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1026Ernesto Diaz-Infante/Chris Forsyth/Annette Krebs USA Tour (October 8th - November 10th, 2002)

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  • Ernesto Diaz-Infante
    Oct 1, 2002
      Hello Experimental Music Friends,

      I hope all is well. I just wanted to let you all know about my upcoming
      U.S tour with guitarists Chris Forsyth (New York) and Annette Krebs
      (Berlin). If you have any friends interested in this music in these
      cities below, please pass the word to them. Thanks! Anyways, I look
      forward to seeing old friends and making new friends on this tour
      voyage. I'll be checking my email on-the-road at
      <ernestodiazinfante@...>. All the best, Ernesto.

      October 1, 2002

      2002 U.S.A TOUR

      The guitarists Ernesto Diaz-Infante (San Francisco), Chris Forsyth
      (Brooklyn), and Annette Krebs (Berlin) will be performing 23 concerts
      throughout the United States this October and November. Some concerts
      will include a solo set by Annette Krebs and a duo set by Diaz-Infante
      and Forsyth. All concerts will feature the trio collectively. The trio
      formed in March while Diaz-Infante and Forsyth were on tour in Berlin
      and continues with this tour, representing Annette Krebs' first North
      American performances. For more info see http://www.paxrecordings.com

      Tue, Oct 8 - Bard College, Tivoli NY

      Wed, Oct 9 - Wesleyan College, Middletown CT

      Thu, Oct 10 - Zeigeist Gallery, Boston - second set w/nmperign

      Fri, Oct 11 - SUNY New Paltz

      Sat, Oct 12 - Red Room, Baltimore w/ Larry Marotta

      Mon, Oct 14 - Platters, Pittsburgh

      Tue, Oct 15 - Firefly, Ann Arbor

      Wed, Oct 16 - Empty Bottle, Chicago

      Fri, Oct 18 - Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, St. Louis w/Darin Gray &
      Eric Weddle

      Sat, Oct 19 - Space 101, Bloomington IN w/ Darin Gray

      Sun, Oct 20 - Aslans Gallery, Louisville

      Mon, Oct 21 - Radio Cafe, East Nashville

      Wed, Oct 23 - Bickett Gallery, Raleigh NC

      Thu, Oct 24 - Eyedrum, Atlanta

      Fri, Oct 25 - Flicker Theater, Athens

      Sat, Oct 26 - Zeitgeist, New Orleans

      Sun, Oct 27 - Zebra Club, Shreveport LA

      Tue, Oct 29 - Firestation #3, Houston w/ David Dove

      Wed, Oct 30 - 33 Degrees, Austin w/ David Dove

      Sat, Nov 2 - Spruce St Forum, San Diego

      Sun, Nov 3 - Eagle Rock Community Center, Los Angeles w/ Team Up

      Mon, Nov 4 - Mills College, Oakland

      Sun, Nov 10 - Denver Folklore Center, Denver CO

      Annette Krebs (b. 1967) studied classical guitar in Frankfurt/Main,
      Germany, and has lived in Berlin since 1993. As a freelance guitarist,
      she has worked intensively in the crossover area between improvisation
      and composition, exploring the possibilities of the electro-acoustic
      guitar with regard to sound, structure, noise, and the mixing of
      materials, and space. Various preparation methods are used to produce
      noises and sounds that are then enlarged through the use of sometimes
      high levels of amplification, so they can be used as musical material.

      Collaboration with musicians in various groups-current projects:
      Duo projects with Andrea Neumann, Taku Sugimoto, and Alessandro Bosetti
      Phosphor: Burkhard Beins, Alessandro Bosetti, Axel Dörner, Robin
      Hayward, Andrea Neumann, Michael Renkel, and Ignaz Schick
      Projects with Kaffe Matthews, Burkhard Stangl, Christoph Kurzmann

      Collaboration with Video and dance.


      Participation in various concerts and festivals in
      Germany, Austria, Denmark, France, Japan, United Kingdom, Slovenia, and

      Selected Discography:
      Andrea Neumann & Annette Krebs "Rotophormen" (Charhizma)
      Taku Sugimoto & Annette Krebs, "A Duo in Berlin" (Slub Music)
      Phosphor "s/t" (Potlatch)
      Annette Krebs "Guitar Solo" (Fringes Recordings)
      Annette Krebs "Guitar" (a bruit secret)

      Forthcoming releases in 2002:
      "eine gitarre ist eine gitarrre ist keine gitarre ist
      eine gitarre" (Rossbin)
      Duo with Alessandro Bosetti (Grob Records)

      Mottomo Ottomo, Unlimited XIII
      Improvised Music from Japan 10 CD boxed set (Improvised Music from Japan)

      (b. 1968) lives and works in San Francisco, California USA
      Ernesto Diaz-Infante studied with Stephen L. Mosko and Wadada Leo Smith.
      He has worked in residence at the Centre International de Recherche
      Musicale (CIRM), Villa Arson (both in Nice, France), Millay Colony for
      the Arts, Centrum, Villa Montalvo, New York Mills Arts Retreat, Ucross
      Foundation, and Dorland Mountain Arts Colony. An active performer,
      improviser, and composer of instrumental chamber music; he has had
      performances and radio broadcasts all over the world. With over 25
      recordings, his music can be heard on Artship, AEN, Aza Foreign Lands,
      Bottomfeeder, Edgetone, Evolving Ear, InstrumenTales, Lazy Squid, oTo,
      Pax, pfMENTUM, Public Eyesore, Sachimay, Staalplaat, Seagull, Sweet
      Stuff Media, and Zzaj. Diaz-Infante has performed/collaborated with
      numerous musicians including Jeff Arnal, Kyle Bruckmann, Dan DeChellis,
      Bruce Eisenbeil, Chris Forsyth, Philip Gayle, Boris Hauf, Bret Hart,
      Chris Heenan, Jeff Kaiser, Bonnie Kane, Bob Marsh, Dick Metcalf, Lonnie
      Methe, Donald Miller, Nmperign, Jesse Quattro, Rev.99, Rent Romus, Jim
      Ryan, Sara Schoenbeck, Blaise Siwula, Jack Wright and many more. He is
      also the curator of one of the oldest running music series in the San
      Francisco Bay Area, the Luggage Store Gallery (Creative Music Thursdays)
      series, and founder of The Big Sur Experimental Music Festival in Big
      Sur, California and co-founder of the San Francisco Alternative Music
      Festival (SFALT). For more info checkout: http://www.paxrecordings.com/ernesto

      Selected Discography:
      1997 "Itz'at" (Pax Recordings)
      1998 "Tepeu" (Pax Recordings)
      1999 "Ucross Journal" (Pax Recordings)
      2000 "Solus" (Pax Recordings)
      2000 Ernesto Diaz-Infante/Chris Forsyth "Left & Right" (Bottomfeeder)
      2000 Jeff Kaiser/Diaz-Infante "Pith Balls and Inclined Planes" (pfMENTUM)
      2001 Ernesto Diaz-Infante/Chris Forsyth "Wires & Wooden Boxes" (Evolving Ear)
      2002 Ernesto Diaz-Infante & Bob Marsh "Rags and Stones" (Public Eyesore)
      2002 Ernesto Diaz-Infante & Bonnie Kane "Mysterious Planet" (Sweet Stuff)
      2002 Rudis/Custodio/Diaz-Infante "Crashing The Russian Renaissance" (Pax Recordngs)
      2002 Rev.99 "Everything Changed After 7-11" (Pax Recordngs)
      2002 Ernesto Diaz-Infante "solo acoustic guitar" (Artship)
      2002 Ernesto Diaz-Infante & L.E. Methe "s/t" (Seagull)
      2002 Ernesto Diaz-Infante & Mark Flake "letter bom b." (WoodRecords)
      2002 99Hooker/Diaz-Infante/Zzaj "The Future Has Already Been Done" (Zzaj Productions)
      2002 Ernesto Diaz-Infante "solo s/t" (Aza Foreign Lands)
      2002 Ernesto Diaz-Infante & Chris Forsyth "March" (Evolving Ear/PaxRecordings)
      2002 Focus Quintet "1-8 by 1" (Sachimay)

      Appears on:
      2002 Jeff Kaiser "17 Themes For Ockodektet" (pfMENTUM)
      2002 The Abstractions "Sonic Conspiracy" (Edgetone Records)
      2002 The Left Coast Improv Group "April/May 2002" (Edgetone Records)
      2001 The Left Coast Improv Group "s/t" (Edgetone Records)
      2001 Rev. 99 "Turn a Deaf Ear" (Pax Recordngs)
      2000 W.O.O. Revelator With... "First Time" (Sweet Media)
      2000 Gustavo Aguilar "Looking for Aztlan" (Acoustic Levitation)

      Upcoming 2002-2003 Releases:
      Ernesto Diaz-Infante/Chris Forsyth/Lars Scherzberg "s/t" (Public Eyesore)
      Ernesto Diaz-Infante/Chris Heenan/Bob Marsh "s/t" (Moving Lines)
      Ernesto Diaz-Infante "solo" (Pax Recordings)
      Diaz-infante/St. Chaos/Bohol "the long await between collasped lungs"

      Chris Forsyth (b. 1973) is a Brooklyn, NY based electric guitarist
      engaged in exploring the possibilities of improvisation in music. He has
      been working in New York City and performing throughout the United
      States and Europe with multiple ensembles since 1996, including a
      performance at the 2001 Philadelphia Fringe Festival, two appearances at
      the Big Sur (CA) Experimental Music Festival (1999 & 2001), and
      Improvised & Otherwise Festival (2002). His ongoing, long-term projects
      include the groups ALL TIME PRESENT (NYC), W.O.O. REVELATOR (NYC), and a
      duo with pianist/acoustic guitarist ERNESTO DIAZ-INFANTE (San
      Francisco). Recordings of these groups have been released on the Pax
      Recordings, Evolving Ear, Sweetstuff Media, and Bottomfeeder labels, and
      received radio play and press acclaim worldwide. In addition, he has
      performed in NYC with, among others, Loren Mazzacane Connors, Brian
      Moran, Greg Kelley, Assif Tsahar, Daniel Carter, Gary Smith, Dan
      Dechellis, Jeff Arnal, Tony Bevan, and as a solo curated by Derek
      Bailey. He was also the curator of the Bunker Annex Series of
      improvised and experimental music at the Knitting Factory in New York
      City, and is a co-curator of the Improvised & Otherwise Festival of
      Sound and Form, an annual three day event in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

      Selected Discography:
      1998 Chris Forsyth "s/t" 7" vinyl record (Bottomfeeder)
      1999 W.O.O. Revelator "Taking the Long View" (Sweetstuff Media)
      1999 All Time Present "s/t"(Bottomfeeder)
      1999 Ernesto Diaz-Infante & Chris Forsyth "Left & Right"(Pax Recordings)

      2000 W.O.O. Revelator "Notes on What’s What? Live at ABC No Rio,
      NYC"(Sweetstuff Media)
      2000 All Time Present "Good Vibrations/No Expectations"(Evolving Ear)
      2000 W.O.O. Revelator w/Ernesto Diaz-Infante "The First Time"(Sweetstuff Media/Pax)
      2001 Ernesto Diaz-Infante/Chris Forsyth "Wires and Wooden
      Boxes"(Evolving Ear)
      2001 W.O.O. Revelator "Theory of Reversed Effort"(Evolving Ear)
      2002 Ernesto Diaz-Infante & Chris Forsyth "March" (Evolving Ear/Pax Recordings)
      2002 All Time Present "Distant Microphones Pick Up Both Direct &
      Reflected Sound"(Evolving Ear)
      2002 Focus Quintet "1-8 by 1" (Sachimay)

      Upcoming 2002 Releases:
      Ernesto Diaz-Infante/Chris Forsyth/Lars Scherzberg "s/t" (Public Eyesore)

      "…an intimist, minimal and highly sensitive kind of music." --Le
      Silence des Sirenes

      "…The result ranges from the rustling of stripped sound, layered
      together in a mass, to static layered noise eruptions. On the whole it
      is a process that keeps shifting, maintaining a certain level of sound
      that is controllable and explorable." -- Remote Induction

      "well defined sounds, that - without aiming for some climax and without
      being dependent on an ‘answer’ ? can stand themselves and allow the
      joint composition of structures." ?FAM Festival

      "bristling swathes of hollowly humming, churning electronics…" ?Nick
      Cain, Opprobrium

      "(Phosphor is) the pulse of a post-2001 landscape." ? Mark Corroto, All
      About Jazz, www.allaboutjazz.com

      "Restricting itself to group music making, Phosphor (the band) has with
      PHOSPHOR (the CD) created a fine disc that offers up intricate
      abstractions and noises without focusing on individual sounds or
      players. It also indicates how strongly the cult of collective
      expression has taken hold in certain Continental circles, with Berlin as
      its epicenter." ? Ken Waxman, Jazz Weekly, www.jazzweekly.com

      "(Ernesto Diaz-Infante and Chris Forsyth) first got together in 1999,
      but to listen to their highly intelligent and effective electro-acoutsic
      music one might think that they've been on the same wavelength for a
      good deal longer than that—I personally would have guessed at somewhere
      between two and three thousand years." -- Walter Horn, Signal to Noise

      "The dialogue established between the two musicians is convincing, their
      sound palette enough varied to sustain the attention. Both have a
      propensity to land on tonal islands in the flow of free improv, which
      gives them the power to destabilize and charm. Recommended. (****)" --
      François Couture, All Music Guide, www.allmusicguide.com

      "This record offers an extremely creative take on string music in all
      its rich variety. The ideas that work on Wires and Wooden Boxes are
      timelessly beautiful."-- Nils Jacobson, All About Jazz,

      "There are ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ ways to play, depending on the approach.
      Ernesto Diaz-Infante and Chris Forsyth play the wrong way. All the
      time. Most often, the results are spectacular." --Jon Worley, Aiding
      and Abetting

      ON ALL TIME PRESENT (Chris Forsyth, Toshi Makihara, Rich Gross, Ethan
      Sklar, David Gould):
      "Their skewered rock sounds like Twin Infinitives era Royal Trux, even
      as the heady, feedback soaked passages carry them so far across the map
      they could pass for Joseph Holbrooke. It's that good."--David Keenan,
      the WIRE, March 2001

      "Fascinating- a constant parade of brief, imagistic moments that add up
      to a very compelling group language." --CADENCE Magazine, July 2001

      "…improvisations firmly anchored in the sound of stretched steel
      strings. No tonal washes or FX swill here: the trio dares to deal in
      actual notes and speedy melodic sleight of hand." David Keenan, the
      WIRE, issue 185, July 1999

      " Forsyth, Gross and Sklar play together with remarkable variety and
      listening… This could book-end bravely with Hendrix's Star-Spangled
      Banner." Doug Lang, CODA Magazine


      "Since the mid-'90s, Ernesto Diaz-Infante counts as one of the most
      prolific avant-garde composer and improviser the U.S. West Coast has
      seen. He has performed and recorded music on piano, prepared guitar, and
      electronics; composed chamber music; improvised with a very large number
      of musicians from California, New York, and Chicago; and released a pile
      of CDs on very small independent labels such as Pax Recordings,
      Sweetstuff Media, Zzaj Productions, and Public Eyesore. He also curates
      the Big Sur Experimental Music Festival (since 1999) and the creative
      music series at the Luggage Store Gallery in San Francisco (since 2000).
      His multifaceted career gives him the look of an eclectic or maverick
      artist, but the persistence and commanding seriousness with which he
      pursues his career is gaining him a small but dedicated following."
      --François Couture, All Music Guide. http://www.allmusicguide.com/

      "He's a big talent." -- Walter Horn, Signal to Noise

      "...Diaz-Infante breaks down the creative process into its most basic
      elements of man and instrument."--Scott Menhinick, Signal to Noise.

      "Diaz-Infante's rampant creativity always manages to surprise and
      overwhelm me...." --Jon Worley, Aiding & Abetting.

      "…a piano minimalist with an expanded sense of scale…" -- Time Out NY