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RAGE Thormbones

computer-controlled banjo, bagpipes, and virtuosic trombonists

Fri., May. 6, 2022
Doors at 7:30pm | Show at 8pm
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RAGE Thormbones is a low-frequency duo whose work exists at the intersections of “fuck around” and “find out”. Both members, Weston from Vermont and Mattie from Los Angeles, are classically trained trombonists but jumped that ship awhile ago and thankfully found each other in 2014.

RAGE Thormbones

RAGE Thormbones is a low-frequency duo whose work exists at the intersections of “fuck around” and “find out”. Both members, Weston from Vermont and Mattie from Los Angeles, are classically trained trombonists but jumped that ship awhile ago and thankfully found each other in 2014. Their sounds bring together various de/re-constructed brass instruments and electronic synthesis + amplification, with many trips to the hardware store and the polyphonic hum of Mattie’s fabrication shop and Weston’s overworked CPU load. They produce sculpted masses of high-density sound, carving metallic resonance and subcutaneous tones to make rooms feel really heavy. They aim to shift the role of brass instruments away from vocal virtuosity and more toward their true selves as improvising organic air compressors - physically-modeled synthesis transcribed back into the acoustic domain.

RAGE has collaborated with a range of artists including Kevin Drumm, Sarah Davachi, Michelle Lou, and British pop maverick Scott Walker. They’ve tooted their trombones everywhere from Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Darmstadt Summer Courses, and ISSUE Project Room to their favorite basements/living rooms/warehouses/crypts and more recently, a charming community center deep within the Swedish countryside.

Mattie will fill the Tannery’s space with an oscillatory mass streaming from Highland pipes.

Weston will present an ongoing work entitled a vine that grew over the city and no one noticed which juxtaposes lineages of old time Appalachian music, rural geography, and the industrial histories of the Carolinas where they grew up. The piece is devised for an unorthodox setup consisting of retuned and electromechanically controlled banjo, AM radios, railroad spikes, homemade electromagnetic resonators, and AI-synthesized country music - a futurism of sentimentally preserved past.

RAGE THORMBONES will present a heavily amplified set of low frequency vibrations.

RAGE Thormbones

computer-controlled banjo, bagpipes, and virtuosic trombonists

Fri., May. 6, 2022
Doors at 7:30pm | Show at 8pm
Indexical
Add to Calendar
$16 General / $8 Members
Buy Tickets

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