Re: [avant-progressive] Announcing band #2 for ProgDay 2001 ... POLYDACTYL!
- Hello everyone,
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This Wednesday, April 4th
CHRIS CUTLER with The All Rectangle
Martyrs', 3855 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago
Tickets available at the door.
I've waited a long time for this show to happen but finally, the date draws
Percussionist/electro-acoustic sound manipulator CHRIS CUTLER returns to
Chicago for two
sets in an improvised context.
The first set will be Chris solo. Although no one is ever quite sure what to
expect from a solo
Cutler set, I believe this will be performed on drums and table top electronic
gear...and by this,
I don't exactly mean lap tops. We're talkin a large table set up with all
kinds of weird shit
wired for sound. On some of the recordings I've heard, the sounds he concocts
from this set
up are, at any given time, soothing, jarring, industrial, terrifying and
apocalyptic. He also has
one of the most unorthodox kit drum styles I've ever seen which really needs
to be witnessed.
The second set, also improvised will be in collaboration with locals, THE ALL
The All Rectangle is a group of musicians committed to stretching the
boundaries of music,
technology, and genre with a completely unique approach. Consisting of three
of the midwest's
most diverse musicians, The All Rectangle brings together elements of jazz,
drum 'n bass,
electronica, classical, rock, and improvised music, creating original
There upcoming CD entitled Ke Ala Mano, will be released in June 2001 on New
Music and features Mark Kirschenmann and Fareed Haque. Since the groups
January 2000, the have developed a faithful audience having shared bills with
groups such as King Crimson guitarist Trey Gunn and his Band and Deep Banana
name a few.
The possibilities for this second set are endless so this is definitely a show
not to be missed.
Here's what Monica Kendrick had to say about Chris Cutler in this weeks Spot
in the Chicago Reader:
Drummer Chris Cutler is the kind of musician that music writers love, unless
edited for length. Part of what's remarkable about this Englishman is his
citizen-of-the-world quality: over the course of his nearly 40-year career,
he's played with
musicians from Italy, Sweden, Africa, Japan, and the U.S. He's collaborated
underrated Romanian composer Iancu Dumitrescu and the Eurythmics' Dave
besides his now legendary work with Henry Cow, he's been absorbed into the
extended family and plays semiregularly with Fred Frith and Peter Blegvad.
He's also an
intelligent and prescient commentator and
activist: he cofounded Rock in Opposition, a collective that grew out of Henry
Cow's dream of
a multinational organization that would challenge American and
British major-label hegemony over rock--or at least point out that, as Cutler
writes, "there was
plenty of interesting music around and you couldn't depend on the music press
or the record
companies to find it for you." This was in 1977--years before the first
"Corporate Rock Sucks"
T-shirt was printed and roughly around the same time the Sex Pistols were
from their new perch at Virgin--but it's still a noble and necessary goal. As
a musician, Cutler's
a restless soul, applying his fidgety intelligence to the nitty-gritty of
playing: on a CD-R of a
recent solo performance in Tokyo, he creates a skittering, shimmering, and
witty dialogue with
himself. For this gig, he'll play a solo set, then improvise with the talented
local fusion ensemble
the All Rectangle, who are set to release their first CD.
More about Chris at www.ccutler.com
Thursday, May 17th
MIKE KENEALLY and BEER FOR DOLPHINS
Martyrs', 3855 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago
Tickets available (or will be soon) at www.martyrslive.com or at the door.
...just briefly since you know I'm going to be expounding at length about this
one in future
MIKE KENEALLY is the guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist who has been celebrated
stunning work with Frank Zappa, Steve Vai (currently), Robert Fripp and many
FOR DOLPHINS is the band devoted to playing Mike's music.
This is going to be one helluva fine show so mark your calenders...more about
And now for the bad news...The PRESENT show that was scheduled for June 6th
postponed. The band assures me that they will be gracing the fine stage at
Martyrs' to play
their soft, dulcet melodies sometime in the September/October time
frame...stay tuned and...
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