Bill Dixon’s Tapestries For Small Orchestra Released Today

November 17, 2009

Firehouse 12 Records is proud to announce the release of eminent trumpeter/composer Bill Dixon‘s Tapestries for Small Orchestra (FH12-04-03-008), a three-disc set that includes two audio CDs of new original music and a DVD featuring the documentary film, Bill Dixon: Going To The Center.

Made possible in part by a grant from the LEF Foundation‘s Contemporary Work Fund, and the support of the Festival of New Trumpet Music (FONT Music), this project documents the three-day recording process at Firehouse 12’s state of the art recording studio from start to finish, offering unprecedented access into Dixon’s creative process.

The session, which produced eight new tracks, features Dixon (trumpet and electronics), Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet, flugelhorn, bass and piccolo trumpets), Graham Haynes (cornet, flugelhorn and electronics), Stephen Haynes (trumpet, cornet and flugelhorn), Rob Mazurek (cornet and electronics), Glynis Lomon (violincello), Michel Côté (contrabass clarinet and bass clarinet), Ken Filiano (double bass and electronics) and Warren Smith (vibraphone, marimba, drums, tympani and gongs).

New Trumpet Underground 2009 Begins Tomorrow

June 25, 2009
Nadje Noordhuis

Nadje Noordhuis

New Trumpet Underground 2009, the first Festival of New Trumpet (FONT) Music event of its 7th annual concert season, begins Friday night at Cornelia Street Cafe.

Curated by Taylor Ho Bynum and Chris DiMeglio, this three-day event shines the spotlight on younger, lesser-known and experimental trumpet players.

Schedule for New Trumpet Underground 2009

Friday, June 26th at 9:00 p.m.
Greg Bobulinski G-Men
Josh Berman’s Old Idea
Leron Thomas

Saturday, June 27th at 9:00 p.m.
Nadje Noordhuis Quartet
Jordan McLean’s Piano Music and Song Trio

Sunday, June 28th at 8:30 p.m.
Russ Johnson Quartet

These performances, including the world premiere of a specially commissioned piece by Ms. Noordhuis, will be augmented by daytime educational offerings from Laurie Frink and John McNeil as part of FONT Music’s Workshop Series.