Oceans And @ Portland Conservatory of Music
28 Neal St
Tim Berne (Broken Shadows, Sun of Goldfinger) returns to Portland with his new trio with Aurora Nealand on accordion, clarinet, and voice, and Hank Roberts on cello. SPACE co-presents with Dimensions in Jazz at the Portland Conservatory of Music.
Tim Berne’s work is characterized by tireless artistic dedication and creativity. His newly formed trio with accordionist and multi-instrumentalist Aurora Nealand and cellist Hank Roberts takes the listener on a sonically adventurous journey on Oceans And and delights with much imagination and amazing musical diversity. The pieces are penned by Tim Berne and all open doors to infinite interpretation and development. “The breathtaking music, created by Tim Berne, Aurora Nealand, and Hank Roberts can be deservedly and on all accounts deemed: profound, probing, intriguing, distinct, intricate, raw, courageous, mysterious, and thoughtful. The group’s concerted effort to achieve a cohesive blend is a refreshing relief. An honest crusade of in-depth imagination, this music is a beacon of light in an unsettling world,” writes Baikida Carroll in the liner notes and adds: “It stimulates the brain, animates the imagination, and charms the heart.”