barbiero seiss wall at rhizome

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

Advertisements

prelude to the evening of a sloth

d=DThe Let X ≠ X Ensemble, about to play Oblique Colors of Discontinuity in Time, the prelude to a new work by the Sloth Ensemble. Left to right: Curt Seiss, valve trombone; Dani Seiss, flute; Erica Benay Fallin, flute; Jeff Kahan, oboe & cor anglais; Tom Wall, bass recorder; me, double bass. A program note on the piece can be found on the Statements & Other Writings page.

Photograph by Gary Rouzer.

it’s okay–we’re trained professionals…

15800203223_1fdbe8a804_hOn Saturday night 7 March Sonic Circuits hosts an evening of drones at Pyramid Atlantic. Two new compositions will be premiered–an electronic work for J.S. Adams‘s Sloth Ensemble, and my own Oblique Colors of Discontinuity in Time for the Let X ≠ X Ensemble, an acoustic ensemble of winds, brass and strings (Daniele Seiss and Erica Benay Fallin, flutes; Jeff Kahan, oboe and cor anglais; Curt Seiss, trombone; Tom Wall, bass recorder; myself on double bass). Una serata neo-futurista, curated by Chris Videll, and brought to you by the letter D.

 

dancing about architecture, outside

Sam dancers & meTim Jeff & RichTom Ken Sam & meTom W w dancers

Some images of The Subtle Body Transmission Orchestra, with dancers, performing on the grounds of the Pyramid Atlantic Art Center building during last weekend’s Sonic Circuits Festival of Experimental Music.

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

sonic circuits 2014

Outside Pyramid Atlantic. Photo by Nico Barbiero.

Outside Pyramid Atlantic. Photo by Nico Barbiero.

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.)