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Performances: Earth Tongues, Noelle Tolbert, Jamal Moore

Maple House Collective presents...

Earth Tongues
Noelle Tolbert
Jamal Moore

Saturday April 8, 8pm, $10 suggested donation

An ensemble dedicated to exploring the scope and scale of experimental improvised music, Earth Tongues approaches each performance as a chance to build new, engaging work that questions our relationship to music and our understanding of sound. Consisting of Carlo Costa on percussion, Joe Moffett on trumpet, and Dan Peck on tuba, the trio creates immersive pieces that explore dynamic and temporal extremes.

Ohio, Earth Tongues’ second release on Neither/Nor Records, is their most ambitious work to date. A long-form piece that stretches the very fabric of improvised music to the limit, Ohio envelopes the listener with intensely quiet textures, glacial build-ups and surprising, thunderous moments of noise. It is a double-album inspired by the sonic extremes found in the natural and industrial worlds, and an ode to the inescapably human desire to come to terms with those worlds.

Review by Peter Margasak on Bandcamp:

Interview by Cisco Bradley on Jazz Right Now:

Hailing from Philly, Noelle Tolbert has blossomed her artistic journey in Baltimore and has become a ruby inside of this small city. Noelle is a movement explorer with an ongoing practice spanning hip-hop, popping, house, modern, ballet, and movement research technique. Her evolving practice is fed by poetry, improvisational writing, and performance art.

Jamal Moore is a multi-instrumentalist, composer/performer and educator from Baltimore. His background includes California Institute of The Arts (M.F.A. 2012) and Berklee College of Music (B.M 2005). Some notable luminaries Jamal has worked with are Wadada Leo Smith, Nicole Mitchell, Sabir Mateen, Roscoe Mitchell, David Ornette Cherry, and Dr. Bill Cole. Jamal currently leads his own groups, Akebulan Arkestra, Napata Ensemble, Black Elements Quartet, Organix Trio, and Interstellar Duo. He also collaborates with Luke Stewart in Ancestral Duo.