May 7, 2001
One-Man Band Plays at CSUS
Todd Green has conquered the baglama.
And he's learned the quirks of the yali tambur, cumbus, sarangi,
surpeti, gopichad and kamenchech. It sounds like a grocery
list of exotic vegetables - but it's just a few of the amazing
collection of musical instruments Green plays in concert.
Green, a world music multi-instrumentalist, will give a free
concert at California State University, Sacramento from 11:45
a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, May 10 at the University Union Hinde
Green studied music with Pat Metheny, George Benson and other
noted musicians from Boston to New York City. He brings up
to 50 instruments to a show, mainly strings, flutes and percussion
from all parts of the globe.
During performances Green uses a pedal-operated sampling machine.
Before the eyes of the audience, he will record, for example,
a 16-beat riff on his Moroccan bongo drums. The sampling machine
will then repeatedly play the riff back as he adds other instruments
to the recording, finally building up to a guitar or flute
solo. In this way, Green is able to give a very sophisticated
performance all by himself, without the use of prerecorded
materials. He is able to engineer something much like the
old-fashioned notion of the "one man band," except,
as Green himself says, without the awkward cymbals between
For more information about the concert call (916) 278-6997.
Media assistance is available by contacting CSUS public affairs
at (916) 278-6156.
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