RTV chats with bassist and composer Brandon Lopez about the first performance of his year-long Roulette residency with new works for his trio and quartet.
Known for the intense physicality of his performance and avant-garde playing, Lopez’s concerts at Roulette center on interrogating and often unraveling the structures of composition and performance. For this concert, Lopez is joined by a stellar group of rising avant-garde luminaries: Gerald Cleaver (drums), Cecilia Lopez (electronics), and Steve Baczkowski (saxophone).
Performance date: 12/16/2019
Episode release date: 06/09/2020
Brandon Lopez’s work as been praised as “brutal” (chicago reader) and “relentless” (New York Times) He’s worked beside many of experimental music’s player; Jooklo Trio, Nate Wooley, Sun Ra Arkestra, Ashley Fure, Okkyung Lee, Gerald Cleaver, Ingrid Laubrock, Tony Malaby, Tyshawn Sorey, Bill Nace, Tom Rainey, Steve Baczkwoski, Chris Corsano, and many others. He was the 2018 Artist in Residence at Issue Project Room and a Van Lier Fellow at Roulette Intermedium. In September 2018 he was featured soloist with the New York Philharmonic.