three low instruments take a plunge

three low instruments take a plunge
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Cannery at South Penobscot
207 Southern Bay Rd, Penobscot, Hancock / Maine, 04476

Patrick Crossland & Damon Smith & Leslie Ross / Skip La Plante
3rd concert in our Summer 2018 collaborative in(ter)vention series

The concert on August 4 features three highly seasoned bass instrument improvisers ready for a plunge into the deep. In the opening set, MDI/NYC’s Skip LaPlante, improviser and instrument-maker extraordinaire.

Damon Smith’s explorations into the sonic palette of the double bass have issued in a personal, flexible improvisational language based in the American jazz avant-garde movement and European non-idiomatic free improvisation. His many musical collaborators include Cecil Taylor, Roscoe Mitchell, director Werner Herzog, and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Since 2001, Damon has also run Balance Point Acoustics record label, releasing music focusing on transatlantic collaborations between US and European musicians.

Patrick Crossland, trombonist, performer/composer, and ardent advocate of new music collaborations, has worked widely as a soloist and chamber musician as well as with prominent conductors and orchestras. Prominent solo performances include the Walker Art Center’s festival, “Dancing In Your Head,” and the Darmstadt Course for New Music, where he was awarded a Solo Performance Prize. Patrick is also a frequent improviser, performing, recording and working with a wide range of musicians and dancers.

Leslie Ross, bassoonist, instrument-maker, and sound installation artist, plunged into the free improv scene of downtown NYC in the mid 80’s and has immersed herself in experimental music ever since, playing solo and with a wide variety of musicians, composers and dancers in North America and Europe. In recent years, she has been especially concerned, in research and performance, with the acoustics of multiphonics. She relocated to rural Maine in 2014 and launched The Cannery at South Penobscot as a center for experimental sound, music and performance.

Skip La Plante invents, builds, composes for, performs on and teaches with musical instruments built from trash. He has co-founded MUSIC FOR HOMEMADE INSTRUMENTS in 1975, has built over 200 instruments and has composed music for over 100 modern dance and off-off Broadway theater presentations. His Favorite food is wild raspberries.

Price: $5- $15 by donation.

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