Press release for 11/29/17:

Ludi Hinrichs in concert
at the Miners Foundry 325 Spring St.,
Nevada City, CA


Join us at the Foundry for an intimate, café like setting for an evening of new compositions, Sufi poetry, and sound waves for grand piano, voice, large gong, didjeridu, and trombone. Special guest Joe Fajen-tabla and trombone- will join Ludi on several numbers. The two will perform in the Stone Hall. Hors D’ouvres from Java John’s, and beer and wine will be available.

“This is a quiet pocket of time between the holidays, we have this space to settle, to reflect a bit, and to pause, “ says Ludi.

    The going in to the heart, the experience of loss and renewal, the returning light of the upcoming Winter solstice are some of the themes Ludi will thread together in the Stone Hall.  Expect to hear a variety of sounds and cultural sources, including poetry from Bach, the jazz of Thelonious  Monk, North Indian Raga, didjeridu, Balinese gamelan and the healing sounds of the Earth-Sun gong.
 “Joe Fajen, long time friend and collaborator, is a joy to work with. He brings his expertise, enthusiasm and humor to the stage and delights me as a multitalented performer on tabla, trombone, and percussion.”

Wednesday, November 29th at 7:30 PM, doors open at 6:30 Tickets at Briar Patch or at the door $18/20


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Loss, Remembrance and Emergence

Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Miner’s Foundry Cultural Center, 325 Spring St., Nevada City, CA

Ludi at the piano

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Chicken Bonz Ensemble— 2016
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Ludi Hinrichs and Terry Riley • "Night Messenger"

"Gary Snyder, Ludi and Dan Flanigan at the Tokyo Summer Festival."

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Article by David L. Wilson, Downieville, CA

It seems like you can never overestimate the value of a classical education or the power of a well-tuned trombone. A few years ago the versatile musician Ludi Hinrichs ... had a problem concerning his chickens and a hungry bear.
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Awakening and Transformation

May 19, 2017 • Center for the Arts
314 W. Main, Grass Valley, CA

This CD project is the fruition of a passionate journey inward following the loss of my wife two years ago. I felt a wave of new material come forth, reflecting the path through contraction and expansion, as the mirror of my internal landscape constantly presented itself in its fullness.

There are poems set to music from Rumi, Hafez and other timeless observers; piano ballads dedicated to my family, my ancestry, and dear travelers; prayers and shouts of joy through the vehicle of the trombone; and, a final wish for our collective awakening, voiced through the large gong.

The concert will include material from the CD as well as some new creations with fellow music traveler, Joe Fajen, on tabla.


Catherine Stifter, Capitol Public Radio producer of Saving the Sierra says of Hinrichs:

“Ludi is of course a musical genius. He composed a whole suite of music for a radio documentary I created a decade ago. His sonic vision made the show magical. So much of of that music was created in the moment, in collaboration, in response to stories. I can't wait for this show. Thank you Ludi for pouring your heart out.”

“Mr. Hinrichs is an astounding multi-instrumentalist, and a trombonist of exquisite taste”- Asahi Shinbum (newspaper) Tokyo

“Your energy is awesome!” –Joe Limov, SYRCL Film Fest


* INSIGHTS: 10/21/11 • KXJZ Sacramento
Interview with Jeffrey Callison
Chicken Bonz— Live music and dialogue

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