Tiger Garage

Tiger Garage

Tom Bickley

Tom Bickley

Tom Bickley listens to the world always hoping to hear more and more fully. He grew up in the semitropical soundscape of Houston, sojourned in Washington, DC (studying music, religion, and library and information science) and came to California as a composer in residence at Mills College in Oakland. He performs using recorder, voice and electronics, teaches music at the Bay Area Center for Waldorf Teacher Training, a Deep Listening Certification course for the Center for Deep Listening at Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute, and is on the library faculty (subject specialist for performing arts, philosophy, and political science) at Cal State East Bay. He holds the Certificate in Deep Listening from Pauline Oliveros. With Monique Buzzarté, he co-edited the Anthology of Essays on Deep Listening (2012). He performs with shakuhachi player Nancy Beckman as Gusty Winds May Exist, Viv Corringham and Nancy Beckman as Dream Down Duvet and co-founded and directs the Cornelius Cardew Choir. He lives with his spouse Nancy Beckman and cat 虎さん (Tora-san) in Berkeley. (The Tiger Garage [虎のガレージ] is our music studio, named for the wonderful orange tabby cats on our block, aka "The Orange Cat Club" [オレンジ猫会] .)