The second event of a new monthly concert series in Brooklyn, curated and hosted by Jeremiah Cymerman, 5049 at ARETÉ showcases cutting-edge artists in performance (45 minutes) and discussion (45 minutes), taped for air on the 5049 Podcast.
Peter Evans Ensemble
Peter Evans (trumpets) Mazz Swift (violin, voice) Ron Stabinsky (piano, synth, trumpet) Shayna Dunkelman (percussion, electronics)
Peter Evans is a trumpet player, and improvisor/composer based in New York City since 2003. Evans is part of a broad, hybridized scene of musical experimentation and his work cuts across a wide range of modern musical practices and traditions. Peter is committed to the simultaneously self-determining and collaborative nature of musical improvisation as a compositional tool, and works with an ever-expanding group of musicians and composers in the creation of new music. His primary groups as a leader are the Peter Evans Ensemble and Being & Becoming (with Joel Ross and Max Jaffe). In addition, Evans has been performing and recording solo trumpet music since 2002 and is widely recognized as a leading voice in the field, having released several recordings over the past decade. He is a member of the cooperative groups Pulverize the Sound (with Mike Pride and Tim Dahl) and Rocket Science (with Evan Parker, Craig Taborn and Sam Pluta) and is constantly experimenting and forming new configurations with like minded players. As a composer, he has been commissioned by the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Yarn/Wire, the Donaueschingen Musiktage Festival, the Jerome Foundation's Emerging Artist Program, and the Doris Duke Foundation. Evans has presented and/or performed his works at major festivals worldwide and tours his own groups extensively. He has worked with some of the leading figures in new music: John Zorn, Kassa Overall, Jim Black, Weasel Walter, Matana Roberts, Tyshawn Sorey, Levy Lorenzo, Nate Wooley, Steve Schick, Mary Halvorson, Joe McPhee and performs with both ICE and the Wet Ink Ensemble. He has been releasing recordings on his own label, More is More, since 2011. 2016 saw the release of the highly acclaimed solo album "Lifeblood" and "Genesis", the third last record by the Peter Evans Quintet.
The inaugural event of a new monthly concert series in Brooklyn, curated and hosted by Jeremiah Cymerman, 5049 at ARETÉ showcases cutting-edge artists in performance (45 minutes) and discussion (45 minutes), taped for air on the 5049 Podcast.
TOBY DRIVER is best known as the frontman and bandleader of the prolific experimental band, Kayo Dot (ex-maudlin of the Well). In the past two decades, he has masterfully explored the limitlessness of music, from weird metal to beautiful post-rock, from austere ballads to tripped-out 70s fusion and beyond. He has worked with a number of forward-thinking luminaries including Trey Spruance (Secret Chiefs 3), John Zorn, G. Stuart Dahlquist (Burning Witch, Asva), Jeremiah Cymerman, Mario Diaz de Leon, Gyan Riley, and many more, and his music appeared as part of Peter Hopkins Miller's installation "Stained Glass" in the 2017 edition of the Venice Biennale. Throughout his many projects: maudlin of the Well, Vaura (with Kevin Hufnagel (from Gorguts)), Stern (with Chuck Stern from Time of Orchids), The Tanks (with Ches Smith and Brandon Seabrook), Clefter (with Gyan Riley and Timba Harris (from Secret Chiefs 3)), Tartar Lamb, free-improv trio Bloodmist (with Jeremiah Cymerman and Mario Diaz de Leon), his solo works, and most of all Kayo Dot, Driver’s adventurousness shines brightly. Whereas most musicians attach an identity to themselves in terms of scene or style, Driver’s music is the sound of the abandonment of identity, and the refusal to answer the question “Who are you?” Paradoxically, perhaps Driver’s defining characteristic as a composer and musician is this fearlessness of looking into the unknown.
As a solo performer, on guitar, keyboard, and voice, Driver has been exploring dark, austere neofolk akin to Grouper, Talk Talk, Current 93, and others, with a subtle progressive and unsettling edge, featured in his recent release, "Madonnawhore" (The Flenser, 2017). This concert will feature music from "Madonnawhore," and his forthcoming album "They Are The Shield," which features violinists Conrad Harris and Pauline Kim Harris, also appearing at this performance.
John Zorn (sax) Maria Grand (sax) Jeremiah Cymerman (clarinet) Taylor Levine (guitar) Miles Okazaki (guitar) Sam Kulik (trombone) Chris Dingman (vibes) Will Greene (guitar) Simon Hanes (bass) Aaron Edgcomb (drums) and many special guests
RING THE BELL—CLOSE THE BOOK—QUENCH THE CANDLE!
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 25 WILL BE THE LAST PERFORMANCE AT OUR ORIGINAL LOCATION ON AVENUE C AND SECOND STREET. WE THANK THE MUSICIANS WHO PERFORMED THERE, THE AUDIENCE WHO CAME TO LISTEN, THE VOLUNTEERS FOR KEEPING THE SPACE GOING AND ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE DONATED TO THE STONE TO KEEP IT ALIVE. BLESSINGS TO YOU ALL!
Jeremiah Cymerman, Patrick Holmes, Matt Bauder, Aaron Novik (clarinets)
Brian Chase, Russell Greenberg (percussion)
“It began with a restlessness, but I did not know what it meant or what ‘they’ wanted of me. There was an ominous atmosphere all around me. I had the strange feeling that the air was filled with ghostly entities. Then it was as if my house began to be haunted....”
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Jeremiah Cymerman & Nate Wooley
Jeremiah Cymerman (clarinet, electronics) Nate Wooley (trumpet, amplifier)
An evening of solos and duos with trumpet maverick Nate Wooley
Pale Horse Expanded Ensemble
Jeremiah Cymerman (clarinet, electronics) Christopher Hoffman (cello) Brian Chase (drums) and special guests
Hate Speech / Trevor Dunn Solo
Jeremiah Cymerman (clarinet) Charlie Looker (guitar) Trevor Dunn (bass)
Bloodmist / Charlie Looker Solo
Jeremiah Cymerman (clarinet, electronics) Toby Driver (bass) Mario Diaz de Leon (guitar) Charlie Looker (guitar, voice)
Jeremiah Cymerman, Patrick Holmes, Matt Bauder, Aaron Novik (clarinets) Ryan Sawyer, Russell Greenberg (percussion)