Music Program
 


Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.

$10 general, $7 students

Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center and Pausa Art House present

Easel

Pausa Art House 19 Wadsworth St. Buffalo, NY

Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello, electric guitar)
Christoph Erb (tenor saxophone, bass clarinet)
Michael Zerang (drums, percussion)

Chicago-based cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm has played and studied music in a variety of situations from the Juilliard School to the gutter. A former student of Anthony Braxton, Morton Feldman, Bunita Marcus and Pauline Oliveros, his primary projects are his Valentine Trio and The Lightbox Orchestra. He is also a member of a number of ongoing collective projects (The Boxhead Ensemble, The Friction Brothers with Michaels Zerang and Colligan, The Flatlands Collective, Keefe Jackson's Fast Citizens) as well as participating in numerous one off "ad-hoc" or frequently convening ensembles. He also currently plays in groups led by Joe McPhee (Survival Unit III), Peter Brotzmann (Chicago 10tet), and Ken Vandermark.

Christoph Erb (tenor saxophone, bass clarinet) was born in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1973. He currently lives in Lucerne, Switzerland. He performs regularly in Europe and the U.S with many musicians including: Jim Baker, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Michael Zerang, Jason Roebke, Jason Adasciewicz, Josh Berman, Keefe Jackson, Tomeka Reid, Frank Rosaly, Nate Wooley, Jamie Branch, Jeb Bishop, Paul Lovens, Hans Koch, Urs Leimgruber, Martin Schütz, Christy Doran, Daniel Humair, Peter Schärli, Julian Sartorius, Hans-Peter Pfammatter, Christian Weber, Christian Wohlfart and many others, He played several tours in Europe, USA and South America. In 2007 he has formed his own Label veto-records, and 2011 after a four month residence in Chicago the sub label for improvised musik veto-exchange. 2012 he received the Culture Award from the City of Lucerne.

Michael Zerang was born in Chicago, Illinois, and is a first-generation American of Assyrian decent. He has been a professional musician, composer, and producer since 1976, focusing extensively on improvised music, free jazz, contemporary composition, puppet theater, experimental theater, and international musical forms. Michael has collaborated with contemporary theater, dance, and other multidisciplinary forms and has received three Joseph Jefferson Awards for Original Music Composition in Theater. As a percussionist and composer, Michael has over eighty titles in his discography, has toured nationally and internationally to 34 countries since 1981, and works with and ever-widening pool of collaborators.

This concert is made possible with support from David Kennedy.

 
 
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