Alternating Currents Live – Fall 2015 and Woodland Pattern Book Center celebrate 20 years of presenting new and creative music in Milwaukee.
Sunday, November 1, 7pm:
Urs Leimgruber – soprano saxophone
Jacques Demierre – toy piano, voice
This Milwaukee concert is part of a tour marking the 15th anniversary of the Urs Leimgruber – Jacques Demierre – Barre Phillips Trio and the 80th birthday of bassist Barre Phillips. Regrettably, Barre Phillips is unable to participate in this tour due to a prolonged recuperation from health problems earlier this year. For this reason, the trio will be represented by a short video about Barre Phillips’ long career as an improvising double bassist, then Urs Leimgruber and Jacques Demierre will perform a selection of solos and duos. Both Urs Leimgruber and Jacques Demierre have visited Woodland Pattern in the past including at 2010 trio with violinist Charlotte Hug.
Sunday, November 8, 7pm:
In association with The Bridge – The Transatlantic Network of Creative Music
Harrison Bankhead – double bass
Benjamin Duboc – double bass
Jason Adasewiecz – vibraphone
Ramon Lopez – drums
Once again The Bridge – a Transatlantic Network for Creative Music unites a unique and stellar constellation of musical forces. Our good friends Harrison Bankhead and Hamid Drake return with two equally creative French improvisers: Benjamin Duboc and Ramon Lopez. Two drummers and two double basses convene to, in the words of The Bridge manifesto, “… to reinforce the links between the creative practices of distinct musical communities.”