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Tamarisk (Carter / Menestres / Weathers): House of the People, Property is Theft (Editions Glomar)

The Tamarisk trio of bassist David Menestres, guitarist Andrew Weathers and vocalist Christina Carter (Charalambides) are heard live at Casa del Popolo, in Montreal and at PIT, in Brooklyn, New York, joined in Brooklyn by flutist Laura Cocks, each performance an extended journey between assertive, cathartic improvisation and introspective rumination.
 

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Christina Carter-performer

David Menestres-performer

Andrew Weathers-performer

Laura Cocks-flute


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Label: Editions Glomar
Catalog ID: GLOM2
Squidco Product Code: 34401

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2024
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardboard sleeve
Recorded at Casa del Popolo, in Montreal, Canada, and PIT, in Brooklyn, New York, in April, 2023.

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The Tamarisk trio of bassist David Menestres, guitarist Andrew Weathers and vocalist Christina Carter (Charalambides) are heard live at Casa del Popolo, in Montreal and at PIT, in Brooklyn, New York, joined in Brooklyn by flutist Laura Cocks, each performance an extended journey between assertive, cathartic improvisation and introspective rumination.


Artist Biographies

"Christina Carter was born in the bayou city of Houston, TX on November 19th, 1968, and co-founded Charalambides there in 1991. Ever since, she has mined her own vein of sound-as-music utilizing extended improvisational vocal passages & has investigated the voice as vehicle for the ephemerality of the word through the immediacy of the sensing body, ground, lungs, throat, mouth, tongue & sky."

-Christina Carter Website (https://christinacarter.bandcamp.com/)
4/10/2024

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"David Menestres is a bassist, composer, and writer currently living in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. David is the founder/leader of the Polyorchard ensemble and is the host and producer of Tone Science, a weekly two-hour radio show on taintradio.org since 2010."

-David Menestres Website (http://davidmenestres.com/bio/)
4/10/2024

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"Andrew Weathers (b.1988) is a composer and improviser originally from Chapel Hill, NC and currently based in Littlefield, TX. His work engages with notions of place, tradition, repetition, and spirit, splitting the difference between folk music and Land Art. Weathers studied composition at UNC-Greensboro and electronic music at Mills College in Oakland, CA.

A consistent presence in the underground music scene over the past decade, Weathers' work covers a wide spectrum from solo acoustic guitar to electronic noise. He also performs and records regularly with Tender Crust, Wind Tide, Satin Spar, Tamarisk, Llano Estacado Monad Band, Tethers and Real Life Rock & Roll Band. Weathers also produces recordings for the Full Spectrum, Other Minds, and Rural Situationism record labels, curates the Longitudes music series at CO-OPt Research + Projects in Lubbock, TX and works as a freelance mixing and mastering engineer."

-Andrew Weathers Website (https://www.andrewweathers.com/)
4/10/2024

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"Laura Cocks is a New York based flutist who works in a wide array of creative environments as a performer and promoter of contemporary music. Laura is the flutist and executive director of TAK ensemble, and a member of the Nouveau Classical Project and the Association of Dominican Classical Artists. She has performed across the Americas and Europe as a soloist and chamber musician in ensembles such as The London Sinfonietta, International Contemporary Ensemble, Talea Ensemble, Wet Ink Ensemble, and Ensemble Dal Niente. They can be heard with TAK, International Contemporary Ensemble, Talea, Wet Ink Ensemble, and others on labels such as Carrier Records, ECM, Centaur Records, New Focus Recordings, Sound American, Denovali Records, Orange Mountain Music, Chambray Records, Amplify, TAK editions, Double Whammy Whammy, Winspear, Supertrain, and Gold Bolus with upcoming records coming out TAK editions, Sideband Records, Tripticks Tapes, and Carrier Records."

-Laura Cocks Website (http://www.lauracocks.biz/about)
4/10/2024

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Track Listing:



1. House Of The People 19:03

2. Property Is Theft 29:46

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