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Thomas Helton

Thomas Helton

Other / Experimental Houston, TX  US
Improv #1
Improv #1
Live at Miss Hecker
Live at Miss Hecker
Live @ Wendel (#3)
Live @ Wendel (#3)
ClaytonThomasHelton (part 1)
ClaytonThomasHelton (part 1)
ClaytonThomasHelton (part 2)
ClaytonThomasHelton (part 2)

Videos

'Thomas Helton - I' Trailer

Shows

  • Sun

    Mar 15

    Houston, TX, US | 3:00pm

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens Family Day is here! Free & open to the public! We perform 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Gypsy Swing Quartet: Danielle Reich, Mark Seale - fiddle, Stephan Badreau - guitar, Thomas Helton, bass. http://www.mfah.org/visit/bayou-bend-collection-and-gardens/bayou-bend-family-days/ www.daniellereich.com www.markseale.com www.stephanbadreau.com www.thomashelton.org

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About

Sounds Like: Peter Kowald, William Parker, Jimmy Garrison

Label: FreeBass Productions

Bio: Thomas Helton is a composer and bassist who writes and performs music in both solo and ensemble settings. As a composer Mr. Helton was awarded a Houston Arts Alliance Individual Artist Fellowship Grant in 2007 for the commission and premiere of a new work for fifteen-piece ensemble, the Torture C...See Full Bio

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Press

“Thomas Helton and Jonathon Jindra ā€œIā€ "The stunning DVD, I, is a thirty minute sonic and visual meditation by bassist/improviser Thomas Helton and videographer Jonathan Jindra. Helton transforms the most fundamental aspects of sound starting with low longtone double stops and patiently morphs through various techniques- beating tones, glissandos, tremolos, multiphonics, playing with two bows, simultaneous arco pizzicato. They are juxtaposed with shifting images of industrial city-scapes, subterranian vistas, refuse, states of light and insect evolutions inter-cut with wonderful footage of Helton performing. It is not so much about sound complexity and virtuosity though it exists, but rather a personal expression that projects the beauty of what is normally discarded." -Mark Dresser ”

ā€” Mark Dresser, Liner Notes

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