BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Chicago Underground Duo

Ars Nova Workshop Presents :

Chicago Underground Duo

Tim Motzer & Bart Miltenberger Duo

Tue, April 22, 2014

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:15 pm

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$15.00

This event is 21 and over

Chicago Underground Duo
Chicago Underground Duo
Rob Mazurek, cornet, synth, Game Boy, electronics, bamboo flute. Chad Taylor, drums, mbira, balaphone

Ars Nova Workshop is proud to present the return of Chicago Underground Duo. Celebrating their 17th year, the work of electro-acoustic composer and cornetist Rob Mazurek and drummer Chad Taylor "strikes a poignant balance between improvisation and programming, between tune and atmosphere” (junkmedia.org).

In his 25-year career, Mazurek has established himself as both a cornetist and an electronic musician, frequently manipulating the cornet with computer processing and an array of keyboards and effects. vanguard sensibility earned Mazurek the attention of the Windy City's underground community at the turn of the Millennium, resulting in high-profile collaborations with such acclaimed genre-defying artists as Gastr Del Sol, Jim O'Rourke, Sam Prekop, Stereolab and Tortoise. The enigmatic Isotope 217 (started by Jeff Parker) was subsequently born from these endeavors, bringing further acclaim for Mazurek's eclectic talents. The scope of his multifarious abilities has consequently facilitated collaborations with a wide variety of luminaries, such as, Bill Dixon, Pharoah Sanders, Mike Ladd, Roscoe Mitchell, Yusef Lateef, Fred Anderson, Naná Vasconcelos, Mamelo Sound System, Kassin and Marcelo Camelo, and many others.

Drummer Chad Taylor has worked with a wide range of musicians, performing internationally at both jazz festivals and indie rock festivals (Pitchfork, Bonnaroo). Taylor's projects span genres, from playing with jazz legends (Mark Ribot and Henry Grimes, John Zorn, Peter Brötzmann, Bobby Bradford) to contemporary indie, folk, and rock projects like Iron and Wine, the Sea and Cake, and the Swell Season.

Locus, the duo's newest release, is due out in March 2014 on Northern Spy Records.
Tim Motzer & Bart Miltenberger Duo
Tim Motzer & Bart Miltenberger Duo
During a conversation backstage at Philadelphia’s Electric Factory, guitarist Tim Motzer and trumpeter Bart Miltenberger discovered that they had a mutual appreciation for the music of Norwegian trumpeter Arve Henriksen. Their subsequent conversations led them to form a duo ensemble that has, for the past several years, performed in the Philadelphia region and on an episode of Motzer’s acclaimed web performance series, 1K Sessions. They share a natural musical empathy and view each other as genuine collaborators in improvisation and instant composition. Utilizing traditional as well as unconventional techniques on guitar and trumpet, as well as electronics, loops, and sampling, Tim Motzer & Bart Miltenberger explore sound and space uncovering suspended melodies, and a myriad of textures, and moody stories.

After over 16 years of international touring, stunning collaborations, and over 60 albums of credits—this Philadelphia-based guitarist continues to traverse manifold territories in music and has developed a distinct textural guitar voice utilizing looping, bowing, electronics, and prepared techniques. He has worked with David Sylvian, Burnt Friedman, Jaki Liebezeit (CAN), Ursula Rucker, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, KIng Britt, and Markus Reuter to name but a few. He releases his music of genre-defying solo works, and collaborations on his 1k Recordings imprint, and webcasts sessions from his studio at 1ksessions.com. He also continues to score for the world of modern dance and film.

A versatile artist and longtime fixture on the Philadelphia music scene, Bart Miltenberger, is a lyrical and melodic player with a warm and beautiful trumpet sound. A former student of the Maestro Dennis Sandole (best known as John Coltrane's teacher), Bart has: led his own groups The Chance Trio and Susurrus; performed under the baton of the conductionist Butch Morris for NYC's Festival of New Trumpet Music; performed with the Rotterdam Chamber Orchestra; performed with pop stars G Love and Special Sauce, Digable Planets, and American Idol Justin Guarini. Bart was a longtime member of Matt Davis' Aerial Photograph and Bobby Zankel's Warriors of the Wonderful Sound with whom he shared the stage with and played the music of Steve Coleman, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Muhal Richard Abrams, and Dave Liebman. Bart has played in experimental large ensembles led by Pauline Oliveros and John Hollenbeck with the Painted Bride's Big Ears Residency in Philly.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com