THURS APR 16
MONK’S 3634 PENN AVE
Trio from Chicago consisting of Paul Giallorenzo of Elastic Arts fame on synth and electric piano, Brian Labycz on electronics, and Marc Riordan on percussion. Breakaway will be on tour to support a new record, so please check them out.
MELISSA ST. PIERRE
Solo prepared piano, records for Table of the Elements. Awesome person.
DAVID BERNABO/BRANDON MASTERMAN
The return of our duo, electric guitar and baritone saxophone. Heavy music things.
Manny Theiner wrote a review of two of Paul Giallorenzo’s recent recordings, including the new Breakway disc. Check them out here:
More info on Breakway:
Paul Giallorenzo is a Chicago-based improviser, composer, and sound designer using piano, synthesizer, and electronics in a wide variety of groups and contexts, ranging from jazz and improvised music to electro-acoustic / noise. Other groups as a (co)-leader include Get in to Go Out (free jazz quintet featuring Dave Rempis, Josh Berman, Anton Hatwich, Frank Rosaly) with a debut CD coming out in March 2009 on 482 music; Masul (duo with Swiss composer/bass saxophonist Thomas Mejer) Creative Sources, Feb 2007. Music for synthesizer, piano, contrabass saxophone, computer, tape; Hearts and Minds (Trio with Jason Stein, Frank Rosaly – compositions for synthesizer/piano, bass clarinet, and drum set); Paul Giallorenzo Trio (featuring Ingebrigt Haaker Flaten and Tim Daisy). Current member of Fred Lonberg-Holm’s Lightbox Orchestra and Guillermo Gregorio’s Madi Ensemble.
As a producer and arts organizer, Paul is a co-founder and director of the Elastic Arts Foundation (EAF), a non-profit arts organization that operates the progressive music and arts venue Elastic : elasticarts.org
Brian Labycz is an improviser hailing from chicago. primarily performing with electronics, he draws from a range of sources utilizing field recordings, acoustic instruments, digital manipulations, analog processing, and self-made devices to produce and explore various expressive forms and structures. with a primary focus on improvisation his aim is to produce dynamic gestures with electronics in a live setting. the goal is to transcend gadgetry to arrive at a fully realized performance instrument. working as a soloist and in various group settings he has performed and released work in the us and japan. he has also organized events in chicago and abroad and is actively hosting the myopic improvised music series and the triage sound series. he has been fortunate enough to have performed/collaborated with many great individuals including : vadim sprikut, jason roebke, ayako kato, aram shelton, dale lloyd, fred lonberg-holm, blake edwards, kazuya ishigami, kevin davis, adam sonderberg, steve hess, kiukuchi yukinori, koutaro fukui, tv pow, paul giallorenzo, asmina chremos, aaron zarzutski, daniel fandi_o, jason stein, jake elliot, paul hartsaw, boris hauf, guillermo gregorio, keefe jackson, katherine young, gonzo murakami, yannick dauby, bernhard gal, ernst karel, christophe charles, carl stone, rob drinkwater, hiroyuki ura, jason soliday, john mueller, gene coleman, sarah thompson, jeff kimmel, marc riordan
Marc Riordan grew up in Boston, where he attended the New England Conservatory of Music and studied with Steve Lacy, Joe Morris and Rakalam Bob Moses among others. Since moving to Chicago in 2006 he has kept a regular performance schedule, working with improvisers such as Keefe Jackson, Nate McBride, Jaimie Branch, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Toby Summerfield and dancer Julia Mayer. He currently performs both as a leader and collaborator in many Chicago-based improvising ensembles, including Never Enough Hope, Keefe Jackson Quartet, Breakway, Rupert, and rock outfits Frigates and Medium Sized Rabbit. Additionally, he works as a music instructor and concert organizer.