Wed, 11 January 2006
Euphonic Productions presents
Mary Halvorson & Jessica Pavone
plus special guests
9pm, Wed, Jan 11
$7 at the door
290 MLK Jr. Drive, Suite 8
Suite 8, 290 MLK Jr. Drive SE, Atl, GA
Mary Halvorson & Jessica Pavone have been collaborating for over three years to create a unique body of duo music. The pair combines lush melodies with textural improvisation to create concise, enigmatic songs. Their collaboration utilizes amplification and electronic effects as well as acoustic presentation. This tour celebrates the release of their first album, Prairies, on the Lucky Kitchen label.
Jessica Pavone is a string instrumentalist, composer, and teacher based in Brooklyn, NY. She studied improvisation with Leroy Jenkins, viola with Victoria Chiang and Midhat Serbagi, and is currently pursuing her Masters in Music Composition at Brooklyn College. Currently, she tours the US and Europe with diverse groups such as the Anthony Braxton Sextet and Dave Longstreth's Dirty Projectors, and improvises with Imaginary Folk and the Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet. She also plays electric bass in Jason Cady's Artificials and Mix Tape, a soul and country cover band. Since 2000, she has documented her music via her self-run label Peacock Recordings.
Mary Halvorson, a guitarist and composer, studied Jazz at Wesleyan University and the New School. She resides in Brooklyn where she performs with her band People, a collaboration with drummer Kevin Shea, as well as Sugriwa, featuring Yeah Yeah Yeahs drummer Brian Chase. She has toured extensively with Trevor Dunn's Trio-Convulsant opening for the Melvins and Fantomas, and with the Anthony Braxton Quintet. She also plays in ensembles led by Taylor Ho Bynum, Ted Reichman, Tatsuya Nakatani and Matthew Welch.
"Pavone's compositions are full of pith and lead you to a mesmerizing place where the usual mad scramble to express something 'weighty' or 'important' doesn't count for very much; her deliberately paced mobile-like forms infatuate the brain while calming the pulse."
- Philip Clark, The Wire
"Halvorson is cherished for playing in all kinds of experimental ensembles. She's known as the bearer of burning, spiky Morris- and Cline-inspired jazz-rock fury on her hollow-body electric guitar that drives Trevor Dunn's Trio-Convulsant to its ecstatic peaks of post-rock poetry."
- Michael Anton Parker, Downtown Music Gallery
Eyedrum’s programming is supported in part by the City of Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs.