Sunday, May 18, 2008

[PRESS RELEASE] NanoHz No.13 - End Times Quartet @ Ghost Print Gallery

HzCollective Presents: NanoHz No.13 - an evening of avant garde improvisation with The Pinko Communoids (Charlottesville) & Caustic Castle + Clifford Schwing (soprano/alto sax) & Jimmy Gaphery (alto sax/various objects), also from Lansing, Michigan & the 517noise Collective, the free jazz quartet End Times will be performing.

Sunday June 8th, 2008
@ Ghost Print Gallery
220 W. Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220


::::End Times Quartet (Lansing, MI / 517noise)

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::::Caustic Castle + Jimmy Gaphery + Clifford Schwing (Richmond, VA)
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::::The Pinko Communoids (Charlottesville)
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::::The Cutest Puppy in the World (Washington D.C.)
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Bio Information:

::::The End Times Quartet
The End of Times Orchestra, sometimes known as The End Times Quartet (depending on number of members) is the most diverse and far reaching band in at least a 3 block region of metro area Grand Rapids (on a Sunday). When you listen to the music presented here you may ask yourself, "This is all the same band??" Yes, scooter, the ETO is just as comfortable rockin PHAT BASS BEATS with some fine CRYTSAL or some heavy metal licks as it is poppin out some sweet dixieland MELODIES or marching around the room performing a New Orleans style funeral dirge.

::::Caustic Castle + Clifford Schwing + Jimmy Gaphery
Caustic Castle is Kenneth Yates (electronics / no-input) who has collaborated with Clifford Schwing (alto & soprano sax) on multiple occasions, but this time we'll be adding another element from New Loft's ranks, Jimmy Gaphery (alto sax & various other objects or instruments).

::::The Pinko Communoids (Charlottesville)

Pinko Communoids is an improvisational trio based in Charlottesville, Virginia. The trio consists of Carey Sargent, Kevin Parks, and Wendy Hsu. We create both free and structured improvisations using conventional instruments including guitars, accordions and percussion, found objects, circuits, microphones, and other electronics. We enjoy the quiet interplay of small sounds and often employ a restrained sonic palette of diverse timbres. Though we like occasional loud cathartic noisy workouts, we play at appropriate volumes and always invite our audience to savor our sounds without ear plugs. Our recent explorations have led us to investigate aspects of tuning and timbre and the relationship between the two.

Since forming in 2006, the Pinko Communoids have given over 30 performances both locally and abroad, including a tour of Taiwan's major cities in Summer 2007. We have been on various 804noise showcases, Sonic Circuits, and various other concert series and recently helped curate a series entitled Audio January at The Bridge PAI, in Charlottesville VA. Our music has been featured on radio shows such as Noise Solution and Ghost Don't Walk, and at Harold Golen Gallery in Miami, FL.

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