Veteran saxophone improviser Jack Wright comes to The White Page this Friday with his trio Wrest. Based mainly in Philadelphia, Jack has played mostly on tour through the US and Europe since the early 80s. In addition to Evan Lipson (bass) & Ben Bennett (percussion), local saxophonist George Cartwright will join the trio for this Friday’s performance.
Jack Wright (saxophones)
Evan Lipson (bass)
Ben Bennett (percussion)
George Cartwright (saxophones)
Bryce Beverlin II (voice & percussion)
Casey Deming (tape & electronics)
Tim Glenn (percussion)
DJ Alex Vada
John Marks (synth & tape)
Friday, April 24th
The White Page
3400 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55407
7pm | $5-10 sugg don
Also note that Jack plays the following day at noon in St. Paul.
APRIL 25 – ST. PAUL – Jack with Davu Seru (percussion), Milo Fine (clarinet, piano) @ Schmidt Artist Lofts Lobby @ 900 W 7th St, noon.
Second & last installment of Tuesday Series transplant shows @ The Soap Factory as part of the MN Biennial ,,, curated by John Marks & David Petersen. Each set will once again be accompanied by visual projections.
Jonathan Kaiser (projections by Sam Hoolihan)
Squid Fist (projections by Trevor Adams)
Matt Wacker & Lisa McGrath (projections by Lisa McGrath & Kendra Pollock)
514 Second St SE Mpls, MN
Tuesday, Oct 22 | $5 suggested donation
JOHN DIKEMAN saxophones
JASPER STADHOUDERS guitar and bass
ONNO GOVAERT drums
Cactus Truck is based in Amsterdam and they’ve collaborated frequently with members of The Ex, includingTerrie Ex, Andy Moor, Arnold de Boer (ZEA) and Colin McLean, as well as Ab Baars, Han Bennink, Dave Rempis, Jeb Bishop, Peter Jacquemyn, Teun Verbruggen, Gerri Jaeger (Knalpot) and Jon Rune Strøm. Their first official album entitled Brand New For China! was released in March 2012 on Public Eyesore Records
This tour is produced in collaboration with Public Eyesore, Stichting dOeK and Cactus Truck with help from NFPK (Nederlands Fonds voor de Podiumkunsten).
Davu Seru – percussion Milo Fine – B flat/E flat/alto clarinets
Squid Fist – percussion, voice, electronics Bryce Beverlin II Tim Glenn Casey Deming
KAMAMA Audrey Chen (Baltimore, MD) – cello, voice, electronics Luca Marini (New York, NY) – drums, percussion
Kamama in Cherokee means both elephant and butterfly. There is no overlap in meaning other than the supposed resemblance of the long trunk and flapping ears to the proboscis and wings of that insect. This duo loosely embodies elements of this kind of disparate pairing. Chen and Marini combine the raw energies resultant from and continuously growing out of their respective histories and experiences. Since their first encounter early this year in 2010, they have been forming a new language which steadily deepens, evolves, converges and exposes their inherent similarities and striking differences. It is ecstatic music; it is contrary music; and at times they depart completely from one another as two distinct creatures, but then are drawn back into the fold of an undeniable tenderness and comprehension.
Audrey Chen is a Chinese-American musician who was born into a family of material scientists, doctors and engineers, outside of Chicago in 1976. Parting ways with the family convention, she turned to the cello at age 8 and voice at 11. After years of classical and conservatory training in both instruments, with a resulting specialization in early and new music, she parted ways again in 2003 to begin new negotiations with sound in order to discover a more individually honest aesthetic.
Now, using the cello, voice and analog electronics, Chen’s work delves deeply into her own version of narrative and non-linear storytelling. A large component of her music is improvised and her approach to this is extremely personal and visceral. Her playing explores the combination and layering of a homemade analog synthesizer, preparations and traditional and extended techniques in both the voice and cello. She works to join these elements into a singular ecstatic personal language.
Recently, her primary focus has been her SOLO project but she is also involved in many various collaborations. Among musicians, she has worked with Phil Minton, Tetuzi Akiyama, Toshimaru Nakamura, Ko Ishikawa, Elliott Sharp, Aki Onda, Phill Niblock, Frederic Blondy, Jerome Noetinger, C. Spencer Yeh, Alessandro Bosetti, Mats Gustafsson, Mazen Kerbaj, Michael Zerang, Tatsuya Nakatani, Le Quan Ninh, Joe Mcphee, Susan Alcorn, Michele Doneda, Paolo Angeli, Gianni Gebbia, plus many more.
Some current projects include: duos with Phil Minton, Luca Marini (kamama), Frederic Blondy, Robert van Heumen (abattoir), Katt Hernandez (Isabel), Nate Wooley (heave and shudder), and Id M Theft Able. Trio with Nate Wooley and C. Spencer Yeh. Plus three new quartet projects with Jeff Carey/Morten J. Olsen/Raed Yassin, Miya Masaoka/Hans Grusel/Kenta Nagai and also with Frederic Blondy/Michael Johnsen/Jerome Noetinger.
Chen has performed in Europe, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, Taiwan, Canada and the USA. She is currently based in Baltimore, MD USA but primarily maintains an active touring schedule throughout Europe.
Luca Marini is a German/Italian drummer who mostly grew up in France and is now based in New York. After studying jazz and improvised music at various conservatories and music colleges in Europe and North America, he developed his own language and approach to percussion while living in Berlin.
He performed and toured in Europe and North America playing improvised music, jazz, rock and electronic music with bands and artists like the GRIPI collective, SONIDO13, INEZEBA, Spyros Manesis trio, Nicolas Masson, Roberto Pianca, Tom Blancarte, Dario Fariello, Matan Gov Ari, Louise D.E. Jensen, Johannes Lauer, Raoul van der Weide, Wanja Slavin, Filippo Giuffré, Gael Navard and Natalio Sued.
Current bands include the duo HERBERT ECKARDT with Danish saxophonist Louise D.E. Jensen, the duo BLIN with Dutch guitarist Jasper Stadhouders, KAMAMA with Chinese-American cellist and vocalist Audrey Chen, CAVEX from Brooklyn, The LITTLE from Germany and TATUNE from France. Other collaborations include works with Matt Meade, Kenny Warren, Tom Blancarte, Xavier Lopez, Vilijam Nybacka, John Stanesco, JMSU, and Frans van der Hoeven.
We are moving the show to the space previously known as SHINDERS in downtown MPLS for this one night of improvised musics. The owner of Chambers, Ralph Burnett, is hosting an exhibit of Mathew Bakkom’s artwork and they are using Shinders to have a satellite group show for his friends in conjunction with his own. A very exciting opportunity for the series to continue engaging with malleable spaces and interact with the local arts scene.
Shinders is at 731 Hennepin Ave.
WE ARE NOT ABANDONING ART OF THIS, just taking advantage of this opportunity. I can’t express enough gratitude and joy for our experience with the AOT gallery and the people therein. Hats off to them!
Aaron Anderson and Eric Carlson
Bryce Beverlin II and Casey Deming (Tim Glenn was out sick for this show)
Markus Lunkenheimer and Adam Patterson
members of Building Better Bombs
This activity was funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.