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Beth Custer


Mainly a clarinetist, Beth Custer can be a composer, performer, and teacher – having penned music for television, movies, theater, and dance. The very long time SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA resident released a solo profession during the past due ’90s, but primarily got her begin playing with various other clothes. Custer got her musical begin in the earlier within the 10 years, when she became a member of the long-running Membership Feet Orchestra, an experimental multi-member music group that is slugging it for quite some time already. Custer made an appearance on such Membership Foot Orchestra produces as 1991’s Metropolis, and also a couple of 1995 produces, Sherlock Jr. & Felix and Crazy Beasts, Kidnapped, and much more, where she did twice responsibility with another clothing, the improv-based Trance Objective. Originally shaped in 1992 and co-founded alongside didgeridoo participant Stephen Kent (with Custer managing clarinet, trumpet, plus some vocal responsibilities), Trance Objective also features extra people Eda Maxyam (vocals) and Peter Valsamis (drums, percussion, consumer electronics). Agreed upon to the ‘Town of Tribes’ label, the group released several albums through the entire ’90s, including such game titles as 1994’s In the meantime and Trance Objective, 1996’s Headlight, and 1999’s A DAY TRIP of your time. Custer then shaped another task, Eighty Mile Seaside, with manufacturer Christian Jones. With Jones providing beats, electric guitar, and bass and Custer playing clarinet, keyboards, and performing, the duo released a set of 12″ singles, along with a full-length Compact disc, 1998’s BAD WEATHER. It was just a matter of your time before Custer started issuing albums on her behalf personal, and by the past due ’90s, she was prepared. 1996 saw the discharge of Custer’s solo debut, The T-shirt I Slept In, accompanied by 1999’s Within the Broken Areas Where I Lay, plus a set in 2000 – Vinculum Symphony Live and Dona Luz 30 Besos.

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Full Name Beth Custer
Profession Singer, Film Score Composer, Clarinetist
Nationality American
Music Groups Trance Mission, Club Foot Orchestra
Music Songs This Is Where I Am Now, Anonymous Phone Message, Sweet Dreams Forever, Baby, The Lips That Kissed The Paper, Grey Waters, Whisper It In My Ear, Modesto Suite, My Country Tis of Thee/O Beautiful medley, Tribal Duets, Deliberate & Deadly, Stellar Glimmer, Marit & Wayne Duet, Harry's Jazz, 5 Beat Song, The Mermaid Song, 12 Angry Men, Wollaw, Rich Blanket Of Love, Find A Grandmother, God Made Night, Tick Tock Here Comes Clarinet, Happy Folk, Lost Boys, Outra Spacious Too, Whisper 1, Black Hole Sun, For the Grace of Any Man, Giant Tea Pot, Folk Calls, Outra Spacious, Way Up There, Billabong
Albums A Day Out of Time, Vinculum Symphony Live!, Lies I Can Dance To, Peter, For the Grace of Any Man, Roam, Folk (Music for the Joe Goode Performance Group), Respect As A Religion, My Grandmother DVD, In The Broken Fields Where I Lie, Dona Luz 30 Besos, Soundtracks for the Films of Cathy Lee Crane
Movies Sherlock Jr., Plastic Man: The Artful Life of Jerry Ross Barrish, Pasolini’s Last Words, STRONG!, Plastic Man: The artful life of Jerry Ross Barrish New Project

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The Manhattan Front 2017 post-production
Plastic Man: The artful life of Jerry Ross Barrish New Project 2015 Documentary completed
Plastic Man, the Artful Life of Jerry Ross Barrish 2014 Documentary
Strong! 2012 Documentary
Independent Lens 2012 TV Series documentary 1 episode
Pasolini's Last Words 2012 Documentary
On the Line 2010 Short
Outsider: The Life and Art of Judith Scott 2006 Short
Unoccupied Zone: The Impossible Life of Simone Weil 2005 Short
A Trip Down Market 2005
Sherlock Jr. 1924 1999 alternate version, music: Club Foot Orchestra, uncredited

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Pasolini's Last Words 2012 Documentary composer: theme music
Searchers 2.0 2007 choral arrangement
Black Sheep Boy 1995 Short musician: clarinets
Kamillions 1990 musician
Sherlock Jr. 1924 musician: clarinets in Club Foot Orchestra - 1999 alternate version, uncredited

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