An Austin-based electro-acoustic trio razing notions of volume, tempo, and symmetry via duel horns, duel guitars, tape, and percussion. In addition to an April 2014 tour with sound artist John Wiese (Sissy Spacek), the free improvisation group has played concerts throughout Texas, Louisiana, and Mexico City.
SSBT features No Idea Festival Founder and Director Chris Cogburn on percussion; Steve Jansen – who has collaborated and shared stages with Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Frank Rosaly, James Fella, and Christina Carter – on guitar, saxophone, and tape manipulation; and Parham Daghighi, an Iranian-American artist who focuses on electric guitar, alto saxophone, and vocal/text work that’s rooted in the Persian language.
After selling out of its debut cassette Lucy and Winston in just a few months, the group is touring in support of its second release Helm’s Deep, a limited-edition 50-minute cassette on That’s Cool Records that will be available for the first time during the band’s August 2014 tour of the Pacific Northwest.
The Austin, Texas trio of Chris Cogburn (precussion), Steve Jansen (guitar, sax, tapes), and Parham Daghighi (Guitar, sax, voice) attacks jack-out-of-the-box free jazz, soundscape improv, hardcore and noise.
Supporting act of the evening; It’s Ok, Girl is Danielle Ross (movement, www.daniellerossdance.com) and Ben Kates (saxophone, www.pitchandsiren.com). Daniel
Ben Kates plays alto saxophone and has done since the 4th grade. He’s played with folks like Han Bennink, William Hooker, Thollem McDonas, Mary Oliver, John Gruntfest, Linda Austin, Gino Robair, Tere Mathern, Tatsuya Nakatani, John C. Savage, Wally Shoup, Jonathan Sielaff, Arrington de Dionyso, Urs Leimgruber, U Sco, Reed Wallsmith, Smegma and John Wiese. His ongoing collaborations include Thicket (a trio with John Niekrasz and Brian Mumford), Brother Donkey (duo with Brian Mumford), Alma Freer (a trio with Ryan Stuewe and Brandon Conway), Halfbird (a trio with Grant Pierce and Brandon Conway) as well as It’s OK, Girl with Danielle Ross. He’s performed at the CMG’s Improvisation Summit of Portland, The No-West Fest, FanFare at Performance Works Northwest, A Portland Circus for John Cage’s Silence at PNCA, The Quiet Music Fest and toured around the country. He is the artistic director of the Creative Music Guild.
Aug 9th, 2014 7:00pm - 10:00pm
4634 NE Garfield Ave B, Portland Oregon 97211
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