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  • Cinghiale (Ken Vandermark & Mars Williams) & Steve Marquette
    8:00 PM
    09/01/2019

    319 NORTH 11TH STREET 3RD FLOOR PHILADELPHIA, PA 19107

    319 NORTH 11TH STREET 3RD FLOOR PHILADELPHIA, PA 19107

    Cinghiale (Ken Vendermark & Mars Williams):
    Ken Vandermark began studying the tenor saxophone at the age of 16. His primary creative emphasis is the exploration of contemporary music that deals directly with advanced methods of improvisation. He has worked continuously, both as a performer and organizer in North America and Europe, recording in a large array of contexts with many internationally renowned musicians, such as Fred Anderson, Ab Baars, Peter Brötzmann, Tim Daisy, Hamid Drake, Terrie Ex, Mats Gustafsson, Christof Kurzmann, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Joe McPhee, Paal Nilssen-Love, Paul Lytton, Andy Moor, Joe Morris, and Nate Wooley. His current activity includes work with Made to Break, The Resonance Ensemble, Side A, Lean Left, Fire Room, the DKV Trio, and duos with Paal Nilssen-Love and Tim Daisy.  More than half of each year is spent touring in Europe, North America, and Japan, and his concerts and numerous recordings have been critically acclaimed both at home and abroad. In addition to the tenor sax, Vandermark also plays the bass and Bb clarinet, and baritone saxophone. In 1999 he was awarded the MacArthur Fellowship for music.
    Mars Williams is an open-minded musician, composer and educator who commutes easily between free jazz, funk, hip-hop and rock, Mars has played and recorded with The Psychedelic Furs, Billy Idol, Massacre, Fred Frith, Bill Laswell, Ministry, Power Station, Die Warzau, The Waitresses, Kiki Dee, Pete Cosey, Billy Squier, DJ Logic, Wayne Kramer, John Scoffield, Charlie Hunter, Kurt Elling, Swollen Monkeys, Mike Clark, Jerry Garcia, Naked Raygun, Friendly Fires, The Untouchables, Blow Monkeys and virtually every leading figure of Chicago’s and New York City’s “downtown” scene. Mars manages to stay active on the Chicago underground improvising scene. In recent years he has toured and recorded with the Peter Brötzmann Tentet, Switchback, Full Blast, Scorch Trio, the Vandermark 5, Michael Zerang & The Blue Lights,  Boneshaker, Chicago Reed Quartet, Trio Red Space, Chicago Edge Ensemble, and Cinghiale, teaming him with such musicians as Ken Vandermark, Hamid Drake, Michael Zerang, William Parker, Ikue Mori, Kent Kessler, Fredric Lonberg Holm, Peter Brotzmann, Joe McPhee, Jeb Bishop, Tim Daisy, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten, Paal Nilssen-Love, Ab Baars, Mike Reed, Jeb Bishop, Harrison Bankhead, Dave Rempis, Kidd Jordan and Matts Gustafson.
    Steve Marquette:
    Steve Marquette is a guitarist, improviser and organizer based out of Chicago, IL. Over the past decade he has become an integral part of the city’s storied and vibrant improvised music community, in ensembles of his own (The Few with Macie Stewart and Charlie Kirchen, Kobra Quartet, Instigation Orchestra) and as a member of Ken Vandermark’s Marker among other projects. In addition to his work as a musician, he is also a founder and lead organizer of the Instigation Festival – which brings together music, movement and video artists from Chicago and New Orleans for a week of interdisciplinary collaboration in each city. Using both acoustic and electric guitars, Marquette’s solo music explores the intersections between free improvisation, folk traditions and the guitar as “sound box.”
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  • Sarah Ruth Alexander, Elliott Levin, Nazir Ebo, and Brian Nothing
    5:00 PM-7:00 PM
    09/03/2019

    5019 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143, USA

    5019 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143, USA

    Sarah Ruth Alexander
    Elliott Levin
    Nazir Ebo
    Brian Nothing
    Sarah Ruth Alexander-
    is a diverse musician and artist- a multi instrumentalist, she employs hammered dulcimer, harmonium, electro acoustic sound art and extended vocal techniques. She performs frequently both solo and with multiple bands and improvisational ensembles in the north Texas area. Sarahruthalexander.com
    Elliott Levin =Free jazz monster
    Elliottlevin.com
    Nazir Ebo- an amazing drummer from west philly. A true drum prodigy
    Brian Nothing- from punk to free jazz Brian is a multi- instrumentalist with lots of energy.
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  • Argyle Torah, Bonnie Lander + Batya McAdam-Somer, Peter Redgrave
    7:00 PM
    09/16/2019

    3401 Reservoir Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA

    3401 Reservoir Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA

    An evening of New Music, Dance, and Earthly Delights featuring

    Bonnie Lander: Voice
    Batya McAdam‐Somer: Violin
    performing
    György Kurtág’s Kalfka Fragments

    Peter Redgrave: Movement
    performing his new solo work
    The Audition

    Argyle Torah (Aaron Pond + Thomas Patteson)
    performing
    Improvisations of Man and Machine

    Suggested Donation $5-15
    Not a single soul turned away for lack of funds

    About!!!!!!!

    Bonnie Lander (soprano) and Batya Macadam-Somer (violin):
    classically trained musicians who specialize in collaborative new chamber music. After meeting in 2011 at the UC San Diego graduate program, Batya and Bonnie have been collaborating on a variety of projects including new chamber music, folk music, original music, and improvised performance.
    About “Kafka Fragments”: Composed in the 1980’s by Hungarian composer György Kurtág, Kafka Fragments is a concert-length chamber piece for voice and violin comprised 40 miniature works that each set a different fragment of text from Franz Kafka’s journals and letters.

    Peter Redgrave:
    an interdisciplinary artist and educator based in Baltimore, Maryland. He creates movement based performances, dances, but they are not really dances. He has trained with Butoh dancers, contact improvisors, clowns, and he skateboarded for years. He is trying not to fall down as much.
    He is currently touring the first section of his newest solo project. It has a working title, “The Audition.” It is an investigation into the show biz machine.

    Argyle Torah
    Thomas Patteson + Aaron Pond are buds spiraling out from soil in delicate procedures. The difference- small. Both befriend the spirit of the sun. Thomas channels UV rays through circuits into pure aurality. Aaron makes petals ruminate.

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  • Eric Wubbels: if and only if
    8:00 PM
    09/18/2019

    3637 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

    3637 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

    A new chamber formation brings together Josh Modney, Mariel Roberts, and Eric Wubbels, three of the leading musicians of the New York new music scene, whose playing draws on over a decade of experience playing together in the Wet Ink Ensemble and Mivos Quartet. Their debut program features if and only if , a new large-scale work by Eric Wubbels, written over an extended period of close collaboration with Modney and Roberts. if and only if combines a microscopic attention to tuning, acoustic beating, and instrumental vibration with an austerity and simplicity derived from Medieval music.
    PROGRAM
    if and only if (2018-19)
    for violin, cello, and piano
    by Eric Wubbels
    I. endings
    II. tombeau
    III. Hz spectrum
    IV. canon spiralis
    V. antistrophe
    VI. oxygen
    VII. second per second
    VIII. haven
    ABOUT THE ARTISTS
    Josh Modney is a violinist devoted to creative music-making. A “new-music luminary,” “superb violinist” (The New York Times), and “multitasking virtuoso” (The New Yorker) hailed for “jaw-dropping technical skill…” and as “one of today’s most intrepid experimentalists” (Bandcamp Daily), Modney collaborates with a wide array of renowned ensembles and artists as part of a broad scene of adventurous music that thrives at the nexus of composition, improvisation, and interpretation. Modney is violinist and Executive Director of the Wet Ink Ensemble and a member of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), and performed with the Mivos Quartet for eight years, a vital new-music string quartet he co-founded in 2008. Modney’s fresh and versatile approach to the violin and uniquely dynamic performance practice has made him a highly sought-after collaborator. He has worked closely on new solos and duos with composers including Kate Soper, Alex Mincek, Eric Wubbels, Sam Pluta, Andrew Greenwald and Rick Burkhardt, as well as projects with major figures including Kaija Saariaho, Mathias Spahlinger, Helmut Lachenmann, George Lewis, Pauline Oliveros, Christian Wolff, and Peter Ablinger.
    American cellist Mariel Roberts is widely recognized not just for her “virtuosic” performances, but as a “fearless explorer” (Chicago Reader) in her field. Her ravenous appetite for collaboration and experimentation as an interpreter, improvisor, and composer have helped create a body of work which bridges avant-garde, contemporary, jazz, classical, and traditional music. Roberts is widely recognized for her “technical and interpretive mastery” (I care if you listen) and for performances which seethe with “excruciating intensity” (The Whole Note). Roberts has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician across four continents, most notably as a member of the Mivos Quartet, Wet Ink Ensemble, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Bang on a Can All Stars, and Ensemble Signal. She performs regularly on major stages for new music such as the Lincoln Center Festival (NYC), Wien Modern (Austria), Lucerne Festival (Switzerland), Cervantino Festival (Mexico), Klang Festival (Denmark), Shanghai New Music Week (China), Darmstadt Internationalen Ferienkurse für Neue Musik (Germany), and Aldeburgh Music Festival (UK). Roberts has been featured as a chamber musician on recordings for Innova, Albany Records, New World Records, New Amsterdam, Carrier Records, New Focus, and Urtext Records. Roberts’ compositions have been performed at venues such as Merkin Hall and Miller Theater in New York City. Roberts has released two solo albums of new works commissioned for her. The first, “Nonextraneous Sounds” (2012), was noted for it’s “technical flair and exquisite sensitivity” (Composers Forum). 2017’s “Cartography” solidified Roberts’ position as “one of the most adventurous figures on New York’s new music scene—one with a thorough grounding in classical tradition but a ravenous appetite for and tireless discipline in new work.” (Bandcamp).
    Eric Wubbels is a composer and pianist, and a Co-Director of the Wet Ink Ensemble. His music has been performed throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and the U.S., by groups such as Wet Ink Ensemble, Mivos Quartet, yarn|wire, Splinter Reeds, Kupka’s Piano (AUS), SCENATET (DK), Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, and featured on festivals including Huddersfield Festival (hcmf//), LA Phil Green Umbrella Series, Chicago Symphony MusicNOW, New York Philharmonic CONTACT, MATA Festival, and Zurich Tage für Neue Musik. Wubbels has been awarded grants and fellowships from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, NYSCA / New York Foundation for the Arts, Chamber Music America, ISSUE Project Room, MATA Festival, Barlow Endowment, and Jerome Foundation, and residencies at the MacDowell Colony (2011, 2016), Copland House, L’Abri (Geneva), Djerassi Resident Artists Program, and Civitella Ranieri Center (Italy). As a performer, he has given U.S. and world premieres of works by major figures such as Peter Ablinger, Richard Barrett, Beat Furrer, George Lewis, and Mathias Spahlinger, as well as vital young artists such as Rick Burkhardt, Francesco Filidei, Erin Gee, Bryn Harrison, Clara Iannotta, Darius Jones, Cat Lamb, Ingrid Laubrock, Charmaine Lee, Alex Mincek, Sam Pluta, Katharina Rosenberger, and Kate Soper. He has recorded for Carrier Records, hatART, Intakt, New Focus, Spektral (Vienna), quiet design, and Albany Records, among others, and has held teaching positions at Amherst College and Oberlin Conservatory.
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  • George Crumb – The River of Life
    7:30 PM-8:30 PM
    09/20/2019

    121 N. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19106

    121 N. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19106

    George Crumb – The River of Life
    FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2019
    7:30pm – 8:30pm
    Cherry Street Pier
    121 N. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19106
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    FREE and open to the public


    PROGRAM:

    George Crumb’s

    The River of Life (2003)

    (American Songbook I – A Cycle of Hymns, Spirituals, and Revival Tunes)

    1. Shall We Gather at the River?
    2. Will There Be Any Stars In My Crown?
    3. Amazing Grace!
    4. Give Me That Old Time Religion
    5. Time is a Drifting River: A Psalm for Daybreak and Morning (instrumental)
    6. Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?
    7. One More River to Cross (Noah’s Ark: A Humoresque)
    8. Nearer, My God to Thee

    9. Deep River

     
    Chrystal E. Williams, mezzo-soprano
    Mark Loria, conductor
    Marcantonio Barone, piano
    William Kerrigan, percussion
    Malavika Godbole, percussion
    Phillip O’Banion, percussion
    Brenda Weckerly, percussion
    The seven volumes of George Crumb’s American Songbooks are the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer’s explorations of America’s folk song heritage that include stunning transformations of African-American spirituals, Appalachian ballads, Native American chants, New England hymns, Southern revival songs, Western cowboy tunes, and in one volume, more popular folk music by Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger.
    Each volume was written for, dedicated to, premiered and recorded first by Orchestra 2001 as it emerged from Mr. Crumb’s suburban Philadelphia studio over a period of a decade. There are few examples in modern classical music in which a composer of such stature has written so much music for a specific ensemble. We believe this cycle to be one of the most unique and beautiful celebrations of America’s folk heritage any artist has ever conceived.  
    Volume I, The River of Life  (2003) – Songs of Joy, and Sorrow – A Cycle of Hymns, Spirituals and Revival Tunes for Voice, Percussion Quartet, and Amplified Piano, contains nine of Crumb’s sometimes haunting, sometimes hilarious, always magical settings of American folk songs surrounded by the myriad colors of his astonishing music.
    The River of Life is scored for more than 130 different percussion instruments including bosun’s (boatswain) whistle, log drums, Appalachian musical saw, Chinese cymbals and temple gongs, Japanese temple bells and kabuki blocks, Tibetan prayer stones, Indian ankle bells, Thai wooden buffalo bells, Cambodian anklung, frog voice guïro, Moroccan bendir, Swiss almglocken (large cowbells), water-tuned crystal goblets, toy piano, and a number of instruments played underwater.
    Audience members of all ages are invited on stage after the performance for an informal Percussion Petting Zoo: come see the instruments up close!
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  • Lonnie Holley + Moor Mother with Nelson Patton
    8:00 PM
    09/22/2019

    NW Corner 51st & Spruce Streets Philadelphia, PA 19139

    NW Corner 51st & Spruce Streets Philadelphia, PA 19139

    Bowerbird is pleased to present Alabama-born sculptor and musician Lonnie Holley (performing with Nelson Patton -Dave Nelson and Marlon Patton) and Philadelphia-based musician, poet, visual artist, and activist Moor Mother. “Despite undeniable sonic and aesthetic connections to Sun Ra and Arthur Russell, Lonnie Holley’s music is a law unto itself, with the inimitable blues orator free-forming at its core”. (vinyl factory) “Lonnie Holley is the closest thing America has to a prophet.” (SF weekly). As Moor Mother, Ayewa’s work operates at the intersection of spoken word, rap, punk, and free jazz, examining consciousness, identity, blackness, and the global socio-political landscape through an Afrofuturist lens.
    ABOUT THE ARTISTS
    Lonnie Holley was born on February 10, 1950 in Birmingham, Alabama. From the age of five, Holley worked various jobs: picking up trash at a drive-in movie theatre, washing dishes, and cooking. He lived in a whiskey house, on the state fairgrounds, and in several foster homes. His early life was chaotic and Holley was never afforded the pleasure of a real childhood. Since 1979, Holley has devoted his life to the practice of improvisational creativity. His art and music, born out of struggle, hardship, but perhaps more importantly, out of furious curiosity and biological necessity, has manifested itself in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, performance, and sound. Holley’s sculptures are constructed from found materials in the oldest tradition of African American sculpture. Objects, already imbued with cultural and artistic metaphor, are combined into narrative sculptures that commemorate places, people, and events. His work is now in collections of major museums throughout the country, on permanent display in the United Nations, and have been displayed in the White House Rose Garden. In January of 2014, Holley completed a one-month artist-in-residence with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in Captiva Island, Florida, site of the acclaimed artist’s studio.
    Camae Ayewa (Moor Mother) is a national and international touring musician, poet, visual artist, and workshop facilitator, and has performed at numerous festivals, colleges, galleries, and museums around the world, sharing the stage with King Britt, Roscoe Mitchell, Claudia Rankine, bell hooks, and more. Camae is a vocalist in three collaborative performance groups: Irreversible Entanglements, MoorJewelry and 700bliss. As a soundscape and visual artist, their work has been featured at Baltic Biennale, Samek Art Museum, Vox Populi, Pearlman Gallery, Metropolitan Museum of Art Chicago, ICA Philadelphia, Bergan Kunstall, Hirshhorn Gallery, and in a 2018 solo show at The Kitchen NYC. As a workshop facilitator, Camae has presented at Cornell University, MOFO Festival, Moogfest, Black Dot Gallery and others. They are co-founder and curator of Rockers Philly Project, a 10-year long running event series and festival focused on marginalized musicians and artists spanning multiple genres of music. As Moor Mother, she released her debut album Fetish Bones on Don Giovanni records to critical acclaim. The album was named third best album of the year by The Wire Magazine, number one by Jazz Right Now, and has appeared on numerous end of the year lists from Pitchfork, Noisy, Rolling Stone, and Spin Magazine. She has since released a second LP, The Motionless Present, commissioned by CTM X VINYL FACTORY 2017. Thanks to her unstoppable energy, she has recently performed at a host of vital festivals and venues including Berhaign, Borealis, CTM Festival, Le Guess Who, Unsound, Flow and Donau Festival, Rewire, Boiler Room, and MoMA PS1.
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  • Pitsiokos/St. Silva/Zederberg trio & Blacksberg/Data/Suarez trio
    8:00 PM
    09/24/2019

    1542 E Montgomery Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125, USA

    1542 E Montgomery Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125, USA

    Chris Pitsiokos:
    Chris Pitsiokos is a Brooklyn-based saxophonist, composer and improviser. His compositions often provide a framework for performers to express a singular aesthetic vision without subjugating their voices as creative elements in their own right. In this way his work contrasts with traditional modes of composition in which the composer or band leader is the sole, or primary arbiter of a unified, preconceived vision.
    Chris has been praised by Rolling Stone for his “startlingly original vision” and “astonishingly fleet sax work.” Downbeat has identified his band CP Unit as “a persuasive combination of harmolodic jazz and contemporary noise rock.” As a soloist he has developed a unique voice on the alto saxophone: his expansion of the instrument’s vocabulary has served to multiply its emotive and formal capabilities.
    “Pinpoint precision and unhinged fury…go-for-broke intensity…dazzling array of tactics…From piece to piece he shows an expanding range that accommodates both tender phrasing and a lacerating tone.”
    -Chicago Reader
    Sue St. Silva:
    Sue St. Silva is a trumpeter, improviser and composer from Porto, Portugal.
    In the last years she has been considered by the international press as one of the strongest emerging voices in contemporary jazz and improvised music.
    With a singular approach/voice that comes out of a comprehensive spectrum of influences, from classical and contemporary music to jazz and textural sound art, she is interested in stretching the boundaries of the instrument and in exploring new ways of expression within music.
    She leads her projects Impermanence and Life and Other Transient Storms (with Lotte Anker, Sten Sandell, Jon Fält and Toby Zederberg), and co-leads duos with Zederberg (also in trio with Hampus Lindwall), Kaja Draksler, Hearth and Child of Illusion. She is also part of Mats Gustafsson’s Nu Ensemble, Fire! Orchestra, LAMA, Per-Åke Holmlander’s Carliot Orchestra, Toby Zederberg Och Den Stora Frågan and Coreto.
    ‘One of the most exciting improvisers in the world’ (Downbeat)
    Toby Zederberg:
    One of creative music’s most eloquent exponents, having emerged from the fertile Swedish jazz scene around 2005. With his band Toby Zederberg Hot Five, he began a fruitful relationship with the thoroughly excellent Moserobie label, run by his frequent band mate, saxophonist Jonas Kullhammar, and by the time he was making records like Skildrar Kvinnans Kamp and Och Den Stora Frågen, Corbett Vs. Dempsey were completely hooked. Zederberg is a Mingus for our times. He’s a composer of unusual means — great sense for how to harmonize his inventive melodies; how to make a sextet sound like a big band and how to clear space for an unaccompanied solo; his slightly devious sense of humor underlying all the drive and swing that make the best in a bass player; and best of all a respect for his musicians, who have always found ways to push his great compositions up a notch”.-Corbett vs. Dempsey
    Dan Blacksberg/madam data/Leo Suarez trio:
    Trombonist and composer Dan Blacksberg is one of the premiere practitioners of traditional klezmer on the trombone, and a rapidly rising voice in experimental music. With work spanning avant-garde jazz, modern classical music, improvised music, and klezmer, Blacksberg has developed a complex style to carve out new spaces for the trombone in modern experimental and Jewish music.
    Ada Adhiyatma  is a musician who explores machine interfaces and the embodied idea of distance. Working with handmade computer programs, field recordings and old samplers, they fantasize about sound as a way to echolocate spaces defined by separations, the trauma of dislocation, the impossibility of empathy. Ada’s performance personas in Philadelphia include the apocalyptic insect noise purveyor Madam Data, and various component identities of sci fi noise-thrash quintet OOLOI and the environmental improvisation duo ‘place’. They also produce a podcast of discarded sound called The Floating World.
    A recent transplant from Tampa, FL to Philadelphia, percussionist Leo Suarez performs, records and tours within various rock contexts, as well as in many different experimental and improvised settings. Suarez currently stays active with his groups TONED (with Nathan Corder and Tom Weeks), wMerchandise, Carnivorous Bells and countless duos and trios. In November of 2018, Leo Suarez released “Marbles On Tile”, his first release for solo drum-set which explores colors, overtones and melodic development through the vehicle of improvised percussion.
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  • Streets of Philadelphia: Desertion Trio and SoP Chamber Ensemble
    8:00 PM-11:00 PM
    09/27/2019

    607 Bainbridge St. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147

    607 Bainbridge St. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147

    Streets of Philadelphia is a series of 25 new compositions by Nick Millevoi. These pieces, all inspired by and named after streets in Philadelphia, were written to be played by any instrumentation. They’re all new compositions and none of them have been recorded, so think of this as my new album, it’s just on paper. The book was designed and printed on Risograph by Erik Ruin, a Philadelphia-based visual artist and leader of the audiovisual band, Ominous Cloud. The Streets of Philadelphia book is limited to 100 copies.

    To celebrate the release of this book, Millevoi has assembled an all star cast of musicians to perform three special concerts in Philadelphia at Pageant : Soloveev on September 27, October 25, and November 9.

    September 27, 2019
    8 pm

    Desertion Trio
    (Nick Millevoi – guiatr, Johnny DeBlase – bass, Kevin Shea – drums, and Ron Stabinsky – organ)

    Streets of Philadelphia Chamber Ensemble
    (Veronica MJ – viola, Dan Blacksberg – trombone, Tom Kraines – cello, Anthony Di Bartolo – percussion)

    Nick Millevoi is a guitarist and composer whose music searches for the sonic cracks between jazz, rock and roll, noise, and modern composition. He leads the band, Desertion Trio, featuring bassist Johnny DeBlase and drummer Kevin Shea, whose sound has been described as “supremely weird desert noir” (Noisey) and “the sweet spot between Neil Young’s exploratory Crazy Horse jams and a spaghetti western soundtrack” (NPR Music). Desertion Trio has released three full-length albums on the labels Shhpuma/Clean Feed and Long Song Records, which have been lauded by outlets such as Downbeat Magazine, and JazzTimes, with Rolling Stone describing their latest release, Twilight Time as “warmly nostalgic and potently surreal.”

    Nick is a member of Moppa Elliott’s Unspeakable Garbage and was a co-leader of the power trio Many Arms, releasing five full-length records, including two for John Zorn’s Tzadik label. He was one half of the duo Archer Spade, along with trombonist Dan Blacksberg. Nick has performed John Zorn’s Bagatelles as a co-leader of the Hollenberg-Millevoi Quartet (with guitarist Matt Hollenberg); was a member of Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band, performing on their critically-acclaimed double-LP, The Rarity of Experience, as well as a member of Hassidic doom metal band Deveykus. In addition to these longer standing collaborations, Nick has performed with Mostly Other People Do the Killing, Dead Neanderthals, Nels Cline, Marc Ribot, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Fugazi’s Joe Lally.

    NPR Music says, “When Nick Millevoi plays the guitar, it’s like a rocket darting skyward between clouds.” Pitchfork has described his sound as “music that seeks the sun by exploding toward it.” Brooklyn Vegan calls Millevoi “an attacking chessmaster, tossing out chameleonesque scales and runs.” Millevoi’s music has been reviewed by Noisey, SPIN, NPR Music, The Onion AV Club, Wire magazine, and many others.

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