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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:

Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:00 PM
Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Prélude/Introit, 8pm: Bob Marsh & Evangel King

Bob Marsh and associates have made many multimedia interpretations of Bob's graphic scores in the rhizomic window/door/river project. Bob Marsh (cello) and Evangel King (dance) perform one of the most beautiful of these fascinating pieces in a short site-specific realization designed specifically for the Berkeley Arts Festival space.

Set 1, 8:20pm: Henry Kuntz & Envision Ensemble

A rare appearance by a daring pioneer of joyously unbounded, infinitely free jazz and world music for a new world. The Envision Ensemble (an outgrowth of the earlier Opeye Orchestra) moves toward an advanced improvisational archetype, one in which multiple independent events may occur while the musicians simultaneously create an experiential musical whole. Also joining will be special guest Dan Plonsey, who has made a career out of being mathematically impossible.

Line-up: Henry Kuntz, Brian Godchaux, John Kuntz, Esten Lindgren, Dan Plonsey

Set 2, 9:15pm: Tom Duff & his Wire Machine

In another rare appearance, Bay Area master Tom Duff will install and perform/operate Wire Machine, which takes Alvin Lucier's seminal composition/installation Music on a Long Thin Wire and runs with it on his enhanced version, The Wire Machine (last seen at Battery Townsley in the Marin Headlands as part of Soundwave (5)).

Tom will use his expanded version of Lucier's kit to perform his piece Lucier, Golomb, Gray, exploring the effects of useful information encoding schemes on a vibrating electromechanical system and its listeners.

You won't know what hit you, but your chakras will be thoroughly cleansed (losslessly, and without spurious outputs). Come if you dare...  More...
Saturday, October 25 2014 8:00 PM
Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music & Outsound Presents
The Other World Cycle - visions of the Kalevala land of my grandmothers
A Suite of new music inspired by the ethos of Finnish cultural mythology
by Rent Romus,
featuring The Life's Blood Ensemble:
Markus Hunt - double bass, Jason Hoopes - double bass, Timothy Orr - drums/percussion
Suki O'Kane - percussion, Mark Pino - percussion
Heikki Koskinen- tenor recorder, e-trumpet, flutes, kantele, Mika Pontecorvo - flute
Rent Romus - alto, soprano, c-melody saxophones, percussion, flutes, bells
Bob Marsh - voice, Ron Heglin - voice  More...
Sunday, October 26 2014 3:00 PM
Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
******Matinee Show******
San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music & Outsound Presents
The Other World Cycle - visions of the Kalevala land of my grandmothers
A Suite of new music inspired by the ethos of Finnish cultural mythology
by Rent Romus,
featuring The Life's Blood Ensemble:
Markus Hunt - double bass, Jason Hoopes - double bass, Timothy Orr - drums/percussion
Suki O'Kane - percussion, Mark Pino - percussion
Heikki Koskinen- tenor recorder, e-trumpet, flutes, kantele, Mika Pontecorvo - flute
Rent Romus - alto, soprano, c-melody saxophones, percussion, flutes, bells
Bob Marsh - voice, Ron Heglin - voice  More...
CDs on which Bob Marsh appears:
ArtistTitleLabelNumber
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