Saturday, February 21, 2015, at 8:00 pm
This is an archived event, not part of the current festival.
The Firehouse Space
246 Frost St.
Admission $10 at the door
New York-based new music chamber group Loadbang is building a new kind of music for mixed ensemble. Since their founding in 2008, their unique lung-powered instrumentation (bass clarinet, trumpet, trombone, baritone voice) has provoked diverse responses from composers, resulting in a stylistic palette ranging from whistled Brazilian rhythms and microtonal jazz standards to the decoupled and deconstructed sounds of the second modernity. They have been praised as 'cultivated' by The New Yorker, 'exhilarating' by the Baltimore Sun, 'inventive' by the New York Times and called a 'formidable new-music force' by TimeOutNY. Symphony Space, Miller Theater, Da Camera of Houston, MATA, the Festival of New American Music at Sacramento State University and the Avant Music Festival are some of their recent presenters.
Tonight, Loadbang performs a set of very old and very new music followed by Victor Lowrie: Viola and Greg Chudzik: Bass playing their own composed and improvised music.