Awesome night of psychedelic and beautiful strings!!!
Here in Baltimore we are well-acquainted with Susan Alcorn’s incredible music and pedal steel playing. On this occasion she’ll be joined in duo with bassist Jair-Rohm Parker Wells.
Also appearing is the Red Room debut of new(ish) duo Nectar gnome with Jenny Moon Tucker and Meg Ragan on strings, amplified objects and sax.
Jair-Rohm Parker Wells is an American electric bassist, sound sculptor, and experimental music artist. He is a pioneering figure in the world of free jazz and improvised music, with a career spanning over four decades. In the 1970s, Wells played with the seminal German band Embryo, solidifying his presence in the avant-garde music scene. Over the years he has collaborated with prominent experimental musicians like Bob Belden, Jaron Lanier, Tony Scott, and Karl Berger, and was a founding member of the improvising band Machine Gun. Wells also founded the Meeting Interdisciplinary Arts Festival in Stockholm, Sweden. Born on October 13, 1958 in Tacoma, Washington USA and raised in southern Germany. He moved to New York in 1978, where he attended Tulane University in New Orleans, performing with local jazz and rhythm and blues musicians. He also studied with Richard Payne and discovered the music of Harry Partch. In 1980, he returned to New York and began work-study with saxophonist Ken Simon, meeting Anthony Braxton and studying his music.
Jair-Rohm is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of musical expression. His artistic pursuits encompass various paths, including the Chapman Stick, computer aided composition and ambisonic mixing. Notably, he was in residence at EMS in Stockholm in 2017, where he embarked on composing his avant-garde music opera, #blacbuc, using the Buchla and Serge modular systems.
Nectar Gnome is Jenny Moon Tucker and Meg Ragan. An exploration and experiment in weaving sound through the realms. Saxophone, strings, tones and percussive textures sourced though a variety of mysterious objects, build ecstatic stories. Through play they will coax voices out of the aether. Jenny Moon Tucker has their roots in the DC/Baltimore experimental music worlds, collaborating with a wellspring of beautiful sound technicians, and has performed at High Zero and DC’s Sound Scene