Samm Bennett’s percussion song project with the composer on drums, percussion, electronic percussion and vocals; Tim Spelios, drums, percussion, electronic percussion; and David Simons, electronic percussion, jaw harp, Hawaiian guitar, etc.
There were two sets this night, at 8 and 10pm.
Presented as part of Roulette’s participation for the tenth anniversary New Music America Festival of 1989.
Samm Bennett, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, was active in the New York downtown scene during the 1980s and early 90s with such celebrated projects as Semantics with guitarist Elliott Sharp and saxophonist Ned Rothenberg, Third Person with the late cellist Tom Cora, Chunk, as well as a solo artist. In 1995 he moved to Tokyo, where for the past 18 years he has been busy with all manner of musical projects orbiting around his singing, songwriting, drumming, electronics, and improvising. Bennett’s multifaceted sonic pursuits can be discovered anew at his website: polarityrecords.com –Bio as of 2013