Thursday, March 03, 2011

The Return Of Avant Ghetto Presents

After a winter hiatus, Avant Ghetto Presents returns March 22nd with a killer bill at Union Pool.

Avant Ghetto Presents:

Wally Shoup/ C. Spencer Yeh / Ben Hall
Goblin War Trio
Ceci Moss/C.Lavender

March 22nd,2011 9 PM
Union Pool
484 Union Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211

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More info on the performers:

Wally Shoup / C. Spencer Yeh / Ben Hall Trio

Seattle-based alto saxophonist Wally Shoup has been involved in
improvised music as a creative artist, writer, organizer, and DJ since
the mid-1970s. His first album, 1981’s independently released
Scree-Run Waltz, was a duo with percussionist Ross Rabin that showed
Shoup creating a unique language equally influenced by European
improvisation and Southern R&B, blues, and soul musics. Over the
course of his long and varied career he’s worked with Davey Williams,
La Donna Smith, Evan Parker, Paul Flaherty, Jack Wright, Thurston
Moore, Chris Corsano, Nels Cline, Reuben Radding, and many others. He
continues to help organize Seattle’s Improvised Music Festival as he
has since 1985, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2010 making
it the country’s longest running US event of its kind. In addition to
his diverse involvement in improvised music, his paintings have been
displayed in several galleries and appear on many of his album covers.

C. Spencer Yeh was born in Taipei, Taiwan 1975, and now lives in
Cincinnati, Ohio. He is active both as a solo and collaborative
artist, as well as with his primary project, Burning Star Core. As an
improviser, Yeh is focused on developing a personal vocabulary using
violin, voice, and electronics. As a sound artist/composer, Yeh
explores with all aspects surrounding a work, aurally and physically,
as elements key to the cumulative experience. He is concerned not only
with the sensual aspects of 'sound organization,' but the gestural
qualities as well. Yeh has collaborated with a deep and ever-growing
list of artists and groups, including Tony Conrad, New Humans with
Vito Acconci, Evan Parker, Thurston Moore, Amy Granat with Jutta
Koether, Okkyung Lee, Justin Lieberman, John Wiese, Don Dietrich, Nate
Wooley, Chris Corsano, Prurient, and Jandek.

Ben Hall is a drummer, percussionist, tympanist and a founding member
of the 1/4 speed Michigan chamber jazz group Graveyards, as well as a
co-curator of the experimental label brokenresearch. Other groups
include Mêlée with cellist Hans Buetow and trumpeter Nate Wooley,
Trauma with guitarist Chris Riggs, The New Monuments with Don Dietrich
of Borbetomagus and C. Spencer Yeh of Burning Star Core, a duo with
violinist Mike Khoury, a duo with saxophonist Wally Shoup, a trio with
Joe Morris and Chris Riggs, and a quartet with Vic Rawlings, Greg
Kelley, and Chris Riggs.

Goblin War Trio

Featuring members of Brooklyn's finest experimental/progressive sound
mercenaries Grasshopper,Opponents, and Rust Worship, Goblin War Trio
delivers some kind of doom infused free sprawl that, had they been
around in the 60's, would have fit very nicely on the ESP-Disk'

C. Lavender/Ceci Moss

C. Lavender is a multidisciplinary artist currently residing in the
upper Hudson Valley region of New York . Previously working primarily
with plunderphonics, she now focuses on sound and performance as a
whole. Her performances vary in instrumentation, length, and intensity
with consideration to intuition and mood which reflects the atmosphere
of the space. C. Lavender has performed at The Voice of the Valley
festival in West Virginia, The International Noise Conference in Miami
and The New York Eye & Ear fest.

Ceci Moss is a writer, musician, DJ, and curator. She plays bass in
the band Cellular Chaos and previously recorded solo material as Mi Or
and the Pedestals, putting out releases on Gift Tapes and Two Thousand

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