nvs trio in the studio

The NVS Trio–Gary Rouzer (Amptext) on prepared cello and objects; Jeff Surak on prepared zither and objects; me on prepared double bass, objects and granular synth app–recorded at Last Resort Studio in Silver Spring on Saturday. A brief excerpt from the session has been posted here. Photo by Gary Rouzer.

after 30 x 12 released by open sound group

Graham Dunning‘s Open Sound Group has just released after 30 x 12 (for C. Reider), a collaboration with sound artist C. Reider. From the description: After 30 x 12 (for C. Reider) by Daniel Barbiero is a gestural composition for double bass and optional electronics. Individual gestures were drawn from a closed vocabulary of actions … More after 30 x 12 released by open sound group

(re)building the pyramid

A photograph of Colla Parte playing a benefit for the Pyramid Atlantic art center, an essential institution for visual art and sound art alike. This was the second set of the evening; the first set was an improvisation for trio (Sam Byrd on percussion and objects, Jimmy Ghaphery on alto saxophone, flute and tape, and … More (re)building the pyramid

admirably restrained

“Prepared Chance,” a track featuring prepared double bass and field recordings from the Augmented Landscapes release, has been included in¬†Playlist 95 of Alastair Wilson’s fine radio show¬†Admirable Restraint from Sydney, Australia. As it happens, this is the final installment of the program. Admirable Restraint was a favorite around here and surely will be missed. Admirable … More admirably restrained