First Monday of every month
$8 -- all ages -- 7:30 pm at The Tank.
Hosted by Oxygen Music Collective founder and musical director Thomas Bell, The Creative Music Incubator unites experimental sonic artists on the first Monday of every month to share creative concepts, and explore new sonic possibilities in an improvised, collaborative performance. Each month a group of sonic artists are invited to collaborate in new line ups and in unique situations.
April 5th's performance will be a continuous 3 1/2 hours of music, with three featured half hour sets and conducted collaborative improvisations in between each of the featured artists.
7:30 to 8:00 - duo set by Dangeroo Duo
8:00 to 8:45 - conducted collaborative improvisations
8:45 to 9:15 - duo set by The Tronic
9:15 to 9:45 - conducted collaborative improvisations
9:45 to 10:15 - solo set by Yoshitake Expe
10:15 to 11:00 - conducted collaborative improvisations
The Creative Music Incubator is a monthly event dedicated to the experimentation and exploration of new sonic possibilities.
About the featured artists:
Since 2001, Yoshitake Expe has made a
name for himself throughout Japan as an inventive
and extraordinary guitarist. With his extensive usage
of over seventy effects pedals, Yoshitake creates
waves of transcendental soundscapes, drawing
from a range of influences including ambient, funk,
electronic and Brazilian music. Yoshitake’s technique,
dubbed “space guitar,” takes the listener on
a spiritual journey that moves beyond time and consciousness.
Formed in 2008 as an improvisational live jazz-tronic band w/ DJ sensibilities and instrumental proficiency. Gregg Jarvis (nyc) utilizes drums and electronics along with Thomas Bell (nyc) on basses and synthesizers to create soundscapes, grooves and other worldly nastiness. Their unique approach to improvisation blurs the lines between the live musician, the composer and the dj. The Tronic is truly a forward-thinking modern jazz ensemble.
"Here's one from a band banging out rock-tinged avant-garde soundscapes. One part tribal and one part post-rock, Brooklyn duo Dangeroo play experimental, improvisational music with a healthy helping of energy and a slight sense of doom. Band members Ofir Gannon and Neil Roberts use everything from six-string guitars to bells to conch shells to create a multifaceted sound. "Circuit Jerk" is full of hyperactive guitar, haunting vocal distortions and thunderous, mystical percussion."
Alana Harper wnyc.org -
Monday April 5th:
Confirmed lineup includes:
Visuals by Christina deRoos
GETTING TO THE TANK
The Tank @ 45th Street
The Tank is located at 354 West 45th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues).
To get to The Tank by subway:
Take the A,C,E to 42nd Street/Time Square. Walk West.