Enjoy the music of Cellist Lewis Patzner with special guests Violinist Ariel Wang.
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About the artists:
Lewis Patzner was born, raised, and currently resides in Oakland CA. He received a B.M. in cello performance from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins in 2007, where he studied with @amitpeledcellist and graduated with the Grace Claggett Ranney award in chamber music. He is a founding member of Judgement Day, who’s music was described by Strings Magazine as “a master class in the seemingly boundless possibilities of signal-processed, electronic string music and a testament to the band’s creativity.” Lewis plays with many other local groups of varying styles, including folk, jazz, Latin, Persian, and rock. He has toured as a side musician with @timkasher @matesofstate Pinback, @dredgtheband and @margot.andthenuclearsoandsos
As a session musician he has recorded with @slash, @peteyorn @takingbacksunday @thelowanthem @twogallants @thematches and others. A dedicated classical musician, Lewis performs locally with many groups, including Berkeley/West Edge Opera as principal cellist and other “Freeway Philharmonic” orchestras. In September of 2011 he cofounded the Town Quartet.
After almost a decade since the inception of her first grassroots EP, Ariel Wang has come into herself as an artist and musician with the writing and recording of her new full-length, “Bridges.” With splashes of bowed banjo and thumping cello, complex string arrangements and acoustic guitar, her music pulls from a deep grounding in folk with traces of metal, western classical music, and progressive rock, growing from her latest EP, “Cat Faze.” The new album traces her path of growth, lessons, traumas, triumphs, love, and heartbreak, cataloging experiences both unique yet universal. Recorded at New, Improved Studio in Oakland with some exceptional Bay Area talent, the sounds are wide-ranging but connected, passionate and grounded.
Although she identifies as a Bay Area native, and has spent almost two decades in the East Bay, her roots spread wide, having lived as a child in multiple parts of the country from Chicago to Baton Rouge. Her background is a Bachelors in Psychology from UC Berkeley, Masters in Violin Performance from San Francisco State University, a truffle-maker with local chocolatier, Coracao Confections, frolicking in the Northern California woods, and deep immersion in the East Bay area underground music scene. One of her life-long endeavors is to create events which bring together a wild cast of characters, and so “Bridges” not only refers to the connection of a person to her younger self, but also the bridges between communities that are crucial to their vitality.