the wulf.

03.23.2016 8:00 p.m.

Alexander Bruck || Alexander Garsden || Rosalind Hall and Judith Hamann

For his second solo performance at the wulf., Mexico City based string player and improviser Alex Bruck premieres Infinite Series, a new work, which albeit simple in concept, can produce very complex results depending on the strategies employed in its realization.

Australian duo Rosalind Hall and Judith Hamann perform long form delicate improvisations built around a musical language the combines and blurs the sonorities of cello and prepared saxophone, creating detailed and slow moving landscapes of sound. Also from Australia, composer Alexander Garsden will perform his own compositions for guitar and electronics.

Alexander Bruck is an improviser and  multi-instrumentalist. He studied music and philosophy and was a member of the Mexican National Symphony from 2000 to 2012. His growing interest in contemporary music led to further studies in Paris with Garth Knox on a three year scholarship. He is a cofounder and artistic director of Liminar, the ensemble for new and experimental music, and part of the improvised music collective Generación Espontánea.

Alexander Garsden is a composer, guitarist and electro-acoustic musician, working in numerous disciplines of exploratory music. He is based in Melbourne, Australia. Recent work includes commissions from the Melbourne and Sydney Symphony Orchestras, Speak Percussion, Michael Kieran Harvey,  Jessica Aszodi, Golden Fur, and Jonathan Heilbron, alongside performances with Slave Pianos (Melbourne/Yogyakarta), Quiver, and Kim Myhr & Ole-Henrik Moe (Nor). He performs as a soloist of both notated and improvised musics, and in a range of other contexts including True Strength (with Ida Duelund-Hansen), Yuko Kono, Francis Plagne, Ned Collette and Wirewalker, Forth Impact (with Sam Dunscombe) and in duos with Erkki Veltheim and with Rohan Drape. As an educator he teaches through the RMIT and the University of Melbourne, and is
co-director of the INLAND concert series.

Judith Hamann is an Australian-born cellist currently based between Melbourne and San Diego. Her performance practice stretches across various genres, encompassing elements of improvised, art, experimental, and popular music. She has worked with artists and ensembles, including Oren Ambarchi, Maya Dunietz, Charles Curtis, ELISION Ensemble, Ellen Fullman, Graham Lambkin, Jon Rose, Ilan Volkov, Tashi Wada, and La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela. Judith is a founding member of Golden Fur with James Rushford and Samuel Dunscombe, and an immersive cello duo with Anthea Caddy.

Rosalind Hall works with a multitude of sound technologies and instruments such as a modified saxophone, home made instruments, percussion, field recordings and processing software to create soundtrack, live music and performance work. Rosalind performs with local experimental and improvisatory musicians such as David Brown and Jim Denley and releases solo and collaborative work independently and through labels Avant Whatever, Corpus Collosum Records, pan y rosas discos, Swarming Records and EcoSono.