11.4 –> Amirtha Kidambi’s Elder Ones + Dave Gould

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Friday, November 4, 2016
8 pm ($15/10)

Gift Shop Gallery

21 Rebecca St., Hamilton

AMIRTHA KIDAMBI’S ELDER ONES

(New York)

AMIRTHA KIDAMBI voice, harmonium, composition
MATT NELSON soprano saxophone
BRANDON LOPEZ bass
MAX JAFFE drums

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Elder Ones is the quartet performing the compositions of vocalist Amirtha Kidambi (Seaven Teares/Elizabeth-Caroline Unit) lies nestled in a venn diagram of musical spheres and communities in New York City. Her and her collaborators saxophonist Matt Nelson (Battle Trance/Tune-Yards), bassist Brandon Lopez (Tongues, The Undermine Trio) and drummer Max Jaffe (JOBS, Unnatural Ways) have crossed paths in the DIY underbelly, in incestuous circles of free improvisers, and uncomfortable chairs in concert halls of angular new music. The instrumentalists chosen for this project draw from a wide variety of vocabularies from hip-hop to free improv, each bringing their own highly individual sound to the group. The quartet uses composed material and loose structures as a template for improvisation. Oscillating between worlds of modal Sufi-like circular grooves and free improvisation to jagged rhythmic precision and meditative drones, Thyagaraja, Coltrane or Stockhausen could be equally suspected as illegitimate fathers of their sound. Their new recording, their first, ‘Holy Science’ is available on Northern Spy.

 

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DAVE GOULD

(Hamilton)

DAVE GOULD percussive strings

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Drummer, percussionist, string player, yarn ripper… is there anything Dave Gould can’t do well?  Probably… but why not come and hear some of the things he is really good at? Dave plays beautifully on awe-inspiring instruments he has built from found objects in nature, including antlers and whalebone. Winner of the 2013 City of Hamilton Arts Award for Performance, Gould is known throughout the city as a percussionist, as a children’s performer, and as a unique soloist whose instruments  open up a new world of improvised sounds. A real treat and truly worthwhile experience!

 

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