Ben Neill's new album, NIGHT SCIENCE, just dropped! He and video collaborator Bill Jones will be playing live at Galapagos this Wednesday night. Special discount tickets available to NEWSgrist subscribers and friends:
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Thirsty Ear Recordings is proud to announce the release party for Ben Neill’s new CD Night Science at Galapagos Art Space in the DUMBO section of Brooklyn on Wednesday, September 23 at 8 PM. Neill will perform music from the new CD along with live interactive video by his visual collaborator Bill Jones. Also appearing on the show will be composer/saxophonist Peter Gordon and dubstep DJ Dave Q from NYC’s widely acclaimed Dub War crew.
Neill is a composer, performer and producer who melds acoustic trumpet work into a new realm using a truly unique instrument, the uncanny mutantrumpet. His new CD combines dubstep beats and bass lines with the trippy, otherworldly sonic explorations of his instrument, which was completely redesigned in 2008. Creating an alchemy between electronic music and his own improvisationally manipulated trumpet work, Neill has succeeded in crafting a dubstep/jazz album that shatters conceptions about either genre.
Night Science has been highly influenced by Neill’s involvement with the dubstep scene in New York City. A veteran of the drum and bass, illbient and electronica scenes, Neill has performed at Dub War and his music has been played on the BBC Radio 1 Experimental show by Mary Anne Hobbs, the British DJ who many credit with breaking the dubstep sound internationally. Neill continues to meld the technological advancement of interactive electronic music with DJ culture as he has done in previous recordings on Astralwerks, Verve and Six Degrees
Neill’s video partner Bill Jones has created a body of interactive video to accompany the music using the luminous black and white images of film noir as its inspiration. In performance the dynamics and notes of Neill’s playing animate Jones’ moving images, creating an improvised narrative that is directly tied to the music.
Peter Gordon first gained attention with his Love of Life Orchestra, which helped define the fusion of experimental composition with punk and jazz infused dance music in the 1980’s. Gordon has worked with some of the most influential artists and musicians of the past decades. His collaborations with video-artist Kit Fitzgerald have pioneered live video performance. Gordon is currently working on a new LOLO album for DFA Records.
Dave Q is the founder and resident of the US's original dubstep party, Dub War NYC. He has played at London's seminal DMZ night and many of the leading dubstep events around the US. Along with fellow Dub War residents Joe Nice and MC Juakali, DQ has been at the forefront of breaking the dubstep sound in the US and plays a selection of the most sought after dubplates from the scene's top producers, as well has his own productions.