The New York premiere of a brand new quartet feature a cross-generational and cross-genre meeting of improvisors. Paul Lytton has spent the last 40 years redefining the drum kit as one of the foremost practitioners of European free improvisation, performing with Evan Parker, Barry Guy, King Ubu Orchestra and Globe Unity. Nate Wooley is part of a first wave of experimental trumpet players subverting its jazz historical context through extended techniques and amplification. He has performed with Fred Frith, Anthony Braxton, John Butcher, and Evan Parker among others. C. Spencer Yeh is the creative mind behind Burning Star Core and his solo violin/electronic/vocal improvisations have been featured alongside Tony Conrad and Joan LaBarbara. Okkyung Lee is one of the leading lights of experimental cello, performing regularly with Peter Evans and Steve Beresford.
Vincent Chancey - French horn
Steve Bloom - Guitar
Jeremy Carlstedt - Drums
Jim Pugliese & Christine Bard "Drum Art"
Jim Pugliese and Christine Bard continue to use their long time drumming collaboration in order to explore the powerful, enlightening and spiritual secrets of drumming, allowing the rhythmic harmonics to inspire percussive harmony while electrifying the space with their sonic exchange.
Their extensive history of performance experience extends across many genres both having performed and or recorded with John Cage, John Zorn, Marc Ribot, Zeena Parkins and Anthony Coleman as they continue to lead their own eclectic bands.
".. respect to the rhythm was represented by two drumsets, played by Jim
Pugliese, and the equally sovereign Christine Bard. How they both regularly
tripped out of the groove, how they called up ghosts which they pushed away
immediately after, was wonderfully nonchalant. The music proved to be very
serious" - Kulturspiegel, Germany
The composer/pianist Dan DeChellis performs with his trio featuring Matthew Heyner, double bass and Ravish Momin, percussion. The group operates as an astonishingly tight unit, blending minimalism, jazz, classical and rock forms. Via Pittsburgh and Boston, DeChellis has worked with Gerry Hemingway, Philip Tomasic and Tatsuya Nakatani among others. His CDs include Chamber Music and Real Time (on Sachimay ).
"Interwoven, from the voice of Tenko, Min-Xiao Fen on pipa and percussionist Christine Bard. Improvised interlacing elements of tradition and anti-tradition, Japan and China and the West, body and soul, impulse, emotion and impact. A trio of formidable expanse."
Bard's music will move from Taiko-influenced pounding to finely textured, exquisitely lyrical melodies. Employing surround sound, hi and lo-tech electronics, big drums and found percussion, Harmonic Rhythm will forever have new meaning. Bard will perform solo and pieces written for the group Trousers, developed out of the strange and beautiful microtonal worlds inhabited by Elise Kermani and Elaine Kapinsky. Be prepared for prepared instruments.