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Madison Greenstone


Madison Greenstone is a contra/bass/clarinetist, improviser, and writer currently based in San Diego, California. She has been seen and/or heard performing in abandoned grain silos in Buffalo, deregulated spaces in Berlin, the Vigeland Mausoleum in Oslo, an underground bunker in Helsinki, the Royaumont Abbey in France, in front of a kelp tank in San Diego, in a granite quarry in Manitoga, in an art gallery’s darkened projection room, in art spaces at Harvard, and at the Darmstadt Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, among other locales. Recent projects include a solo album featuring her own improvisations and compositions on Kendra Steiner Editions (2018).

Greenstone maintains collaborative practices with Michelle Lou under the guise of Shy Bather, Bryan Jacobs with whom she is developing an improvisation practice using mechanical instruments, and a cellist close to home with whom she forms one half of kraam. As a writer, she has contributed to Tempo (Cambridge University Press). She is currently a D.M.A. student at the University of California, San Diego.