Subtle Degrees saxophone/percussion duo

Performing Arts - Music | October 8 | 8-10 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

SUBTLE DEGREES is a two-musician ensemble consisting of Travis Laplante (tenor saxophone) and Gerald Cleaver (drums).

A Dance That Empties is the culmination of a very long musical relationship. In 2001, when he was only 18 years old, Travis Laplante played a concert at New York’s Knitting Factory, then a pre-eminent mecca for adventurous music of all kinds. Gerald Cleaver was in the audience, and came up to Laplante afterwards, handed him his phone number and said they should play together sometime. They soon did, “and I felt a very intimate and spiritual connection with Gerald that feels more alive than ever today,” Laplante says. “I’ve learned a tremendous amount from Gerald and have long considered him one of my favorite living improvisers.”

  $10 General,  $5 Students and seniors

 Berkeley, CA 94720, randrews@berkeley.edu, 510-643-9990 x300