Archer Spade Performance Series Presents:
The World Premiere of a "TCHMENTREACH"by Mick Barr for Archer Spade!
Plus Solo Sets by Mick Barr, and Jeremiah Cymerman
Archer Spade (Dan Blacksberg/Nick Millevoi) will premiere "TCHMENTREACH," a newly commissioned piece by super-shredder Mick Barr.
Mick Barr is an American avant-garde metal guitarist. Notable for his relentless speed and agility on his instrument, he is most well known for being one half of the band Orthrelm, currently signed to Mike Patton's Ipecac Recordings label.
Some of Barr's other projects have included Crom-tech, and a duo with drummer Zach Hill from Hella, as well as appearances with Quix*o*tic, and The Flying Luttenbachers. He has also released albums under the names Ocrilim and Octis, consisting of his own guitar over a drum machine. On the difference between the two, he says "Ocrilim is Mick Barr overthinking. Octis is Mick Barr underthinking. These names mean nothing when a live show is concerned. Come see Ocrilim and you may be forced to watch Octis."
In 2008, he was awarded an unrestricted grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts through their Grants to Artists program. Barr has been chosen by Animal Collective to perform at the All Tomorrow's Parties festival that they will curate in May 2011.
Jeremiah Cymerman is a New York City-based composer, clarinetist, producer and sound engineer. Described as “an impenitent genre-breaker whose membership among today’s greats must be granted now” (Massimo Ricci, Touching Extremes), whose music strikes “a compelling balance between hallucinatory sound sculpting and the immediacy of improvised music” (Jason Bivins, Dusted Magazine) his work has been performed numerous times at venerable Downtown institutions Roulette, The Stone, Issue Project Room and Anthology Film Archives. Frequently using the recording studio as a primary compositional tool, Cymerman’s work reflects a passionate interest in improvisation, electronic manipulation & production, traditional, studio & graphic composition as well as solo clarinet performance and ensemble performance. Having worked with a broad range of contemporary artists including Toby Driver, John Zorn, Nate Wooley, Brian Chase, Mario Diaz de Leon, Jessica Pavone, Jandek, Anthony Coleman and Matthew Welch, Cymerman has toured internationally, received numerous commissions and published several articles on music and music production in publications such as Tape-Op magazine and the acclaimed Arcana book series, edited by John Zorn. He has released several recordings of his own music and his recorded output has been documented on the Tzadik and Porter record labels as well as his own, recently launched label, 5049 Records.
Admission: Please give a donation at the door!