Sunday, April 26, 2009
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Thursday, April 2, 2009
Mush Records: "Composer of mercurial soundtracks for uncertain times, Thavius Beck conjoins various strains of electronic music to arrive at a daringly ambitious sound. He has received recognition in The Wire, Spin, and Urb for his solo releases under the moniker Adlib, the Labwaste project with fellow LA artist Subtitle, his recent production for fellow Mush artist K-The-I???, his early work with Global Phlowtations, numerous guest appearances, and producing for and touring in support of and accompanying Saul Williams. An exceptional programmer, engineer and multi-instrumentalist, Thavius Beck’s many talents allow him to take a song from idea to completion without ever having to leave his cluttered studio. Uncompromising vision and an ear for the unusual are staples of this writer/producer’s work."
"To Make Manifest" from DECOMPOSITION
Directed by Ben Barnes
"Get The Signal" (by LabWaste) from ZWARTE ACHTEGROND
Directed by Ben Barnes
"DNA" from the album NIGGYTARDUST
produced by me, additional production by Trent Reznor and CX Kidtronik
Keys by Isiah "Ikey" Owens of The Mars Volta and Free Moral Agents
directed by Greg Brunkalla
Global Phlowtations - To the Turn of the Earth
JASON MEARS saxophones/clarinet
KRIS TINER trumpets/flugelhorn
PAUL KIKUCHI drumset/percussion
IVAN JOHNSON contrabass
"One of the best things in jazz to emerge in the new millenium."
-Brian Marley, The Wire
"One of the left coast’s most underexposed treasures."
-Troy Collins, One Final Note
“What a fine young quartet this is... they follow many different musical paths,
all the while maintaining a pretty stimulating group voice.”
–Jason Bivins, Cadence Magazine
"One of the most powerful and appealing jazz units currently active."
-Rex Butters, All About Jazz Los Angeles
"This music is a sinuous dance, but one where every move,
every exit and entry, every bob and weave, is made with razor-sharp precision...
the Empty Cage Quartet finds a new way forward for the modern-day free jazz quartet."
-Nate Dorward, Signal to Noise
"The MTKJ Quartet's music is the shit..."
-Gene Armstrong, Tucson Weekly
"Not your typical background jazz music, this local group is in your face,
angular, fresh, and assertively spontaneous."
-Zach Behrens, LAist
"Like urban folk music of the future..."
-Vicente Gispert, Amazing Sounds
-The Santa Fe Reporter
- BRIAN WALSH IS A GRADUATE OF THE CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS(MFA,BFA) AND THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS. HE HAS STUDIED CLARINET WITH WILLIAM POWELL, GARY BOVYER, DEBRAH KANTER, AND VAL GRAYSON. HE HAS STUDIED IMPROVISATION WITH BOBBY BRADFORD, VINNY GOLIA, AND BEN GOLDBERG.
- BRIAN PERFORMS WITH: THE INDUSTRIAL JAZZ GROUP, PLOTZ!, THE VINNY GOLIA LARGE ENSEMBLE, THE DOUG MCDONALD BRASS AND WOODWIND COALITION, AND CHAMBER MUSIC ENSEMBLES THE NIGHT WANDERERS, INAUTHENTICA, AND THE KAIROS ENSEMBLE.
- PAST COLLABORATIONS HAVE INCLUDED: BOBBY BRADFORD, VINNY GOLIA, NELS CLINE, ALEX CLINE, HARRIS EISENSTADT, KRIS TINER, PETER EPSTEIN, MONEY MARK, BRIGHT EYES, JOSH RITTER, LORNA LUFT, THE KREATIVE ORCHESTRA OF LOS ANGELES, DAN CLUCAS, PETER MAXWELL DAVIES, MARK APPLEBAUM, MARK MENZIES, JAMES NEWTON, LARRY KOONSE, MUHAL RICHARD ABRAMS, BUTCH MORRIS,LEO WADADA SMITH, JOHN OSWALD, GAVIN BRYARS, LYNN JOHNSTON, EUGENE CHADBOURNE, ENSEMBLE GREEN, THE NEW CENTURY PLAYERS, THE ARGENTO CHAMBER ENSEMBLE(MONDAY EVENING CONCERTS), THE HENRY MANCINI INSTITUTE ORCHESTRA, THE SAN BERNARDINO SYMPHONY, THE SANTA CECELIA ORCHESTRA, AND THE RIVERSIDE PHILHARMONIC.
- BRIAN IS ALSO AN ACTIVE PRIVATE INSTRUCTOR AND CLINICIAN. HE HAS TAUGHT CLARINET AND CHAMBER MUSIC AT THE CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE FOR THE ARTS. HE ALSO TEACHES AT BAXTER-NORTHUP MUSIC IN SHERMAN OAKS, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA'S OLDEST MUSIC STORE, AND HAS NUMEROUS TALENTED AND HARD WORKING STUDENTS IN VALENCIA. HE ALSO TEACHES AT THE OAKWOOD SCHOOL AND AT THEIR FANTASTIC SUMMER PROGRAM: THE ACADEMY OF CREATIVE EDUCATION.