Sparks (Peter Evans and Tom Blancarte) has been playing together since
2005. From the beginning of the formation of the duo, they have been
constantly working to push their own boundries of density and speed of
interaction while freely improvising. They have performed extensively
in New York City and the U.S., and have toured several times in
Europe, performing at festivals such at Å½edno uho 9 in Zagreb and at
the Ring Ring Festival in Belgrade . Since their formation the duo has
performed both as a self-contained unit and as a part of larger
groups, including performances with Nate Wooley, Peter Brotzmann, Han
Bennink and Lisle Ellis. Their first (self-titled) CD was released in
2008 on Creative Sources.
Keeping in the spirit of density of information, Peter and Tom formed
the Sparks Orchestra in late 2008. Using graphic scores that utilize
the unique Sparks vocabulary, the Sparks Orchestra is a larger
realization of hyperactive duo. A smaller ensemble played one
performance in 2008; this is the first performance of the full group.