LAMPO: NATE WOOLEY
Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM (CDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Recognized as one of the leading improvisers working to expand the limits and expectations of contemporary trumpet, Nate Wooley comes to the Graham Foundation to perform a new electro-acoustic work, "For Kenneth Gaburo," as well as solo amplified trumpet improvisations.
In his new project “For Kenneth Gaburo,” Wooley continues to explore the concept of combinatory sound, now using linguistics as an oral-mechanical source for affecting the acoustic sound of the trumpet. Wooley’s new piece takes texts by composer Kenneth Gaburo and combines synthesized tones on tape with manipulated trumpet techniques “to create shadings of the phonetic sounds inherent in the text.” The composition pays homage to two of Gaburo's masterpieces, "Maledetto" and "Mouthpiece II for Trumpet Sextet."
Nate Wooley (b. 1974) was born in Clatskanie, Oregon, a town of 2,000 people in the timber country of the Pacific Northwest. He began playing trumpet professionally with his father, a big band saxophonist, at the age of thirteen. Since moving to New York in 2001, he has become a leading trumpet player in the burgeoning Brooklyn jazz, improv, noise, and new music scenes. He has performed regularly with John Zorn, Anthony Braxton, Eliane Radigue, Ken Vandermark, Fred Frith, Evan Parker and Yoshi Wada, and collaborated with Chris Corsano, C. Spencer Yeh, Peter Evans, and Mary Halvorson. Wooley’s combination of vocalization, extreme extended technique, noise and drone aesthetics, amplification and feedback, and compositional rigor has led one reviewer to call his solo recordings "exquisitely hostile."
This performance is presented in partnership with Lampo. Founded in 1997, Lampo is a non-profit organization for experimental music, sound art, and intermedia projects. Visit www.lampo.org.
Image: Photo Peter Gannushkin.
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Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
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