First up is trombonist, composer and electronic musician Christian Pincock, who's playing on Friday, January 14 at LNAC. Pincock performs using a valve trombone and a computer-based instrument he created using MAX/MSP software, and draws on "diverse styles such as improvised experimental music, contemporary classical, avant-garde jazz, noise, and electronica."
Pincock in featured in the first embedded video above, performing his piece "Modifications of the Mind - Part 1" in April 2009 at the University of New Mexico ArtsLab in Albuquerque. Down below, there's an excerpt from another solo performance, recorded in March 2008 at Lichtblick Kino in Berlin, Germany.
Two nights later on Sunday, January 16, the Michigan-based quartet Moyindau will stop off at LNAC on their way back home from a tour of southwest. The group includes alto saxophonist Kevin Bene, pianist and composer Alex Kreger, cellist Susanna Mendlow and percussionist Ryan Ptasnik, and cites influences including "experimental jazz, contemporary classical, folk, and free improvisation."
The third video features Moyindau performing a piece called "Descent," and was recorded in July 2010 at Cream City Collectives in Milwaukee. The fourth video is a rendition of "Point House," a multi-part composition also recorded in July, at the Unitarian Universalist Church West in Brookfield, WI.