Please join us in a celebration of Matthew Sperry’s life and music with the Bay Area’s creative music community:

June 3 and 5, 2010

Eighth Annual Matthew Sperry Memorial Festival: HomeGrown

Handwritten scores from Matthew’s notebook inspire this annual festival of music and remembrance. The Festival begins in San Francisco with a Tag Team Trio Shift featuring dozens of the Bay Area’s experimental musicians performing no more than three at a time. Closing in the East Bay, the renowned sfSoundGroup presents a composition of Matthew’s in a program of exquisite works in contemporary music making.

Thursday June 3 | 8pm | $6 – $100 sliding scale

Luggage Store Gallery
1007 Market Street
San Francisco

co-presented with Outsound Presents

Tag Team Trio Shift with dozens of musicians refereed by John Shiurba

Saturday, June 5 | 8pm | $6 – $100 sliding scale

21 Grand
416 25th Street

playing the music of
Matthew Sperry,
Anthony Braxton,
Cornelius Cardew,
James Tenney and

Festival Tickets are available at the door.

Donations accepted. All proceeds from these benefit performances support the Matthew Sperry Memorial Fund.

See also: Facebook page for this event.

Posted Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 at 10:16 pm
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[…] and performed in the Tag Team Trio Shift at the Luggage Store Gallery. This event was part of the Eighth Annual Matthew Sperry Memorial Festival, a festival held every year in honor of local composer and bassist Matthew Sperry since his tragic […]

Margaret Davis Grimes

Henry was honored to play Matthew’s beautiful bass in giving private lessons and a master class at Mills College in Oakland, and at CNMAT / U.C. Berkeley in duo with the great Roscoe Mitchell, both in October, 2O1O. Many thanks to David Wessel of CNMAT for arranging with Matthew’s friend Phillip Greenlief for Henry to play Matthew’s bass while Henry was on tour in the Bay area.