Tristan Honsinger / Nicolas Caloia Duo plus Rowden / Motl Duo in New Haven

English: Tristan Honsinger in concert at Club ...

Source: The Uncertainty Music Series.

The Uncertainty Music Series continues in June with a spceial performance featuring the legendary cellist Tristan Honsinger who will perfom with bassist Nicolas Caloia. Plus a first time duo bass meeting with Kyle Motl and Zach Rowden.

The Uncertainty Music Series
Saturday 10 June 2017
Never Ending Books
810 State St
New Haven, CT

Tristan Honsinger started improvising in Montreal more than forty years ago, prior to his decisive move to Europe, where he’s been at the centre of improvised music activity ever since. So this group represents an oblique sort of homecoming. Their rapport is obvious, the results a satisfying mixture of musical empathy and creative conflict. Tristan plays with characteristic daring from his reserves of readymade tune fragments and shards of poetry and into the protean unknown that is the foundation for the best group improvising. Josh Zubot,and Nicolas Caloia don’t merely follow him there, but provoke him – and each other – in ways that are, by turns, subtle, assertive, and irreverent. A superb encounter.

Kyle Motl is a bassist, composer, and improviser. Active in a variety of ensembles and settings, Kyle’s work crosses the boundaries between idioms as wide as free jazz, contemporary concert music, and extreme metal. Current interests include extended harmonic techniques for solo bass improvisation, electroacoustic performance with live electronics and improvising software, modular compositional schemes, recursive and generative structuring, and exploration of complex sonic spectra.
Kyle holds a BM from Florida Atlantic University and an MM from Florida International University. He is a DMA candidate at UC San Diego, where he studies bass with Mark Dresser.

Bassist (but who really cares what he plays) Zach Rowden is already a stalwart of the improvisation scene in Connecticut. You’ll see him perfoming upright and electric bass with a variety of objects designed to make you feel sick to your stomach (in a good way).