Mysterium – An Electric Soundpainting Septet @ Roulette. Monday, Nov 23, 8:30pm
“Each week I get at least one disc that surprises me with how amazing it is…this is this week’s hidden treasure! No matter how well or little known the musicians are…it doesn’t really matter when it’s this good!”
- Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery, May 2009
Mysterium – An Electric Soundpainting Septet is the third and latest configuration in percussionist Eric John Eigner’s ongoing Mysterium Continuum. It’s aim is to harness the vibrancy, creativity and spirit of improvised music into and through the compositional process, itself improvisational in performance, of Soundpainting. Soundpainting is the universal live composing sign language created by New York composer Walter Thompson for musicians, dancers, actors, poets, and visual artists working in the medium of structured improvisation. It is one of the best systems that allow the player(s) the freedom to improvise while still achieving intentional structural compositional elements. As an additional challenge, we have set for ourselves to make this band somewhat of a dance band. Dancing to totally improvised music? Who could have thought?
Eric John Eigner – Drumset
James Ilgenfritz – Electric Bass
Adam Caine – Electric Guitar
Sam Kulik – Trombone
Jeremy Danneman – Alto/Baritone Sax
Lorenzo Sanguedolce – Tenor Sax
Evan Mazunik – Soundpainter
20 Greene Street (between Canal and Grand Streets).
Harvestworks & DTW members, Students, Under 30s & Seniors: $10
Roulette members : FREE