Tiger Garage

Tiger Garage

Welcome to the website of composer/performer/teacher Tom Bickley!

Upcoming/recent performances, events, etc.


  • Three Trapped Tigers (duo version: David Barnett and Tom Bickley) Three Trapped Tigers' at Trinity Chamber Concerts
    For the new year: pre-modern music for post-modern ears and and vice versa
    Trinity Chamber Concerts, Trinity Chapel, 2030 Dana St., Berkeley, CA 94703
    $20 gen.;$15 sen/disabled/student; no one turned away for lack of funds

  • ‘San Francisco Contemporary Music Players and The Cornelius Cardew Choir’ Sonic Meditations
    ’SFCMP performs a sonic meditation by Pauline Oliveros followed by Cardew’s The Great Learning, Paragraph 7 with guests The Cornelius Cardew Choir and audience members’
    SFCMP in the Community, The Women’s Building, 3543 18th St., San Francisco, CA 94110
    free

  • ‘The Cornelius Cardew Choir and Meridian Music Curators’ Anne Brodsky Memorial Concert
    ‘honoring the memory of Meridian Gallery’s founder’
    San Francisco Friends Meeting House, 65 9th St., San Francisco, CA 94103
    ‘free’

  • ‘Ewald Henseler, Günther Höller, Yoshie Tokimitsu, Mayumi Ohtsu, Hana Miura’ CD release of two versions of Bickley’s Repose
    ‘Ewald Henseler and colleagues released a CD of new music for recorders, including Tom Bickley’s work Repose in two versions for two renaissance recorders in g. Details forthcoming.’
    Music for the Recorder vol. 2, , Tokyo, Japan

  • ‘artists honoring the Ghost Ship victims’ GUST Ghazals for the Ghost Ship
    ‘Poems read and sung by Tom Bickley and Nancy Beckman with many other collaborators’
    The Milk Bar, 241 A 2nd St., Richmond, CA 94804
    ‘free’

  • ‘The Deep Listening Community’ Remembering Pauline Oliveros
    ‘Tom Bickley and Andrew Jamieson lead this event with Deep Listening meditations and Oliveros’ Four Meditations for Orchestra’
    All Ears Interfaith Sangha, Temescal Art Center, 511 48th St., Oakland, CA 94609
    ‘free, donations welcome, please bring food to share’

  • ‘The Uptown Ensemble’ Headlights, Uptown Ensemble, Ero Guro
    ‘Li Harris -theremini and voice, Amy Reed -guitar, Biggie Vinkaloe -alto sax, Gabby Fluke-Mogul -violin, Tom Bickley -EWI’
    Active Music Series, The Uptown, 1928 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA 94612
    ‘$5-$15 sliding scale’

  • ‘The Long Tone Choir’ Autumn, an immersive soundscape composed by Rae Diamond
    ‘Tom Bickley and Nancy Beckman perform with this small vocal ensemble’
    HUSH SERIES, Center for New Music, 55 Taylor St., San Francisco, CA 94102
    ‘$15 General, $10 Members’

  • ‘Cilla Vee (voice and electronics) and Tom Bickley (electronics)’ Live radio performance of a Sonic Collage by Cilla Vee and Tom Bickley
    performing a sonic collage using shortwave radio samples, spoken word, song and instrumental music
    Discreet Music on KPFA.org (the last broadcast), KPFA FM, email tbickley@gmail.com for details, Berkeley, CA
    ‘free’

  • Cilla Vee/Claire Elizabeth Barrett (movement and voice), Karen Stackpole (percussion), Nancy Beckman (shakuhachi), Tom Bickley (recorder and electronics) Listening Sounding Moving Being
    *RESERVATIONS REQUIRED* (capacity 15) Location provided when you reserve. Visiting artist Cilla Vee/Claire Elizabeth Barrett joins Karen Stackpole (percussion), Nancy Beckman (shakuhachi), and Tom Bickley (recorder and electronics) for a performance of experimental music and dance. Door opens at 7:00 pm.
    house concert, The Tiger Garage, email tbickley@gmail.com for details, Berkeley, CA 94703
    $5-$15 suggested donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)

  • Three Trapped Tigers (duo version: David Barnett and Tom Bickley) Three Trapped Tigers' Birthday Performance
    Door opens at 6:30 pm.
    house concert, The Tiger Garage, email tbickley@gmail.com for details, Berkeley, CA 94703
    by donation

  • Heloise Gold, Viv Corringham, Nancy Beckman and Tom Bickley Reflections of a Deep Listening Retreat
    Door opens at 6:45 pm.
    house concert, The Tiger Garage, email tbickley@gmail.com for details, Berkeley, CA 94703
    free

  • Three Trapped Tigers (duo version: David Barnett and Tom Bickley) The American Recorder Society Recorder Relay
    We're on at 9:45 performing Ryohei Hirose's remarkable work, Aki (アキ=autumn).
    Berkeley Festival 2018 Fringe, Trinity Chapel, 2030 Dana St, Berkeley, CA 94704
    Suggested donation: $15

  • Three Trapped Tigers (David Barnett and Tom Bickley with guest tiger Greta Hryciw) Looped Local Roads
    including a performance of the rarely heard Serenade for Three Recorders (1943) by Lou Harrison.
    Berkeley Festival 2018 Fringe, Trinity Chapel, 2030 Dana St, Berkeley, CA 94704
    Suggested donation: $20, no one turned away for lack of funds

  • Barbary Coast Recorder Orchestra Harmony Out of Chaos
    Tom Bickley guest conductor for Bells by Roy Sansom and You Cannot Have a Crowd without a Kitten by Tom Bickley.
    Berkeley Festival 2018 Fringe, First Presbyterian Church, 2047 Dana St, Berkeley, CA 94704
    Suggested donation: $15