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Transit CD release concert @ Barbès

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  • jarnal00
    January 4, 2006 Transit Jeff Arnal - percussion Seth Misterka - alto saxophone Reuben Radding - contrabass Nate Wooley - trumpet Transit celebrates their
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 3, 2006
      January 4, 2006

      Jeff Arnal - percussion
      Seth Misterka - alto saxophone
      Reuben Radding - contrabass
      Nate Wooley - trumpet

      Transit celebrates their debut CD on the Clean Feed record label.
      From the liner notes: "... an aphoristic study in timbre, which
      sounds as if magic mushrooms had united Helmut Lachenmann, Morton
      Feldman, György Ligeti, and Evan Parker" - Dietrich Eichmann, Berlin.

      376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave)
      Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY
      8:00 pm
      admission $8



      Nate Wooley grew up in a Finnish-American fishing village in Oregon.
      He has spent the rest of his life trying musically to find a way back
      to the peace and quiet of that time by whole-heartedly embracing the
      space between complete absorption in sound and relative absence of
      the same. He began playing trumpet professionally at age 13 with his
      father, and after studying he moved to Colorado where he studied more
      with Ron Miles, Art Lande, Fred Hess, and improvisation master Jack
      Wright. His tenure with Jack began to break Nate out of self-imposed
      molds and into the sound world that he has embraced as his own. Nate
      currently resides in Jersey City, NJ and performs solo trumpet
      improvisations as well as with his trio Blue Collar with Steve Swell
      and Tatsuya Nakatani. He has also performed regularly with Anthony
      Braxton, Bhob Rainey, Alessandro Bosetti, Fritz Welch, Herb
      Robertson, Kevin Norton, Tony Malaby, Randy Peterson, Scott
      Rosenberg, Matt Moran, Chris Speed, Andrew D'Angelo, Tim Barnes,
      Okkyung Lee, Assif Tsahar, and other improvisation luminaries.

      Reuben Radding was born in Washington DC to a family of classical
      musicians, and relocated to New York City in 1988 where he studied
      contrabass with Mark Dresser and quickly became a busy stalwart of
      the Downtown scene. His powerful sound and sensitive listening has
      contributed to countless ensembles ranging from Jazz, to Classical,
      as well as ethnic genres, and he has been featured on over 30
      recordings on labels such as Leo Records, AUM Fidelity, Tzadik, and
      Knitting Factory Works. His current projects include his trio with
      vibraphonist Matt Moran, and clarinetist Oscar Noriega, the Matrix
      String Quartet (which alters the string quartet format to bass,
      cello, viola, and violin), duo projects with pianist Ursel Schlicht,
      saxophonist Jack Wright, and multi-instrumentalist Daniel Carter, and
      an improvised chamber trio with Bay Area violist Tara Flandreau and
      North Carolina oboe/English horn player Carrie Shull. Reuben Radding
      has also performed or recorded with John Zorn, Marc Ribot, Elliott
      Sharp, Stuart Dempster, Robert Dick, Saadet Turkoz, Wally Shoup,
      Wolfgang Fuchs, John Oswald, Dylan VanDerSchyff, Dave Douglas, John
      Hollenbeck, Ned Rothenberg, Scott Rosenberg, Anthony Coleman, Nate
      Wooley, Butch Morris, and many others.

      Saxophonist Seth Misterka began his musical activity in the
      underground scene of Western Massachusetts, releasing intricately
      packaged cassettes of electronic noise. He began playing saxophone
      and working with computer music as a philosophy student at Wesleyan
      University, where he became part of the vibrant musical community
      under the mentorship of Anthony Braxton. Misterka toured throughout
      Europe as a member of Braxton's Ghost Trance Ensemble. After
      relocating to New York, Misterka began organizing and performing solo
      concerts as well as leading his own bands, including Seth Misterka
      and the Misterka Clones, The Demon, and Dynasty. Currently, Misterka
      resides in his Brooklyn studio where he hosts recording sessions and

      "Percussionist Jeff Arnal's balletic sense of time and imaginative
      deployment of colour have combined into a highly original concept"
      Philip Clark, The Wire. Arnal frequently performs and collaborates
      with a wide range of musicians and choreographers in the U.S. and
      Europe. He studied music at Bennington College receiving an MFA in
      2000. Recent performances include Ausland, deSingel, German
      Nordwestradio, Music at the Anthology, Musikerinitiative Bremen and
      Roulette. He is a co-founder and artistic director of the Improvised
      and Otherwise Festival, and curates On the Way Out, a monthly new
      music series in Brooklyn, NY. Current projects include ongoing work
      with choreographer Estelle Woodward; Rara Avis with Gordon Beeferman
      and Seth Misterka (Generate 2004); percussion duet with Michael Evans
      (C3R 2006); JUB-KAT with Briggan Krauss and Tomas Ulrich; duet with
      Dietrich Eichmann (Leo 2004); and Tripwire with John Hughes and Lars
      Scherzberg (Oaksmus 2000, Creative Sources 2006).
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