Artist: Sam Weinberg/Chris Welcome/Ben Bennett
Recorded at Array Space (Music Gallery's Departures Series), April 16, 2017.Sam Weinberg/Chris Welcome/Ben Bennett - [excerpt]
There was plenty home-spun inventiveness in this Brooklyn-meets-Philly collaborative set between Ben Bennett (percussion), Chris Welcome (synth) and Sam Weinberg (sax). Welcome's littleBits-style science-fair synth modules mixed with Bennett's percussive bricabrac (trowel, cutting board, breath jackhammer, membranes, cut-out drumhead for bowing), which was inventive enough that locals Germaine Liu and Brandon Valdivia were right up watching him work. The sax sputters doubled up with the electronic sputters as the membrane drone doubled up with the sax drone. Very tasty sounds (that you can check out on a tape the the trio put out for this tour).
[The Music Gallery's Departures Series closes out its season on Thursday, June 15th at Burdock, with a night featuring DKV (Hamid Drake, Kent Kessler and Ken Vandermark), Icepick (a new trio of Nate Wooley, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten and Chris Corsano), plus locals Invisible Out (Xuan Ye and Jason Doell). This show is also part of the TONE series' excellent ain't-a-jazz-festival programming.]