Friday, Sept 27: Karuna (Adam Rudolph, Hamid Drake)
An inspiring duo performance by two master percussionists. Hamid Drake and Adam Rudolph met at the age of 14 years old in a downtown Chicago drum shop. For the past 40 years, their shared love for the rhythms and music traditions of many cultures has taken them around the world. As Drake reflected upon their influence upon each other, “I have been developing a hand drum concept on the drum set while Adam says he is developing a drum set concept on his hand drums. We understand one another.”
Friday, Oct. 4: Sarah Davachi with Matchess and Sam Hooker
Sarah Davachi is a Canadian composer of electronic and electroacoustic music, currently based in Los Angeles where she is a doctoral student in musicology. She also holds a master’s degree in electronic music and recording media from Mills College in Oakland, California, where she studied with Maggi Payne and James Fei.
Matchess is the solo work of musician, composer, and writer Whitney Johnson. The project considers the reproduction of sound and meaning through a range of historical material processes, including reel-to-reel tape looping, cassette tape sampling, and field recording. With the limited palette of a 1960s Ace Tone organ, viola, drum machine, and voice, she crafts a sound collage of transient songs on a bed of droning ambient noise. She has recently collaborated in improvised and composed settings with Circuit des Yeux, TALsounds (as Damiana), Gel Set (as Simulation), Couteau Sang (as Surfactant), Lia Kohl, Macie Stewart, Brett Naucke, Ryley Walker, Bitchin Bajas, Lea Bertucci, and Sarah Davachi.
Sam Hooker [Detroit- Two Rooms/CJS etc.] uses synth, strings tape loops and delays to manipulate and structure recorded sound.
Just added! Saturday, Oct. 5 The Vizitors
One of the longest running creative music ensembles in Detroit, The Vizitors return to Trinosophes in a configuration featuring their new bassist from China, Vincent Hsu. Afro-futuristic funk and free-jazz fire form the basis of the Vizitors’ sound, while co-leader and pianist Kenneth Green provides the majority of the compositional elements. His Chicago-based co-leader, AACM drummer/percussionist Dushun Mosley, isn’t involved in every performance- but between the two leaders the band is always rounded out by an excellent selection of Detroit and Chicago musicians that has included players like Hannah Jon Taylor, Michael Carey, Darius Savage, Skeeter Shelton, Ali Colding etc. Come join us in experiencing this latest iteration of a Detroit classic.
9/28: Spectrum 3 (Shelton/Peterson/Prisbe) at What You Will festival at The Venderelli Room, Columbus OH
10/18: William Hooker Trio featuring Joel Peterson and Mark Kirschenmann at Edge Fest (Ann Arbor)