Friday, January 18, 2008

Upcoming Events @ GASP

Sonic Arts @ GASP proudly presents two concerts:

Friday, January 25th @ 8:00

Achille Succi - saxophone/bass clarinet
Neil Leonard – saxophone/electronics
Garrison Fewell – electric guitar
Bruno Råberg – acoustic bass

Friday, March 14th @ 8:00

Stephen Lehman – saxophone/electronics

GASP Gallery
362-4 Boylston St., Brookline, MA

$10 suggested donation, $6 with a student ID

GASP is one block from the Brookline Hills stop on the MBTA ‘D’ Riverside line.


Artist bios

Guitarist GARRISON FEWELL records for Soul Note, Koch, Accurate, Splasc(H) and Boxholder. Recently, Garrison recorded a live CD at Birdland (NYC) with John Tchicai (sax), Charlie Kohlhase (sax), Cecil McBee (bass) and Billy Hart (drums). Garrison has performed in the US, South America, Africa, Caribbean, Canada and Europe. He has played with Khan Jamal, Cecil Bridgewater, Kenny Wheeler, Norma Winstone, Jay Clayton, Zbigniew Namyslowski, and Cameron Brown. Garrison has taught in conservatories throughout Europe and teaches at the Sant Anna Arresi Jazz Festival (Sardegna) with William Parker, Anthony Braxton, Muhal Richard Abrahms, Anthony Cyrille and Roscoe Mitchell. Garrison is Professor of Guitar and Ear Training at Berklee College of Music.

Saxophonist, bass clarinetist ACHILLE SUCCI hails from Modena Italy. He leads the group Atman with Fabrizio Puglisi and Alberto Capelli that has hosted guest soloists Louis Sclavis, Ab Baars and Ernst Rejiseger. Achille Succi plays in Uri Caine's "Othello Suite" and other projects led by Louis Sclavis, Ettore Fioravanti's, Simone Guiducci, Paolino Dalla Porta, Nicola Pisani, Giorgio Gaslini and Franco D'Andrea; As winner of the "Pépinières Europeénnes pour jeunes artistes" he collaborated with Danish composer Pierre Dorge and his "New Jungle Orchestra." Achille Succi released two CDs, "Shiva’s dance” and "Terra". He teaches improvisation and clarinet at Roccella Jonica Jazz Festival, Siena Jazz summer workshops and Conservatory of Ferrara.

Bassist/composer BRUNO RÅBERG is originally from Sweden. At age 20 he moved to Stockholm to join Eje Thelin's band and stayed on for four years, recording and touring extensively. In 1981 Råberg relocated to the US to study with Miroslav Vitous at New Enland Conservatory. Råberg has performed throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, as well as North, South and Central America. He released 5 CDs as a leader and has performed with: Mick Goodrick, Matt Wilson, Bob Moses, Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, Yoron Israel, Billy Hart, Dick Oats, Stockholm Jazz Orchestra, Bobo Stensson, Thomas Gustavsson, Sam Rivers, Julius Hemphil, Jim Black, Bruce Barth, Bob Mintzer, Greg Osby, Jackie Byard, Ran Blake, George Russell, Miroslav Vitous, Regina Carter, Antonio Hart, Billy Kilson, Gene Jackson, John Medeski, John LaPorta, John McNeil, Rachel Z, Donald Brown, Bill Pierce, Smithsonian Jazz Orchestra with David Baker. Råberg is a Professor at Berklee College of Music.

NEIL LEONARD works as a sound artist, composer and saxophonist. His ensemble has featured Marshall Allen (Director of the Sun Ra Arkestra), Bruce Barth, Uri Caine, Don Byron, Kenwood Dennard, Robin Eubanks, Frank Lacy, Oriente Lopez, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, and Uri Caine. Leonard’s Dreaming of an Island, for orchestra, electronics and video was premiered by the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. Leonard's composition Totems was premiered at Carnegie Recital Hall by Byron and Caine. Leonard compositions were featured in festivals in Europe, North America, Africa, Middle East, Japan and the Caribbean. Leonard's collaborative work with visual artist Magdalena Campos-Pons was featured by the 49th Venice Biennial and MOMA, NY. Leonard has recorded for ECM, A&M, Accurate and Interval Recordings. Leonard is co-owner of Gallery Artist Studio Project (GASP). Leonard is Assistant Professor at Berklee College of Music, and taught sound installation at the University of Padova and the C. Pollini Conservatory, Italy.

Named a Rising Star on the alto saxophone in 2006 and 2007 by the Downbeat Magazine International Critics Poll, STEVE LEHMAN is a saxophonist and composer whose work resides on the cutting-edge of contemporary music. He has been recognized as one of today's truly original creative voices by The Wire, The New York Times, The Village Voice, and by National Public Radio. A former student of both Jackie McLean and Anthony Braxton, he has performed and recorded throughout the United States and Europe with his own ensembles, and with those led by Anthony Braxton, Dave Burrell, Mark Dresser, Vijay Iyer, Oliver Lake, and Meshell Ndegeocello. An award-winning composer, Lehman's pieces for large orchestra and chamber ensembles have been performed by the Janacek Philharmonic, members of Ensemble 21 and Ensemble Sospeso, and by the pianist Marilyn Nonken. Lehman's recent electro-acoustic music has focused on the development of computer-driven models for improvisation, based in the Max/MSP programming environment. Since 2006, Lehman has been a doctoral candidate in Music Composition at Columbia University where he is a departmental fellow.

Lehman's most recent recordings as a leader include On Meaning (Pi 2007) with his critically acclaimed quintet, and Demian as Posthuman (Pi 2005), featuring Tyshawn Sorey and 9-time Grammy nominee Meshell Ndegeocello.

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