Percussion Party, Sylvan Amphitheater, Yosemite Park, Eagle Rock. Photo by Wild Don Lewis

Site 1 of 8 featuring:
Joseph Berardi
Ted Byrnes
Spencer Savage
Gabie Strong
Richard West

Saturday, September 12, 2009 11am Performance
Yosemite Recreation Center 1840 Yosemite Drive Eagle Rock, Los Angeles


Joseph Berardi is a Los Angeles-based performer and composer. As a percussionist, he politely sidesteps the traditional role of mere timekeeper, bringing his own characteristic approach to color, rhythm and texture to every musical situation.

Ted Byrnes is a drummer/percussionist living in Los Angeles. An alumni of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, he comes from a jazz background and has since made his home in the worlds of free improvisation, new music, electro-acoustic music, and noise.

Spencer Savage has been playing music locally in clubs, theaters, galleries and the like since 1983 in various ensembles, participating in series for Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), New Music America, the Independent Composers Association (ICA) and the Foundation for Art Resources (FAR).

Gabie Strong‘s music is composed of improvisational, free, and pop-psyche song structures, with a heavy drone influence.

Richard West is a drummer and multi-instrumentalist who has contributed to a wide range of projects since the 1980s, including Mooseheart Faith, Ut Gret, Wrestling Worms, as well as his own solo projects.