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Weston, Matt

Sparky 3 [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

Weston, Matt: Sparky 3 [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] (4 Men With Beards)

The 3rd installment in percussionist & composer Matt Weston's serialized opera for percussion ensemble + electronics, a set of narratives and counter-narratives that explore mental health struggles as they develop over time in varying circumstances, realized through a combination of site-specific graphic, multidimensional and instantaneous scores.
 

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Label: 4 Men With Beards
Catalog ID: 7272MusicSP3
Squidco Product Code: 31981

Format: CASSETTE
Condition: New
Released: 2022
Country: USA
Packaging: Cassette
Recorded by the artist. Mastered by Jason Lescalleet.

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"Third installment of the serialized opera for percussion ensemble + electronics. The narratives, sub-narratives, and counter-narratives explore multiple angles of mental health struggles as they develop over time in varying circumstances, realized through a combination of site-specific scores (graphic, multidimensional, instantaneous)."-7272Music


Artist Biographies

"Matt Weston plays percussion and electronics, and has performed throughout the US and in Europe. He has appeared on CNN, VH1, and CBS TV.

He has studied and/or collaborated with Arthur Brooks, Bill Dixon, Kevin Drumm, Paul Flaherty, Charles Gayle, Milford Graves, Mary Halvorson, Le Quan Ninh, Bob Marsh, Ben Miller (ex-Destroy All Monsters), Roger Miller (Mission of Burma), Jim O'Rourke, William Parker, Ken Vandermark, Jack Wright, and many others.

His work has earned critical praise from such publications as the Wire, the Village Voice, Signal To Noise, Cadence, All About Jazz, Grooves, and Bananafish. His solo works have garnered international acclaim, as have his recordings with Barn Owl, Tizzy, and Thrillpillow.

He has recorded for the Tautology, Sachimay, Breaking World Records, Imvated, Crank Satori, BoxMedia, and Drag City labels. He currently records for his own 7272Music label.

In addition to his solo work, Weston is currently a member of the Arthur Brooks Ensemble V; and Arc Pair with drummer Amanda Kraus.

past performances include:

-Music/Dance Performance Workshop, School of New Dance Development, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (as a member of the Arthur Brooks Ensemble V)

-extended collaboration with the Rotterdam Improvisers Pool (as a member of the Arthur Brooks Ensemble V)

-Three Days In October festival (as a member of the Arthur Brooks Ensemble V), Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the October Revolution in Jazz

-Vision Festival (as a member of the Arthur Brooks Ensemble V)

-Autumn Uprising Festival (as a member of Barn Owl)

-High Zero festival

-XFest

-appearances at the Knitting Factory, NYC; the Riviera Theater, Chicago; O42, Nijmegen, the Netherlands; Washington University, St. Louis

-eleven national tours as a soloist"

-Matt Weston Website (http://www.mattweston.com/mattbio.htm)
2/26/2024

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Track Listing:



SIDE A



1. Agitated And Moving And Busy Busy Busy 07:07

2. George Herriman's Revenge On The World 01:22

SIDE B



1. Proof Of Your Power 03:50

2. Let's Run Away 02:02

3. The Strategy Of Unhappiness 01:47

4. Battery Philco 01:54

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