San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Mark Trayle and Chris Brown Duo Concert
Mark Trayle and Chris Brown join together for an evening of electronic music improvisations. Trayle and Brown are both founding members of the computer network band The HUB, and teachers of electronic music, composition and improvisation, at CalArts in LA (Trayle) and Mills College in Oakland (Brown). Their Falling Edge duo premiered originally at the legendary Network Muse festival at the Lab in SF in 1986. They will be joined in the second set by John Bischoff and Tim Perkis (two of their HUB bandmates) for a quartet improvisation.
Mark Trayle works in a variety of media including live electronic music, installations, improvisation, and compositions for chamber ensembles. Performances and exhibitions include Ars Electronica, t-u-b-e (Munich), DEAF (Rotterdam), Resistance Fluctuations (LA), net_condition (ZKM Karlsruhe), Sea and Space (LA), Pro Musica Nova, Format5 (Berlin), Inventionen (Berlin), and Resonant Forms (LA). His music has been performed by Champs D'Action, Ensemble Zwischentoene, Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin, and Ensemble Mosaik. Recent collaborators include Muhal Richard Abrams, David Behrman, Jason Kahn, Christian Kesten, Toshimaru Nakamura, Andrea Neumann & Sabine Ercklentz, Wadada Leo Smith, and The Hub. He has recorded for the Artifact, Atavistic, CRI, Inial, Los Angeles River, Elektra/Nonesuch and Tzadik labels. He teaches Composition and Electronic Music at California Institute for the Arts in Los Angeles. http://marktrayle.com/
Chris Brown creates music for acoustic instruments with interactive electronics, for computer networks, and for improvising ensembles. Collaboration and improvisation are consistent themes in his work, as well as the invention and performance of new electronic instruments. These range from electro-acoustic instruments (“Gazamba”, 1982), to acoustic instrument transformation systems (“Lava”, 1992), and audience interactive FM radio installations (“Transmissions”, 2004). He also writes his own interactive music software that he uses in his compositions and improvisations. Recordings of his music are available on New World, Tzadik, Pogus, Intakt, Rastascan, Ecstatic Peace, Red Toucan, SIRR, Leo, and Artifact labels. He was a featured composer/performer on the 2009 Donaueschingen MusikTage. He teaches composition and electronic music at Mills College and Co-Director of the Center for Contemporary Music (CCM). http://www.cbmuse.com