Aaron Novik is a remarkable clarinetist/composer/illustrator who is based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His latest project features some of the greatest musicians out of the Bay Area music scene, including Fred Frith, Ben Goldberg and Carla Kihlstedt. Combining Jewish gematria with contemporary classical compositional techniques he has created a strikingly original reading of Kabbalah. Divided into five sections this suite of music contains elements of rock, classical, improvisation and world music, all masterfully blended into a new and personal musical universe.

Fred Frith: Guitar 
Ben Goldberg: Contra-alto Clarinet, Clarinet 
Carla Kihlstedt: Electric Violin 
Cornelius Boots: Robot Bass Clarinet 
Matthias Bossi: Batterie 
Jamie Dubberly: Bass Trombone 
Henry Hung: Flugelhorn, Trumpet, Marching French Horn 
Jessica Ivry: Cello 
Aaron Kierbel: Dumbek 
Dina Maccabee: Viola 
Lisa Mezzacappa: Bass 
Doug Morton: Tuba 
Aaron Novik: Electric Clarinet, Percussion, Programming 
Alisa Rose: Violin 
Irene Sazer: Violin 
Adam Theis: Trombone 
Willie Winant: Tympani, Vibraphone, Glockenspiel, Gong, Tubular Bells