Monday, January 5, 2015

New Ting Ting Loft Solo Projects

I want to call your attention to a couple of items from members of New Ting Ting Loft:

1. Jimmy Ghaphery's new solo project: 904F. In his own words:
Stretching time, ideas, and texture. Listening patiently to repetition and improvisational counterpoint. Two long pieces clocking in at 90 minutes each, both using the same 90 minute guitar improvisation as a common layer. The first piece adds a repeated 45 minute clarinet improvisation with a ninety minute wooden flute improvisation in the distance. The second piece adds a series of themes for alto sax with liberal ornamentation. The final piece is a short 10 minute sax quartet assembled from 4 of the sax tracks found on the previous piece.
He really is going for the long form here! Layers of sound recede in the distance, like the fog on the beautiful album cover (pictured above).

2. A video of Tommy Birchett's fantastic solo performance at the MoMA PS1 Print Shop in New York City in December. 8-track hijinx and even a bit o' swing! Plunderphonically phun:

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