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tom kersey

Cellist, composer and multi-instrumentalist Tom Kersey consistently defies classification, but in his impressive array of work traversing worlds of classical, jazz, rock, avant-garde, electronic music and more, one thing is always clear: the ineffable spark of the Kersey sound. Tom performs with world pop/rock band House of Leros, The Florida Björkestra, Celtic band Tarbolton and his experimental group KELP.

“My approach to improvisation is emptiness; to serve as a conduit through which the universe may express itself in spacetime”. – Tom Kersey

For this edition of Subtropics, Tom Kersey will offer a world premiere improvisation for solo cello. Additionally, he will perform as a core member of the David Manson Quartet.

— Gustavo Matamoros, artistic director, Subtropics