OKKYUNG LEE, STEVE BERESFORD, and PETER EVANS
with special guest
Skinny Vinny (Josh Jefferson & Andrew Eisenberg)
1353 Cambridge Street
7:30 pm / $8
About the artists:
A native of Korea, classically trained cellist OKKYUNG LEE combines elements of jazz, traditional Korean music, found sounds, and noise with extended techniques. Since moving to New York in 2000, she has performed and recorded with artists such as Laurie Anderson, Derek Bailey, Nels Cline, Chris Corsano, Sylvie Courvoisier, Thurston Moore, Jim O’rourke, Zeena Parkins, Marc Ribot, and John Zorn.
Internationally known as a free improviser on piano and electronics, STEVE BERESFORD has also composed scores for three feature films, numerous television shows and various commercials. Amongst the other genres he has delved into, often in partnership with leading practitioners, are: Bollywood, electronica, Jazz, African music, lower case, Japanese pop, hip hop, MOR, string quartets, fanfare bands, French chanson, cheesy pop and, especially, free improvisation. Last year he found himself playing piano for Grace Jones at The Royal Festival Hall and acting as Ray Davies’s musical director.
Trumpet player PETER EVANS has been a member of the New York musical community since 2003, when he moved to the city after graduating Oberlin Conservatory. Peter currently works in a wide variety of areas, including solo performance, chamber orchestras, performance art, free improvised settings, electro-acoustic music and composition. As a performer, he has been working to break through the technical barriers of his instrument and enjoys playing with steady configurations of improvisers; each band explores a specific concept or style as much as possible.
This concert is supported in part by a grant from the LEF Foundation.