Set 1: Vinkeloe | Robinson | Lasqo | Ellis
German/Swedish saxophonist and flautist Biggi Vinkeloe plays C4NM as part of her Northern CA tour!
A sorceress of avant / jazz wind energy, and veteran of stellar collaborations with Roberto Bellatalla, Alberto Braida, Chris Brown, Lisle Ellis, Marco Eneidi, Ken Filiano, Gianni Gebbia, Vinny Golia, Giancarlo Locatelli, Miya Masaoka (正岡みや), Barre Phillips, Gino Robair, Cecil Taylor, Peeter Uuskyla, and Marie Wärme, among many others, Biggi Vinkeloe will réprise her long-standing collaboration with Bay Area master drummer Don Robinson, whom Coda Magazine has described as a “percussion Dervish”.
Joining will be Bay Area neogaku pianist / computer musician Joe Lasqo, whose recent local performances include: the Vexations [Re-vex’d] II 22-hour Satie-based improv marathon; w Aaron Bennett’s Electro-Magnetic Transpersonal Orchestra at Duende; w Czech sound artist Lucie Vítková, UK laptopist Joe Snape, + local madman, Bob Marsh at Berkeley Arts Festival.
Adding the final touch to this post-jazz ensemble is NYC bassist and computer musician Lisle Ellis. Veteran of 40+ recordings (incl. Down Beat ✰✰✰✰✰ The Ornette Coleman Songbook), he’s worked with Paul Bley, Peter Brötzmann, Andrew Cyrille, Anthony Davis, Ben Goldberg, Frank Gratowski, Joëlle Léandre, Rudresh Mahanthappa (ರುದ್ರೇಶ್ ಮಹಂತಪ್ಪ), Myra Melford, Bob Ostertag, William Parker, ROVA Saxophone Quartet, Stefano Scodanibbio, Cecil Taylor, William Winant, Pamela Z, and John Zorn, among many others.
Arbetslag och musikinstrument:
Biggi Vinkeloe: saxes & flute
Don Robinson: drums
Joe Lasqo: piano/laptop/percussion
Lisle Ellis: bass+
John MacCallum is not only a computer composer but also an important musical systems designer, who has created some of the of the MAX/MSP world’s key shared software resources at CNMAT. In addition to pure digital compositions, his work often brilliantly combines computer music with acoustic instruments (almost like hail, w Chris Froh) or even uses the computer to drive live musicians (Aberration, w Rootstock Percussion Trio). A fascinating area of his research involves the exploration of digitally warped time and tempo.
John will present his Frozen Into Shards Of Ice, a masterwork that explores the glittering facets of digital chill.
Bruno Ruviaro, formerly of CCRMA and now teaching at Santa Clara University, is a profilic composer and digital improviser, and has also collaborated with musicians and composers such Masaki Kubo (久保正樹), Chris Jones, Chris Froh, Juan-Pablo Cáceres, and SLOrk. His interests include the intersection of music & linguistics/speech, laptop orchestras, live-electronics, acousmatic music, and intellectual (im)property.
Carr Wilkerson of CCRMA not only composes and improvises, but keeps the Starship CCRMA in peak running condition, specializing in Linux and Mac OS systems. A master of hardware as well as software, in a previous life, he also played Scotty as a US Navy Nuclear Propulsion Engineer.
Bruno and Carr will present their recently premiered joint sonophonemic piece Vowelscape, which applies research on the intersection of music, speech, and language going back to the Musilanguage Model (see: here), and follow with digital free improv duos.