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Breakfast? is a trio consisting of tenor saxophone, electric guitar and drumset based in Philadelphia and Brooklyn. Their music is a blend of semi-composed, semi-improvised newness; they exemplify a distinct
and singular group aesthetic and musical vocabulary. They employ and enjoy the use of pulse (both abstracted and real), references to tonality and form to create comprehensible yet exciting and unusual
music. Their focused and direct approach yields high impact and compact abstractions of stuff that normal people would listen to.
Members include Bryan Rogers (Shot x Shot, Aerial Photograph, Bobby Zankel), Amnon Freidlin (Normal Love, Pepi Ginsberg, West Philadelphia Orchestra) and Pete Angevine (SATANIZED, illuminea, A Storm of Light, Pepi Ginsberg).
ARCHITEUTHIS WALKS ON LAND
Amy Cimini – viola
Katherine Young- bassoon
New York, NY
Architeuthis Walks on Land is Amy Cimini and Katherine Young’s improvised project. Cimini (viola) and Young (bassoon) explore the full expressive parameters of the duo form, working with the material and textural ranges of their instruments. Architeuthis’s music spans from a slowly unfolding intimacy to a jagged, kinetic style. Both soloistic and often drone-oriented, the duo draw on their interests in contemporary classical music (which is how they first performed together more than seven years ago), free music, and rock. Cimini and Young played together in the piratical folk-pop band The William Young and are part of the trio Civil War (with Adam Sonderberg) and the new music collective Till by Turning. They’ve worked with Fred Lonberg-Holm, Jessica Pavone, Jason Ajemian, Aram Shelton, Carol Genetti, and Anthony Braxton, among others.
TOSHI MAKIHARA percussion
TATSUYA NAKATANI percussion
Philadelphia / Easton, PA
Toshi Makihara studied drums, percussion and improvisation with Sabu Toyozumi, a prominent percussionist in Tokyo. Since arriving in the United States in the late 1970’s he has worked with various new music ensembles as well as with numerous dance and theater companies internationally. Makihara has provided original music to Arden Theater Company, Diversions Dance Company (Wales), Pennsylvania Ballet, ZeroMoving Dance Company and Leah Stein Dance Company among others,
and has worked with musicians including Steve Beresford, Peter Brotzmann, John Butcher, Nels Cline, Eugene Chadbourne, Tom Cora, Amy Denio, Thurston Moore, William Parker and John Zorn. He has also collaborated with poets, visual artists, filmmakers and performance artists widely.
Tatsuya Nakatani is originally from Osaka, Japan. In 2006 he performed in 80 cities in 7 countries and collaborated with 163 artists worldwide. In the past 10 years he has released nearly 50 recordings on CD.
He has created his own instrumentation, effectively inventing many instruments and extended techniques. He utilizes drumset, bowed gongs, cymbals, singing bowls, metal objects, bells, and various sticks and bows to create an intense, organic music that defies category or genre. His music is based in improvised/ experimental music, jazz, free jazz, rock, and noise, yet retains the sense of space and beauty found in traditional Japanese folk music.
In addition to live solo and ensemble performances he works as a sound designer for film and television. He also teaches Masterclasses and Workshops at the University level. He also heads H&H Production, an independent record label and recording studio based in Easton, Pennsylvania. He was selected as a performing artist for the Pennsylvania Performing Artist on Tour (PennPat) roster as well as a Bronx Arts Council Individual Artist grant.
AL BERKHEIMER acoustic and electronic instruments, percussion
ETHAN TRIPP acoustic and electronic instruments, percussion
Al Berkheimer and Ethan Tripp have both been making experimental music in various forms since the late 90’s. Ethan focusing primarily on homebrew electronics, improvised instruments and tape loops, and Al, on soundscapes and audio experiments. The two began playing music together in early 2007 at the behest of a mutual friend. After some initial discussion they decided the best way to get to the place they desired musically, was to get together and improvise. The first experience of making improvised music together, kick-started a weekly meet-up and recording session, that has already produced to a large body of work. LATRALMAGOG is a continual exploration of sonic environments and the moods, images and feelings they evoke.
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