From New York’s Diapason:
Chris Brown, piano&electronics
& Frank Gratkowski, alto sax and clarinets
“WAKE,” electroacoustic duets
with an overture by the computer network band THE HUB:
“VAV”, a fixed media, multichannel work, based on the 6th letter of the hebrew alphabet
Saturday, March 28
Chris Brown, composer, pianist, and electronic musician, creates music for acoustic instruments with interactive electronics, for computer networks, and for improvising ensembles. His work also frequently involves the invention and performance of new electronic instruments. He is a Professor of Music and Co-Director of the Center for Contemporary Music (CCM) at Mills College in Oakland, California.
More info: http://www.cbmuse.com
Frank Gratkowski is an alto saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer based in Germany who has performed throughout Europe, the U.S. and Canada with some of the most prominent improvising musicians working today. He is featured on over 35 CD releases, including in solo, trio, and orchestral configurations. He teaches in Cologne, Berlin, and Arnhem, Netherlands, and collaborates with musicians across classical, traditional and free jazz styles.
More info: http://www.gratkowski.com
Celebrating the CD release of “Wake”, Gratkowski/ /Brown/Winant, Red Toucan Records. www3.sympatico.ca/cactus.red/toucan/index.htm