Thomas Buckner


Over the past thirty years, new music baritone THOMAS BUCKNER has achieved notable success as an innovative performer, as well as producer and promoter, of some of the most adventurous music of the 20th century. Through his live and recorded work with both established and emerging contemporary composers and improvisers, Buckner continues to be a pioneer in a wide range of musical contexts, mixing genres and breaking barriers in his on-going pursuit of the yet-to-be-imagined. Buckner has performed his own concerts, and in association with a wide variety of ensembles, throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. In 1996, he was awarded the American Music Center's Letter of Distinction, in recognition of his contributions to the field of contemporary music.

"Buckner has made a name for himself working in the cracks where new music (Robert Ashley, Alvin Lucier) meets creatively improvised jazz (Roscoe Mitchell). His rich baritone is a marvel, and his timing could renew your faith in the whole jazz/classical whatchamahoozit."
Time Out New York, January 1998

"What did new music do before it had its own baritone? It steered clear of male voices. But now, Buckner has created a new repertoire, of which he'll doubtless reveal yet another string of exciting premieres."
Village Voice, January 1998



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