NYC percussion duo LOOP 2.4.3. 10/2 @ Garfield Artworks 10 pm
Brooklyn world-fusion group *Loop 2.4.3* returns to Pittsburgh, showcasing music from *Zodiac Dust *(their Independent Music Award-Nominated New CD) at *Garfield Artworks*, 4931 Penn Avenue, immediately after October’s First Friday art gallery crawl – on Fri., Oct. 2. Doors open at 10 pm. Admission is $7. The concert is open to all ages.
In the tradition of sonic innovators like Steve Reich, Konono N°1, Moondog, and Radiohead, Loop 2.4.3’s new album flows through a vast array of sounds and rhythms across the nine tracks on *Zodiac Dust*. Their first CD, Batterie, was said to “reinvent percussion” (Fresh Air, NPR). Their new CD, nominated for album of the year at the Independent Music Awards, adds piano, voice, strings and two instruments of their invention, the Rose Echo and eLog, both to be featured at the upcoming performance.
Well known for their live shows, recent Loop 2.4.3 performances have been described as “Transportive” (Boston Phoenix), “Intricate and energetic” (The New York Times), “Mesmerizing…stunning” (Time Out Chicago), “a hard driving set” (Alex Ross, the New Yorker), and “a mind-blowing show” (Sean Boyd, Art Farm Recordings). The intimate space at Garfield Artworks is ideal for the group’s percussion-centric, visually exciting performances.
Hailing from Michigan and arriving in Brooklyn via New Haven and Seattle, Loop 2.4.3 has spent the last five years alternately traveling and working in a Bed-Stuy loft space, focused on writing, improvising and creating their own style. They have performed with Clogs, Newband (Harry Partch Ensemble), Daphnis Prieto, Belle Orchestre, the Books, Evan Ziporyn, Sufjan Stevens, Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond, the Decemberists), Joe Morello, their late mentor Robert Hohner, dancer/choreographer Alan Good, director John Jeserun, as soloists with the Brooklyn Philharmonic at the BAM Opera House, and at Times Square as a collaboration with Robert Indiana, Michael McKenzie and Teresa Smith. The group has toured internationally and performed for radio, theater, and television, including footage for The Learning Channel and MTV, and appearances at the Sydney Festival, the London Jazz Festival, Merkin Hall, and the Japan Society (NYC) among others. Please visit http://www.loop243.com.