An evening featuring 3 modern composers: Andrew Weathers (Oakland), Jeremy Bleich (Santa Fe), Mark Weaver (Albuquerque).
This is the fifth in a series of chamber music concerts that started in 2009 as a house concert series. It has since moved in larger venues like High Mayhem. Its primary goal is to provide new acoustic works from living composers in an intimate setting without sound reinforcement, giving the listener the experience of hearing the instruments up close in a small space.
Russell Scharf – flugelhorn
Josh Yellon – tenor sax (from Los Lunas via Berlin, Cleveland)
Christian Pincock – valve trombone
Paul Bossert – tenor trombone
Mark Weaver – Tuba
They will debut Jeremy Bleich’s quintet “Suite for Brass: six short pieces for quintet” and a piece by Mark Weaver “Gelon of Syracuse” for quintet.
Andrew Weathers is a young American composer and improviser originally from Chapel Hill, NC currently based in Oakland, CA. His music exists in a space between improvisation and composition – equally influenced by the 20th century American minimalists and underground noise. He has a BM in Music Composition from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro, and is currently pursuing an MFA in Electronic Music at Mills College.
Andrew performs rigorously in a variety of contexts, both composed and improvised. In addition to solo performances, he heads up the Andrew Weathers Ensemble. He also performs and records regularly with Kirtan Choir, Weathers/Glover, Tethers, and Parties. In the past, he has performed with Acid of All Ruins, Bicameral Mind, Northern Valentine, Tatsuya Nakatani, Laurent Estoppey, and Hal McGee, among others.
In addition to his busy performing schedule, Weathers helps run Full Spectrum Records, a label dedicated to releasing works by young musicians in unique forms and limited editions.