From Gordon Beeferman:
Tuesday, December 1, 2009, 8pm
JEFF ARNAL / GORDON BEEFERMAN Duo
The Gershwin Hotel
7 East 27th Street (between Fifth and Madison Aves.)
A rare appearance of the longstanding duo of Jeff Arnal (percussion) and Gordon Beeferman (piano). The duo melds avant-garde jazz/improv and contemporary classical traditions into a unique “energized ritual of free expression…music with muscle and appeal” (Cadence Magazine). Since beginning their collaboration in 2000, Arnal and Beeferman have performed extensively on the New York creative music scene as well as across the US and Canada, and released two acclaimed albums, BODIES OF WATER and ROGUE STATES. In addition to working as a duet, they have collaborated with many other musicians and dancers, including choreographer Estelle Woodward and saxophonist Seth Misterka (as Rara Avis). Fore more info: http://www.gordon.inkbox.org/roguestates.html
Wednesday, December 9, 2009, 8pm
BED OF DADDLE
MICHAEL EVANS, drums and percussion
GORDON BEEFERMAN, electric piano and synth
Two Boots Tavern
384 Grand Street, Lower East Side (at Norfolk St)
F to Delancey, JMZ to Essex, D to Grand
$5, free pizza included!
BED OF DADDLE, the improvising duo of Gordon Beeferman and Michael Evans is a futuristic and virtuosic wild ride incorporating free jazz, avant-garde and contemporary-classical music, electronics, theatrics, and junk percussion.
Beeferman combines classical technique, improvising chops and sound design to create a compelling sound-world of fractured rhythms, post-tonal harmonic progressions, and elemental melodic structures. Evans approaches his drumset with extended techniques and investigates the fluidity of rhythm and pulse with floating structures inspired by many musical and sound traditions including the blues, free jazz, world music, noise and time travel.
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