We've been wandering in the labyrinth but now we're ready to emerge!
Thursday, July 28, 6pm
David Zwirner gallery, 533 West 19th Street
A performance of excerpts from a forthcoming piece called Ho-Chunk Trickster. We will incorporate music, narration, and movement as we tell stories of Wakdjunkaga.
musicians / collaborators :
Hank Eddins - Bass
Elizabeth LoPiccolo - Flute, Voice
Gaston Martinez - Guitar
Dylan Neely - Violin
Daniel Pearce - Drums
Kyle Walker - Horn
Rhys Ziemba - Keyboard
Ryne Ziemba - Percussion
Also performing are Jay Pluck solo and with his band, George Sand.
Late April in Prospect Park, my bicycle bell broke off and Rhys made songs about safety.
Film from the same day...
Earlier this month we participated in the Fung Wah Biennial on a five hour bus ride from New York to Boston where artists emphasized the journey over the destination. Will Owen, a Flux Factory resident curated the experience, inviting artists to create music, plays, objects, performances. Dylan Neely and Alex Nathanson (known collectively as Fan Letters) asked us to perform Music to Another City, a piece they composed for the Fung Wah Biennial which unfolded over the entire course of the bus ride with our musical actions being cued by sights seen out the windows. I played flute, Rhys and Jon Myers played melodica, and Dylan played mandolin. There was space as we waited for our environmental cues, different for each player. Sometimes we would overlap one another with multiple lines of music.
A reporter named Pien Huang came along for the ride and produced this piece which aired on NPR March 29.
As part of Luscious Skin (with Ryne Ziemba, Kyle Combs, and Tom Maxwell) we are excited about a forthcoming record consisting of musical settings of poems from James Joyce's Chamber Music. Here are some tracks:
The artist Marcel Dzama asked us for some music that might work with "weird comedy". This is part of what we gave him. We're not actually sure if any of it made it into the film...
(featuring Sam Weber on bass!)