Seven Storey Mountain V Premieres at Tectonics NY Festival May 9th!
The fifth installment in Nate Wooley's epic SSM series, which has been expanding in force and intensity since 2007. This work features 19 musicians: Wooley, C. Spencer Yeh, Samara Lubelski, Ben Vida, Ben Hall, Ryan Sawyer, Matt Moran, Chris Dingman, Dan Peck, Josh Sinton, Colin Stetson, and the TILT brass octet.
After the relative placidity of SSM III and IV (released on Wooley's Pleasure of the Text), SSM V begins to darken the waters, moving toward expressing what St. John of the Cross termed the Dark Night of the Soul in a mystical expression of a communion with the spiritual ground.
SSMV is very proud to be included in this year's Tectonics NY Festival, presented by Issue Project Room and Ilan Volkov. The work will be the final concert of the festival which features outstanding performances by Maya Dunietz, Fritz Welch, David Behrman, Nate Young, Mario Diaz de Leon, and more.
And to support the recording and release of SSMV, we're offering all the past SSMs at a sale price with proceeds going to mixing, mastering, and releasing this mammoth work!
Pleasure of the Text announces its newest release!
POTTR is pleased to announce its next release will be master improviser Paul Lytton's first solo recording in over 30 years. Preorders are available for this June 1st release in the store now! Here's a teaser trailer shot by the inimitable Gerald Schauder!
Battle Pieces Released on Relative Pitch!
Battle Pieces was premiered at Anthony Braxton's Tri-Centric Foundation Festival in April. The quartet, consisting of myself, Ingrid Laubrock, Sylvie Courvoisier, and Matt Moran navigated the new set of pieces, which are intended to be mobile and ever-changing compositions for trio with improvising soloist. The music was tremendous and we got a great response. The musicianship of Ingrid, Matt, and Sylvie would nothing less than astonishing and I had had high hopes. After the concert, Jeremiah Cymerman mixed the tracks and Relative Pitch agreed to release it with a very special cover by Detroit based artist Ben Hall. The record is out now and available in the newly built store page!
Touring Dates Added Including The Ex and Anthony Braxton
New dates have been added to the Live section of the site, including tour date ranges for my inaugural tour with the legendary Dutch punk band, The Ex, and an extended run with Anthony Braxton's nonet. More to come soon!