Trance Mission Duo

Electrifying Sonic Drive

Friday June 16     8:00 pm

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Stephen Kent and Beth Custer as Trance Mission was one of the first musicians who performed at Clarion Music Center in the late 1990’s. Now the duo comes back to celebrate the new Clarion Music Performing Arts Center, testing its new stage and space with their energetic and mesmerizing music.

Multi Instrumentalist and composer Stephen Kent’s musical career has taken him across five continents, living at various times in the UK, Spain, East Africa, Australia and the US. His musical scores, composed for theatre, circus and dance companies, have received international acclaim and his work as a performer and recording artist has established him in the world music scene, exploring a broad range of playing styles and musical genres. As a performer on the Australian Aboriginal Didjeridu he has pioneered its use in contemporary music across the globe collaborating with a number of musicians, including Airto Moreira (Brasil), Zakir Hussain (India), Habib Koite (Mali), Omar Sosa (Cuba), Leonard Eto (Japan), Choi Jong Sil (Korea), Steve Roach (USA) and many more. Stephen also hosts Music of the World, a weekly show on Pacifica Radio’s KPFA.

Beth Custer is a performer, bandleader, and the proprietor of BC Records. She has composed for Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, Zeitgeist, Campo Santo Theatre, San Diego Repertory, Cornerstone, and Magic Theatres, California Shakespeare, and Overtone Industries, Joe Goode Goode Performance Group, Roco Dance, Flyaway Productions, Ledoh, Harupin Ha, and Osseus Labyrinth, and for the films of Brad Coley, William Farley, Cathy Lee Crane, and Melinda Stone. She has over forty recordings out with her ensembles Eighty Mile Beach, Clarinet Thing, Trance Mission, The Beth Custer Ensemble and Club Foot Orchestra. Her numerous awards include a six week artist residency in an Italian castle at Civitella Ranieri.