Genny Lim and
Marshall Trammell
with Karl Young 

Black Geomancy
Liminal Space

Friday May 20 7:00pm
Saturday May 21 4:30pm
Duration: 60 minutes,
no intermission

Tickets: General Admission
$15 advance, $20 at door

Genny Lim and Marshall Trannell

A sonogram is a graph representing a sound, which shows the distribution of energy at different frequencies or a visual image produced from an ultrasound, as routinely used to monitor fetuses in pregnancies. Taking this science into the realm of music and voice, Black Geomancy and Liminal Space, explores the interaction of space and energy through the synergy of sound: music, poetry, voice, Buddhist chants and prayers in synchronicity.

Genny Lim and Marshall Trannell


Genny Lim

Genny Lim's presence in the Bay Area arts community spans several decades with powerfiul poetry and jazz collaborations that include Max Roach, Herbie Lewis, John Santos, Jon Jang and Anthony Brown. She has toured in World Poetry Festivals throughout the world, including Sarejevo, Naples and throughout Venezuela. This new collaboration with the dynamic, conceptual approach to space and percussion with Marshall Trammell, whose work with Black Spirituals defies categorization, marks an evolving poetics in Lim's work. A recognized playwright as well as poet performer her play, Paper Angels, has been broadcast on PBS and produced throughout the U.S. and in Canada. Lim co-authored ISLAND: Poetry and History of Chinese Immigrants on Angel Island,with the late acclaimed historian Him Mark Lai and Judy Yung.

Karl Young

Karl Young plays shakuhachi and shinobe and has studied with a number of teachers, focusing on the traditional solo, or honkyoku, repertoire. He also plays sankyoku or traditional ensemble music as well as minyo or Japanese folk music and is co-founder of the group Ensohza, specializing in minyo and Japanese folk dance. In his collaboration with Lim and Marshall. Young explores the expressive possibilities for shakuhachi in jazz as a homage to his heroes, Wayne Shorter, Eric Dolphy and Sun Ra.


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