Ear Meal

Weekly, live performances by experimental musicians.

Antony DiGennaro

is a composer and multi-instrumentalist, currently roaming the hills on the outskirts of the Los Angeles area. His songs and compositions draw from experiences and influences ranging from early Americana to techniques culled from the 20th/21st century experimental tradition. To date, he has released several albums as a soloist, leader and sideman as well as many scores for independent film. Records from years past, A Lonesome Fog: new music for solo guitars and Songs for a Sinister Woman by avant-country octet Tears of the Moosechaser were both met with positive reviews. Antony has recently finished solo efforts entitled And the Madness that Followed… and Stranger Still, as well as the album Dark Shapes with death metal band Whale, and will be performing in support of these in the months to come. www.doomcountry.org

Bassist, Composer, and Educator, David Tranchina is a bassist known for his big warm sound, solid groove and inventive melodic solos. He is an experienced teacher and has worked with children and adults of all ages. His compositions range from post-bop-ish to experimental and avant-garde. Originally from Forestville, California, he started playing bass at age 13, and was self taught until he began studies with Classical bass virtuoso Barry Green at UC Santa Cruz where he earned is Bachelor’s Degree in Music. While at Santa Cruz he also studied Jazz with Stan Poplin, John Clayton, and Karlton Hester. In 2006 He moved to Los Angeles to attend Calarts, where he studied with Charlie Haden, and Darek Oles, and received his Master’s Degree in Jazz Performance in 2008. Other influences and mentors are Larry Koonse, Joe LaBarbara, Vinny Golia, Wadada Leo Smith, David Roitstein and Alfred Ladzekpo.

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