Saturday, November 03, 2007

Duology 3

Two headed Astrophytum capricorne v. senile.

Duology 3, Saturday, Nov. 10, 8 pm, O'Shaughnessy Performance Space, The College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe NM. Made possible by The Contemporary Music Program at the College of Santa Fe.

Improvised duets with yours truly on piano joined by Lauren Camp, language; Katie Harlow, cello; Dan Pearlman, trumpet; Sam Rhodes, bassoon; Gary Sherman, low brass; Dave Wayne, drums.

The third in a series, which started with Jeremy Bleich, Paul Brown, Chris Jonas, Mike Rowland, Mark Weaver and Ruth Zaporah and continued with "Dino" JA Deane, Ross Hamlin, JSA Lowe, Carlos Santistevan, Molly Sturges and Milton Villarrubia III.

Check back here for complete mp3 downloads of the performances soon after Nov. 10, courtesy of Steve Schmidt at Fly on the Wall Productions.

Some bios for 5 out of 6 of D3's participants (Gary Sherman.....tell us about yourself).

Lauren Camp is a visual artist. Her writing entered through the back door – a way to complete certain works, sometimes to obscure them. When it first showed up, she didn’t even know she was writing poetry. When her artwork traveled around the country, the writing traveled with it. People surprised her by asking who wrote the “poems.” Soon she found herself writing more and more. Since then, her poems have been published in Brilliant Corners, The Magazine, Santa Fe Literary Review and other journals. She appears on Zerx, vol. 20 with a crazy rendition of a pantoum she wrote, and has performed her poems in duet with jazz musicians from the stages of the Albuquerque Museum to St. John’s College. In 2006, she won a New Mexico Discovery Award. Last March, she was part of a collaborative improvisation, called “ARTiculations,” at the Harwood Art Center in Albuquerque with sound artist CK Barlow and musician Rufus Cohen. Lauren’s newest series of artworks is a collection of self-portraits made in fabric and thread that incorporates her words and history with those of other women. She is currently creating a 60-minute audio soundtrack with narratives, anecdotes and poetic ramblings to accompany the series as it travels to museums. Every Monday morning, Lauren hosts and produces “The Colors of Jazz” for KSFR 101.1 Community Radio, Santa Fe, NM, a weekly 3-hour mind-bending romp through the facets of jazz and poetry – yet another way to keep her mind on rhythm, sound and words. You can see Lauren’s artwork and read more of her words at

Catherine Jean (Katie) Harlow, cellist, has a Bachelors Degree in Cello Pedagogy and a Masters degree in Music Education from the University of New Mexico. For the past 35 years, she has performed in numerous symphonic, chamber, folk, and improvised music ensembles (Out of Context and Playroom) throughout the southwestern United States. As a teacher, she has been on the Performing Arts Faculty at Albuquerque Academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico since 1997. Katie is an active composer and arranger; recently completing a collaboration with Iraqi oud player Rahim AlHaj to release the CD Friendship. For productions at Albuquerque Academy, she has composed original music for Shakespeare's As You Like It and Romeo and Juliet. She often collaborates with Albuquerque director and playwright Laurie Thomas and composed music for Barry Kornhauser's play This is Not a Pipe Dream, directed by Thomas. In Spring 2007, Katie collaborated with other members of Playroom (Mark Weaver, Dave Wayne, and Joseph Sabella) to create music for Thomas's original play Mad Hattr, which premiered at Albuquerque's Cell Theater.

Dan Pearlman studied trumpet and composition at the Oberlin Conservatory. He graduated from Oberlin in 1968, and has been improvising (in every sense of the word) ever since. Dan moved to New Mexico in 1983, and has been very active in the Northern New Mexico jazz and improvised music scene. He has performed several times at the Outpost Performance space as well as numerous venues in Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Taos, with Zimbabwe Nkenya, Dave Wayne, Chris Jonas, Ori Kaplan, Alan Lechusza, Mark Weaver, Anthony Braxton and many others. Heavily influenced by Indian, African and Gypsy music as well as by the jazz greats, Dan's tastes and musical interactions have been diverse and always rewarding.

Sam Rhodes was born in San Antonio, Texas. He graduated from Oberlin Conservatory. He has played with numerous symphony orchestras in the southwest. For the last 14 years he has served as the principal bassoonist with the El Paso Symphony Orchestra .Sam plays regularly with Out Of Context, a conduction ensemble formed by J. A. Deane

Dave Wayne took a step back from the Santa Fe music scene in October 2004 to concentrate more on being a father & husband. And also to add on to his house, mess around with his vibraphone & comb through his luxury-sized LP and CD collections. Dave played frequently with bassist Zimbabwe Nkenya until Nkenya left New Mexico in January 2006. Other past collaborators include Bing, Stefan Dill, Rob Brown, Alan Lechuzsa, Ori Kaplan and Anthony Braxton. In the past year or so, he has played with Peter Breslin’s ‘Miles Davis Project’ (also his first live appearance as a conguero), Mark Weaver’s ‘Rumble Trio’, in a duo with trombonist Michael Vlatkovich, and with a quartet led by trumpeter Jeff Kaiser. Current projects include Playroom (improvised & composed new music with Mark Weaver, Joe Sabella, and Kate Harlow); Maya Mundi (ethnic & folk music from all points east), funky jazz with the jaw-droppingly great keyboardist Robert Muller, and an as-yet unnamed progressive rock trio with guitarist Mike Shepherd & bassist Tom Lantieri. Wayne also writes CD reviews for the on-line music site


Dan said...

How did Duology 3 go Peter? Are you going to post recordings like you did for the last two? I certainly enjoyed listening to them. Hope you are enjoying your new home town.

peter breslin said...

Hey Dan- Hmmmm, well D3 mostly went pretty well, so to speak. I think. Hard to say. But yes, the mp3's will be up within the next week or two and people can tell me what they think. Is Chicago under 7 feet of snow yet?


Dan said...

No snow yet. Leaves still on the trees, although we've got a few tastes of what's to come. The winter brings about a simultaneous sense of dread and relief from me, dread of braving the elements and relief that I have a good excuse to be the hermit I'm inclined to be the rest of the year regardless of weather.

Looking forward to hearing the tracks.