New Series One is Simon Henneman on guitar, Troy Schefelbein on unamplified acoustic bass, and Mike Gebhart on hand drums and hand percussion. The play songs in an uninterrupted flow, weaving in and out of melodies, rhythms, and chord changes, taking it back to the roots of jazz as a very intimate folk music with all of us interacting on a shared platform. Deeply interacting and listening to each other to find new places to explore. As the world becomes larger and larger and distractions are more and more common place it’s a “close” music meant for a small audience and small spaces.
Taking its name from the Japanese word for “the space between two structural parts,” Matrio is an improvising collective featuring Greg Campbell on percussion and horns, Ha-Yang Kim on cello, James Falzone on clarinet and piano, and Tom Baker on guitar, theremin, and electronics. With influences ranging from Olivier Messiaen to The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Matrio creates set-long experiences that explore the space between sound, noise, music, and silence