Bill Nace + Samara Lubelski – Tania Caroline Chen
Wed 1 May doors 7.30pm – music 8.15pm | £8 adv / £10 door BUY TICKETS (fees apply)
Bill Nace is an artist and musician based in Philadelphia. He has collaborated with an extraordinary range of musicians, including Michael Morley, Mats Gustafsson, Joe McPhee, Chris Corsano, Steve Baczkowski, Jooklo Duo, Chris Cooper, John Truscinski, Thurston Moore, Greg Kelley, Jake Meginsky, Jessica Rylan, Paul Flaherty, Wally Shoup, and Kim Gordon, with whom he regularly plays as one half of the duo Body/Head. They recently The Switch on Matador. He has been a featured musician in festivals such as ATP (curated by Jim Jarmusch and held in Monticello, NY), Colour Out of Space(Brighton, UK), Supersonic Festival (Birmingham, UK), International Festival Musique Actuelle (Victoriaville, QC), and Homegrown (Boston, MA). He has performed in a wide variety of venues, running the gamut from the Musee d’Art Contemporain (Strasbourg, France) to The Stone (NYC) to Bennington College (Vermont). Nace’s range has been described as ” veering from sculptural, almost Remko-Scha-esque chime to Loren Connors-style elegance in only a few short moves.” (Mimaroglu Music, 2010). Recordings can be found on Ecstatic Peace (Northampton, MA), Ultra Eczema (Belgium), Holidays (Italy), 8mm (Italy), Throne Heap (VA), HP Cycle (Toronto, ON), as well as on Nace’s own label Open Mouth.
Samara Lubelski, based in New York City, and often in S. Germany, is best known as a solo artist with nine full-length releases, but she has also been involved in various art-music provocations – Hall of Fame, The Tower Recordings, and MV and EE.Her first solo outing, 1997’s In the Valley (Child of Microtones/Eclipse) was a dense exploration of drones and resonance in experimental string music. Lubelski followed this in 2004 with a full-band recording of lush psychedelic folk-rock for The Fleeting Skies (Social Registry/De Stijl), and has since released Spectacular Of Passages (2005), Parallel Suns (2007), Future Slip (2009), Wavelength (2012), The Gilded Raid (2016), Flickers At The Station (Drawing Room Records/2018), a second improvised/solo violin record, String Cycle, released by Ultra Eczema in 2014, and various singles and cassettes.She has studio engineered records for Double Leopards, Sightings, and Mouthus, amongst others.Current projects include numerous live shows and tours, three lp releases from an improvising duo with Marcia Bassett, a long-standing collaboration with S. German collective Metabolismus, and has played violin on Thurston Moore’s solo records Trees Outside The Academy, and Demolished Thoughts, and recorded and toured with his band Chelsea Light Moving.Theduo with Bill Nace released an improvised, deep journey LP on Nace’s label, Open Mouth (Relative Pitch/CD), in 2018, and they will tour Western Europe in May of 2019.
Tania Caroline Chen
Tania Caroline Chen draws her inspiration from the New York, British and European schools of 20th century experimental composition. She has performed and recorded the works of John Cage (Indeterminacy, Electronic Music for Piano, Music.of Changes I-IV), Morton Feldman (Palais de Mari, For Bunita Marcus, Triadic Memories), Earle Brown (Folio), and Cornelius Cardew (Piano Sonatas 1, 2 and 3; Octet 64), as well as compositions by Andrew Poppy, Michael Parsons, Luc Ferrari, Arnold Schoenberg, Anton Webern, Eric Satie and Alexander Scriabin.
Alongside, Tania creates her own sound compositions whose material include piano, voice, electronics and video. Her commissions include Strands, Themes for a Story and Icons of Elegance, which have been performed and broadcast on the radio by instrumental soloists and ensembles in London, the USA and Asia.
Tania Caroline Chen is an adventurous free improviser, performing solo and collaboratively on the piano, digital and vintage electronics, and found objects. She has recorded and performed regularly with Stewart Lee, Steve Beresford, Henry Kaiser, William Winant, Wadada Leo Smith, Thurston Moore, David Toop, Jon Raskin, Jon Leidecker and with Bryan Day and Ben Salomon in the band Bad Jazz. In the electronics band Tender Buttons she improvises with the electronic and acoustic musicians Gino Robair and Tom Djll.