Fall Series Night 1 – iNK oN pAPER aCOUSTIC, Rhonda Taylor, Bad Luck, Mykel Boyd, Heavy Breather


7:00 pm - 11:30 pm


High Mayhem Studio
2811 Siler Ln, Santa Fe
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November 1, 2014
Doors 7pm, Music 7:30pm
$10 suggested donation
Bands listed in order of appearance

aCOUSTIC – is a drum, bass, and often electronics duo from Milton Villarrubia III (drums and laptop) and Carlos Santistevan (bass and electronics) who share 15 years of working together as a rhythm section in various projects.  The Duo takes bass, drums and electronics to a new place.  Both members often play hybridized versions of their instruments with Milton using Midi triggers on his drums to trigger and process samples using Ableton Live and Carlos using live looping and signal processing on his upright electric bass.

For this set iNK oN pAPER will play an aCOUSTIC set with upright bass and drums. NO electronics/looping/triggers

The result is a duo that is drags rhythm through the mud in unimaginably glorious ways.


Rhonda Taylor

rhondaRhonda Taylor has been on faculty at New Mexico State University since 2003, where she is the College Assistant Professor of Saxophone and Music Theory. She completed her D.M.A. at the University of Arizona, where she studied with Kelland Thomas. She earned her M.M. as a graduate assistant of John Sampen at Bowling Green State University. Her additional studies include performances in master classes held by Fred Hemke and Eugene Rousseau, as well as attending Domaine Forget Music Academie to study with Jean-Marie Londeix and Jean-François Guay. In 2002, she was awarded a scholarship to the International Clarinet and Saxophone Connection held at New England Conservatory, where she studied with Arno Bornkamp, Jean-Michel Goury, and Kenneth Radnofsky.

Dr. Taylor is dedicated to the creation and performance of meaningful sonic art of our time. Her recent activities include presenting a recital of late 20th century solo saxophone works at Spivey Hall in Atlanta, lecture recitals on Gérard Grisey’s Anubis et Nout at the Manuel Castillo Conservatorio Superior de Música in Sevilla, Spain, and at the Université de Montréal, as well as performances at the Group for Liquid Media’s New Music for Saxophone(s) in Rochester (NY), North American Saxophone Alliance Biennials, World Saxophone Congresses, the ThreeTwo Festival of New Music (NYC), the Bowling Green State University 20th Annual Festival of New Music and Art, the University of Minnesota Duluth New Music Festival, and the University of California San Diego Spring New Music Festival. Her recording of Jeffrey Mumford’s the milliner’s fancy, a solo work she jointly commissioned with David Reminick, is available as part of the CD The Promise of The Far Horizon on the Albany label. Her live U.S. premiere of Ghosts, for solo baritone saxophone, written by Chris Arrell for her in 2006, is available on the Beauport Classical label. In 2009, she released a recording of new works by Rick Burkhardt, Audition. Her most recent release, Interstice, features new music by Ben Leeds Carson, Justin Rubin, Avi Tchamni, and Ben Grosser. Upcoming projects include taking part in a group commission for a new work for baritone saxophone and electronics by Nathan Davis, and she is currently working closely with Guggenheim Award winning composer Steven Takasugi on a new work for solo saxophonist and electronics to be premiered in 2013. Rhonda Taylor is a Conn-Selmer artist and plays on Selmer Paris saxophones exclusively.

Bad Luck

bad luckCalled ”powerful, virtuosic, and cutting-edge” music by All About Jazz,  Bad Luck is a 10-year collaboration between Seattle drummer Chris Icasiano and saxophonist Neil Welch.   With three albums under their belt, Bad Luck has created an incredibly diverse array of music—-no small feat in the heavily trodden world of drum/saxophone duos.  Their melodies, improvisations and compositions are constructed from the ground up and in many cases cannot be conventionally notated on a page.

Icasiano and Welch began their collaboration as students at the University of Washington.  Bad Luck formed out of late night drum and saxophone marathon sessions exploring Coltrane/Rashid Ali style duos and jazz standards. It was after adding live pedals and electronic effects that the unique sound profile of Bad Luck began to take shape. They were named the “Outside Jazz Group of 2011” by Earshot Jazz Magazine, and their album Two was named ”Album of the Year 2012” by the New York Jazz Review.  They are Table and Chairs Music recording artists with 3 albums to their credit: Bad Luck (2009), Two (2010) and the Bloodroot EP (2012).

Welch and Icasiano are founding members of the famed Racer Sessions avant-garde performance series which takes place each week in Seattle.  They are also founding members of the cutting-edge record label Table and Chairs Music, which operates as a not-for-profit record label that gives 100% of its proceed to artists.  Bad Luck tours extensively, having shared the stage with local bands throughout the US as well as major figures in improvised music such as saxophone legend Roscoe Mitchell, and performers Cuong Vu, Andrew D’Angelo, Wayne Horvitz, Dave King (The Bad Plus) and Chris Speed. In the Fall of 2014, Bad Luck celebrates the release of their new album Three, bringing their high-energy live set to venues and universities across the U.S. on a 35 day tour.

Mykel Boyd

mykelSound and visual artist using processed field recordings to create dark, static filled
compositions. Known for low end dronescapes that rumble, pulse and shimmer in a particularly dark industrial atmosphere.

One half of experimental duo Bokeh. Boyd often use bowed brass bowls, analog synths and
contact mics to add color to his clouded sound world.

Some notable recordings:
Brume / Bokeh “transmutations” CD
Rapoon/ Mykel Boyd Split 12”
Mike Shiflet / Mykel Boyd Split 12”
Mykel Boyd “fever dream one” CD

contact: somnimageps@gmail.com

more information and sound available at:

Heavy Breather

Debut of New solo Project by Damon Griffith of BullSeal!, Cloacas, and the Coleslaw King himself.

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