Thursday, Dec. 21: Matsumoto/Behnke Duo
Matsumoto/Behnke: is Los Angeles-based Computer-Interfaced Koto and amplified viola duo, featuring former Michigan-area improvisor Patrick Behnke on viola and Japan-born Kozue Matsumoto on Koto. Also on the bill is Great Collapsing Hrung. Formed in the fall of 2012, this quartet of improvisers explores spatial, communicative, trans-idiomatic spontaneous composition, featuring:
Derek Worthington- trumpet, electronics
Kirsten Carey-, guitar
Ben Willis- bass
Jonathan Taylor- drums
Doors at 8pm; $8 min. donation.
Friday, Dec. 22: Earl Davis Farewell Celebration
Trumpeter Earle Davis recieved his musical education in the 1940’s at Minton’s Playhouse, the legendary New York venue where he got to play with Thelonius Monk, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny Clark and the other architects of bebop. In the 60’s, his career veered to The New Thing, leading to performances with John Coltrane, Sun Ra, Cecil Tailor, Archie Shepp, Roswell Rudd; later he moved to California and worked with Roy Ayers and Bobby Hutcherson, among others.
For the past couple of years, Earle has been living in Detroit and we’ve been honored to present him several times at Trinosophes. In the new year, Earle will be returning to NYC. Please join us in this celebration of his time here with an evening of music that features Earle with some of his favorite Detroit musicians, including Djallo Djakate on drums and more TBA!
Doors at 8 pm; $12 min. donation helps Earle with his move.
Saturday, Dec. 23: Polyfold
For the final concert of 2017 we present the return of the multi-ensemble, Michigan-improvisor aggregate known as Polyfold. In this edition, the featured ensembles are Jon Taylor’s Mover Ensemble, Joo Won Park with Molly Jones, and a rare performance of Cornelius Cardew’s The Great Learning, sung by various Polyfolders. A fittingly Trino way to end the year. Doors at 7:30; $10-20 donation.
COMING IN 2018 (that we can announce!)
1/21 Mike Donovan (Sic Alps), The Funs
2/25 Adam O’ferrel and Marcus Elliot
3/15 Desertion Trio
3/29: Ben Bennet/Michael Foster Duo, GRID