Jack Curtis Dubowsky, Charles Sharp, and Jeff Schwartz venture on a California mini-tour to promote Dubowsky’s 2022 album, Bolsa Chica Calm, an ambient homage to Bolsa Chica State Beach.
Bolsa Chica Calm references ambient, environmental, new age, and experimental music, from vaporwave to Wendy Carlos’ “Sonic Seasonings.” It includes two extended, midcentury-inspired meditations with real strings, winds, piano, analog synthesizers, and field recordings.
Says Dubowsky: “As a surfer, composer, and historian of easy listening, I combined some of my interests and put them into musical practice in making this album.”
Wednesday August 17 San Francisco Outsound Presents at the Luggage Store Gallery
JACK CURTIS DUBOWSKY – Keys
Jack Curtis Dubowsky works in concert music, choral music, improvisation, and live scores for silent film. Dubowsky is author of Easy Listening and Film Scoring 1948-78 (2021), Intersecting Film, Music, and Queerness (2016), and Composing for Silent Film (forthcoming).
CHARLES SHARP – Contrabass Clarinet
Charles Sharp is a multi-instrumentalist and composer whose work has been recorded on UCLA Ethnomusicology Artist Series, Big As Records, Acoustic Levitation, Empty Cellar, and Ictus Records. Sharp is a DJ on Trilogy on KXLU FM, and a co-director of The Decisive Instant.
JEFF SCHWARTZ – Double Bass
Jeff Schwartz is the author of Free Jazz (2022) and Free Jazz: A Research and Information Guide (2018). Schwartz is co-director of The Decisive Instant. He works as a reference librarian at the Santa Monica Public Library, where he created the Soundwaves new music series.
PHOTO: L-R Jeff Schwartz, Jack Curtis Dubowsky, Charles Sharp
ALBUM WEBSITE WITH LINKS TO BANDCAMP AND ALL STREAMING:
VIDEO for “Bolsa Chica Rain”: https://youtu.be/GPcBFLsTG00