|Scott Walton & Tim Perkis; photo by Jeff Kellem||Eli Wallace|
Tim Perkis and Scott Walton comprise an improvising duo that’s sonically adventurous yet remarkably compatible with one another. Atonal flourishes, pops, smashes, sudden surprising torrid excursions, and low rumbles are tossed around between piano and electronics. Eli Wallace performs a set of compositions that juxtapose divergent yet complimentary musical elements: 20th century classical compositional devices, idiomatic jazz vocabulary, and free improvisation. Specifically, he will debut a three movement piece entitled “Water Row,” and select other pieces from his repertoire.
Eli Wallace (pianist, improviser, composer) graduated from New England Conservatory, Boston, MA, in 2011 where he studied with Jerry Bergonzi and Jason Moran. Currently residing in the Bay Area he leads his own projects that include Cabbages Captain & King, Eli Wallace’s Platform Series, and his compositions for solo piano; he participates in numerous other groups as well. As a composer he’s received commissions to write music for solo piano, large jazz ensemble, and chamber orchestra.
Scott Walton is a bassist and pianist whose music negotiates the terrain between jazz, free improvisation, and the classical avant-garde. In addition to his duo with Tim Perkis, current projects include the Isbin/Walton duo, Adams/Walton duo, the Michael Vllatkovich quartet, Jeff Gauthier’s Goatet, the Bill Horvitz Trio, and Trio 3 with dancer Ellen Webb and singer Cecilia Engelhart.
Tim Perkis is a well-known figure in the worlds of improvised and electronic music. Over the course of decades he has performed with hundreds of musicians, including many of the leading figures in free improvisation from Europe and the US. He is also a founding member of several electronic music ensembles, including FuzzyBunny, Inanimate Machine and the legendary computer network band The Hub.