Starting Tuesday July 13th, Oxygen Music Collective begins another improvised music series at The Tank in the heart of New York City.
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Every Other Tuesday beginning July 13th - $8, all ages
The Tank is located at 354 West 45th Street
Focusing on Improvised music, < LISTEN> will consist of two 45 min sets of improvised music by local and touring groups from around the world.
July 13th - 9:30pm - $8, all ages
The Brooklyn Bears / BIGMAN
The Brooklyn Bears were born in a yellow house in Talkeetna, Alaska. They play improvised music.
Dalius Naujo-drums, Dmitry Ishenko-bass, Mike Irwin- trumpet, with special guests tba..
27th - 9:30pm - $8, all ages
Led by Grady Gerbracht: www.gradygerbracht.net
Grady Gerbracht's cross disciplinary work focuses on the ordering systems of everyday life. His projects employ art, architecture, experimental improvised music, sound and social dynamics to render these systems temporarily visible and have been published and exhibited in the US, Canada, Brazil, Asia, and across Europe and the Nordic countries. Gerbracht is Assistant Professor of Art at Stony Brook University, Visiting Artist at The Cooper Union School of Art, and serves on the Board of Directors of Fundacao Lomba Alta, which administers Projeto Lomba Alta, an international artists' residency he co-founded in the south of Brazil. As a percussion oriented multi-instrumentalist, Gerbracht performs in and organizes events and festivals for varioius venues in New York and Vermont. With collaborator John Loggia, he composes sound tracks for films and regularly perfoms with, among others, IDEOSYNCHRONIC, The Re:Percussions Collective and Anarcho Art Lab, a loosely structured collective of interdisciplinary artists and performers presenting monthly themed events at The Living Theater.
Cloud Cloud is musical group organized by Michael Durek. Their music is a blend of motivic instrumental sequences and spontaneous experimental explosions. For each performance, they offer something fresh and new. The music may contain drone notes, different tunings, and looping elements that are reminiscent of La Monte Young or Philip Glass. These hypnotic textural elements are at-times infused with chaos and a touch of humor in the vein of John Zorn. Cloudcloud makes use of vintage keyboards, theremin, upright bass, electronic elements, guitars and an assortment of other percussive and melodic instruments.
Tuesday August 10th - 9:30pm - $8, all ages
On Ka'a Davis with
The Famous Original Djuke Music Players
A sound of jazzed-out expressionism woven into afro-beat / geechie rhythmic pulse-beat grooves lilting pointed lyrics on social commentary. Derived from the Seneglese Woloff language that means to 'pull up' or to 'draw', this word survives in the southern United States mainly to African-American culture as the word 'jook', meaning to 'pull along' to 'jerk' or to 'jump up' as in the dancehall atmosphere of a 'jook joint'. On Ka'a Davis' pioneering approach to introduce these traditional polyphonic-polyrhythmic elements found in the root of the music of the African diaspora seeks to bring out a new face of American music.Along with On Davis, this stellar group will feature legendary bassist Juini Booth along with David 'Riddim-Athon!' Pleasant, Nick Gianni and Electric Meg Montgomery.
Tuesday August 24th - 9:30pm - $8, all ages
UNTYTE (oon-TEE-teh) resurrects ancient Lithuanian polyphonic folk tunes that almost became extinct under the Soviet occupation of Lithuania. Conducted by dynamic drummer Dalius Naujo, the band takes the simple melodies and trance rhythms for a flight into the parallel universe.
Dalius Naujo, drummer, conductor (plastic recorder on Light in the Grass): Mike Williams, bass trumpet: SandRA Koponen, alto sax, recorders, plastic flutes, whistle and rib-a-phone (percussion), : Matt McDonald, electric guitar; Mike Irwin, trumpet; Nick Gianni, tenor sax and flute; Jonathan Haffner, alto sax; On Davis, guitar, Dmitry Ishenko, double bass; and guests
Tuesday Sept 7th - 9:30pm - $8, all ages
Oxygen Ensemble is a collective of musicians led by New York bassist Thomas Bell. The group takes an improvised collective composition' approach to its music which provides a relentless groove heavily steeped in the traditions of Funk & Free-Jazz, with tinges of Drum n Bass, Hip-Hop, & the experimantal Avant-Garde. The Ensemble's improvisations are reminiscent of Miles Davis' early 70's groups with a modern and often futuristic feel. The music is based on rhythm, spontaneous composition and group improvisation which allows exploration of all styles of music and creates a captivating sound that pushes the envelope of today's music.
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.
TO PURCHASE TICKETS FOR UPCOMING SHOWS
Visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/9726 or call Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006.
Please note: Presale tickets are only available through Brown Paper Tickets-- The Tank does not have a box office at the venue and we do not take reservations over the phone.
On the day of the show, tickets will be available for CASH
ONLY at the door 30 minutes before the start time of the show.
CONTACTING THE TANK