Glasswork / Slowbern
A dectet, and occasionally full big band, showcasing the compositions and arrangements of myself and other Philadelphia area composers.
A big band, formerly 11-piece ensemble, showcasing the compositions and arrangements of myself and other Philadelphia area composers.
Slowbern grew out of my desire to maintain an impetus for composition while on the road in 2010. It has since grown into a collective of Philadelphia musicians and composers
Our book showcases a diverse library of music, spanning a ponderous Joe Henderson tribute, to straight ahead swing, to an impression collected from a dream about a place where people saw in four dimensions. Anything goes in this ensemble, and I hope that is reflected in the content here
We had the honor of being invited to teach clinics at the University of the Arts and Cherokee High School in Marlton, NJ
The band recorded its first album in January 2015, with release in December 2017. See ianobeirne.bandcamp.com for more info and listening options