Multi-wind instrumentalist Steve Baczkowski lives in Buffalo, NY where he works as a conduit for creative music of any & every sort. Baczkowski began playing alto saxophone at age eight, switched to baritone by the time he was twelve, and has since developed a wide array of woodwind styles & formidable breathing techniques.
In addition to organizing the Buffalo Improvisers Orchestra, and the Buffalo Suicide Prevention Unit, Baczkowski performs solo and at frequent collaborations with like-souled folks from around the world.
Bill Nace is one of the premiere avant-garde guitarists active today. He has one of the most personal and unique pallets of sound ever to be culled from an electric guitar. Nace creates a distinct, mind-bending cacophony and focuses his textures with intense precision and control.
This set included:
Franz Hautzinger on Trumpet
Isabelle Duthoit on Clarinet
Gene Coleman on Bass Clarinet
Nick Millevoi on Electric Guitar
Dan Blacksberg on Trombone
Trumpeter Franz Hautzinger and vocalist Isabel Duthoit improvised a set of their music for the crowds of Archer Spade Performance Series at the Slought Foundation in Philadelphia, PA.
Performed a set of their organ/sax duo goodness at Studio 34 in Philadelphia, PA part of the Archer Spade Performance Series.
Coleman has been a landmark in the New York Avant-Garde Jazz scene since the 70s. He plays piano, keys, trombone and vocals in a free improvised style.
Paul is a Brooklyn based composer and multi instrumentalist with a unique blend of saxophone, clarinet, prepared strings, bowed percussion, bells and voice.
For this set, Paul used Clarinet, Saxophone and Voice.
hosted performances by three acts from Philly and New Haven this Friday
part of the Archer Spade Performance Series.
The night started with 3 Philly Guitars playing a set of music composed by Travis Woodson, Carl Testa and Eric Slick:
“Lesbians With Victorian Sensibilities” (Travis Woodson)
“Slope II” (Cart Testa; written for bass and cello, arranged for three guitars)
“Gary & Monty” (Eric Slick; written for solo guitar, arranged for three guitars by Travis Woodson)
“Personality Donor (A Donor for 3)” (Travis Woodson; arranged for three guitars)
“Free” (Ornette Coleman)
Next, Carl Testa took the stage and played two of his pieces for solo String Bass and Electronics.
And finally, Broadcloth, New Haven’s trio known for playing Avant garde chamber music, took the stage and played three of their newer pieces including an Operetta composed by Adam Matlock.
Broadcloth is: Anne Rhodes,