We’re very excited to be attending Tim Berne‘s debut release concert of his ECM Snakeoil recording being held at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City on Friday February 17th, 2012. The concert is entitled Harlem in the Himalayas.
Snakeoil is a potent blend of new voices and new ideas. Oscar Noriega (woodwinds), Matt Mitchell (keyboards) and Ches Smith (percussion) bring fresh sounds and vibrant energy. Berne responds with a stunning book of new pieces balancing compositional rigor with fluid group improvisation. Hypnotic rhythms and long, seductive melodies collide with jagged dissonances and surprising textural shifts. A lush, organic blend of saxophones and clarinets is layered with electronic and acoustic keyboards and an ever-changing tapestry of percussion. Freedom and discipline, consonance and discord, past, present and future- all work together to power this new band from Tim Berne. (This information is courtesy of the Rubin Museum of Art Web site).
I must place a pre-order for Tim Berne’s Snakeoil on his Website,Screwgun Records. It’s $14.99 for the Audio CD on his site. Maybe I can get Tim and his band members to sign it for me at the event 🙂