Chris Gestrin, Torsten Muller, Lan Tung, Jesse Zubot
Bill Clark, Ron Samworth and Dylan van der Schyff
Saturday, May 1, 2010, 8:00pm
Ironworks, 235 Alexander Street
Talking Pictures’ Invitational is an evening of musical exploration showcasing a selection of the regions finest improvisers. Featured will be Chris Gestrin, synthesizer, sampler, electronics; Torsten Muller, bass; Lan Tung, erhu; Jesse Zubot, violin; and Talking Pictures’ own Bill Clark, trumpet; Ron Samworth, guitar and Dylan van der Schyff, drums. Talking Pictures has a long history of collaboration with guest artists from wide ranging musical backgrounds. It is this exchange of personal narratives that is the lifeblood of improvised music, inspiring and transforming artists and audiences alike.
with Robin Holcomb and Wayne Horvitz
Saturday November 7, 2009, 8:00pm
The Cultch ,1895 Venables St.
Tickets $20 (general) / $15 (students & seniors) + service charges
The Cultch box office • 604.251.1363 • www.thecultch.com
Info: 604 683 8240
On Saturday November 7 Talking Pictures performs with Seattle-based singer-pianist Robin Holcomb and keyboardist Wayne Horvitz at the newly renovated Historic Theatre at The Cultch. Composed music by Holcomb, guitarist Ron Samworth and cellist Peggy Lee will be woven into a musical tapestry featuring these three musicians joined by Horvitz, trumpet player Bill Clark and drummer Dylan van der Schyff. Don’t miss an opportunity to experience the latest offering from this rich creative collaboration.
Pianist, composer, singer and songwriter Robin Holcomb has performed extensively in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia as a solo artist and the leader of various ensembles. Living in the Lower East Side of New York in the 1980s, she was a founder of Studio Henry, a venue for maverick composers, and the New York Composers Orchestra. Living in Seattle since 1989, she continues to compose and record songs and music for solo piano, chamber ensembles, dance, theatre and film.
Wayne Horvitz made a name for himself in the ’80s by playing with some of the leading lights on the downtown New York-based experimental/improv scene. His most famous association was with saxophonist/composer John Zorn as a member of the band, Naked City. By the mid-’90s, Horvitz had moved from New York to the Pacific Northwest; his primary band became the Seattle-based Zony Mash. Their organ-based, groove-oriented music incorporates some “outside” elements, but largely avoids the avant-garde tendencies characteristic of Horvitz’s New York work. He has produced CDs for Eddie Palmieri, Fontella Bass, Robin Holcomb and Bill Frisell among others. Ensembles include The President, Pigpen, Zony Mash, The HMP Trio, The New York Composers Orchestra, The 4 Plus 1 Ensemble, Sweeter Than the Day and The Gravitas Quartet.