Sunday November 17 * 7pm * $10 * TICKETS
The music of Simulacra lives in the intersection of avant-jazz, free improvisation, and contemporary Western classical music. The compositions weave through sections of dense ensemble writing, guided improvisations over through-composed passages, and sparse sonic landscapes. The music was written to explore the possibilities of long form compositions within an improvising ensemble. Each composition was written for specific musicians that have influenced my work such as Tyshawn Sorey, Morton Feldman, Bryn Harrison, Ingrid Laubrock, Anthony Braxton, Eric Wubbels, Muhal Richard Abrams, and Alexander Scriabin.
Anna Webber - tenor, flute, bass flute
Yuma Uesaka - tenor, clarinet, bass clarinet, contralto clarinet
Edward Gavitt - acoustic and electric guitars
Shawn Lovato - bass
Colin Hinton - drums/percussion/glockenspiel/gongs/compositions
Justin M. Jones is an improvising vocalist, educator, and synthesizer player from Houston, TX. Rooted in a queerly extended lyricism, Jones’ wide-ranging performances and workshops are improvisatory attempts at vulnerability, learning, and intimacy. Jones has performed in ensembles featuring artists like Jaap Blonk, Audrey Chen, Joe McPhee, and the late Pauline Oliveros and works closely with many Houston-based collaborators including David Dove, Niki Herd, Gabriel Martinez, Stalina Villarreal, and Joe Wozny. He is a former member of the Improvisation Group of Lawrence University, current president of the DiverseWorks Artist Advisory Board, and Project Coordinator for Nameless Sound.
CONCENTRIC CIRCLES is a three piece free improvisation/avant-garde project based in Washington, D.C. Members are: Christine Paluch (synths, bass) is a D.C. based experimental musician and composer that records and performs under the moniker PraxisCat. She is a multi-instrumentalist that specializes in synthesis and string instruments. She seeks to explore trhe relationship of synthesia and urban spaces in her improvisational performances. Abram Mamet (French horn) is a jazz musician who has published work on the history and pedagogy of the French horn in creative music. Teachers include Manuel Collazo (Colorado Springs), Keith Oxman (Denver), Franz Sollner (Vienna), Morris Kliphuis (Amsterdam), and Josh Clark (NYC). Dan Newhauser (drums, percussion) played drum set in Shark Week (DC) and Montresors (AZ) and live percussion for U.S. Royalty (DC).