Snugs One-Year Anniversary
Peter Evans and Sam Pluta
(Bhob Rainey and Greg Kelley)
Saturday, March 29, 2014
61 Bergen Street, Brooklyn
NMPERIGN is the duo of Bhob Rainey (soprano saxophone) and Greg Kelley (trumpet). Founded in Boston in 1998, Nmperign has been at the forefront of improvised experimental music for more than a decade.
BHOB RAINEY is a composer and performer. Rainey is known for a masterful yet often understated technique that transforms the soprano saxophone into an electronic-like, textural, or percussive device. His ongoing critique of improvisational practice has brought influential concepts and stylistic components into the practice as a whole. While Rainey has worked with numerous improvisers globally, he is best known for his solo work, Nmperign, and his direction of the improvising large ensemble, The BSC. In 2013, Rainey was awarded the prestigious Pew Fellowship in the Arts for his work in these areas.
GREG KELLEY is an improviser whose work explores all of the trumpet’s expansive sonic possibilities. He has appeared on over 60 albums and performed across the United States and throughout Europe, Japan, and South America. Kelley currently plays in a number of groups including Nmperign, Heathen Shame, the undr quartet and Rainey’s ensemble, the BSC. Other collaborators have included Jandek, Keiji Haino, Donald Miller (Borbetomagus), Anthony Braxton, Kevin Drumm, Christian Wolff, Pauline Oliveros, Joe McPhee and Lionel Marchetti. In addition to playing the trumpet, Kelley has recorded music using electronics and musique concrete elements.
PETER EVANS has been playing the trumpet in New York City since 2003. In all aspects of his diverse career, Evans approaches his instrument with a singular awareness of its unmapped potential. He currently works with the Peter Evans Trio, Quintet, and Octet, as well as Rocket Science (with Evan Parker, Sam Pluta, and Craig Taborn), Moppa Elliott’s Mostly Other People Do the Killing, Pulverize the Sound (with Tim Dahl and Mike Pride), a trio with Weasel Walter and Mary Halvorson, The International Contemporary Ensemble, duos with Sam Pluta, Ron Stabinsky, and Nate Wooley among others, as well as performing regularly as a solo artist. For more information visit: http://www.moreismorerecords.com
SAM PLUTA is New York City-based composer, laptop improviser, electronics performer, and sound artist. Pluta collaborates with musicians from across the musical spectrum, including: George Lewis, Evan Parker, Jim Black, and Craig Taborn, as well as playing in the Wet Ink Ensemble (of which he is technical director), Peter Evans Quintet, exclusiveOr (with Jeff Snyder), and Rocket Science. He received a DMA from Columbia University in 2012, where he studied electronic music and composition with George Lewis, Tristan Murail, and Brad Garton, among others. He teaches Electronic Music Composition and Music Since 1900 at Manhattan School of Music, Music Humanities and Computer Music at Columbia University, and is the Director of Electronic Music and Academic Dean at the Walden School.