The Deluezer residency concludes next Sunday with a performance featuring bassist and composer Mike Bullock.
Mike will join Deleuzer for a performance of his composition â€œWhat Is the Work of an Improviser (for electroacoustic ensemble)â€ written for the ensemble. Mike will perform a piece for solo bass and we will also be performing a composition by Morgan Evans-Weiler.
In the fall of 2012, Morgan Evans-Weiler contacted a group of Boston-based musicians with the idea of forming a regular working ensemble to explore approaches to collective ensemble music. The members of the group committed to weekly working sessions with a core goal of developing tactics which would provide a framework of continuity and intent within the context of open-form playing for a mid-sized ensemble. Drawing on a variety of backgrounds, there was also a conscious choice to work toward the integration of acoustic and electronic instruments utilizing a shifting ground of pitched and purely textural timbres.
Over the last two years, the group has convened on a regular basis, working on compositional forms, collective improvisation, and group exercises. The group has settled in to a committed membership of Morgan Evans-Weiler (violin), Howard Martin (reeds), Jesse Kenas Collins (trumpet, reeds, feedback objects), Peter Gumaskas (modular synthesizer), Michael Rosenstein (amplified surfaces and oscillators), Chris Johnson (laptop), and Dan Wick (keyboards). The name Deluezer came from an initial thought that the group would read and discuss â€œA Thousand Plateausâ€ by French philosopher Gilles Deleuze and psychoanalyst FÃ©lix Guattari. That never came to pass, but the name for the group got batted around and stuck. http://deleuzer.bandcamp.com/
About Mike Bullock:
Bullock is a composer, improviser, intermedia artist, scholar based in Philadelphia, PA. His modes of work include electroacoustic composition, installation, drawing, and video. Bullock performs across the US and in Europe, collaborating with a huge range of artists including Pauline Oliveros, Christian Wolff, Steve Roden, Bhob Rainey and Greg Kelley of nmperign, Mazen Kerbaj, and Theodore Bikel.
About the Experimental Music Series at Washington Street Morgan Evans-Weiler and Michael Rosenstein and have been curating a music series at Washington Street since November, 2012. The bi-weekly series has presented a cross-section of the New England experimental music scene ranging from improvisation to power electronics to composition. The series also brought national and international musicians as well as collaborations with Non-Event.