Peter Evans // John Eckhardt’s “Xylobiont”

Thursday, October 11, 2012 @ 8PM

Roulette (509 Atlantic at 3rd ave)

Innovative duo works and solo performances from contrabassist John Eckhardt and trumpeter Peter Evans. Berlin-based contrabassist John Eckhardt presents his solo work “Xylobiont”. Among biologists, the term “Xylobiont” means “living with/by/through wood” and hints at the organic qualities of this music, which is neither strict composition nor free improvisation. In part, it builds upon Eckhardt’s personal instrumental technique, which is informed by his frequent encounters with the music of Morton Feldman, Gyorgy Ligeti or Iannis Xenakis as well as by his long lasting practice of improvisation. The evening also features duets between Eckhardt and virtuosic trumpeter Peter Evans, who also presents his own innovative solo improvisation work. Evans’ solo recordings and performances display his blistering mastery of technique, honed through work across the new music spectrum, from the International Contemporary Ensemble to Evan Parker.

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509 Atlantic Ave
(On the corner of Atlantic + 3rd Aves)
Downtown Brooklyn, NY
2, 3, 4, 5, C, G, D, M, N, R, B & Q trains and the LIRR
(917) 267-0363

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