BRANDON LOPEZ Brandon Lopez is a composer and bassist devoted to the exploration and execution of the creative musics. Since moving to NYC in 2013, he’s found himself working with a
Brandon Lopez is a composer and bassist devoted to the exploration and execution of the creative musics. Since moving to NYC in 2013, he’s found himself working with a myriad of the cities finest players and outfits. He currently leads the trio, The Mess (Chris Corsano on drums and Sam Yulsman on piano) and performs as a soloist. As a sideman, he’s been dubbed “the ubiquitous”. Some current work is with the Nate Wooley 4tet, William Parker’s Little Huey Orchestra, Weasel Walter Large Ensemble, Leila Bordreuil Quartet for Bass trio and Cello Solo, The Jaimie Branch Trio, Amirtha Kidambi’s Elder Ones, amongst many others. He was recently awarded a grant by the Foundation for Contemporary Art for his guitar trio piece “Movement”
OBOL LE is the pop-electronic performance group of Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti with artists from Amsterdam and Chicago. They explore the musical meanings of old carpets from Bolivia, which are woven as graphic scores. This happens during the ceremony Phujllay from Los Andes; in this ceremony seasons are considered as sound periods, and drones are learned from the Sirenes (mythical creatures that live between the upper world and the under world). Carpets are woven with the graphic translation of the drones and songs that are being played throughout four months continuously. Inspired by the cosmological vision of these rugs, the group is working on sound material presented in a visual concert setting.
Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti Performance, vocals, electronics | Frank Rosaly drums, electronics | Jochem van Tol modular synthesizer | Harpo ’t Hart keys, algorithm/projection, synthesizer
Ritual for a radical sensitivity. Hypnotic post-indus duo from France. Screeching banjo, rhythm from the mouth and cassettes.
Stéphane Barascud banjo | Aymeric Hainaux human beatbox + cassettes