Petit / PAS / Ughi & Caine
Philippe Petit is a music activist using the Electric Psalterion and other singular instruments while spinning prepared vinyl and shifting percussive objects. PAS joins him in this qwest. Federico Ughi & Adam Caine, next-level drummer & guitarist, open it all up and make it shimmer. Pull My Daisy is Baby Copperhead and Brian Zegeer debuting an improvisational electronic / video work.
Philippe Petit- To compose musics I use an Electric Psalterion + Hackbrett Cymbalum + ‘Triple Caterpillar Drum Guitar’ built by Yuri Landman (see right picture above) as well as a computer and synths to build up electronic layers, process acoustic and field recordings.
To second the machine I like to move various glasses, or percussive objects, and take advantage of vinyl material to fondle released sounds. A journalist for various magazines and radio as well as a musical activist, I have celebrated 28 years of activism, sharing musical passions as the man behind the cult labels Pandemonium Rdz. and BiP_HOp.
Not musically trained/educated I lie outside the Classical genre but my scores incorporate traditional classical components in a predominantly unconventional manner which recently allowed me to join in Jean-Paul Dessy's prestigious Musique Nouvelle ensemble, as well as the European Chamber Orchestra.
I am fortunate enough to work with what people call a dream-team of collaborators, joining Lydia Lunch, Murcof, Cindytalk, PAS or Faust onstage, and on records with: Eugene Robinson (Oxbow), Edward Ka-Spel (Legendary Pink Dots), Simon Fisher Turner, Kumo, Scott McCloud (Girls Against Boys), Cosey Fanni Tutti (Throbbing Gristle), Murcof, My Brightest Diamond, Sybarite, Foetus, Pantaleimon, Graham Lewis (Wire), Barry Adamson, Scanner, Cindytalk, Mira Calix, Kammerflimmer Kollektief, Guapo, Leafcutter John, James Johnston (Gallon Drunk/Bad Seeds/Faust), ASVA, Jarboe and many more...
I am also the founder (w/ Hervé Vincenti) of the international collective Strings Of Consciousness.
Driven by the creative talents of Robert L. Pepper working in the mediums of sound and video, PAS has evolved into a collective with many different instrumentations and lineups. Permanent members include Amber Brien, Jon “Vomit” Worthley, Michael Durek, and Will Seesar. Guests and occasional collaborators include, ZEV!, Hati, Steve Beresford, Thomthom Geigenschrey, Matt Chilton (Vultures), Anthony Donovan (Vultures), Damien Olsen, Philippe Petit, Robert Pascale, and many others. PAS have released 9 full length releases and have been on several compilations throughout the years.
PAS have performed in the United States, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Greece, Lithuania, Macedonia, and Poland. Sound and video installations have also included Chile and the United States. PAS performed at Fausts Avant Garde Festival 2009 and 2010, the 18th Olympia Experimental Festival in Washington, the 2010 Spark Festival in Minneapolis, and the 2011 CoCArt Festival in Torun Poland. Robert L. Pepper has also founded the projects Magic Zorillo and Jazzfakers. He is also an active member of the SK Orchestra.
Federico Ughi is a drummer and composer based in New York. His music infuses the New York avant garde sound with a sense of melody inspired by the Italian classical and folk traditions of his childhood in Rome. Ornette Coleman has been a major influence for Federico as well as a mentor. Born in Rome, Italy Federico relocated to London at age 21 to play music, from there moving to New York in 2000 again to play music. He has been based in Brooklyn, NY ever since. He has performed or recorded with Daniel Carter, William Parker, Eri Yamamoto, Darius Jones, The Cinematic Orchestra among others. Federico Ughi has perfomed throughout Italy, the UK, Holland, Belgium, Denmark, Slovenia, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Mexico, Canada and the US.
Adam Caine is a guitarist, improvisor and composer playing primarily jazz and experimental music with a background in diverse styles from blues to metal to electronic music. He fronts the Adam Caine Trio with Tom Blancarte and John Wagner and plays in Eric Eigner's Mysterium and Josh Myer's Big Words. Caine has performed with Connie Crothers, Paul Smoker, Daniel Carter, Ken Filiano, Phil Haynes, Glen Branca, Haale, and the New York Soundpainting Ensemble. Caine's trio CD's "Thousandfold" (NoBusiness Records, 2009) and "Pipe" (TrueFalse, 2005) received rave reviews in the Wire, Cadence, and All About Jazz. In 2008, Adam was awarded a grant from the Brooklyn Arts council for an improvised performance with visual artist Marjan Moghaddam. As a composer for video art, Adam's music has been featured in over 20 international festivals since 2006.
Pull My Daisy is a collaboration between video artist Brian Zegeer and musician Baby Copperhead. In 2008 the artists reenacted the 1959 Robert Frank film, “Pull My Daisy”, in the late Allen Ginsberg’s derelict East Village apartment. The sequences shot over this period of several nights comprise the bulk of the material that the artists manipulate in their quasi-narrative audio-video experimentation.
Brian Zegeer makes animations and mixed-media installations. He received an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania, and attended Skowhegan School of Sculpture and Painting in 2010. He has recently exhibited at The Queens Museum of Art, Louis V. ESP, Regina Rex, Thompkins Projects, Elga Wimmer Gallery, and Stephan Stoyanov Gallery in New York. Recent exhibitions abroad include 1st New York - Chongqing Video Festival (organized by Organhaus Chongqing, China), and VizKult/Transient Exhibition in Bucharest, Romania. Zegeer writes art reviews for Timeout NY and lives in Long Island City.
New York City-based performer Baby Copperhead is a highly sought out banjo player, guitarist, and alchemist in electronics & oddball circuitry. WNYC calls him “the banjo visionary, who’s specialty is taking the banjo and treating it with a sci-fi glaze.” Baby Copperhead currently collaborates with DJ/rupture in a project called Nettle. He has performed with Nona Hendryx, Eugene Chadbourne, Jim Campilongo, and many other luminaries. He has toured throughout Europe, Asia, the U.S, and consistently performs in the New York City area.
Thu, Apr 19, 2012
Doors at 7pm