Nathan Hubbard

Nathan Hubbard - (compositions 1998-2005)
Nathan Hubbard - Born on Tuesday
Nathan Hubbard - Skeleton Key Orchestra

Nathan Hubbard’s music is an amalgam of his work as an improviser, composer and instrument builder. Thru his multiple releases on Circumvention Music, Hubbard has shown his wide interests in improvised and notated music, as a solo artist, collaborator and band leader. Hubbard’s solo music uses acoustic and amplified percussion instruments and a wide range of electronics, creating a soundworld of multiple layers, where the music changes definitions of form, shape and outcome. This music has been presented in a wide variety of contexts, from concert halls and festivals to freeway underpasses and desolate mountain roads. Hubbard’s first documentation of this music is the Circumvention Music recording Born On Tuesday (2004). Hubbard’s notated works were first documented on the Circumvention Music release (compositions 1998-2005), this double CD showcases pieces from solo piano, multiple ensembles (both acoustic and electronic) to large scale works for chamber orchestra. Hubbard’s largest project to date is the recording Skeleton Key Orchestra, showcasing a 32 member strong ensemble of San Diego based improvisors performing Hubbard’s (extremely) long compositions. An important document of the vibrant west coast music scene. His current projects include solo performances, collaborations with Curtis Glatter (the Glatter/Hubbard Duo), ARC Trio, and Cosmologic, as well as leading his own trio, chamber quintet (Nathan Hubbard/Everything After), octet (Nathan Hubbard Octet) and the large ensemble Nathan Hubbard Skeleton Key Orchestra. In addition to all this work, Hubbard has performed and/or recorded with artists such as Roger Aplon, Martin Blume, David Borgo, Castanets, Alex Cline, Anthony Davis, Brad Dutz, Harris Eisenstadt, Justin Grinnell, Vinny Golia, Phillip Greenlief, Rick Helzer, Mike Keneally, Steuart Liebig, George Lewis, Doug Lunn, Noah Phillips, Garth Powell, Tim Root, Jim Ryan, Moe! Staiano, GE Stinson, Kris Tiner, Bertram Turetzky, and Phillip Wachsmann. Hubbard is a member of the Trummerflora Collective.