Vocalist Beth Griffith is joined by Andrew Bolotowsky (flute) and Bern Nix (guitar) for an evening of compositions by Mary Jane Leach, John McGuire, Noah Creshevsky, Dennis Bathory-Kitsz, and Mauricio Kagel.
Beth Griffith was born in Texas. She made her European debut with Mauricio Kagel’s solo theatrical work “Phonophonie”. She has made guest appearances with such ensembles as Sequentia, Musikfabrik, Ensemble 13, L’Art pour L’Art, Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra, Paris Nouvel Orchestra Philharmonique. Of special significance to Ms. Griffith has been her work with contemporary composers, among them John Cage, Morton Feldman, Karlheinz Stockhausen and the five featured composers in today’s program.
Andrew Bolotowsky has performed over three thousand concerts throughout the United States and with many orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout the region, including the Pan American Orchestra, the Westchester Symphony, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Brooklyn Baroque, the SOHO Baroque Opera Company, Downtown Music Ensemble and the Wood Hill Chamber Players. He has performed live on numerous radio stations as well as WNYC, NBC, and CBS television. He has given premieres of countless new works for flute by composers such as Dave Brubeck, Alan Hovhaness, Frank Wigglesworth, Jackson MacLow and Beth Anderson and can be heard on many record labels including Newport Classics, 4Tay, Frog Peak, Stereo Society, New World Records, Orion, Quill Classics, Sonic Muse, and CRI.
Bern Nix has performed with artists such as, Ornette Coleman, John Zorn, Marc Ribot, Elliott Sharp, Jemeel Moondoc, Ronald Shannon Jackson, James Chance, Jayne Cortez and Kip Hanrahan.
Hailed as one of the greatest jazz guitarists of our time, Bern was voted among the top ten jazz guitarists poll by Down Beat magazine. Most recently, Bern composed and recorded the score for the feature length documentary, A James Lord Portrait. Tompkins Square Records recently released a solo album recorded by Bern Nix entitled Low Barometer. Another recent composition, “Les is More”, appears on “Art and Money”, an album released by 1687, Inc. in 2006.
Beth, Andrew and Bern also perform together regularly with Lenore von Stein in her 1687 Inc. concerts.