Posts Tagged ‘Mark Dresser’

Composer-Drummer Harris Eisenstadt Releases His Fifteenth Record As A Leader Since 2001 Golden State On Songlines October 15th, 2013

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Golden_choosen_finalA Bi-Coastal Quartet, Featuring:
Mark Dresser/ Nicole Mitchell/ Sara Schoenbeck

“[Eisenstadt]’s perpetually building new ensembles to suit the variety of music he hears in his head…”
– Jim Macnie, Village Voice

Toronto-born, New York based drummer Harris Eisenstadt adds a different flavor to his impressive list of active projects with this in- triguing bi-coastal quartet, his fifteenth record as leader since 2001. As Harris tells it, “Golden State continues a career-long interest in writing for orchestral instruments in chamber and improvising contexts that began with Fight or Flight, continued through Ahimsa Orchestra, The All-Seeing Eye + Octets, and Woodblock Prints. But unlike those records this is a batch of short compositions rather than one or two long-form pieces over an entire record.

As to the group’s genesis, I was offered a short residency at CalArts fall 2012 by Leo Smith and my old mallet teacher David Johnson…I was thinking about sounds and textures that interest me, and musical personalities that interest me. Of course the combination of flute and bassoon timbres is fantastic…I’d wanted to put Sara (Schoenbeck) and Nicole (Mitchell) together in a small group for years – I’d heard them together in the Braxton 12tet and loved how they interacted. I got to know Nicole when we had orchestra pieces read on the same program in 2010-11.


Friday June 19: Two Excellent Client Events in New York City

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

Vijay Iyer (photo credit: Christopher Drukker)
Vijay Iyer (photo credit: Christopher Drukker)

Friday, June 19 – 8pm (doors 7:30)
VIJAY IYER TRIO performing at Harlem’s Temple M
Vijay Iyer, piano
Stephan Crump, bass
Marcus Gilmore, drums

555 West 141st Street (East of Broadway)
New York, NY 10031
Subways: 1 train to 137 & Broadway (City College) or A/B/C/D to 145 & St-Nicholas


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