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JACK CURTIS DUBOWSKY ENSEMBLE

"redefining musical boundaries" San Francisco Classical Voice 9/1/09

The Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble is an internationally recognized new music group that combines acoustic instruments, electronic hardware, composed material, and structured improvisation. The Ensemble treats analog synthesizer as a rare and unpredictable performance instrument. The Ensemble's contemporary electro-acoustic music is performed and recorded live, with no overdubs or sequencing.

The Ensemble has played chamber concert series, new music series, galleries, and alternative performance spaces nationwide, including The Tank (NYC), AS220 (Providence RI), The Lilypad (Cambridge MA), Meridian Gallery (SF), Cafe Du Nord (SF), and Trinity Chamber Concerts (Berkeley).

The Ensemble has presented extensive programs of live music to experimental film, including the feature Submerged Queer Spaces, which premiered at the African American Arts and Culture Complex for the 2010 National Queer Arts Festival and was underwritten by the San Francisco Foundation, Grants for the Arts, and the Hotel Tax Fund.

In 2010, the Ensemble attracted global attention with concerts of Depeche Mode's Violator, performed entirely live, start-to-finish, with a complement of strings arranged by Jack Curtis Dubowsky, to mark the album's 20th anniversary.

In 2011, the Ensemble released its third album, Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble III. It continues the tradition of a brainy mix of nocturnal ambient tracks, slow jams, and funky krautrock.

The Ensemble features Jack Curtis Dubowsky on Roland Jupiter Six and bass. Ensemble regulars include Hall Goff (Trombone), Fred Morgan (percussion), and Erika Johnson (percussion), who have played with the San Francisco Ballet, Opera, and Symphony orchestras, Duluth Symphony, New World Symphony, Huntsville Symphony, and many others.

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