C.O.U. + M.O.S.S.
Papazz (Ira Goldberg & Snazzy)
Sun Builders (bastl & mannequins)
C.O.U. + M.O.S.S.
Sorrow: A re-imagining of Górecki’s Third Symphony, by Colin Stetson
The popular New Sounds Live series returns to the Winter Garden this October! Curated by WNYC‘s John Schaefer, New Sounds offers dynamic music from artists, composers, and traditional musicians.
Colin Stetson was born and raised in Ann Arbor, spent a decade in San Francisco and Brooklyn honing his formidable talents as a horn player, eventually settling in Montreal in 2007. Over the years he has worked extensively live and in studio with a wide range of bands and musicians including Tom Waits, Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, TV On The Radio, Feist, Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed, Bill Laswell, Evan Parker, The Chemical Brothers, Animal Collective, Hamid Drake, LCD Soundsystem, The National, Angelique Kidjo, Fink, and David Gilmore.
October 6, 2017 - October 13, 2017
Installation: Oct. 6-13, Performances: Oct. 11-13
FREE TO ATTEND
Celebrating the release of his second solo album, The Gradual Progression (RVNG), percussionist Greg Fox employs new methods of externalizing his polyrhythmic virtuosity into non-physical realms. The seven pieces of The Gradual Progression activate spiritual states through physical means, Fox’s rigorous inner rhythms the mandalic vessel for unbound expression and arrangement.
With scenography by Tauba Auerbach, and opening sets by Laura Ortman and Michael Beharie & Teddy Rankin-Parker.
Tickets $20 General / $15 Members
Prolific, NYC born and bred drummer Greg Fox has a malleable style, rich with complex juxtaposition, wielding raw, concussive energy that plays off of his avant-garde instinct and creates a fluidity throughout any recording or performance he participates in. Fox has studied under Milford Graves, Thurman Braker, Marvin “Bugalu” Smith, and Guy Licata. Since 2007, he has played on and released 28 full-length studio albums, with his projects Guardian Alien and GDFX, as well as with Liturgy, Ben Frost, Colin Stetson, and many more.
As DJs spin, the photobooth flashes and minglers mix, enjoy delicious selections from the Lobby Bar, which is run by our Michellin-star winning neighbors at The Breslin. To reserve seating for small groups, shoot them an email. General RSVP is not required, but does get you on our A-List mailer for the latest in bookings and event info.
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This fall at Knockdown Center, artist Azikiwe Mohammed stages a performative installation of his fictional thrift store, Jimmy’s Thrift of New Davonhaime. New Davonhaime – a location conceived by Mohammed – is an amalgamation of the names of the five most densely populated Black cities in America: New Orleans, Detroit, Jackson, Birmingham, and Savannah. Jimmy’s Thrift of New Davonhaime was created to serve as a safe space for Black and Brown people living in America. Knockdown Center’s galleries will be fully transformed into a thrift store that contains objects both created and found by Mohammed including tapestries, records, postcards, paintings, lamps, and books.
Mohammed will be on site daily performing as the thrift store owner, Jimmy, accepting donations from the public in the form of photographs to be added to Mohammed’s Black Community Family Albums, or audio-recorded memories that detail the first time participants realized they were Black. These recordings, called My First Time stories, will be compiled and turned into 12” records that are then added to the installation’s growing collection. Both living archives offer an intimate and nuanced portrait of Black lives both contemporary and past.
Jimmy’s Thrift of New Davonhaime also contains a music library that invites visitors to exchange music using Mohammed’s custom New Davonhaime flash drives with an emphasis on visitors dropping off their original compositions to be shared with other visitors.
Previous versions of Jimmy’s Thrift of New Davonhaimehave shown at Spring/Break and No Longer Empty in 2016, and Knockdown Center’s culminating presentation of Jimmy’s Thrift of New Davonhaime will be its most extensive iteration yet.
Azikiwe Mohammed graduated from Bard College in 2005 where he studied photography and fine arts. Since then he has shown these things in galleries both nationally and internationally. In 2015 he received the Art Matters Grant, and in 2016 was the recipient of the Rema Hort Mann Emmerging Artist Grant. He lives in New York and currently works at Mana Fine Arts as part of their mana BSMT program.
Friday September 8, 6:00-9:00pm
September 9 – October 29, 2017
Her Majesty – The Queen of Mbira music from Zimbabwe – as Stella Rambisai Chiweshe is affectionately called, is the first female artist to have gained in prestige and to have been honoured with recognition in a music tradition largely dominated by men: Mbira music – known as the backbone of Zimbabwean music. The mbira consists of 22 to 28 metal keys mounted on a hardwood soundboard, and is usually placed inside a gourd resonator (deze). The keys are played with the two thumbs plucking down and the right forefinger plucking up.
She is one of the few musicians in Zimbabwe and Southern Africa, who has, for more than 40 years, been working in the role of traditional Mbira musician. She is a well respected and important woman in the music business too, where bands perform at festivals, in theatres, churches, schools, community halls as well as in family homes for their ancestors. She has set an example for the rest of the women musicians in Zimbabwe. She’s a successful professional artist, both in the entertainment industry and in the international music circuit. In Zimbabwe she’s released more than 20 singles of Mbira music of which her first single Kasahwa went gold in 1975.
After Independence, she was invited to become a member of the original National Dance Company of Zimbabwe, where she soon took the part of a leading Mbira Solo player, dancer and actress. Her work will always be remembered. Her solo work has established herself as one of the most original artists in the contemporary African scene using mbira music to show the depth and power of her traditional spiritual music at home and abroad. Chiweshe’s experience has stimulated her to introduce Mbira music to the occidental context without loosing the relation to her Zimbabwean tradition. Since then, she has won several awards in her country. In 2003 the University of Zimbabwe honoured her with the Masters Degree in Arts.
Greg Fox is a New York City born-and bred drummer, multidisciplinary artist, and teacher. He has played on and released about 50 records since 2008, including his work with Liturgy, ZS, Ben Frost, Colin Stetson, Skeletons, Hieroglyphic Being, Man Forever, and others, as well as with his own solo work and his projects GDFX and Guardian Alien.
“Good drummers aren’t uncommon. Great ones are. We still mourn Keith Moon of the Who and John Bonham of Led Zeppelin as the jolly bashers of modernity. Here comes the future, they seemed to be telling us with their sensational ka-blammo. Together, they popularized the notion that, in rock-and-roll, a drummer’s unsolemn duty is to establish a sense of time while happily smashing it to bits. Greg Fox reactivates that idea for the Information Age.” – Chris Richards, Washington Post
Fox has toured worldwide with various groups and collaborations, held residencies at The Clocktower NYC and Pioneer Works, and was awarded “Best Drummer in NYC” by the Village Voice in 2011. Having spent most of 2016 at home in New York, he is currently working on new collaborations and compositions, teaching individual and group drum lessons, and exploring new territory as a solo artist, using a hybridized electroacoustic drum setup to explore new dimensions through the traditional gestures of the modern drummer and the possibilities inherent in electronic and computer music.
Stella Chiweshe (Zimbabwe) and Greg Fox (USA) LIVE
Wednesday, 26. April 2017 | Door 20:00 CET | Start 21:00 CET
Musikbrauerei | Greifswalder Strasse 23a | 10407 Berlin/Prenzlauer Berg
There is limited capacity to the salon. Tickets only available at the door. Please be on time.
Pharmakon + Greg Fox (Liturgy) + Piquet + Barst
Mini-festival full of frightening electro-noise and gruesome sounds!
Pharmakon klinkt als de keelklanken van menselijke pijn – schreeuwen, grommen, tieren – die doorheen pedalen, loops, microfoons en synths gestuurd worden tot een beangstigende mix van elektronica en noise. Het alter ego van de jonge New Yorkse Margaret Chardiet desoriënteert het publiek met een meeslepende live performance, op de grens tussen performance kunst en underground muziek. Met ‘Abandon’ en ‘Bestial Burden’ heeft ze al twee magnifieke albums uitgebracht op Sacred Bones (Blanck Mass, Jenny Hval, Moon Duo, Föllakzoid, …), waarbij Pitchfork het met niet minder dan respectievelijk 8.0 en 8.4 (Best New Music) beloonde. Haar derde worp ‘Contact’ komt op 31 maart uit, eerste singles ‘Transmission’ en ‘No Natural Order’ grijpen je alvast meteen bij de keel. In 2014 imponeerde ze AB al als voorprogramma van Swans, nu komt ze op eigen houtje de club verzwelgen met haar impressionante show. Must see!
De New Yorkse Greg Fox zijn drumstel met de niet aflatende energie van zijn geboortestad. De futuristische percussionist scoorde vorig jaar met zijn ‘Magenta Line’ volgens Rolling Stone één van de “Best Avant Garde Albums of 2016” en staat bekend als “één van de meest opwindende drummers over alle soorten muziek” volgens The New York Times. Energieke drumpartijen gegarandeerd!
Aan radiovriendelijke liedjes heeft Piquet geen boodschap: Lien Moris en haar jongens staan voor no-nonsense psychedelische noise en tegendraadse experimentele pop, die zowel hypnotisch als bevreemdend aanvoelen. Debuut-EP ‘Heywawisze’ en de fantastische single ‘Handwerk’ staan alvast vol heerlijke taalspinsels en beukende riffs, de club zal al vroeg afgebroken worden!
Barst verlaat zich op een hele rits pedalen, synthesizers, samplers, minimalistische tracks, drumcomputers en effecten. Het resultaat: een ruimtelijke, orkestrale sound die gebundeld is op ‘The Western Lands’, één van dé Belgische releases van 2016. Een niet te missen openingsact van een tegendraads minifestival!
This promises to be one of our most inspiring evenings to date…
Guardian Alien drummer, Liturgy man and prolific collaborator hits Bloc for the first time. One of the most in demand drummers, his talent is immeasurable.
“As inventive and playful as it is richly emotional…his approach to bass is beautifully expressive, melodic and thoughtful, but also takes in flamenco-style flourishes, charging post-punk grooves, choppy, percussive passages and one surprisingly violent bout of chaos.” (Matt Evans, The List)
Cited more than once by the New York Times as one of the most vital interpretations of Terry Riley’s 1964 masterwork in recent memory, Darmstadt’s annual birthday concert has become a time-honored tradition. Now in it’s 12th year, Darmstadt presents an ensemble featuring Elliot Sharp, Petr Kotik, Pauline and Conrad Harris, David Grubbs, Laura Ortman, + more! See list of performers below.
Darmstadt is the new music series led by composers Nick Hallett and Zach Layton, presenting seminal works throughout the history of experimental music, including masterpieces by John Cage, Morton Feldman, Pauline Oliveros, Meredith Monk, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Alvin Lucier, and Anthony Braxton.
Proceeds to benefit The New York Immigration Coalition
Eli Spindel • Jeanann Dara • Pauline Kim Harris • Conrad Harris • Justin Kantor • David Handler • Laura Ortman • MV Carbon • Dana Lyn
David Grubbs • Elliott Sharp • Zach Layton • James Ilgenfritz
Evan Rapport • Sam Kulik • Peter Gordon • Ben Neil • Petr Kotik • Josh Rubin • Peter Hess • Peter Zummo
Daisy Press • Nick Hallett • Katie Eastburn • Aroof Aftab • Gabrielle Herbst
Emily Manzo • Matt Mottel • Michael Century
Jason Cady, pedal steel
Bradford Reed, electronics
Mia Theodoratus, harp
Doors Open: 6:30PM
Show Time: 7:30PM
Event Ticket: $20 / $25
Day of Show: $25 / $30
The Kitchen presents Raúl De Nieves and Colin Self's The Fool, a chamber opera scored in four acts for chorus and string ensemble. The Fool is an allegorical journey drawing an ante-narrative around time, beauty, communion, and mortality. The Fool is the spirit in search of experience. The Fool is both the beginning and the end, neither and otherwise, betwixt and between. The Fool is a story. Starring Colin Self as the Old Woman, Raúl De Nieves as The Fool and the Dog, Alexandra Drewchin as the Child, and Mehron Abdollmohammadi as the Mother. Organized by Matthew Lyons.
Raúl De Nieves and Colin Self: The Fool is made possible with endowment support from Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust; annual grants from The Amphion Foundation, Inc., The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Howard Gilman Foundation, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, and Marta Heflin Foundation; and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The Fool was developed over the course of 2014 as a part of Raúl De Nieves' year-long residency in ISSUE Project Room's Artist-in-Residence program which culminated in a premiere of the work at ISSUE as The Fool (Elation V), part of Colin Self's six-part Elation series.
A selection Stuart’s body of solo works, as well as excerpts from evening-length performances.
Thursday, January 5, 8:30 PM
Friday, January 6, 10 PM
Saturday, January 7, 7PM
Abrons Playhouse | $20
Katowice Miasto OgrodÓw Instytucja Kultury
im. Krystyny Bochenek
plac Sejmu Śląskiego 2, 40-032 Katowice, Poland
„Sorrow, a reimagining of Gorecki’s 3rd Symphony”
Amerykański multiinstrumentalista Colin Stetson stworzył własną interpretacją III Symfonii „Pieśni żałosnych” Henryka Mikołaja Góreckiego. Premiera płyty odbyła się 8 kwietnia. Pierwszy miejscem w Polsce, w którym wykona ją na żywo, będą Katowice. Koncert „Sorrow, a reimagining of Gorecki’s 3rd Symphony” 18 grudnia 2016 roku w Sali Koncertowej Miasta Ogrodów.
Wirtuoz instrumentów dętych Colin Stetson zaczął karierę w Los Angeles i Nowym Jorku współpracując z takimi postaciami jak Laurie Anderson, Sinead O’Connor, Tom Waits czy Lou Reed. Jego grę słychać na płytach Arcade Fire, The National czy The Chemical Brothers. Zaczynał przede wszystkim jako wirtuoz rogu, jednak równocześnie doskonalił swoją technikę gry na saksofonach i klarnecie. Jako solista zadebiutował płytą „New History Warfare” w 2008 roku. Od tamtej pory wydał trzy kolejne solowe albumy, ujawniające jego wyjątkową muzyczną osobowość podbudowaną jeszcze niezwykłą umiejętnością tzw. oddechu permanentnego. III Symfonia „Symfonia pieśni żałosnych” przyniosła Henrykowi Mikołajowi Góreckiemu międzynarodową sławę. Stało się to jednak w kilkanaście lat po skomponowaniu utworu, gdy w 1992 roku ukazała się na płycie w Wielkiej Brytanii. Sprzedała się w ponad milionie egzemplarzy i podbiła listy przebojów zarówno tam, jak i w Stanach Zjednoczonych.
Colin Stetson należy do niezliczonej rzeczy miłośników III Symfonii H. M. Góreckiego. – Każdy z nas przeżył ten moment, gdy jakiś utwór muzyczny nas zmienia. III Symfonia byłą dla mnie tym momentem. Przez lata słuchałem tego utworu niezliczoną ilość razy. Zawsze zdeterminowany, by poznać go dokładnie i całkowicie. To zaangażowanie doprowadziło mnie w końcu do potrzeby wykonania III Symfonii – mówi artysta. Interpretując symfonię, Colin Stetson zmienił przede wszystkim instrumentarium. Pojawił się saksofon, ale także perkusja i gitara elektryczna. Partie wokalne wykonuje jego siostra, mezzosopranistka Megan Stetson.
– Moje podejście do III Symfonii było w tym sensie rozszerzające, że wyobraziłem sobie pewne dźwięki lub części nieobecne w oryginale, które były dla mnie rozszerzeniem emocjonalnego rdzenia utworu – mówi Colin Stetson. Do projektu zaprosił w sumie 12 najwybitniejszych muzyków z kręgów muzyki improwizowanej, rocka i alternatywy, w tym swoją żonę, skrzypaczkę Sarah Neufeld, z którą nagrał zeszłoroczną płytę „Never Were the Way She Was”. Pozostali artyści związani są z takimi projektami, jak: Liturgy, Esmerine, Arcade Fire, Secret Chiefs 3. Płyta zebrała wysokie noty krytyków. „W ludowych lamentacjach, które zainspirowały go do napisania III Symfonii, Henryk Mikołaj Górecki odnalazł coś, co poruszyło jego serce i zaufał temu. Stetson i jego muzycy dokonali podobnego odkrycia i również za nim podążyli” – pisał recenzent magazynu Pitchfork.
Pierwsze polskie koncertowe wykonanie płyty „Sorrow” 18 grudnia o godz. 20 w sali koncertowej Katowice Miasto Ogrodów (plac Sejmu Śląskiego, dawne Centrum Kultury Katowice).
Źródło: Materiały promocyjne organizatora.
Colin Stetson is a cult multi-instrumentalist who mostly plays the saxophone and the clarinet. On his record Sorrow, which is a reinterpretation of Henryk Mikołaj Górecki’s Symphony No. 3, he plays three types of saxophone, bass clarinet, and synthesizer. Stenton is well known for his solo works (the New History Warfare trilogy, which has been presented on stages worldwide, including at Polish festivals) and cooperation with many outstanding artists like Lou Reed, Anthony Braxton, Mats Gustafsson, Tom Waits, and Arcade Fire. Górecki’s symphony, also known as the Symphony of Sorrowful Songs, is one of Stetson’s favourite compositions, and he's been fascinated by it since he was a student. Sorrow is an attempt to incorporate Górecki into different musical traditions, enriching the piece by adding elements of metal and minimal and drone music to it. Stetson and his group’s concert will close the Huddersfield festival on 27th November.
November 18-27, 2016
HAUNTED HOUSE with Phantom Creep Theatre LIVE, Max Roseglass & Adam Fithers’s KISSING BOOTH, Gregory Stovetop’s LAND OF 1000 SCARECROWS, Stephanie García’s SCREAMING HORSES, Gary Balaban’s CINEMA OF SIN, Joseph Jagos’s DUNKING BOOTH OF BLOOD, Andy NotAnimal’s CANDY APPLES, Kara Kinsey’s TAROT, Alana Amram’s WITCH HUT & SPIDER DEN, Jenn Warren’s BALES OF HAUNTED HAY
7pm to 11pm
MONSTER MASH: live bands perform in costume as their favorite musicians
with Rocky Horror Picture Show Time Warp Dance Contest!!
DJ Jonathan Toubin & Josh Styles spinning haunted 45s
Demon Go-Go Dancers
Live bands impersonating: 45 Grave, Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath, Bobby Pickett, Christian Death, The Cramps, The Damned, Danzig, Dio, King Diamond, Lord Sutch, The Mummies, Ray Parker Junior, Roky Erickson, Screamin Jay, Siouxsie, Slayer, Type O Negative
$10! OR 20 WITH NO COSTUME
Colin Stetson, Greg Fox, Shahzad Ismaily and Toby Summerfield will leave a lasting impression on you and your eardrums as EX EYE. Support comes from Academy studio tutor Deradoorian performing with Sunn O)))’s Stephen O’Malley.
Comprised of Colin Stetson on saxophones, Shahzad Ismaily on bass and synths, Greg Fox on drums and Toby Summerfield on guitar, EX EYE makes music that will leave a lasting impression on you and your eardrums. Their roaring, metal-informed sound is the result of the immense force each player unleashes on their instruments but also of the intricate interplay at work in this unholy union. The band will be joined by Deradoorian, former member of art rock outfit Dirty Projectors and now an acclaimed solo artist in her own right, as well as part of this year’s team of studio tutors at the Red Bull Music Academy. She will be playing together with Sunn O)))’s Stephen O’Malley.
Ex Eye (Colin Stetson, Greg Fox, Shahzad Ismaily, Toby Summerfield), Deradoorian & Stephen O’Malley, Merk, Sofie Winterson.
COLIN STETSON: SORROW
A reimagining of Górecki’s Symphony No. 3, Symphony of Sorrowful Songs
Copresented with the Walker Art Center
"Music that embraces its undying capacity for uplift, that shakes off distinctions between bathos and pathos, between mawkish and grave, as it blasts upward" – Pitchfork
Henryk Górecki’s iconic 3rd Symphony made a major impact on listeners in the early 90s and was a musical touchstone for virtuosic saxophonist Colin Stetson. Celebrated for the way he “demolishes clichés to unleash fresh, unexpected energies,” (Pitchfork) Stetson takes on the mammoth task of reimagining Górecki’s symphony for an expansive and contemporary sonic palate. Sorrow, Stetson’s imaginative new interpretation of the work, has been lauded as “both traditional and playful, timeless and of the moment,” (PopMatters), and draws on a uniquely constructed ensemble, employing electric guitars, synthesizers, drums and woodwinds to create transformative extensions of the emotional core of the piece.
Please note: Seated tickets for this concert are currently sold out. A limited number of standing room tickets will become available at walkerart.org
Learn more: Read an interview with Colin Stetson and local saxophonist Cole Pulice on the Liquid Music Blog.
Tickets (SOLD OUT): $25 ($20 for Liquid Music subscribers and Walker Art Center members)
Colin Stetson: SORROW: A Reimagining of Gorecki's 3rd Symphony
Megan Stetson - Mezzo-Soprano Voice
Colin Stetson - Alto/Bass Saxophones, Contrabass Clarinet
Matt Bauder - Tenor/Baritone Saxophones, Clarinet
Dan Bennett - Tenor/Baritone Saxophones, Clarinet
Sarah Neufeld - Violin
Rebecca Foon - Cello
Gyda Valtysdottir - Cello
Ryan Ferreira - Guitar
Grey MacMurray - Guitar
Shahzad Ismaily - Synth, Guitar
Justin Walter - EVI, Keyboards
Greg Fox – Drums
Multi-reed player Colin Stetson, a native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, has developed a singular career, straddling indie rock and free jazz. He brings his multiphonic extended techniques to rock and carries an aggressive rock attitude to his improvised music. SORROW, a reimagining of Polish composer Henryk Górecki’s 1977 3rd Symphony was premiered in New York City in April. Based on texts inscribed on the walls of a Gestapo prison cell, Górecki’s composition became an international phenomenon when it was released on the album Symphony of Sorrowful Songs. Says Stetson: “We all have those moments when we experience a piece of music that transforms us, and this was one of those moments for me. Over the years, I went on to listen to this record countless times, always determined to absorb every instance of it, to know it throughout and fully. And this dedication to a thorough knowledge of the piece eventually gave way to a need to perform it.”
Opéra de Montréal x Pop Montréal
Colin Stetson, renowned for his breathtaking, inventive solo playing on bass saxophone, reinterprets Gorecki’s third symphony. He previously collaborated with, among others, Arcade Fire.
Canadian saxophone player Colin Stetson presents his new album Sorrow in a spectacular way, with a ten piece star ensemble. Sorrow is a reinterpretation of the famous Third symphony by Polish composer Henryk Gorecki, according to Stetson ‘one of the most inspiring symphonies ever’. His reinterpretation is ‘an addition to an already brilliant piece’ and stays close to the original. The Third symphony (1976) is one of the masterpieces of the 20th century. The ensemble features, among others, Sarah Neufeld (Arcade Fire, Bell Orchestre), Greg Fox (Ben Frost) and Shahzad Ismaily (Marc Ribot, Ben Frost).
Colin Stetson is a singular voice on bass saxophone, because of his inventive us of extended techniques such as circular breathing. In his breathtaking solo playing he uses the sax both as a melody and a percussion instrument, hammering the valves. Stetson has collaborated with major artists including Tom Waits and David Byrne, and regularly performs with Arcade Fire and Bon Iver.
The Bimhuis restaurant is open prior to the concert from 6.30 (reservations via 020-7882158).
Tickets via Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ.
Sorrow, a reimagining of Gorecki’s 3rd symphony
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Drummer polymath Greg Fox kicks off Moogfest’s durational series. His drumming performance is accompanied by immersive live visuals, presented by Undervolt & Co. Whether behind a conventional kit or a hybridized electro-acoustic drum setup, Fox’s swarming blast beats and hypnotic polyrhythms ride the cutting-edge. Exploring rhythm’s preverbal language through pure musical athleticism, Fox stretches the possibilities of drumming in the information age.
Visuals by Andrew Benson.
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Greg Fox is among many other things a drummer from New York City. Born in 1985, he has studied under Thurman Barker (Anthony Braxton, Cecil Taylor), Marvin “Bugalu” Smith (Sun Ra, Archie Shepp), and Guy Licata (Bill Laswell, Dr. Israel, Apsci), and currently is a sometimes-student of the legendary Milford Graves. Working as a solo artist and in collaboration with many various musicians and projects over the past ten years (among them Liturgy, Guardian Alien, PC Worship, Ben Frost, Colin Stetson, Dan Deacon, and Teeth Mountain), Fox’s drumming conveys raw, concussive energy, reminiscent of Bonham or Moon in their heyday, while his avant-garde instinct communicates complexity and fluidity. Fox’s eclectic discography (over 40 records at the time of this being written) is probably due to the duality of his nature. He demeanor is both relaxed and intense. His playing is calculated, yet free-form. In short, Fox is an enigma—a force of percussive nature.
A formation with alternating members, Guardian Alien materialises at donaufestival as a duo. Band founder and phenomenal drummer Greg Fox (Liturgy, Zs) and electronica and guitar commissary Alexandra Drewchin (Eartheater) merge into a freecore nucleus. Guardian Alien smelts trance elements, Kraut diddle-daddle, and cosmic noises into tribal hell rides with a tick for improvisation. With his customary precision, Fox releases a steaming rataplan of drums, which is shaped by the echoes of Drewchin’s minnesong voice.
Perfect Wave is hosting a very special night of music and performance featuring Somos Monstros (performance/musical duo of Raúl De Nieves and Erik Zajaceskowski), Guardian Alien (performance/musical project of Greg Fox and Alexandra Drewchin) and solo performance from Ka Baird (Sapropelic Pycnic). Opening the evening will be The New York Review of Cocksucking, the duo of Michael Foster and Richard Kamerman.
The New York Review of Cocksucking
w Perfect Wave DJs going until 2 AM
$8 in advance $10 at door
3/29 with ZS
3/30 with J.R. Bohannon / Greg Fox Duo
| Market Hotel |
1140 Myrtle Ave @ Broadway | Bushwick, Brooklyn
JMZ-Myrtle Bway, | 8pm | $17+ | all ages
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First installment of Dan Friel and Christopher Weingarten's series at Trans-Pecos. Five soloists set up throughout the venue play back-to-back 20-minute sets.
DJ sets by DJ @1000TimesYes before and after.
$10 / 9pm / all ages
Fire Over Heaven
Season II, Episode 1
Dorji / Ismaily / Fox Trio
The Outpost, 1665 Norman St. in Ridgewood,
$10 ~ all door money goes to the musicians
Noise Quartet feat.
Shahzad Ismaily - Bass (ceramic dog)
Greg Saunier - drums (Deerhoof)
Ofir Ganon - guitar
Greg Fox - drums (Liturgy)
| Trans-Pecos |
915 Wyckoff Ave @ Weirfield | Ridgewood, Queens
L-Halsey, LM-Myrtle Wyckoff | 8pm | $10 | all ages
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