Vector Trio played last weekend. It felt great to play after a year and half off.
“This legendary local underground deconstructionist cabal, creators of seven studio and live CDs over almost 20 years, emerges from semi-retirement to bring an acoustic version of their sonic symbolism to the DC area. Vector Trio has discarded the electronics, loops, pedal boards, digital percussion, and preparations to reimagine their roots while simultaneously resignifying the last five years of abstract/formalist noise construction.”
Scott Forrey – Trumpet, Marshall Hughey – Drums, Gary Rouzer – Cello
A recent recording session at home for an upcoming solo release…objects and cello.
I took part in a performance of Gino Robair’s opera I, Norton at the Kennedy Center on 9/16/13. The complete video is here.
“In performance, I, Norton takes the shape of an improvised collage that combines conduction (using hand cues), graphic scores, memory-based improvisational structures, and traditionally notated music. The opera is an open-ended project—a perpetual work-in-progress—with additions made for each performance.”
Janel Leppin: cello, electronics
Anthony Pirog: guitar, electronics
Bobby Hill: turntables
Gino Robair: percussion
Gary Rouzer: objects
Daniel Barbiero: double bass
Sarah O’Halloran: voice
Andrew Delclos: bassoon
Nathan Lincoln-DeCusatis: piano
Izzy Forlin: electronics
Paul Moon and Stana Benesova Kimball filmed our latest
Salarymen session for this cool documentary film.
See it here.
“Salarymen is the electro-acoustic duo of Jeff Surak and Gary Rouzer. On lunch breaks in downtown Washington, D.C., they set up at traffic circles and monuments for spontaneous performances of sound art, mixing small objects with the noises of the city to make a different kind of urban music.”
Paul Moon (Zen Violence Films) has created a short film from my recent performance with Dan Conrad at the Worlds in Collusion Festival in Baltimore, Maryland. Paul has captured many small gestures and nuances that might be missed during a live performance.
Watch it here. The photo below is my setup for the show ready to go backstage.
Last night Daniel Barbiero facilitated structured improvisations for mixed and matched groupings at Pyramid Atlantic. It was called “Daniel’s Choice: Odd Lots and Matching Suits”. Here is a short video of the graphic score we played. Video and photo by Jeff Surak.