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Miners Foundry, Nevada City, CA
7:30 PM, doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets at Briar Patch or at the door $18/20


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THE GIFT OF THE WAVE

Join us at the Foundry for an intimate, café like setting for an evening of new compositions, Sufi poetry, and sound waves for grand piano, voice, large gong, didjeridu, and trombone.

Special guest, Joe Fajen-tabla and trombone, will join Ludi on several numbers. The two will perform in the Stone Hall. Hors D’ouvres from Java John’s, and beer and wine will be available.

“This is a quiet pocket of time between the holidays, we have this space to settle, to reflect a bit, and to pause, “ says Ludi.

The going in to the heart, the experience of loss and renewal, the returning light of the upcoming Winter solstice are some of the themes Ludi will thread together in the Stone Hall.  Expect to hear a variety of sounds and cultural sources, including poetry, a Bach piece for trombone, the jazz of Thelonious Monk, North Indian Raga, didjeridu, Balinese gamelan and the healing sounds of the Earth-Sun gong.

“Joe Fajen, long time friend and collaborator, is a joy to work with. He brings his expertise, enthusiasm and humor to the stage and delights me as a multitalented performer on tabla, trombone, and percussion."


We made our Kickstarter Goal!

Thank you to everyone who supported this project and helped make Ludi's new CD, "Loss, Remembrance and Emergence," a reality!

CDRelease 5-19-17

New CD Release: "Loss, Remembrance, and Emergence" is the fruition of a passionate journey inward following the loss of my wife two years ago.


I felt a wave of new material come forth, reflecting the path through contraction and expansion, as the mirror of my internal landscape constantly presented itself in its fullness.

There are poems set to music from Rumi, Hafez and other timeless observers; piano ballads dedicated to my family, my ancestry, and dear travelers; prayers and shouts of joy through the vehicle of the trombone; and, a final wish for our collective awakening, voiced through the large gong.

The concert will include material from the CD as well as some new creations with fellow music traveler, Joe Fajen, on tabla.

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Hello ... I take in and respond to all sounds and styles of music that have the qualities of strength, depth, spirit, structure, beauty and intelligence. Examples include the works of J.S. Bach, Stravinsky, Mississippi delta blues, John and Alice Coltrane, the exquisite music of Bali, Balkan brass bands, and I can't forget to mention my namesake Ludwig van Beethoven!

I still remember when I was two years old, and my mother took me to a music store on 39th Street in St. Louis. Playing the piano there was sublime! I played for quite a while, listening to the combinations of tones, colors and textures; it is still that way for me— whether composing, playing the trombone or didjeridu, singing a ballad, or working out a new piano voicing.

—Ludi Hinrichs