FONT’s all over town this week. After the 9:00 set at Abrons head a few blocks up to the Stone to hear Reut Regev’s Brassix.
Brassix is a six piece Brass band that I put together about two years ago when I was commissioned by the Festival of New Trumpet Music to write a piece for Brass.
I wrote a composition that is some type of a musical game for five Brassists and a drummer. There are some written complete pieces within the somposition, as well as some written smaller fragments and some directed improvisation. The different parts are cued visually, audibly, and environmentally.
Brassix performed the piece at the Festival of new Trumpet music, 2008.
Its been two years, and the piece has been begging me to be played again!
So, this Sat, Jan 16th, at the Stone, Ave C and 2nd St in NYC, we are doing it.
Reut Regev- Trombone, Flugabone, Baritone Horn, Slide Trumpet, composition
Frank London – Trumpet, Alto Horn, Piccolo Trumpet
James Zollar – Trumpet
Mark Taylor – French horn, Mellophone, Trumpet
Jay Rozen – Tuba, Euphonium
Igal Foni – Drums, Brass percussion
I feel extremely fortunate to have all these fantastic musicians and improvisers join me in this experimental musical game.
By the way, in case you are not familiar with The Stone, it is a not-for-profit performance space dedicated to the
EXPERIMENTAL and AVANT-GARDE. 100% of the cover charge goes directly to musicians… and the cover is $10.
Hope to see you there!
The Stone – http://thestonenyc.com/index.html
The facebook event – http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=246818013709&index=1
My website – http://www.reutregev.com/
My youtube page – http://www.youtube.com/user/truerr
The Festival of New Trumpet Music – which is happening again this week & weekend! http://fontmusic.org/
Brassix, The Stone, this Sat, Jan 16th, 10pm, $10, Ave C & 2nd st, yes!