Upcoming Lost Civilizations Shows

September 26, 2014 @ Green Island DIY

Loop 2.4.3, Castles and the Lost Civilizations experimental music project appear at 
Green Island DIY, 2327 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Loop 2.4.3 (http://www.loop243.com/) offers a “refreshing combination of rigor, complexity, and force” mixed with “emotionally rich expression” (George Grella, The Big City), in original music that’s built around percussion, steel drum, vocals, and electronics. Founder Thomas Kozumplik (also of indie-classical quartet Clogs), multi-instrumentalist Lorne Watson, and guests, create works and give performances described as “visceral and satisfying,” with “brand-new yet iconic sounds that create a riveting aura, a genuine time warp.” (Gramophone) Their “energetic performances” (New York Times) and “stunning improvisational sense” (Time Out Chicago) are featured at music festivals, arts centers, universities, experimental venues, and jazz and rock clubs internationally. They are also often asked to provide educational and community outreach programs. Embracing heritage while pursuing their own path, “Kozumplik and Watson never sound like makers of arbitrary music…it all sounds like part of a well-though-out tradition. Only the tradition has never existed until now.” (Fresh Air, NPR).

The Lost Civilizations experimental music project (http://www.lost-civilizations.tumblr.com) is a collaboration between Mike Sebastian (Tenor Sax, Saxello and Baritone Sax) and T. A. Zook (BassCello and Misc. Instruments). Although it is essentially a duo and performs most frequently as such, it often features guest performers. When complex schedules permit, it now performs with Doug Kallmeyer on bass and electronics, Jerry Busher on percussion and electronics, Amanda Huron on percussion, Larry Gomez on percussion, Patrick Whitehead on horns and Emily Chimiak on vocals and violin. This project began performing in 2008. It has been described thusly:

Castles (https://soundcloud.com/castlesmusic ) is jan jeffry shaagnik bort brian lena.

Admission: $5 in advance (via a no-cost/no credit card Eventbrite reservation made through http://goo.gl/79U6fe); $10 at door.
For further information: t_a_zook@hotmail.com
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/517169381754041/

September 27, 2014 @ Baltimore’s An die Musik

On Saturday, September 27, the Neil Feather/Rosie Langabeer Two To Tutu Too duo, Loop 2.4.3 and the Lost Civilizations experimental music project will appear at Baltimore’s iconic An die Musik, which is located at 409 North Charles Street (Second Floor). The performance begins at 8 pm and tickets are $10 in advance (InstantSeats , or via phone: 410-385-2638); $13 at the door.

Sound Mechanic Neil Feather (http://www.neilfeather.org/http://www.neilfeather.org/) has been creating radical and unusual musical instruments for thirty years, and is increasingly known internationally as one of the most original musical thinkers of his day. His instruments each embody uniquely clever acoustic and engineering principles, and are visually arresting. The music he plays on the instruments is equally original, embodying new principles and resulting in a nearly alien idiom of music. A founding member of THUS and THE OFFICIAL PROJECT, as well as the leader of AEROTRAIN, he has a long history of collaborative projects and solo concerts.
Mr. Feather’s music generating sculptures are listed in the New Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments and he has a long history of exhibits and performances (examples at http://soundamerican.org/neil-feather-photos-and-videos). He has performed in more than 200 concerts of his original music using these sculptures, including venues such as the American Visionary Art Museum (Baltimore, MD, 2008), the Mattress Factory (Pittsburgh, PA, 2008), Area 405 (Baltimore, MD 2007), the Knitting Factory (New York, NY, 2005), and the Baltimore Museum of Art (Baltimore, MD, 2004).

Mr. Feather will be accompanied by acclaimed pianist and composer Rosie Langabeer (http://www.rosielangabeer.com/http://www.rosielangabeer.com/; http://sounz.org.nz/contributor/composer/1748http://sounz.org.nz/contributor/composer/1748 ). Ms. Langabeer is an award wining composer, experimental musician and instigator with a taste for things that teeter on the intersection of the serious and the absurd. Langabeer composes regularly for theatre, dance and musical ensembles of various sizes and has performed extensively in NZ and internationally throughout the USA (2010 – 2013), the UK (2013), Mexico City (2010) and France (2005).

Loop 2.4.3 (http://www.loop243.com/) offers a “refreshing combination of rigor, complexity, and force” mixed with “emotionally rich expression” (George Grella, The Big City), in original music that’s built around percussion, steel drum, vocals, and electronics. Founder Thomas Kozumplik (also of indie-classical quartet Clogs), multi-instrumentalist Lorne Watson, and guests, create works and give performances described as “visceral and satisfying,” with “brand-new yet iconic sounds that create a riveting aura, a genuine time warp.” (Gramophone) Their “energetic performances” (New York Times) and “stunning improvisational sense” (Time Out Chicago) are featured at music festivals, arts centers, universities, experimental venues, and jazz and rock clubs internationally. They are also often asked to provide educational and community outreach programs. Embracing heritage while pursuing their own path, “Kozumplik and Watson never sound like makers of arbitrary music…it all sounds like part of a well-though-out tradition. Only the tradition has never existed until now.” (Fresh Air, NPR)

The Lost Civilizations experimental music project (http://lost-civilizations.tumblr.com/; http://goo.gl/WfSs5) is a collaboration between Mike Sebastian (tenor sax, saxello and bass clarinet) and T. A. Zook (basscello and misc. instruments). Although essentially a duo, when schedules permit, it is joined by Jerry Busher (drums); Amanda Huron (percussion); Doug Kallmeyer (bass and electronics), Nate Scheible (percussion), Mark Pry (drums), Larry Gomez (percussion); Patrick Whitehead (horns) and Emily Chimiak (violin).For its September 27 performance, Jerry Busher (drums), Emily Chimiak (violin) and Patrick Whitehead (horns) are scheduled to appear with the Lost Civilizations experimental music project.

For further information: t_a_zook@hotmail.com
FaceBook “event”: https://www.facebook.com/events/1507128572864961/

September 29, 2014 @ Arlington’s Galaxy Hut

On September 29, 2014, the Lost Civilizations experimental music project opens for Tony Risotto at Arlington’s iconic Galaxy Hut (http://www.galaxyhut.com/), located at 2711 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201. The performance begins at 9pm, and admission is $5, all of which goes to the performers.

Tony Risotto ( https://soundcloud.com/tony-risottohttps://soundcloud.com/tony-risotto) is an improviser and composer chiefly interested in expressing emotion and seeking to do the same in the listener. He studied composition at the Oberlin Conservatory and has performed at such DC venues as Blues Alley and The Velvet Lounge with performers such as Earl Klugh.

The Lost Civilizations experimental music project (http://lost-civilizations.tumblr.com/; http://goo.gl/WfSs5) is a collaboration between Mike Sebastian (tenor sax, saxello and bass clarinet) and T. A. Zook (basscello and misc. instruments). Although essentially a duo, when schedules permit, it is joined by Jerry Busher (drums); Amanda Huron (percussion); Doug Kallmeyer (bass and electronics), Nate Scheible (percussion), Mark Pry (drums), Larry Gomez (percussion); Patrick Whitehead (horns) and Emily Chimiak (violin).
Facebook “Event”: https://www.facebook.com/events/304252249771062

October 2 ,2014 @ Green Island DIY

On October 2, 2014, Loop 2.4.3, Tony Risotto and the Lost Civilizations experimental project perform in the Indie Adams Morgan series at Green Island, which is located at 2327 18th St NW. Doors open at 7pm.

Loop 2.4.3 (http://www.loop243.com/) offers a “refreshing combination of rigor, complexity, and force” mixed with “emotionally rich expression” (George Grella, The Big City), in original music that’s built around percussion, steel drum, vocals, and electronics. Founder Thomas Kozumplik (also of indie-classical quartet Clogs), multi-instrumentalist Lorne Watson, and guests, create works and give performances described as “visceral and satisfying,” with “brand-new yet iconic sounds that create a riveting aura, a genuine time warp.” (Gramophone) Their “energetic performances” (New York Times) and “stunning improvisational sense” (Time Out Chicago) are featured at music festivals, arts centers, universities, experimental venues, and jazz and rock clubs internationally. They are also often asked to provide educational and community outreach programs. Embracing heritage while pursuing their own path, “Kozumplik and Watson never sound like makers of arbitrary music…it all sounds like part of a well-though-out tradition. Only the tradition has never existed until now.” (Fresh Air, NPR)

The Lost Civilizations experimental music project (http:/www.lost-civilizations.tumblr.com/) is a collaboration between Mike Sebastian (Tenor Sax, Saxello and Baritone Sax) and T. A. Zook (BassCello and Misc. Instruments). Although it is essentially a duo and performs most frequently as such, it often features guest performers. When complex schedules permit, it now performs with Doug Kallmeyer on bass and electronics, Jerry Busher on percussion and electronics, Amanda Huron on percussion, Larry Gomez on percussion, Patrick Whitehead on horns and Emily Chimiak on vocals and violin. This project began performing in 2008. It has been described thusly:

Tony Risotto (https://soundcloud.com/tony-risotto) is an improviser and composer chiefly interested in expressing emotion and seeking to do the same in the listener. He studied composition at the Oberlin Conservatory and has performed at such DC venues as Blues Alley and The Velvet Lounge with performers such as Earl Klugh.

Admission: $10 at the door
Facebook “Event”: https://www.facebook.com/events/769012219826362/
For additional information: t_a_zook@hotmail.com

October 4, 2014 @ The Fold in Rockville

110A Frederick Ave, Rockville, Maryland
Doors at 8pm. Music at 9pm
$10 at the door. Cash or Charge accepted
You must be +18 to enter and 21+ to drink. (BYOB)

Rockville’s The Fold is proud to host something new: Pre/Fix: Sound Scape. Sounds designed to bring you beyond:

Cagematch “Missing The End All” CD Release Concert, with special guest, the Lost Civilizations experimental music project.

Cagematch (http://end-all.bandcamp.com/album/missing-the-end-all ): “. . . is visceral, moody and ultimately, unpredictable. Featuring soprano saxophone and electronics by Kate Olson, and rounded out by Gary Prince on electric guitar/effects and Tim Cohen on drums/percussion, this little combo applies a rock poise and an electrified sonic din to avant-jazz structures.” —Something Else Reviews

The Lost Civilizations experimental music project (http://lost-civilizations.tumblr.com/) “Combining atmospheric strings with Ayler-esque expression, this group provides a fundamentally different approach to improvisation, with a focus on mood, landscape, and intensity.” “Veteran performers/composers T.A. Zook and Mike Sebastian create immediately enjoyable, yet endlessly complex soundscapes that seem to conjure a hyper-advanced, yet ancient parallel dimension. The duo regularly feature top improvisers in the greater DC area to compliment their electric strings, saxophone, and various loopers and effects.”

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/585424264896509