Buckner presents an evening of new works, including Earl Howard’s Frond, for baritone, violin, bass saxophone, and live electrtonics, Bun Ching Lam’s Trois Cadeaux, for baritone, harp, and piano, and Matthias Kaul’s Zappa-esque The Mellow Quark. With French harpist Isabelle Courret, the German ensemble L’Art Pour L’Art, Mari Kimura (violin), JD Parran (bass saxophone), and Earl Howard (saxophone, live electronics and processing).
“One of Europe’s most innovative ensembles for contemporary music: Astrid Schmeling, flute; Ulf Mummert guitar and Matthias Kaul on percussion are joine by American sorcerer violinist Goldstein in a program of compositions and improvisation.”
The violinist who "re-invented the violin" (as in Sounding the New Violin) and the percussionist of L'Art pour l'Art (one of Germany's foremost new music ensembles) come together to explore realms, both free and structured, in which tones become noise and noise becomes melody. Acclaimed in Europe, this is their New York duo debut.