As individuals, Jeremiah Cymerman, Toby Driver, and Mario Diaz de Leon have been responsible for some of the most extreme and intense music to come out of New York’s experimental music scene in the last ten years. As a trio of clarinet/electronics, bass, and guitar, they perform impassioned and haunting free improvisation under the name Bloodmist. Since 2011, the group has been slowly developing a unique voice that pays to tribute to the collective experience of the group, encompassing the worlds of extreme metal, modern classical composition, noise, free improvisation, compositional rock, and beyond. The group celebrates the release of their debut album Sheen on Cymerman’s 5049 Records.
Andrew Hock (Psalm Zero, Luminous Vault) began performing his hypnotic and haunting long-form compositions for solo guitar and electronics in 2012. His debut solo record, “Crystalline Privative Opulence,” was released on Union Finale in March of 2015. Inspired by the music of Henryk Gorecki, Gyorgy Ligeti, the regal melancholy of pivotal second-wave black metal, the work of ambient composers Eliane Radigue and William Basinski, the churning, pulsing fervor of Brighter Death Now and the polyrhythmic clean tone guitar work on King Crimson’s “Discipline,” Hock’s solo work is an exploration of the space in which these influences co-exist..
Acclaimed pianist Stephen Gosling will perform Mario Diaz de Leon’s “Cosmogony” for piano and electronics, written for him in 2015. Gosling enjoys a varied career as soloist and chamber musician with a particular focus on the music of our time.
Event admission includes CD copy of Sheen.