Solarists: Haitian Rail

Haitian Rail: Solarists

Avant-garde super-group Haitian Rail released Solarists, their second full-length album, on New Atlantis Reocrds. Solarists brashly charts the common spaces between creative noise rock and the jazz avant-garde, while shattering the restrictive barriers between them. Formerly dubbed Ricart/Millevoi Quartet, the new lineup features: Nick Millevoi,  Guitar Edward Ricart, Bass Dan Blacksberg, Trombone and Kevin Shea,… Continue reading Solarists: Haitian Rail

Perilous Architecture: Dan Blacksberg Trio

Perilous Architecture - Dan Blacksberg Trio

Ars Nova Workshop, in partnership with the Archer Spade Performance Series presented the record release show for Perilous Architecture: Dan Blacksberg Trio’s latest brain child. Dan Blacksberg, Trombone Matt Engle, Bass Mike Szekely, Drums In the Dan Blacksberg Trio, the innovative and genre-defying trombonist brings an expansive and creative new vision to the cutting-edge jazz… Continue reading Perilous Architecture: Dan Blacksberg Trio

CEREMONIES OUT OF THE AIR: Keir Neuringer

Keir Neuringer

Keir Neuringer is a musician and interdisciplinary artist who is involved in creative arts communities in Poland, Holland, and the US. He has cultivated a personal and intensely physical approach to saxophone improvisation, plays analogue electronics and Farfisa organ, and sings and narrates text. After training as a composer and jazz saxophonist in the US,… Continue reading CEREMONIES OUT OF THE AIR: Keir Neuringer

Devin Hoff

Devin Hoff

Devin Hoff is a Colorado born, Philadelphia based musician and songwriter. His main instruments are the double bass and bass guitar. Hoff has worked in many musical contexts and with a wide array of jazz, free jazz, avant-garde rock, and folk musicians. Some musicians and bands he has worked with include: Nels Cline, Vijay Iyer,… Continue reading Devin Hoff

Trio = Erik Ruin + Archer Spade(Nick Millevoi & Dan Blacksberg)

Trio = Erik Ruin + Archer Spade(Nick Millevoi & Dan Blacksberg)

Archer Spade and Erik Ruin weaved sight and sound in a collective improvisation using Electric and Acoustic guitar, trombone, and tapes; providing the soundtrack for layered images of disaster – both elemental forces gone awry, and societal breakdown- that splintered and shook into abstract form and color as Ruin manipulated piles of paper cuts and… Continue reading Trio = Erik Ruin + Archer Spade(Nick Millevoi & Dan Blacksberg)

Duo = Thollem McDonas + Brian Chase

Duo = Thollem Mcdonas + Brian Chase

Thollem/Chase is the powerhouse, free-wheeling duo of the perpetually-traveling pianist Thollem McDonas and drummer Brian Chase of Yeah Yeah Yeahs and downtown NY improv scene. Their upcoming album: Dub Narcotic Session will hit the stores in May. Please check the homepage of New Atlantis Records for details. Chase is a drummer and composer living in… Continue reading Duo = Thollem McDonas + Brian Chase

T C H M E N T R E A C H

Mick Barr performs at Archer Spade Performance Series at The Rotunda. Philadelphia, PA

Tchmentreach is the name of a piece commissioned to Archer Spade by the Heavy Metal guitarist Mick Barr. Jeremiah Cymerman and Mick Barr performed a set of their improvised music while Dan Blacksberg and Nick Millevoi premiered the commissioned piece. The performance took place at The Rotunda.

Yapp!

Yapp! at Studio 34 In Philadelphia, PA

performed a set of their music at Studio 34 in Philadelphia, for the crowds of the Archer Spade Performance Series. Yapp! is: Alban Bailly, guitar Bryan Rogers, saxophone Matt Engle, bass and Dave Flaherty, drums Yapp! performance at Studio 34 in Philadelphia, PA

Frank London and Guy Barash

Frank London and Guy Barash

performed a set of their trumpet and live electronics music for the crowds of Archer Spade Performance Series at Studio 34 in Philadelphia, PA.   Frank London and Guy Barash at Studio 34 in Philadelphia, PA

Toshimaru Nakamura et al

Amy Cimini improvising with Archer Spade

Toshimaru Nakamura improvises with Archer Spade’s musicians at Studio 34 Toshimaru Nakamura, Tokyo’s experimental music artist, is visiting the United States for a week of performances with Many Arms. Nakamura was joined by a collection of Archer Spade musicians for his first show: Keir Neuringer Amy Cimini Julius Masri Jesse Kudler Ian Fraser Nick Millevoi… Continue reading Toshimaru Nakamura et al