Fire Museum & James Wadsworth Strong Present:
Mette Rasmussen, Saxophone
Devin Hoff, Bass Guitar
Julius Masri, Drums and percussion
Mette Rasmussen is a danish saxophone player based in Trondheim, Norway.
She works in the field of improvised music, drawing from a wide range of influences. She spans from free jazz to textural soundwork.
She works on exploring the natural rawness of her instrument and dives in to experimenting on what the saxophone is capable of in sound and expression, with and without preparations.
Carbonara’s music draws on an array of rich musical styles from Andalusian Roma-Flamenco to Hindustani classical.
Over the years he has developed a unique exalted pidgin style of playing that covers a wide emotional terrain from meditative calm to restless unease by combining self-taught, free form classical and flamenco techniques with those learned from formal studies in India from master Hindustani slide guitarist, Debashish Bhattacharya.
Lead Pipe is a sound artist who moved to Philly from Austin in 2013. Her soundscapes incorporate field recordings, drones, infinite loops, synthesizers, effects pedals, drum machines and distorted vocals.
“A virtuosic technician with abundant creativity and a drive to engage disparate and unlikely scenarios….”
All About Jazz New York
The following YouTube playlist includes Dan’s solo performances
All The Moon compositions are improvised with no pre-written lines, sections or forms, but the duo treats each of the songs as spontaneous compositions.
The duo cultivates a uniquely personal mixture of the improvisational fearlessness of jazz, the bombastic energy of rock, and the sonic exploration of 20th century classical and electronic music.
These live performances have a strong, large-scale formal structure from beginning to end. It’s a complete listening experience, an improvised symphony. The idea has been to create music that is interesting at any given moment, but is constantly developing as if it has a structural life all its own….
Wexler creates sound washes on keyboard and guitar and tries to reach for new territory with each performance.