SANDY GORDON AND COLIN FISHER
Organized by Maria Chavez
Sunday, June 28
Sandy Gordon is a musician and improvisor living in New York and frequenting Chicago. A drummer and percussionist, she often merges, mutates, and swaps her drum kit with a rotating patchwork of small percussion, homemade field recordings, electronics, and found objects.
Her activation of this palette is tactile and textural, launching investigations of action and gesture, agitating magnitude from minutiae. She has collaborated extensively with fellow adventurers in sound, sight, and other modalities. Current projects include explorations with Anastasia Clarke, and as a member of the collective group Causings.
Toronto-based multi-instrumentalist and composer Colin Fisher is an active voice in the Improvised, Rock, Folk, Experimental and Creative Music Community in North America. He has been most active with Not the Wind Not the Flag, Bernice, Many Arms, I Have Eaten The City, Bad Breath, HAHA, Body Help, and his solo project Elfin Choirs. Colin has appeared and collaborated with: Anthony Braxton, Caribou, Jah Youssouf, Rhys Chattam, William Parker, Dominic Duval, Sabir Mateen, Joe Mcphee, Maury Coles, David Daniels, Chris Kelsey, Paul Hession, and many others.
"Fisher's approach to the tenor saxophone is highly harmolodic, creating fleeting tapestries of sound that run the whole scale of the instrument's capabilities and layering shimmering building blocks of melody. Despite the intensity of his flights, there is a resolute warmness to Fisher’s tone and pitch-perfect precision to his placing of notes that speaks to a mastery of his instrument, but it’s one he’s willing to recklessly abandon in bursts of perfectly timed fire-breathing fury." ---Tombed Vision Records. Colin-Fisher/
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