BZ / DM / T.J. Borden — Recorder/ Guitar/ Cello Trio
Fred Lonberg-Holm — Solo cello
Fred Lonberg-Holm/ William Roper — Cello/ Tuba Duo (premiere)
Blood Oath (Ulrich Krieger & Joshua Carro — amplified saxophones and amplified drums)
This is a welcome concert for Fred and a welcome back from tour concert for Blood Oath brought to you by Black Editions and The Unwrinkled Ear.
Thursday September 7, 2017
Doors at 8:30, Music at 9:00
@ Collective Arts Incubator
1200 N. Ave. 54, Los Angeles 90042
$10/ $5 for previous performers in series
Chicago based cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm has played and studied music in a variety of situations from the Juilliard School to the gutter. A former student of Anthony Braxton, Morton Feldman, Bunita Marcus and Pauline Oliveros, his primary projects are his Valentine Trio and The Lightbox Orchestra. He is also a member of a number of ongoing collective projects (The Boxhead Ensemble, The Friction Brothers with Michaels Zerang and Colligan, The Flatlands Collective, Keefe Jackson's Fast Citizens) as well as participating in numerous one off «ad-hoc» or in frequently convening ensembles. He also currently plays in groups led by Joe McPhee (Survival Unit III), Peter Brotzmann
(Chicago 10tet), and Ken Vandermark (Vandermark 5, Frame 4tet,
Territory Ensemble). Improvisors he has worked with include Jim Baker, John Butcher, Wilbert DeJoode, Axel Doerner, Mats Gustafsson, Charlotte Hug, Glenn Kotche, Peter Kowald, Nicole
Mitchell, Torsten Muller, Jim O'Rourke, Jeff Parker, David Stakenas, Ben Vida, and Michael Zerang.
He has contributed cello sounds to numerous recording projects by rock groups including Califone, Freakwater, God-is-my-co-pilot, L'altra, Smog, SuperChunk, US Maple, Wilco and many
William Roper is a multidisciplinary artist based in Los Angeles. As a tubaist, his professional experience ranges from the symphony stage to free improvisation groups. He has toured North and South America and Europe as soloist and as a member of jazz, rock and classical ensembles. His has released several recordings as a leader and co-leader. He has played or recorded with numerous artists and ensembles including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Elton John, Leon Russell, Yusef Lateef, James Newton, Horace Tapscott, Anthony Braxton, Michael Vlatkovich, Vinny Golia, Wadada Leo Smith, Glenn Horiuchi and many others. In addition, he has played on several major motion picture soundtracks.
Roper has received several awards from organizations such as NEA, California Arts Council, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Meet the Composer, American Music Center, American Composers Forum, Durfee Foundation, Broady Arts Fund and others. He has been a resident composer at the Djerassi Institute in California and the Oberfaelzer Kuenstlerhaus in Bavaria.
As a composer he has fulfilled commissions for the Gloria Newman Dance Theater, Dance L.A., SASSAS. His compositions have been performed in the U.S. and Europe. Click here for a listing of Roper's compositions.
He has done extensive work in the fields of theater, dance and performance art. In addition to his own work he has collaborated with such artists as Jackie Apple, Linda Austin, Bob Carroll, Heidi Duckler, John Fleck, Anna Homler, Scott Kellman, Dan Kwong, Jeff McMahon, Joseph Mitchell, Betty Nash, Gloria Newman, Rudy Perez, Will Salmon, Joseph Santarromana, Eve Stabolepsy and Bernie White.
As a visual artist his media are painting, assemblage, video and performance art. His work has been exhibited in the United States and Europe.
Joshua Carro (b. 1982-) is a multimedia artist who works with simple materials, complex sound processing, and noise. Based in Los Angeles, carro started a disciplined practice in percussion at an early age and became obsessed with visual art, metal music, jazz, percussion, electronic, recording, and experimental music composition. carro has performed in countless spaces and recordings across the U.S., Canada, and Europe with sound work performances and commissions by The Futurist Intoners in The Cleveland Museum of Art, Singapore Art Science Center, Laurie Anderson, Rat Bastard, Ehnahre, Blood Oath, UC Berkeley Cellist Ensemble, Wild Rumpus, What’s Next? Ensemble, Now Hear Ensemble, Ulrich Krieger, Vicki Ray, and Susan Allen. As a recording artist, carro has recorded his and many other works at Capitol Records, T.V. Stand Studios and has released multiple electro-acoustic albums on labels including: XI Records, H.L.M., Somehow Recordings, Vent, and Ephem-Aural.
Ulrich Krieger is a saxophone player in contemporary composed and free improvised music as well as a composer of chamber music and electronic music. His recent focus lies in the experimental fields and fringes of contemporary Pop culture: somewhere in the limbo between Noise and Heavy Metal, Ambient and Silence. His original compositions go back and forth between Just Intonation, Silent Music, Noise, Instrumental Electronic, often asking for elaborate amplification, and works in the limbo of Rock culture – not accepting stylistic boundaries.
Krieger developed his own, often amplified style of saxophone playing, he calls 'acoustic electronics'. He uses refined acoustic, quasi-electronic sounds, which then get processed, the saxophone often becoming more an 'analogue sampler' rather than a traditional finger-virtuoso instrument. By amplifying his instrument in various ways, he gets down to the 'grains of the sounds', changing their identity and structure from within.
He collaborates with: LaMonte Young, Phill Niblock, Text of Light, Lee Ranaldo, Phil Niblock, John Duncan, Zbigniew Karkowski, Merzbow, Thomas Köner, DJ Olive, Christian Marclay, Kasper T Toeplitz, Antoine Beuger, Radu Malfatti, Mario Bertoncini, Michiko Hirayama, Miriam Marbe, Hans-Joachim Hespos, Ensemble Modern, Berliner Philharmoniker, Soldier String Quartet, zeitkratzer, just to name a few.
Composer and performer BZ holds degrees in Education (University of Vienna), Recorder (University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna) and in Specialized Music Performance (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland/ Music in Basel). In 2009 and 2010 she was nominated for an Erasmus stay at Zurich University of the Arts. In 2009 she won an award from the Austrian International Society of Contemporary Music (ISCM) in recognition of a radio feature about contemporary music. She has performed with Jorge Sánchez-Chiong, Charlotte Hug, Svetlana Karimova, Josef Ka, Ferdinand Schmatz and others.
She performs solo as well as in various groups. She has developed her own musical language but is very flexible in her approach and often performs at readings, art exhibitions, films, audio and talking books. She values collaboration with performers who work in other genres and forms, so she has worked with many dancers, actors, story-tellers and painters. Together with Diego Muné she initiated La Musa, Go.ETe _ Flute Festival, Ensemble ORCHIDEE and the Festival CIMT. In cooperation with Forum Zeitgeschichte & the University of Vienna they curate the concert series La Musa at the Campus of the University.
Argentinean composer and guitar virtuoso DM performs with both passion and complexity. He grew up playing contemporary new music, classical music, Argentinean folk music, blues, jazz and other styles. He started to develop special resonances on the guitar when he was a little child. The warmth of his music makes it intense and expressive. He performs a variety of styles both solo and in collaboration. He has performed with Clementine Gasser, Maggie Nicols, Otto Lechner, Paul Rogers, Helmut Neugebauer, Peter Herbert, Franz Hautzinger, Ferdinand Schmatz, Michael Fischer and the Vienna Improvisers Orchestra.
He has played on more than 500 CD productions, recorded music for several films and took part in different kinds of multidisciplinary projects. He is the musical director of the film «El Gran Vuelo», which won the prizes SomCinema, Alcances, CIMA, AICE, Feroz Puerta Oscura, Sole Luna and the award of the Festival of Malaga.
T.J. Borden has performed with many contemporary music luminaries such as the JACK Quartet, the Theater of Eternal Music Brass and String Band, the Slee Sinfonietta, Ensemble Offspring, Tony Conrad, and Steve McCaffery. His performance of Witold Lutoslawski's «Cello Concerto» with the University at Buffalo Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Daniel Bassin was praised for how he «mastered the work’s intricacies with elegant grace.» Currently, T.J. is a member of the [Switch~ Ensemble], a group dedicated to the performance of works that incorporate multimedia into live performance.
As an improviser, T.J. has toured throughout Europe and North America and his improvisations are included in Guggenheim Fellow Kasumi's film «Shockwaves». He is also particularly committed to working directly with composers and has worked with several established composers such as Brian Ferneyhough, La Monte Young, and Alvin Lucier as well as many younger composers. As a creative force, Tyler has been commissioned to write and perform by a variety of entities, including the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Hochstein Alumni Orchestra, and hammered dulcimer virtuoso Mitzie Collins.