An Evening of Bassoonery
Saturday, August 6th, 2011
Performer/Composer Archie Carey presents an evening of brand new music for the bassoon. There will be works by LA composer/vocalist Odeya Nini, NY composer/bassoonist Katherine Young, and Archie Carey himself. Look forward to hearing microtonal bassoon, electric bassoon, prepared bassoon and more. Prepare yourself, or come unprepared for double reed debauchery!
Archie Carey is a musician based in the Los Angeles area who enjoys performing music from baroque to free jazz to folk to metal and everything in between. As a bassoonist/sound artist he has had the opportunity to play in many great places and spaces throughout the world including Symphony Space, Pieter PASD, Carnegie Hall, REDCAT, Zipper Hall and beyond. As a composer Archie aims to magnify sound, pitch, timbre, and environment to make the subtlest details a point of focus, achieved by using long durations, minimal pitch content, and contrasts between extremely high volumes and silence. In solo work and in collaboration with dance and film he has been experimenting with field recording, analog electronics, aspects of performance art and often times combinations of all three. (usually with a bassoon in at least one hand)