In approximately 21 hours, The Reid Paley Trio and Leland Wulff will reinvent rock, blues, and The Counting Room. There will be wings, there will be crooning, there will be mixology. 9pm. 44 Berry.
Click this link to read about Reid – http://reidpaley.com/05_REID.PALEY.Press.html
Click this link to read about Leland – http://nyc.thedelimagazine.com/6772/experimental-nyc-theodore-robinson
One week later at Exapno (33 Flatbush ave), energy will circulate over a single moment in time that expands to reflect the spirit of an entire season. Todd Reynolds, Amy X Neuburg, thingNY, and Joey Molinaro celebrate 11/11. An evening of individual and collective performance that will see you home itching to create with perfectly autumnal mania.
The performers will premier new works and explore the realms of structured improvisation, the excitement and tension will mount, buzz, and as the clock strikes 11:11 surprises will be unleashed.
There will be hot toddies.
5-15$ sliding scale donation.
Todd Reynolds – violinist, composer, educator and technologist is known as one of the founding fathers of the hybrid-musician movement and one of the most active and versatile proponents of what he calls ‘present music’. The violinist of choice for Steve Reich, Meredith Monk, Bang on a Can, and a founder of the string quartet known as Ethel, his compositional and performance style is a hybrid of old and new technology, multi-disciplinary aesthetic and pan-genre composition and improvisation. Reynolds’ music has been called “a charming, multi-mood extravaganza, playful like Milhaud, but hard-edged like Hendrix” (Strings Magazine), and his countless premieres and performances of everything from classical music to Jazz to Rock‘n’Roll seem to redefine the concert hall and underground club as undeniably and unavoidably intertwined.
Amy X Neuburg – (composer / vocalist / live electronics performer) — a fixture in the SF Bay Area new music scene — has developed a unique career bridging the boundaries between classical, experimental and popular musics. Her ‘avant-cabaret’ songs combine her interests in poetry and language, expressive use of music technology (with an emphasis on live looping), and exploration of multiple genres using the many colors of her four-octave vocal range. She’s performed at Other Minds, Bang on a Can, the Berlin Int’l Poetry Festival, the Wellington and Christchurch Jazz Festivals (NZ), the Warsaw Phil. Chamber Hall, and new/electronic music festivals throughout the US and abroad. “Wow! A one-woman musical hurricane.” – Otago Times, New Zealand. Amy is also known for her many innovative compositions for chamber ensembles with and without live electronics — including Del Sol String Quartet, Pacific Mozart Ensemble chorus, Present Music — and for singing in several Robert Ashley operas. Check out her vids at youtube/amyxneuburg.
thingNY – The New Yorker’s Alex Ross listed thingNY as part of the city’s burgeoning avant-garde classical music scene “striking an attitude of resistance to mainstream culture.” Comprised of composer-performers from the NYC metro area, thingNY creates and performs theatrically charged experimental music and collaborative fluxus-esque multimedia works which have included a collaboratively-created opera, a radio play by Beckett and over a hundred premieres of new music.
Joey Molinaro – Violinist, Brooklyn Resident, and 2008 Indiana State Fiddling Championship finalist Joey Molinaro gained attention as a member of the seven-piece “Basilica.” Basilica’s explosive, no-looking-back chamber-grind style and dissonant, propulsive counterpoint helped to define his own sound. Whether performing acoustic or electric, the jagged riffs over a two-boot foot percussion assault are disorienting and magnificent. The seventeen Discordance-Axis-inspired songs in twenty-two minutes that comprise the bulk of his set are about horror to some, passion to others, and both to many.
I’ll open up with a brandspanking new song and happily join in a structured improv or two.