Courtesy of Sonic Circuits DC, tomorrow night is the debut performance of X & Y (but not Z), a duo of James Wolf on violin and myself on double bass. Also featured is Valerie Kuehne and the Wasps Nests–I wouldn’t venture to guess what they might do other than to say that if there’s still cabaret in the 25th century, it probably will be something like this.
Eight PM at Rhizome DC, 6950 Maple Street in Takoma Park, DC.
PS: Please contribute to Rhizome’s 2017 fundraiser, now in progress. They’re an essential resource.
Photograph of James Wolf by Chris Videll.
Last night Curt Seiss and Tom Wall, on trombone and baritone sax respectively, joined me for a set at Rhizome. The set is up on Rhizome’s archive.org site for free download. Thanks to Rhizome and to everyone who came out to hear us on a Monday night.
Photo by Chris Videll
Coming up at Rhizome on Monday, May 15, acoustic improvised music for baritone saxophone (Tom Wall), trombone (Curt Seiss), and double bass/prepared double bass. At Maple House, 6950 Maple St in Takoma Park DC, at 8 PM.
Poster by Nate Scheible
Many of us know Brian Olewnick as a perceptive writer on music, but he’s a visual artist as well. For Arteidolia, I’ve written a piece about some of the paintings and drawings he’s done of simple objects–which maybe aren’t so simple after all.
Jack Wright has written a fascinating book about his experiences in the worlds of free improvisation. It’s more than a memoir; it’s a genealogical anthropology of a very distinct and changing world. I’ve written a review/essay on the book, which All About Jazz has just published.