From Detroit’s Trinosophes:
Tomorrow! Friday, May 9: Rod Williams with Shinji Takagi, Marion Hayden and Alex White
A native Detroiter who apprenticed with none other than local legend Kenny Cox, Rod Williams carries on the great tradition of Detroit creative pianists while pushing the music in exciting, new directions. Now a long-time New Yorker, Williams has established himself as one the great under-heralded players in that city’s jazz scene, performing with an astonishing who’s who of musicians that includes Lester Bowie, Dewey Redman, Oliver Lake, James Spaulding, David Murray, Eddie Harris, Henry Threadgill, Butch Morris, Billy Higgins and many more. He’s also performed extensively with Detroit greats Faruq Z Bey, Tani Tabaal, Jaribu Shahid, Marcus Belgrave, James Carter and Geri Allen.
Thursday, May 15: Keir Nueringer
Although he’s performed our series numerous times in various iterations on saxophone, Farfisa organ, vocals and percussion, Keir Nueringer’s new album is a solo sax releases that focuses on his excellent circular-breathing technique. In support of this new release, he’ll be performing his ecstatic,physically demanding solo set of extended compositions that can last a half hour without Nueringer taking a conventional breath. He uses the continuous flow of sound from his horn to explore overtones and multiphonics, testing the limits of the instrument. The overall effect is more hypnotic and physical than cerebral, but Nueringer’s playing delivers on all counts.
Friday May 16: Films by Jeanne Liotta presented by Corktown Cinema
JEANNE LIOTTA was born and raised in NYC where she makes films and other ephemera – including photographs, works on paper and live projection performances. Her latest body of work takes place in a constellation of mediums investigating the cosmic landscape, at a curious intersection of art, science, and natural philosophy. Her 16mm film OBSERVANDO EL CIELO received the Tiger Award for Short Film at the 2008 Rotterdam Film Festival and her work has been represented in the 2006 Whitney Biennial, The New York Film Festival ; KunstFilm Biennale, Cologne; The Wexner Center for the Arts, The Museum of Modern Art; and The Sundance Channel among others. She has been the recipient of awards from The Jerome Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, and The Museum of Contemporary Cinema. She also maintains ongoing scholarly research into The Joseph Cornell Film Collection at Anthology Film Archives and has taught widely and variously over the last decade, including The New School for Social Research, Pratt Institute, The San Francisco Art Institute, The Museum School, Boston, and SUNY Binghamton. She is also presently on the core faculty at the Milton Avery Graduate School for the Arts at Bard College.
May 25: BYOBach/ later: Underground Resistance
May 27: Man Forever, Isles of ESP, Turn to Crime
May 29: Tarpit, Paul Bancell
May 30: Chamber music with Joe Deller (violin), Mariah Mlynarek (piano) and Lisa Raschiatore (clarinet)