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Gig spam may 16th at Galapagos

Greetings to the list!!!

This gig ALWAYS features plenty of looping, this time including phil kline,
analog looper of death...  And my own rig, AND a laptop guy who processes 
If you want to hear sound, go to http://www.toddreynolds.com/music.html

Here is the press release...


Violinist and Composer Todd Reynolds presents:

Still Life With Microphone
Version 3.0

Todd Reynolds assembles three very different and powerful artistic voices,
downtown genre-destroying band GUTBUCKET, composer and boombox maestro PHIL
KLINE, and laptopist DJ JESSE STILES, for an innovative evening of feature
performances and interactive explorations.

Thursday, May 16, 2002, 8:00pm
Galapagos Art Space
70 N 6th St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn
(Bedford stop on L train)
www.galapagosartspace.com € www.toddreynolds.com

April 30, New York On Thursday, May 16, violinist and composer Todd 
continues to redefine ³concert performance² with the third installment of
Still Life With Microphone at Galapagos Art Space.

The previous two incarnations of Still Life... unified a range of
performance disciplines and content: composed music by Todd Reynolds, the
ensemble members and others; improvised music; improvised text; and
spontaneously directed movement in the space, all orchestrated in real time
using a conducting/composing system called Sound Painting, a gesture-based
medium for structured improvisation developed by composer Walter Thompson
that directs individual and ensemble actions in real time.

While continuing the all-over stylistic and staging effect found in the
previous versions of Still LifeŠ, Todd Reynolds is viewing Version 3.0 from
a curatorıs perspective, bringing together three very different and 
artistic voices to perform their own material, interact with each other, 
integrate their audiences in a collaborative art event.  Each ³voice² is
indeed distinct and unique and includes downtown genre-destroying quartet
Gutbucket, post-Minimalist composer Phil Kline with his battery of 
and looping gear in tow, and laptopist DJ Jesse Stiles utilizing the
performative software MAX/MSP with Reynolds himself, who The New Yorker
calls ³New Yorkıs leading classical/jazz violinist², on amplified and
digitized violin.

The music will seamlessly flow between the component voices, developed and
directed by Reynolds using Sound Painting.  The performance will be
structured in two 50-60 minute sets with a short break between them, with
all three groups performing throughout the evening, both alone and in
situations with others, sometimes orchestrated, sometimes spontaneous.

Still Life With Microphone Version 3.0 takes place in the rapturous 
of Williamsburgıs preeminent performing art space, Galapagos. The New York
Times describes it as having ³a truly sublime reflecting pool, an expansive
cathedral-like interior, brilliant spotlightingŠ² and as an ³ever-growing
cultural oasis.²  Please join Todd Reynolds and company for this visionary
and innovative musical event.

The following is a brief description of the Still Life With Microphone
series by Todd Reynolds:

³Still Life with Microphone grows out of a desire to bring my varied
interests and modes of artistic expression under one roof.  It allows me to
piece together my love of theatre, improvisation, conducting and directing,
editing and organizing ideas, and of performing.  A typical Still LifeŠ
event involves a cast of 5 to 8 performers across disciplines, composed
music, improvised music, theater, video, and movement, creating a seamless
magic carpet ride for the audience through events, styles, and genres.²

More information about Todd:

Violinist and composer Todd Reynolds is one of the most active musicians on
the contemporary music scene.  He is a founding member of New Yorkıs 
string quartet, Ethel.  He explores composing and improvising in his
music-based performance art project Still Life With Mic.  Todd is violinist
for the Bang On A Can All Stars and Yo Yo Maıs Silk Road Project.  He a
frequent guest artist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and
recently appeared as soloist with Yo Yo Ma in Tan Dun's Water Passion after
St. Matthew at the Barbican Center in London.  He acts as assistant
conductor and violinist for Steve Reich and Musicians and the Walter
Thompson Orchestra.

Todd has premiered an immense number of compositions by composers including
Michael Gordon, John King, Steve Reich, Elliot Sharp, Julia Wolfe, and
Randall Wolff, As an improvisor and solo interpreter of new musics from
classical to jazz and pop, and has appeared and/or recorded with such
artists as Anthony Braxton, Uri Caine, John Cale, Steve Coleman, Joe
Jackson, Dave Liebman, Graham Nash, Greg Osby, Steve Reich, Marcus Roberts,
Wayne Shorter and Cassandra Wilson.

Reynolds has recorded for Nonesuch, CRI, and Atlantic Records and can also
be heard on Tan Dun's soundtrack for the film Fallen, starring Denzel
Washington. On Broadway, he originated the role of "The Fiddler", playing
and dancing on stage in the Tony Award-winning revival of Irving Berlin's
Annie, Get Your Gun, starring Bernadette Peters and Reba McEntire. 
he tours as part of the Mahavishnu Project, a five-piece jazz-fusion band
which centers around the music of John McLaughlin's Mahavishnu Orchestra,
performs often with The Betty Buckley Band, alongside Kenny Werner, Billy,
Tony Marino, Jamey Haddad, and, of course, Ms. Buckley herself.

For further information, and to arrange interviews please contact
Christopher McIntyre at 917.676.4585, cmacartserv@mindspring.com, or visit:

Christopher McIntyre
C Mac Artist Services
917.676.4585 contact
212.725.5940 office/fax