Improviser, composer, and percussion innovator Andrea Centazzo performs “Cycles of Life,” a set of pieces for percussion, electronics, and video on Wednesday November 6, at 7:30 p.m., with a concert at the Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium of the Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.

A pioneer of European free improvisation and an early part of the New York Downtown scene, Centazzo has made dozens of albums as a leader and collaborator, with artists from Steve Lacy and Derek Bailey to John Zorn and the ROVA Saxophone Quartet.

This show is part of Soundwaves, a concert series emphasizing artists who appear on the DRAM (Database of Recorded American Music) streaming service. The Santa Monica Public Library is the first public library to offer this service to its cardholders. Soundwaves is sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Monica Public Library. Listings of past and upcoming Soundwaves shows as well as sound and video recordings are at

Admission is free and all are welcome. Seating is limited and on a first-arrival basis. The Santa Monica Public Library is wheelchair accessible. For other disabled services, call Library Administration at (310) 458-8606 at least one week prior to event. For more information, visit or contact the Santa Monica Public Library at (310)

Submitted by Jeff Schwartz, Reference Librarian

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