The debut of I Land, with words by Mary Griffin, and other works by the brilliant, mysterious and provocative composer performed with longtime collaborators choreographer Eric Barsness and keyboardist Joe Hannan.
Old and New Favorites, solos, duos and trios, including two premieres, performed by Thulani Davis, Anthony de Mare, Alva Rogers, Jeffrey Schanzer, Kathleen Supove, Nurit Tilles, Rozanna and the composer.
Fred Lonberg-Holm, cello; Bob Marsh, cello; Bhob Rainey, soprano sax; and Jack Wright, alto, tenor, soprano saxes. Three generations of improvisers perform auditory chicanery using instruments coaxed beyond the spectrum of the expected, microtones and multiphonics, disassembled instruments and foreign devices. These musicians engage in musical language that is simple odd, intelligent, challenging and fun.
Sound Painting is the name given to the system of conducting/composing developed by Walter Thompson for musicians, dancers, poets, actors and visual artists working in the medium of structured improvisation. The system includes over 650 signals/gestures made by the conductor/composer indicating the type of improvisation desired of the performers.
If only you'd like hunting: Reflections on mechanical times, live electronics with the aging lady's glove (an elegant control device), projections, intelligent light bulbs, maybe motors and texts by Melody Sumner Carnahan.
Recent chamber compositions from his Tzadik CD including a trio for pipa, cello and percussion; a duo for alto sax and percussion (both premiers); and a duo for shakuhachi and viola with Min Xiao-Fen, pipa; Erik Friedlander, cello; Satoshi Takeishi, percussion; Stephanie Griffin, viola; and Rothenberg on woodwinds.
Composer and pianist Auliffe performs with the Arksextet, premiering new compositions and improvisations for six musicians: Rob Henke, trumpet; Rich Perry, tenor saxophone; Chris Washburne, trombone, tuba; David Hofstra, bass; and Kevin Norton, drums.
The ensemble features “Blue” Gene Tyranny on keyboard, DJ Tamara from Seattle, Essential Music’s John Kennedy and Charles Wood on percussion and William Duckworth on PitchWeb, a new virtual instrument created for Cathedral.
Using various instruments and real-time computer processing, Sharp will collaborate with speculative fiction writer Jack Womack, whose books include Ambient, Terraplane and Random Acts of Senseless Violence. Sharp will also perform a set of solo pieces for instruments and Powerbook system.
The singer and sound artist performs kaleidophonic audio machinations and live organic sound manipulations with her unique computer-mediated sound instrument. Naphtali will perform in duos/trios/larger groups with the mechanical preparations of guitarist Hans Tammen, Paul Geluso on bass and others.
Columbian composer Ricardo Arias presents BruitCollage, an improvised cacophonic duo with the fabulous Pascal Boudreault (Quebec) on saxophones, and Miscelaneaen General, constructed from found fragments of Columbia's media soundscapes and featuring Dafna Naphtali and Yasunao Tone on various idiosyncratic electronics.
Saxophonist Jonas, known for his work with Anthony Braxton, Cecil Taylor and William Parker, presents The Sun Spits Cherries and Ensembles Unsynchronized with James Fei, soprano and alto saxes; Cuong Vu, trumpet; Joe Fiedler, tenor trombone; Chris Washburne, bass trombone; Kevin Norton, percussion and mallets; and Andrew Barker, drums.
Roy Campbell, Dave Gordon, Tyrone Hill and Steve Swell on brass; Zane Massey, Michael Marcus and Jemeel Moondoc on reeds; Bern Nix, guitar, John Voigt, bass, Cody Moffett, drums and Jemeel Moondoc, conduction.
The Low-Frequency Fantasy: Part 1: an acoustic solo bass version of his piece, Turbulent Zone 2, which utilizes the unique prime number tuning system. In Part 2, Hideki premieres a new piece, the self-duo Two For One for electric basses.
Using processed vocal source material from echoplexes for structural motifs, Christina Wheeler will present a new improvisational composition for an ensemble including voice, electronics, theremin and sampler.
In ancient times music, dance, healing and spiritual practice were not always thought of as separate. From the Source is a group of artists/healers featuring Joe Fonda, bass; Brenda Buffalino, tap dancer; Vickie Dodd, voice/healer; Gebhard Ullman, bass clarinet; and Grisha Alexiev, percussion.
The Golden Ass. 2nd century Mid-East mythology has it that the man Lucius was turned into an ass due to his misplaced curiosity about magic. He finally regains his human form through praying seven times to the goddess Isis during the full moon. This performance by two members of No Neck Blues Band will reveal the hidden mysteries of these prayers which help one move from ass into man. Commissioned by Roulette with funds provided by the Jerome Foundation.