Thurs, 5/01 $5 8pm @ Canterbury House (Ann Arbor, MI)
BC Grimm / Ben Willis / Betsy Soukup
I will be performing new works from my album The Ideating Knell, which is to be released on Signal Dreams records this May. The 16 track album, The Ideating Knell, is an experimental acoustic album of compositions for two ancient Chinese zithers, Guqin 古琴 & Guzheng 古筝. This record includes 6 ‘doppler phase’ pieces for guqin, emulating tape composition techniques to create the movement of sound to/from the vanishing point on the horizon line to/from the listener’s ears. There are 6 pieces for prepared guzheng using: dulcimer hammers, cajon brushes, metal chopsticks, mate straw, metal bowls, broken teaware, clay sculpting tools, snare wires, & seashell strands. 3 pieces revisit the title track composition from my 2011 solo guqin album, “Flock Migrates Over The Pines”: with re-recorded, reconstructed versions in two custom tunings, and a new variation on the theme in a traditional tuning.
This show in Ann Arbor, Michigan will be extra special. I’ll be playing with some low-end friends who’ve collided together from different music circles of my past. Double Bassist, Ben Willis, as you all well know is one of my best buds & collaborators from the Madison music scene, in groups such as Watercourse Quartet & Lovely Socialite Mrs. Thomas W. Phipps. Betsy Soukup, also a bassist, is one of my good friends from music school at Butler University, in Indianapolis. I can’t wait to hang, catch up, and make some low pitched music with these fine people at Canterbury House!
》》Have a listen to some of Ben & Betsy’s material》》
: stay tuned for the upcoming announcements of The Ideating Knell release on Signal Dreams!!