Carrack FIT 9/16

Dan Ruccia is spearheading a new monthly improv series at The Carrack in Durham. This month, the happiness occurs on 9/16 after which the madness will take place on the second Tuesday of the month.

From Dan:

 

The first in a continuing series of freely improvised music on Tuesdays at The Carrack Modern Art, curated by Dan Ruccia. This month’s show will include Dan Ruccia (viola), Jeb Bishop (trombone), Chris Eubank (cello), Jamie Keesecker (horn), David Menestres (bass), Chris Robinson (bari sax), and Carrie Shull. Free admission!

 

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tone science 178

1. The Culture of Gun Violence in the US – Wadada Leo Smith, George Lewis, John Zorn – Sonic Rivers – 2014
2. Journey Amongst The Stars – Sun Ra & His Astro-Infinity Arkestra – Other Strange Worlds 0 2014

3. Lost & Found (for Henry Grimes) – Max Johnson – Quartet – 2012
4. Do – Death Blues – Non-fiction – 2014
5. Thomas Paine – Haunted House – Blue Ghost Blues – 2011

6. Ergodos II with instrumental responses – James Tenney – Music for Violin & Pano – 1999
7. Supper for the Swarms/Hive Mind – Audrey Chen, Wouter Jaspers – Brombron 22: Root and Branch – 2012

8. Silenzio (1991-2010) – Sofia Gubaidulina – Chamber Music with Double Bass – 2011
9. Burned Across the Sky – Jeremiah Cymerman – Fire Sign – 2011

originally broadcast September 14, 2014

Distemper at Conundrum

Distemper (Jeb Bishop, Dan Ruccia, and me) will be opening for the great Chicago clarinettist James Falzone on Friday September 12, 2014 at Conundrum Music Hall in Columbia, SC.

Before the show, there will be an improvisation workshop led by the four of us, open to any players of any skill level.

From Conundrum:

Jeb Bishop, James Falzone, Dan Ruccia, and David Menestres will conduct a workshop in free improv music before Friday night’s concert, from 7:00pm to 8:30. All instruments and all levels of proficiency are welcome! The workshop will cost $10, and all participants will get free admission to the 9pm concert.

James Falzone, Clarinet has dedicated a large part of his work, especially since 2011, to solo playing and the development of a long-form work he calls Sighs Too Deep For Words. His solo work is a synthesis of the improvised and the composed and often incorporates multiple clarinets (Bb, Eb, prepared), ritual and singing bowls/bells, shruti box, and other ambient sound makers. He has toured with his solo project extensively, often in conjunction with workshops and masterclasses on improvisation at universities, colleges, and music schools.

Distemper: Well-known to Columbia audiences, North Carolina-based musician Jeb Bishop has performed, toured and recorded with groups including the Vandermark Five, the Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet, Ted Sirota’s Rebel Souls, Terminal Four,School Days, Ken Vandermark’s Territory Band, Rob Mazurek’s Exploding Star Orchestra, Globe Unity Orchestra, and his own Jeb Bishop Trio. He also co-led the Lucky 7s project with New Orleans-based trombonist Jeff Albert, and is a member of cooperative quartet The Engines.
Tonight he brings his NC friends David Menestres on bass and Dan Ruccia on viola.

Friday, September 12 2014
9pm (doors at 8:30pm)
$8

tone science 177

1. Nag Mahesh Ay – Paul Dunmall, Paul Rogers, Philip Gibbs – The Clouds Turn SIlver – 2014

2. Hommage – Henri Texier – Amir – 1976
3. matters – Tashi Dorji – Blue Twelve – 2014
4. Nostalgia of the Southern Cross (1976) – Peter Garland/Aki Takahashi – The Days Run Away – 2000

5. Realization B 7 April 1993 19.36-1956 – Eberhard Blum/Karlheinz Stockhausen – Spiral – 1994
6. Spring of Chosroes – Morton Feldman/Paul Zufkosky, Ursula Oppens – Violin Sonata, Spring of Chosroes – 1991

7. Machu Picchu – By Any Means – Live At Crescendo – 2008
8. Search – Bruise – Bruise with Derek Bailey – 2004

9. The Inevitable – Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth Ensemble – Intergalactic Beings – 2014
10. Marionette – Lennie Tristano – Live in New York – 1949

originally broadcast September 7, 2014

tone science 176

1. Trio (NYC) 2011 – Anthony Braxton – Trio (NYC) 2011 – 2013

2. Layer Upon Layer Of Missing Answers, Swirl In Circles Speaking To Me “Still You Ask Why?” They Say / Hazama – Fushitsusha & Peter Brotzmann – Nothing Changes No One Can Change Anything, I Am Ever-Changing Only You Can Change Yourself – 2014

3. Yggdrasill – Jimmy Giuffre – Free Fall – 1963

originally broadcast August 31, 2014

tone science 175

1. Encyclopedia of a Horse (for Henry Threadgill) – Audio One – An International Report – 2014

2. 5 – Frode Gjerstad/Paal Nilssen-Love – Hasselt – 2014
3. Illuminations – John Zorn – In the Hall of Mirrors – 2014

4. The Freedom Principle – Rodrigo Amado Motion Trio + Peter Evans – The Freedom Principle – 2014
5. entoptic landscape version 1 – Lauren Redhead – Entoptic Landscape – 2014

6. Sworn Enemies – Matt Nelson – Lower Bottoms – 2014
7. The Temple Bell Stops – Mike Weis – Don’t Know, Just Walk – 2014

8. That Damn Volcano – Karen Mantler – Business Is Bad – 2014

originally broadcast August 24, 2013

New Directions in Greensboro 8/22

NDIAM 8:22:14

Hot on the heals of July’s residency in Raleigh, Dr. Eugene Chadbourne’s New Directions in Appalachian Music hits Friday August 22 at 8pm at Mack and Mack  in Greensboro. Expect EC originals as well as standards by Cyndi Lauper, John Prine, Duke Ellington, Melvina Reynolds, Ray Davies, Thelonious Monk, Willie Nelson, and many others. Or perhaps we’ll play none of that. Who knows?

You can check out some videos from July below

 

 

tone science 174

1. Catch as Catch Can – Karen Mantler – Business Is Bad – 2014

2. I Told You To Get Up And It Just Happened – Good Willsmitth – The Honeymoon Workbook – 2014
3. The First Rule – Lasse Marhaug & Frode Gjerstad – Red Edge – 2004
4. Phases of Subduction – Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth Ensemble – Intergalactic Beings – 2014
5. Four Systems 1954 – Earle Brown – Folio and Four Systems – 2006
6. Apple Blossom – Peter Garland – Three Strangle Angels – 2008

7. Discharge – Last Exit – Last Exit – 1986
8. Duvibe – Talibam! & Weasel Walter – Polyp – 2014
9. Crawling Voices in Relief – Rosalind Hall/ Alice Hui-Sheng Chang – Embossed Tales Of Throats – 2014
10. Sting Ray and the Beginning of Time, 1-4 – Exploding Star Orchestra – We Are All from Somewhere Else – 2007

11. Weird Nightmare – Mauro Ottolini & Frank Lacy – Heaven Sent – 2013
12. Triptycrirythme – Francois Dufrene – Revue Ou – 2002
13. Les Heros Sont Fatigues/Red Giant – Joe McPhee and John Snyder – Pieces of Light – 1974
14. Shaft – The Dead C – Patience – 2010

15. The Critic Stomp – The Flying Luttenbachers – Constructive Destruction – 1994.

originally broadcast August 17, 2014

Hello In There

Raw audio from the July 28, 2014 New Directions in Appalachian Music show

John Prine’s Hello In There:

 

The band:

Jeb Bishop – trombone
Eugene Chadbourne – guitar, vocals
Dave Doyle – french horn
Chris Eubank – cello
Jimmy GIlmore – guitar
David Menestres – bass
Carrie Shull – oboe
Ken Ray Wilemon – drums

House Show 8/9

I’m playing a house show on Saturday August 9th that should be one of the more interesting shows in Raleigh this year. Three bands, $10 suggested donation, first band at 7pm. Contact me for the address.

Group 1: Albert Wildeman, Jeb Bishop, Dan Ruccia, Chris Eubank, David Menestres

Group 2: Albert Wildeman, Jeb Bishop, Scott Clark

Group 3: Steve Marquette, Marcello Benetti, Jeff Albert, Jesse Morrow