Endless Season

Scelsi / Shiroishi

2220 Arts + Archives May 7, 2023

Genius LA saxophonist/composer Patrick Shiroshi pairs with the wailing of 20th-century Italian aristocrat composer Giacinto Scelsi. Featuring a new composition by Shiroishi saxophone quartet.

  • Patrick Shiroishi is a Japanese-American multi-instrumentalist and composer based in Los Angeles who is perhaps best known for his extensive and incredibly intense work with the saxophone.  Over the last decade he has established himself as one of the premier improvising musicians in Los Angeles, playing solo and in numerous collaborative projects.  Shiroishi may well be considered a foundational player in the city’s vast musical expanse.  

    Since the release of his 2013 solo debut black sun sutra, Shiroishi has produced a hefty handful of LPs. Sometimes, his work is sprawling and bizarre. At other times, it’s more subdued. But at the root of all of his endeavors lies strong musical partnerships, resulting in records that capture the freewheeling energy of all the musicians, collectively embracing spontaneity.