The Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center has announced two shows in January that may be of interest to fans of jazz and improvised music:
Trombonist and electronic musician Christian Pincock will play LNAC on Friday, January 14. Pincock performs improvised and composed music using a valve trombone and a computer-based instrument he created using MAX/MSP software. "Using a keyboard controller and a system of sensors attached to his trombone he is able to control sampled sounds and integrate them expressively and musically," says Pincock's website. "His work is both dynamic and subtle, drawing from diverse styles such as improvised experimental music, contemporary classical, avant-garde jazz, noise, and electronica."
Then on Sunday, January 16, Moyindau (pictured) will take the LNAC stage. The group, which includes Alex Kreger (piano), Kevin Bene (saxophones), Susanna Mendlow (cello) and Ryan Ptasnik (drums), "explores the territory between jazz and contemporary classical music, improvised and notated forms....The ensemble also draws from ethnic folk traditions of cultures across the world, an influence perhaps best explained by the group’s beginning as the backup band for vocal settings of Kazakh poetry."
Both shows start at 8:00 p.m., with tickets available for $5 at the door.
(Edited 1/8/11 to correct the day of the Moyindau show, and to use the preferred form of their name.)
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