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Chris Williams – Odu: Vibration II

Tuesday, April 16, 20248:00 pm
$25 advance$30 doors$20 Student/Senior (w/ ID, Senior 65+)doors 7pm

Trumpeter and electroacoustic composer Chris Williams brings Odu: Vibration II feat. Kalia Vandever and Patrick Shiroishi in a new work for wind trio. Willams hopes for the Odu series to “house as many disparate influences and curiosities as possible with each Vibration offering a chance to zoom in on a theme.” Focused on the vibrations felt from cavernous environments, Williams has created a space for ambience, reflections, and resonance. This Vibration also presents the clash of ambience with the bombastic nature inherent in the front line of the small jazz ensemble.

Chris Williams trumpet & electronics
Kalia Vandever trombone & electronics
Patrick Shiroishi saxophone & electronics

A livestream will be available free of charge at 8pm on the day of the performance and archived for future viewing. Watch below or on YouTube.


Kalia Vandever is an American trombonist and composer living in Brooklyn, NY. Her approach to the trombone is distinctive and defined by her sonorous tone and lyrical improvisational voice. She leans into the challenges of the instrument and allows patience and melody guide her process.
Patrick Shiroishi is a Japanese American multi-instrumentalist and composer based in Los Angeles who is perhaps best known for his extensive and incredibly intense work with the saxophone. Over the last decade, he has established himself as one of the premier improvising musicians in Los Angeles, playing solo and in numerous collaborative projects. Shiroishi may well be considered a foundational player in the city’s vast musical expanse. Since the release of his 2013 solo debut, Black Sun Sutra, Shiroishi has produced a hefty handful of LPs. Sometimes, his work is sprawling and bizarre. At other times, it’s more subdued. But at the root of all of his endeavors lies strong musical partnerships, resulting in records that capture the freewheeling energy of all the musicians, collectively embracing spontaneity.
Chris Ryan Williams is an interdisciplinary artist and musician based in Brooklyn, NY. His work takes the form of electroacoustic composition and performance installation and deals with decoding family history, ambience, and time-space compression. His debut EP “Live” received praise from Jazz Right Now and The Quietus for “dazzling collaged pieces that ricochet between improvised passages and written material” (Peter Margasak, The Quietus). Williams also has an ongoing collaboration with creative musician Lester St. Louis under the moniker HxH, a duo which has “embraced the challenge of bringing laptop instrumentalism into a wide personal world by making sounds that are at once art-minded and accessible, and true to the tenets of spontaneous composition and ‘social music,'” (Piotr Orlov, Pioneer Works).

Developed in part at the Hermitage Artist Retreat (Sarasota County, FL).
In progress iteration of larger work was made possible by a grant from the American Composers Forum with funds provided by the Jerome Foundation.

Chris Williams – Odu: Vibration II

Tuesday, April 16, 20248:00 pm
$25 advance$30 doors$20 Student/Senior (w/ ID, Senior 65+)doors 7pm

Trumpeter and electroacoustic composer Chris Williams brings Odu: Vibration II feat. Kalia Vandever and Patrick Shiroishi in a new work for wind trio. Willams hopes for the Odu series to “house as many disparate influences and curiosities as possible with each Vibration offering a chance to zoom in on a theme.” Focused on the vibrations felt from cavernous environments, Williams has created a space for ambience, reflections, and resonance. This Vibration also presents the clash of ambience with the bombastic nature inherent in the front line of the small jazz ensemble.

Chris Williams trumpet & electronics
Kalia Vandever trombone & electronics
Patrick Shiroishi saxophone & electronics

A livestream will be available free of charge at 8pm on the day of the performance and archived for future viewing. Watch below or on YouTube.


Kalia Vandever is an American trombonist and composer living in Brooklyn, NY. Her approach to the trombone is distinctive and defined by her sonorous tone and lyrical improvisational voice. She leans into the challenges of the instrument and allows patience and melody guide her process.
Patrick Shiroishi is a Japanese American multi-instrumentalist and composer based in Los Angeles who is perhaps best known for his extensive and incredibly intense work with the saxophone. Over the last decade, he has established himself as one of the premier improvising musicians in Los Angeles, playing solo and in numerous collaborative projects. Shiroishi may well be considered a foundational player in the city’s vast musical expanse. Since the release of his 2013 solo debut, Black Sun Sutra, Shiroishi has produced a hefty handful of LPs. Sometimes, his work is sprawling and bizarre. At other times, it’s more subdued. But at the root of all of his endeavors lies strong musical partnerships, resulting in records that capture the freewheeling energy of all the musicians, collectively embracing spontaneity.
Chris Ryan Williams is an interdisciplinary artist and musician based in Brooklyn, NY. His work takes the form of electroacoustic composition and performance installation and deals with decoding family history, ambience, and time-space compression. His debut EP “Live” received praise from Jazz Right Now and The Quietus for “dazzling collaged pieces that ricochet between improvised passages and written material” (Peter Margasak, The Quietus). Williams also has an ongoing collaboration with creative musician Lester St. Louis under the moniker HxH, a duo which has “embraced the challenge of bringing laptop instrumentalism into a wide personal world by making sounds that are at once art-minded and accessible, and true to the tenets of spontaneous composition and ‘social music,'” (Piotr Orlov, Pioneer Works).

Developed in part at the Hermitage Artist Retreat (Sarasota County, FL).
In progress iteration of larger work was made possible by a grant from the American Composers Forum with funds provided by the Jerome Foundation.