The Bridge 2.1 to Perform in Chicago and Nearby

CRYING OUT LOUD [THE BRIDGE #2.1]
CHICAGO, MAY 1 – 17

DAN BITNEY – drums, percussion, electronics
ROB FRYE – woodwinds, electronics
JAYVE MONTGOMERY – woodwinds, electronics
OLIVIA SCEMAMA – double bass, electric bass
SIMON SIEGER – trombone, accordion, piano

This ensemble was first announced with French trombonist Christiane Bopp. However, due to unexpected health issues, she had to understandably cancel her trip. We are happy to announce bassist Olivia Scemama is joining the adventure.

SCHEDULE

5/01 – OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC, 8.30PM
quintet concert, double bill with Tornaveus, a Catalan vocal polyphonic group

5/02 – CALIFORNIA CLIPPER, 9:30PM
quintet concert

5/04 – PROMUSICA STUDIO,
live public recording

5/05 – WOODLAND PATTERN (MILWAUKEE, WI), 7PM
quintet concert

5/06 – DOUG FOGELSON STUDIO, 8.30PM
quintet concert

5/07 – THE WHISTLER, 9:30PM
two improvised sets with guests TBA

5/08 – CONSTELLATION, 8.30PM
quintet concert, double bill with the Marvin Tate, Ben Lamar Gay & Mike Reed trio

5/09 – THE COMFORT STATION, 7PM
Eli Namay & Simon Sieger duo

5/09 – ELASTIC ARTS, 9 PM
imprivsed ensemble with guests TBA, double bill with the Christoph Erb, Joshua Abrams & Mike Reed trio

5/10 – THE LOGAN CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 7PM
quintet concert followed by a public discussion and Q&A

5/11 – EXPERIMENTAL SOUND STUDIO
live public recording following a Residency at ESS’s Creative Audio Archive,

5/12 – THE HUNGRY BRAIN, 9PM
double bill with Simon Nabatov

5/13 – AGITATOR GALLERY
Olivia Scemama & Consuelo Lepauw duo

5/13 – ELASTIC ARTS, 9PM
improvised sets with guests TBA

5/14 – THE PROMONTORY, 8.30PM
quintet concert, double bill with ensemble TBA

5/15 – THE HIDEOUT, 9PM
quintet concert, double bill with ensemble TBA

5/16 – THE STONY ISLAND ARTS BANK
outdoor quintet concert

5/17 – ART LIB LAB (MADISON, WI)
quintet concert

We’ve never seen that before: saxophones, trombone, accordion, bass, percussions and electronics in all directions, all mutations, superimposed, laminated, split, ventilated, vaporized – vapors. We’ve never seen this before, but we know the principle, and these five from all musical directions know it by heart: the freedom to take many forms.

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