Carl Testa Sextet
Bassist, composer, and electronic musician Carl Testa performs with his sextet featuring violinist Erica Dicker, cellist Junko Fujiwara, trumpeter Louis Guarino Jr., vibraphonist Andria Nicodemou, and vocalist Anne Rhodes. The group will perform with Sway, Testa's autonomous live processing environment where each musician's signal is processed using audio analysis and a variety of live electronic processing techniques. Listen: https://soundcloud.com/carltesta/quadrantssway-prototype-2
Carl Testa is a multi-instrumentalist and composer at the intersection of improvised, electronic, experimental music, and new media. As a performer/improviser, he is equally comfortable on string bass, electronics, lighting, and combinations thereof. As a composer, he has written acoustic and electronic music for configurations ranging from solo to chamber orchestra, including multimedia pieces that incorporate electronics, lighting, dance, and theater. His work has been performed throughout the US and Europe, and is documented on many recordings, most recently "Iris (for solo bass and electronics)" (Lockstep Records 2013), and "Sⁿ (for prepared guitar and electronics)", a collaboration with guitarist Christopher Riggs (Gold Bolus Records 2015).
If Brooklyn’s music circles draw a Venn diagram, saxophonist-composer Angela Morris thrives in the loop between avant-jazz and pop. Originally from Toronto, Canada and based in NYC, she has performed throughout North America and Europe. Her vocal group Rallidae released their new album, Turned, and Was, in November 2016 on the NYC-based label Gold Bolus Recordings; their debut Paper Birds was praised as “an exceptional debut by and exciting and innovative new band.” Morris is a member Motel and TMT Trio, two collaborative trios that have respectively released albums in 2017: like you always do, I always did too by Motel (Prom Night Records), and Star Ballad by TMT Trio. Morris composes and co-leads several groups, including a 17-piece big band – she is an alumna of the BMI Jazz Composer’s Workshop lead by Jim McNeely and studied composition with the Grammy-nominated jazz composer Darcy James Argue. In addition to her own projects, she performs with Helado Negro, Jason Ajemian’s Folk-Lords, Myra Melford, and Jessica Pavone.
Angela Morris Group 8:30-9:15pm
Carl Testa Sextet 9:30-10:30pm
21+, 8pm doors