January 13: Polyorchard opens for Ken Vandermark and Nate Wooley

Polyorchard will be opening for Ken Vandermark and Nate Wooley at Neptunes Parlour on Tuesday January 13. Polyorchard will be Jeb Bishop, Chris Eubank, Dan Ruccia, and me.

9pm show, suggested donation of $8-12. Read more here.

 

IndyWeek preview:

Nate Wooley and Ken Vandermark, both giants of current American free jazz and experimental scenes, convened as a duo in the summer of 2013. The pair issued the resulting live recordings last month as East by Northwest, a nine-track set that finds Vandermark’s saxophones and clarinet and Wooley’s trumpet to be wonderfully expressive partners. They both have the ability to be plaintive and brooding or spastic and restless, qualities that make their navigations of even very familiar pieces feel invigorated. A weekend dance club, Neptune’s is becoming one of the Triangle’s better weeknight listening rooms thanks to engagements just like this. —Grayson Haver Currin

12/9: Cyanotype at The Carrack

On Tuesday December 9 Cyanotype will be at The Carrack in Durham presenting graphics scores from Tibet and the UK. With Dan RucciaLaurent Estoppey, Heidi Wait, & me. Doors at 8, music at 8:30. FREE!

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More from Dan:

This month’s edition of CARRACK FIT is all about graphic scores. Cyanotype will irreverently realize a few graphic scores from across the centuries, including a few pages from Cornelius Cardew’s epic “Treatise.” This month’s band will be Dan Ruccia (viola), Heidi Wait (flute), Laurent Estoppey (clarinet), and David Menestres (bass). Doors at 8, music at 8:30.

CARRACK FIT is a monthly musical free improvisation series at the Carrack in Durham, NC. It occurs on the second Tuesday of every month, curated by Dan Ruccia.

Carrack FIT: Hum & Rattle

On Tuesday 11/11 Cyanotype will be taking over the Carrack for the regular monthly free free improvisation madness. This month will feature Dan Ruccia, Heidi Wait, Jamie Keesecker, Nathan Golub, Jason Bivins, and me. Doors at 8, music at 8:30. Free!

 

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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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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

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

Video: New Directions in Appalachian Music

Video from Monday night’s New Directions in Appalachian Music performance has been posted by IndyWeek. They also wrote a great article about Eugene Chadbourne complete with quotes from your favorite jerk.