Baritone Thomas Buckner, has toured world wide for the past three decades, presenting a wide variety of repertoire ranging from classical to contemporary and improvised music. In collaboration with a host of prominent composers and improvisers, Buckner continues to commission and perform numerous chamber works, orchestral pieces and song cycles, as well as improvisations, computer-enhanced electronic constructions, and multi-media theater pieces.
Thomas Buckner Solo
A complete program consisting of solo works written especially for him by composers Robert Ashley, Phill Niblock, Alvin Lucier, Noah Creshevsky, Blue Gene Tyranny, Annea Lockwood, and Matthias Kaul. Plus solo improvisations.
Thomas Buckner with pianist Joseph Kubera
Multiple programs featuring new works by JB Floyd, Somei Satoh, Stuart Saunders Smith, Bun Ching Lam, and Ushio Torikai, Wadada Leo Smith. Also, “The Life and Music of Charles Ives”, works from the 17th century to the present day.
Thomas Buckner In improvised and composed duets
Consisting of impressive improvisations with musicians such as Roscoe Mitchell (woodwinds & percussion), Tom Hamilton (electronics), Fred Ho (baritone saxophone), Adam Rudolph (percussion), and Jerome Bourdellon (woodwinds).
Thomas Buckner with ensembles
Timeless Pulse (George Marsh, Pauline Oliveros, David Wessel, Jennifer Wilsey)
Omegathorp (JD Parran, Mark Deutsch, Kevin Norton)
Ilex (Gustavo Aguilar, Earl Howard, Wu Man)
Quasar (saxophone quartet)
Thomas Buckner as soloist with orchestra
featured with the SEM Orchestra performing works by Francisco Feliciano, Tania Leon, Annea Lockwood, Roscoe Mitchell, Somei Satoh, or Alvin Singleton.