On Tour: NICK ZOULEK & ALEKS TENGESDAL (Bowling Green, OH)
730p – Solo Sets by:
Nick Zoulek – saxophonics
Aleks Tengesdal – cello 800p – Duo Set by:
Rob Lundberg – double bass
Brian Grimm – cello, Chinese strings, stuff 830p – Duo Set by:
Nick Zoulek & Alek Tengesdal 900p – chaos, riots & cookie hour
Aleks Tengesdal is a cellist/composer based out of Bowling Green, Ohio. His current work includes writing music for the cello and collaborating with his fellow DMA colleagues at Bowling Green State University in the regional New Music scene. A cello album called Songs of Kralizec will be available soon. An experimental/progressive solo metal project, Weapons of Indignation, has recently been released:
A modern artist with an impassioned eye toward the unification of contemporary art and sound, saxophonist Nick Zoulek‘s focus on collaboration, improvisation, and commissioning new works has led to a diverse portfolio of distinctive performances and artistic ventures. Nick has worked with dancers, multimedia artists, and fellow saxophonists to advance audience’s perceptions of the saxophone’s capabilities, markedly displayed on his debut album, Rushing Past Willow. Also active as a teacher and researcher into the saxophone’s role in contemporary music, Nick is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Contemporary Music Performance at Bowling Green State University with the guidance of Distinguished Artist Professor Dr. John Sampen. Nick holds a Master of Music Performance from BGSU, a Certificat des Études Musicales from the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régionale de Boulogne-Billancourt, and a Bachelor of Music Performance with Magna Cum Laude honors from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
This new ambient remix of “slowly by your passing” by BRAIN GRIMMER is part of a living-document remix compilation on Obsolete Media Objects, titled “Visions & Revisions“. The original track was released on CJ Boyd’s album Precariat (available on Joyful Noise Recordings). Thanks to special guest, Geoff Brady on drums.
This 12-minute piece is a sonic meditation in remembrance of the many unarmed people of color who have suffered police brutality. It is a painful prayer dedicated to the families and communities who have lost their loved ones to such violence. For those in the Madison, WI area who are willing to pay for this remix, I urge you to instead, donate your money to Young Gifted & Black Coalition’s go-fund-me campaign.
“The Young Gifted and Black coalition stands against the many forms of state violence, police killings, mass incarceration, poverty, and more. We stand for justice of all black lives lost to the hands of the state. We stand for community and self-determination. We will not stop until we are free.”
We’ve got some shows coming up in June. Well be performing at Mickey’s Tavern on Friday 6/19 with Peterson/Packard/Lundberg, a trio featuring Tar Pet, Rob Lundberg, and Chicago based drummer Ryan Packard.
Rob Lundberg’s NYC based band JOBS has a killer album coming out next week on New Amsterdam Records. Order your copy in advance!!
Make Music Madison is an annual one-day citywide, free, outdoor day of music to be held on the Summer Solstice, June 21. The goal is to generate a continuous wall of music as people walk around participating spaces. “Music” is whatever live sound an individual or group wishes to produce, and whatever the hosting space accepts. The day will be inclusionary in terms of genres, ethnicities, styles of music, skill levels of musicians, and in the use of public and private spaces throughout our community. There now are over 700 communities around the world celebrating the Summer Solstice by filling their city with music.
What is Make Music Madison?
Make Music Madison is: Performed by Anyone, Enjoyed by Everyone
A way for all Madisonians to celebrate the summer solstice, enjoying the longest day of the year, while sampling a buffet of musical merriment.
A DIY city-wide celebration when almost any way to make music can and will happen.
Make Music Madison is open to music makers of all ages, skill levels, and musical persuasions.
When and where will Make Music Madison take place?
Make Music Madison will take place on the summer solstice, Sunday, June 21, 2015.
Some performances may start early or go late, or take advantage of natural commuter times, but public spaces throughout Madison — sidewalks, parks, and more — become impromptu musical stages, dance floors, and social meeting points. Last year we saw oodles of amateur musicians and every ilk of professional musician to pop up all over Madison to perform for new audiences and neighbors alike, and the 2015 listings are amazing.