From The Hat Duo = Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø + Jesse Kenas-Collins

From The Hat Duo = Henrik Notstebo + Jesse Kenas-Collins

Spending the past couple of years playing in improvised groups around Boston, Jesse Kenas-Collins has come to value both the sonic and social importance of such work. Improvising with others functions both as art and on some level as a form of group therapy. Exploring improvisation as a soloist is an even more fragile experience… Continue reading From The Hat Duo = Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø + Jesse Kenas-Collins

XFest

XFest 2016

Open Field Initiative and 119 Gallery present XFest 2016, a festival of improvised music, visuals and movement.      

Twins of El Dorado

Twins of El Dorado

Twins of El Dorado is a modern art song ensemble featuring vocalist Kristin Slipp and trumpeter Joe Moffett. By turns playful, ritualistic, and downright bizarre, the duo performs original texts and music, and also explores the works of others, from medieval choral music to pieces by saxophonist Steve Lacy.

Bop Kabbalah at The Little Shul

Bop Kabbalah

Ty Citerman’s band, Bop Kabbalah, released their debut CD at The Little Shul in South Philadelphia, PA. Guitarist and bandleader Ty Citterman says of the group: “The quartet is my newest project, and it’s my take on Jewish themed composition meets improvisation. The band plays far-reaching, kinetic, lyri­cal music that takes some of the language… Continue reading Bop Kabbalah at The Little Shul

Ben Holmes & Patrick Farrell at The Little Shul

Ben Holmes & Patrick Farrell at The Little Shul

Ben Holmes & Patrick Farrell are a one-of-a-kind trumpet and accordion duo whose performances find the common thread in klezmer, original concert music, and improvisation, interpretations of Romantic-era composers, pop music and more. Accordionist Patrick Farrell (Yo-Yo Ma, Frank London, Yiddish Art Trio) and trumpeter Ben Holmes (Slavic Soul Party!, Ben Holmes Quartet, Brooklyn Qawwali… Continue reading Ben Holmes & Patrick Farrell at The Little Shul

Franz Hautzinger, Isabelle Duthoit, Gene Coleman and Archer Spade

Franz Hautzinger, Isabelle Duthoit, Gene Coleman & Archer Spade

This set included: Franz Hautzinger on Trumpet Isabelle Duthoit on Clarinet Gene Coleman on Bass Clarinet Nick Millevoi on Electric Guitar and Dan Blacksberg on Trombone

Isabel Duthoit and Franz Hautzinger

Isabel Duthoit and Franz Hautzinger

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.

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

Chris Forsyth and Nate Wooley

Chris Forsyth and Nate Wooley

Chris Forsyth and Nate Wooley at Studio 34 Chris Forsyth and Nate Wooley performed the feature set at Archer Spade’s Studio 34 in Philadelphia, PA. Chris Forsyth and Nate Wooley performed the feature set at Archer Spade’s Studio 34 in Philadelphia, PA. The duo managed to traverse many sonic lands, from the hypnotic guitar to… Continue reading Chris Forsyth and Nate Wooley