DESTROY VANCOUVER XIII
Friday June 19th | DOORS 11PM
LOCATION: Ironworks, 235 Alexander St. (map)
(Tickets available ONLINE or at the door the night of the event)
Curated by drummer/sound artist John Brennan and produced by VIVO Media Arts, the experimental music series Destroy Vancouver brings together some of the world’s most influential improvisers with local sound explorers. This edition – presented by TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival – features solo sets from three distinct creative voices. Known for his work with powerhouse avant-groove trio Medeski Martin and Wood, drummer Billy Martin has worked with Nels Cline and Bill Frisell. A master of high-wire, wide-open improv, his approach is both ecstatic and insightful. Using extended technique and powerful emotion, pianist Lisa Cay Miller is “making some of the most intricate and beautiful music that can be heard in Vancouver today” (Georgia Straight). JUNO Award winner JP Carter’s trumpet and electronics open a portal into an alternate world of sound. An endlessly imaginative improviser, he’s worked with Dan Mangan, Destroyer, and Fond of Tigers.
BILLY MARTIN [DUE TO A FAMILY EMERGENCY BILLY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO JOIN US THIS EVENING. HE SENDS HIS REGRETS.] pursues the ecstatic and the insightful from a variety of vantage points: as a drummer and percussionist, as a composer, as a filmmaker, sculptor, visual artist, and even as a carpenter. To varying degrees, each endeavor is marked by Martin’s dearly held belief that unfettered improvisation and an honest commitment to the moment at hand can bring about new levels of understanding, new perspectives, new sonic textures, and a more profound emotional impact. “In any circumstance, any medium,” he reflects, “you need to be sincere with yourself and with your audience. This is who you are, and you’ve got to be trying as hard as you can to create something for the situation that’s new and fresh. There are going to be some mistakes, it may not be perfect, but you’ve got to be willing to take that chance at any given moment.” – taken from billymartin.net
JP CARTER is a Juno award-winning trumpet player and composer from Vancouver, BC, with over 28 years of playing experience. Carter’s singular approach to the trumpet and versatility as an improvisor and composer make him a vital contributor to the Vancouver music community. JP incorporates a variety of techniques into his trumpet playing, utilizing and experimenting with acoustic (traditional, extended) and electronic (effected, amplified) methods to create a wide spectrum of sound. Currently a member of several Vancouver-based groups, including Destroyer, Dan Mangan + Blacksmith, Fond of Tigers, Tony Wilson 6tet, Mary Margaret O’Hara & Peggy Lee’s Beautiful Tool, Gordon Grdina’s Haram, Michael Blake’s Variety Hour, and Orkestra Futura (NOW Orchestra), JP’s main projects as a composer/performer continue to be Inhabitants, Aeroplane Trio, and Carsick. These three long-standing original projects have all released albums on Vancouver’s Drip Audio label [dripaudio.com]. – taken from jpcarter.wordpress.com
LISA CAY MILLER compositions have been premiered by de Bijloke ensemble (Ghent, Belgium) the Tetzepi Bigtet (Amsterdam), mmm… (Tokyo), the Quatuor Bozzini (for the National Film Board of Canada with director Marv Newland, Montreal), Vancouver New Music, Standing Wave, Turning Point Ensemble, The Vancouver Chinese Instrumental Music Society (Vancouver), and the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra,The Left Coast Ensemble and Earplay (San Francisco). Miller has directed workshops (for the Now Orchestra and the Vancouver International Jazz Festival) and produced concerts and multi media installations (Vancouver New Music, Costal Jazz and Blues Society, Circus Maximus, Western Front Society). New commissions will be premiered in 2013 by Pianorquestra (Brazil), Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa (piano) and François Houle and Jane Hayes (clarinet and piano, Vancouver). – taken from http://www.musiccentre.ca/node/37896/biography
MAGNETICRING is the solo work of Joshua Stevenson using vintage synthesizer’s and analogue equipment. Influences range from Javanese Gamelan, to obscure psychedelic music, early new age, and early electronic music. Stevenson is a member of psychedelic/kosmicher act Von Bingen, a former member of Staked Plains and Jackie O Motherfucker, and has featured in projects with Sam Shalabi, Pink Mountaintops, and Kemialliset Ystävät, among others.
JOE WILLIAMSON was born in 1970 in Canada. He has played and continues to play in many different musical settings. Besides his work as an improvising bassist, he also writes songs and sings them. He moved to Europe in 1992 and has lived in Amsterdam, Berlin and London. He now lives in Stockholm. Current projects include The Inconvenience, Trapist, Tobias Delius Quartet, Weird Weapons, King of Herrings among others. Past and present collaborators include Steve Beresford, Tony Buck, Han Bennink, Peggy Lee, Eddie Prevost, Dylan van der Schyff, Christine Sehnaoui, Eugene Chadbourne, and Okkyung Lee among many others. – excerpted from http://joewilliamson.klingt.org/biography.html