Mark Howell & Rick Brown

Thursday, October 5, 2006. 8:30 pm

 

Mark Howell & Rick Brown at Roulette 2006

Mark Howell & Rick Brown

Thursday, October 5, 2006. 8:30 pm

inconvenient music

The latest in a series of collaborations between Rick Brown (percussion, electronics, funnels and vocals ) and Mark Howell (guitar, trumpet/cornet and percussion ), inconvenient music retains the rhythmic complexity, melodic directness and harmonic sophistication of the two musician/composers’ previous work while putting them at the service of music which is now more focused on long-form soundscapes, drones and repetitive, slowly evolving, rhythmic motifs. Homemade and modified instruments and folk-oriented vocal parts combine with electric guitar, trumpet and laptop to create a sound both unheard-of and eerily familiar.