs of G.W.'s America
Artist: Voices In The Wilderness
Title: Dissenting Soundscapes and Songs of G.W.'s America
Label: Pax Recordings PR90276
Label page on this site: Pax Recordings
Pax Recordings PR90276
The Abstractions Novo Navigatio
Artist: The Abstractions
Title: Novo Navigatio
Label: Edgetone Records PR90275/EDT4027
Label page on this site: Edgetone Records
Edgetone Records PR90275/EDT4027
The Abstractions Ars Vivende
Artist: The Abstractions
Title: Ars Vivende
Label: Pax Recordings PR90260/EDT4019
Label page on this site: Pax Recordings
Pax Recordings PR90260/EDT4019
Moe! Staiano's MOE!KESTRA! Two Forms of Multitudes: Conducted Improvisations
Artist: Moe! Staiano's MOE!KESTRA!
Title: Two Forms of Multitudes: Conducted Improvisations
Label: Pax Recordings PR90261
Label page on this site: Pax Recordings
Pax Recordings PR90261
rev.99 Everything Changed After 7-11
Artist: rev.99
Title: Everything Changed After 7-11
Label: Pax Recordings PR90255
Label page on this site: Pax Recordings
Pax Recordings PR90255
The Abstractions Sonic Conspiracy
Artist: The Abstractions
Title: Sonic Conspiracy
Label: Edgetone Records EDT4012
Label page on this site: Edgetone Records
Edgetone Records EDT4012
Jack Wright and Bob Marsh Birds in the Hand
Artist: Jack Wright and Bob Marsh
Title: Birds in the Hand
Label: Public Eyesore 69
Label page on this site: Public Eyesore
Public Eyesore 69
The Left Coast Improv Group The Left Coast Improv Group
Artist: The Left Coast Improv Group
Title: The Left Coast Improv Group
Label: Jimzeen Productions CD1003
Label page on this site: Jimzeen Productions
Jimzeen Productions CD1003
Emergency String Quartet Hill Music
Artist: Emergency String Quartet
Title: Hill Music
Label: Spring Garden Music 008
Label page on this site: Spring Garden Music
Spring Garden Music 008
Triangle Triangle
Artist: Triangle
Title: Triangle
Label: Moving Lines Recordings 001
Label page on this site: Moving Lines Recordings
Moving Lines Recordings 001
T.D. Skatchit & Company Skatch Migration
Artist: T.D. Skatchit & Company
Title: Skatch Migration
Label: Edgetone Records EDT4103
Label page on this site: Edgetone Records
Edgetone Records EDT4103