For his recent set at Noiseberg in Berlin, Jeff Surak included samples of Gary Rouzer and me playing Gyorgy Kurtag’s Ligatura, recorded inside the vault at Pyramid Atlantic. Which certainly beats lugging a double bass onto a plane.
Photo of Gary and me inside the vault by Jeff Surak.
Sam Byrd, percussion; Tim Harding, alto saxophone; Rich O’Meara, vibraphone; Tom Wall, baritone saxophone; Jeff Surak, benevolent Dictaphone; Amanda Blythe, Ken Manheimer and Sarah Schaffer, dance.
Photographs by Gary Rouzer
The Subtle Body Transmission Orchestra (Sam Byrd, percussion; Tim Harding, alto saxophone; Rich O’Meara, vibraphone; Tom Wall, baritone saxophone; me, double bass) with Dictaphone interventionist Jeff Surak and dancers Amanda Blythe, Ken Manheimer, Sarah Schaffer and Hannah Whitley kick off Day 2 of the 2014 Sonic Circuits Festival of Experimental Music on Saturday at 5:30 PM with a site-specific improvisation on the grounds surrounding the Pyramid Atlantic building (pictured above), 8230 Georgia Avenue in beautiful downtown Silver Spring. And that’s just the beginning of an entire evening’s worth of music and multimedia.
(The Sonic Circuits festival starts tonight at 7:30 at Pyramid Atlantic and runs through Sunday.)
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.