Inspired by Nikola Tesla and Karlheinz Stockhausen's collection of text pieces, "From the Seven Days", tuba player Dan Peck's solo album is an intense collection of deep tones in bold minimalism, and in clatteringly frightful tuba interactions.
Catalog ID: tb01
Squidco Product Code: 18953
Packaging: Vinyl LP in a cardstock sleeve
Recorded by Colin Marston at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves in Queens, New York in September, 2012.
Dan Peck-tuba, amplifed tuba
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1. Longus Tonus
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"Dan announces his debut as a solo artist with Solo LP. The jacket features a cover photograph (taken by Peck) of a Beavertail Cactus flower from Joshua Tree National Park, CA. On the back is a quotation by Nikola Tesla. Side A, "Longus Tonus", is partially inspired by Karlheinz Stockhausen's collection of text pieces, "From the Seven Days" (1968). Side B, "Satanitorium", features overdubs of amplified and percussive tuba, and has a strong metal influence.
Dan Peck moved to New York in 2005. Born and raised in East Brunswick, NJ, he spent much of his youth playing guitar and bass in rock bands. Long hours were spent in the basement, composing songs and playing along with Primus and Dream Theater CD's. Later in high school, Dan took a few lessons on the tuba, and decided to study classical music and brass technique for 6 years. His interest in improvisation and avant-garde composition, combined with his eclectic background has equipped him with a unique style of interpretation. Dan performs regularly with improvisers, new music ensembles, and orchestras."-Tubapede
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"Dan is a tubist currently living and working in New York City. Since his move there in 2005, he has been active as a soloist, improviser, and sideman in a wide variety of settings. Dan's current interests are in experimental music and improvisation, and he has performed at many of New York City's most respected venues for creative music including The Stone, Roulette, and Issue Project Room. Dan has collaborated with many New York artists, including Tony Malaby, Nate Wooley, Michael Attias, Ben Gerstein, Tom Rainey, Peter Evans, Kris Davis, Ingrid Laubrock, and Matthew Welch. Recent projects include recordings with Tony Malaby's Novela (Clean Feed), Harris Eisenstadt's Canada Day Octet (482 Music), and Jeff Newell's New Trad Band. Dan will also be on a forthcoming Anthony Braxton release, featuring music from the Falling River Series in small ensembles from Wesleyan University.
Dan currently leads a trio comprised of himself, Tom Blancarte (bass) and Brian Osborne (percussion). The group plays a mix of freely improvised music and his compositions, some of which are influenced by music of the Doom Metal genre. Their debut LP, "Acid Soil", is out on the Heat Retention Records label. In March of 2011, the Trio completed a 9 day tour of the midwest/east coast.
Equally at home in more traditional jazz settings, Dan plays in the old-timey jazz band Grandpa Musselman and His Syncopators. The Syncopators appear frequently at high society events in and around New York City, and in 2007 took part in the Jazz at Aspen Festival, directed by bassist Christian McBride.
Dan also plays a lot of contemporary music. He has premiered solo tuba works at St. Bartholomew's Church, Merkin Hall, and The Stone. In 2009, Dan was featured as part of Kagel Nacht, a celebration of the music of composer Mauricio Kagel, in which he performed two of Kagel's solo works, Atem and Mirum. As an orchestral performer, Dan has played under great conductors such as James Levine and Herbert Blomstedt, and has worked personally with composers such as Helmut Lachenmann and Alvin Lucier. Dan is a member of the International Contemporary Ensemble, and has also worked with the American Composers Orchestra, Signal Ensemble, New York City Ballet, New World Symphony, and the Tanglewood Festival Orchestra. Dan recently recorded a DVD of Iannis Xenakis' chamber music for Mode Records, with the International Contemporary Ensemble and percussionist Steven Schick conducting.
Currently, Dan plays on the Broadway musical Chicago, and is adjunct-faculty at New Jersey City University."-Dan Peck Website (http://danpeckmusic.com/bio.html)
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