Tonight's Live Construction featured two sets recorded live at WKCR featuring Adachi Tomomi and Jennifer Walshe. Tomomi has spent some time in the past few months in New York, away from his native Japan, playing shows with a wide variety of talented musicians all around the East Coast. Jennifer Walshe, a New York based vocalist, musician, and composer, came in to sing with Tomomi. The first set we heard was the shorter of the two, featuring Jennifer and Tomomi on unaccompanied voice.
This evening we were joined by Kyle Bobby Dunn, a Brooklyn-based composer, who came in and performed a live set for us. Kyle then told us about his upcoming performances, about the process of composing, and about his new releases. We also listened to two tracks from a 2010 release of his, "A Young Person's Guide to Kyle Bobby Dunn."
This evening Boston-based composer and musician Brendan Murray joined us in studio to play a live electronics set. After the set, Murray discussed the new direction of his music, upcoming projects, and his recent, both past and future, collaborations and shows. We also listened to some tracks from a 2009 release.
Live Constructions today had Chuck Bettis and Derek Morton, the duo who make up Brown Wing Overdrive, come in to play a live set at WKCR. Bettis was on vocals and laptop and Morton was on banjo, effects, and synths for this set. They also spoke about upcoming tour dates, projects, and releases. For more information on BWO, please check out brownwingoverdrive.com.
This Sunday Andrea Parkins came in and performed a live set and gave us a short interview. She played from her laptop, found objects, an accordion, feedback from her amp, a keyboard and more in her set. She told us about her upcoming performance 02/16 at Zebulon with Thierry Madiot before going on tour with Ellery Eskelin in March. More information on Andrea and her upcoming performances can be found at www.myspace.com/andreaparkins.
This week we had a live performance from the New York-based duo Creeplings. Creeplings is Joshua Slusher and Bianca Bibiloni. Creeplings performed one continuous live set using synthesizer, guitar, samplers, and various electronics. We also heard from their new untitled CD release.
We first listened to Susie Ibarra's solo drum release, "Dream Sketches." On her solo release, Ibarra here played on drumset, kulintang, sarunay, and percussion. "Drum Sketches" was recorded live at the world premier of the pieces, all composed by Ibarra, in May 2007. We then listened to an excerpt from a previously aired Live Construction, from October 2009, of C. Spencer Yeh. The excerpt from this performance that we heard was the first half of his violin improvisation of that in-studio session.
The No Music Festival, held in London, Canada in October 2000, was a noise festival centering around and featuring the influential Nihilist Spasm Band, here collaborating with American saxophonist Joe McPhee. Our Live Constructions program featured the majority of this live outing between these musicians.