Caboladies

Friday, January 18, 2013, 7:30PM White Flag Projects
4568 Manchester Avenue
Saint Louis, Missouri 63110
Eric Lanham – Electronics, Synthesizer Chris Bush – Electronics, Synthesizer

Caboladies members Eric Lanham and Chris Bush have maintained a significant presence on the experimental electronic music scene since the duo’s debut in 2006. Both as a collaborative duo and under the solo monikers of Carl CalmFlower Manand Palmetto Moon Electronic Group, Lanham and Bush have produced a wealth of music that documents their uniquely fractured sonic sensibilities. Regularly touring and releasing LPs, cassettes, and CDs for labels such as NNA, Editions Mego/Spectrum Spools, and Dekoder, Caboladies have quickly established themselves as fixtures on the midwest experimental electronic scene, finding common ground with peers such as Emeralds and Onehtrix Point Never.

Their January performance for New Music Circle at White Flag Projects will consist of separate opening sets by Lanham and Bush, followed by a proper Caboladies set with special live video accompaniment by fellow Lexington musician and graphic designer, Robert Beatty ( Three Legged Race / Hair Police ).
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George Lewis / Marina Rosenfeld, “Sour Mash”

Saturday, December 15, 2012 CAM (Contemporary Art Museum)
3750 Washington Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63108

Sour Mash was composed by George Lewis and Marina Rosenfeld as a recording collaboration for multiple playback recombinations. Their fruitful partnership produced vinyl records intended to be further manipulated in their “Sour Mash” live sets, and also as creative material to be further used by other musicians and DJs.

A member of the AACM (Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians), George Lewis’s work as composer, improvisor, and performer explores electronic music, multimedia installations, and text-sound works. His awards include the MacArthur Fellowship, and he has published and recorded prolifically. Lewis is currently the Edwin H. Case Professor of American Music at Columbia University.

Turntablist and multi-media artist, Marina Rosenfeld, creates large-scale performance works and installations. Her work has been commissioned by the Whitney Biennial, Tate Modern, The Kitchen, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, and her music presented at festivals such as Mutek, Donaueschingen, and Ars Electronica.

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Wadada Leo Smith and The Golden Quartet

Wadada Leo Smith and The Golden Quartet

Saturday, November 13, 2010, 7:30 pm

 

  • Wadada Leo Smith, trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Vijay Iyer, piano
  • Pheeroan akLaff, drums
  • John Lindberg, bass

560 Trinity Building at Washington University

Golden Quartet is an ensemble of master composers / performers, whose experimental practice utilizes the quartet form, which is the purest foundation of musical expression in jazz / creative music and western music culture. As multi-instrumentalists they are concerned with a practice and research that involves an array of complex systemic forms, where the musical languages of compositional / improvisational / ankhrasmation are merged seamlessly in their interactive development in the quartet and are manifested in the performance dimension as a single music language. Golden Quartet’s music is fiery, explosive, and surges with a positive improvised energy force that’s constructed with polycentric melodic / sonic / rhythm units. The ensemble’s textural and structural materials reveal a musical terrain that is creatively rich and architecturally clear in form.
Check out a video of Wadada and the Golden Quartet:

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Chamber Project St. Louis

Chamber Project St. Louis

Saturday, October 16, 2010, 7:30 pm
Christ Church Cathedral, 1210 Locust St.

  • Adrianne Honnold, saxophone
  • Jennifer Gartley, flute
  • Dana Hotle, clarinet
  • Laura Reycraft, viola
  • Amanda Kirkpatrick, piano
  • Valentina Takova, cello

Chamber Project St. Louis celebrates the success of contemporary American female composers by presenting an exhilarating program featuring works by Pulitzer Prize Winner Jennifer Higdon and Grammy Award Winner Libby Larsen. Firmly committed to working with living composers and performing contemporary music, CPSTL introduces audiences to the freshest sounds of this millennium. In the 2009-2010 season, CPSTL gave the world premiere of Modern, Movie, Pop by Stephen Prina at the Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis, commissioned and premiered Aaron Johnson’s Flash at the North American Saxophone Alliance’s Biennial Conference, and presented an entire program of new works by the New Tertian Composers Collective.

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SEPARATE CHECKS – Tom Hamilton

CAMA Event
Saturday, May 8, 2010 – 7:30 pm
Kranzberg Arts Center
501 N. Grand

Separate Checks is a new work by composer/performer Tom Hamilton that combines electronic sound with acoustic performers. Hamilton continues the direction started in his CAMA event last season by directing a stream of improvising musicians to create a confluence of changing sonic ideas and moods in the midst of his sonic environment.

Percussionist/electronic musician Rich O’Donnell and reed player Dave Stone will join Hamilton in the spontaneous creation of Separate Checks. The group will also incorporate musical elements supplied by bassist Zimbabwe Nkenya.

Hamilton’s work with electronic music originated in the late-60s era of analog synthesis. He often explores the interaction of many simultaneous layers of activity, prompting the use of “present-time listening” on the part of both performer and listener. Hamilton was a 2005 Fellow of the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in Umbria, has worked on more than 60 recordings, including 12 CDs of his own music, and is a longtime member of composer Robert Ashley’s touring opera ensemble.

More information and music samples.

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