Doors at 6pm, performance at 7pm.
By the mid-2000′s, while continuing to work in the realm of improvisation, Rainey began to produce electronic and algorithmic works. He spent five years collaborating with German composer Ralf Wehowsky (RLW) on the 2007 release, I don’t think I can see you tonight, which, along with Nmperign and Jason Lescalleet’s Love Me Two Times (2006), established him as a formidable electronic composer who synthesizes streams of Musique Concréte, computer music, and improvisation.
Throughout his career, Rainey has sought out cross-discipline collaborations, working with dancers, filmmakers, and theater companies. From 2012-2014 he worked with theater company New Paradise Labs to create The Adults, which premiered at the 2014 Philadelphia Fringe Festival to much acclaim. He created the soundtrack to Leah Ross’s 2013 film, Levitate, which premiered that year at the Rooftop Film Festival in New York City, and he performed live in Jungwoong Kim’s and Marion Ramirez’s site-specific dance work, Capsized, at the National Asian American Theater Festival in Philadelphia in 2014. To date, Rainey has over 30 releases as a leader or co-leader.
Canadian trumpeter Clear River Chapaukee and French saxophonist Buck Hammerstein met at the New England Conservatory in 2010. Their first duo album “the Goats of Palm Beach” (2012) was followed in 2013 by “Part and Parcel”(Bug Incision Records), in trio with renowned guitarist Joe Morris. With Anthony Coleman’s Survivors Breakfast, they appear on “The End of Summer”, (Tzadik), 2013.They have extensively toured the North-East and Canada, appearing on bills with Bhob Rainey, Peter Evans and Peter Negroponte to name a few.
Buck Hammerstein graduated from a master in Contemporary Improvisation at the New England Conservatory in 2012. He Studied composition and improvisation with Anthony Coleman, Joe Morris, and Frank Carlberg. He has been fascinated for many years by the music of Turkey and the Balkans and has had the chance to meet masters such as Manos Achalinotopoulos, Peter Ralchev and Adam Stinga. Has played with Joe Morris, Frank London, Ted Reichman, Asan Rashid, Luther Gray and Slavic Soul Party across the US, Canada, Italy, Germany and Portugal in venues such as The Stone, Issue Project Room, Barbes, Washington DC’S Kennedy Center, Errichetta Festival.
Clear Water Chapaukee was the assistant principal trumpet of the Regina Symphony Orchestra. He resigned in 2009 to pursue studies in improvisation and contemporary composition at the New England Conservatory in Boston. Quickly becoming an important figure in the New-England experimental scene, his time in Boston facilitated projects and performances with many notable improvisers such as Joe Morris, Anthony Coleman, and Ikue Mori. Since 2013 he lives in Montreal, where he continues to play, compose, and lead « Electricity is Magic »’s yearly « compositions by improvisers » residency.
flandrew fleisenberg plays percussion on an ever changing assortment of ephemera and modified drum parts coaxing texture and tone both familiar and bizarre. Attentive to room resonance, ambience and collaborator, fleisenberg playfully utilizes sound and presence to explore space, time, and relationships. A graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston) with a focus in conceptual art, he is musically self-taught and has developed a cadre of idiosyncratic techniques that are all his own. flandrew has been involved in the improvised and creative music community since 2001 performing solo, in ad-hoc improv groupings, and in set projects. A recent migrant to Philadelphia, fleisenberg is an active producer and advocate of improvised and experimental music and dance across the region.
Connor Przybyszewski is an improvising trombone player known for his work with Sonic Liberation Front/Sonic 8, Space Whale Orchestra and others.