From Baltimore’s Transparent Productions:
Andrea Parkins & IRIS (Sunday, February 12th)
Andrea Parkins – electric-accordion & laptop electronics
Didier Petit – cello, Hans Tamman – guitar
Edward Perraud – drums and percussion
The Tim Berne’s Snakeoil (Sunday, February 19th)
Tim Berne – reeds, Oscar Noriega – reeds
Matt Mitchell – piano, Ches Smith – drums, percussion
The Ethnic Heritage Ensemble (THURSDAY, February 23rd)
Kahil El’Zabar – drums, voice
Ernest Khabeer Dawkins – reeds, Corey Wilkes – trumpet
(A Thursday, our 15th Black History Month presentation)
Sad news as experimental double bassist Stefano Scodanibbio has passed away. An article about him (in Italian) is here.
From Anthony Braxton’s Tri-Centric Orchestra:
Kamala Sankaram’s voice (and accordion!) is one you won’t forget. And, surely, you’ve heard her before. As a performer, Kamala has collaborated with and premiered pieces by the Philip Glass Ensemble, the Wooster Group, eighth blackbird, Phil Kline, Fred Ho and many others. Her compositions have been featured as part of the Bang on a Can Summer Festival, the Santa Fe New Music Festival, the Lucerne Festival, the Music With a View Festival at the Flea Theater, American Opera Projects’ series “Opera Grows in Brooklyn” and in the article “More Song, Less Art(ifice): The New Breed of Art Song” in New Music Box magazine. And, for the animation fans out there, she’s voiced many a character on the Cartoon Network and Comedy Central. Kamala sings the part of Helena in Trillium E and has always brought a truly joyful spirit to her work in the Tri-Centric Orchestra. Read on about her latest project, “Miranda,” opening on January 12th in New York.