Pics from CD release
thanks a bunch to Kenji Herbert and Yuhan Su for inviting me to play on friday. tons of fun. also, big ups to all for coming out and catching (in my opinion) the best solo set i’ve played. and i’ve played a few.
next up: Vartan at Home Audio in Bushwick. December 16. splitting the bill with wizard Dave Scanlon and maniacal puppet masters Living Things. thank goodness. this’ll be one for the books.
michael yu took some dang good photos friday. see?
Robinwood CDs in the house!
yarp! scope these bad boys out. only 15 of the silver on black. and i’m giving them away for free on friday at Ibeam. so don’t be a doofus. show up and get somethin’ special. ya dig?
Vartan at Robinwood. this be comin’ out on friday!
friday, dec 6
168 7th Street. brooklyn.
solo sets by:
Yuhan Su – MalletKat (Electronic MIDI Mallet Controller) – Voice
Patrick Breiner as Vartan Mamigonian – Tenor saxophone, Clarinet
Kenji Herbert – Guitar
i’ll be giving away VERY limited edition copies of my brand new solo recording Robinwood in special black cardboard packs with hand-screened silver paint. get there early and pay the suggested $10 entrance to get one of these bad boys for free. booyah.
thursday (thanksgobblukah) i’ll be interviewed by Paula on her show NOISE for The Gauntlet radio at the University of Calgary. should be fun!
10:30 pm eastern time. 8:30 mountain. you do the math.
LISTEN HERE. durrrr.
well, that was fun. anybody who came to scope Battle Trance at ibeam and/or cornelia street cafe knows what i’m talking about. what’s that? you missed it? oh. so you didn’t see the portal that opened up in the fabric of the universe? well, maybe next time.
on the agenda:
- finally mixing this session right here. Will McEvoy and Adam Hopkins on basses. Flin Van Hemmen on drums. this stuff sounds nast. can’t wait to get it all together.
- i’m composing a piece for 10, maybe 11 musicians to perform at Piano’s on December 9. should be… insane. Rocco John is spearheading the series. new works by different composers each week.
- AND, last but not least, mark DECEMBER 6 in your calendars, y’all. i’m releasing a CD of a live set of new solo music recorded on October 27th. the record is called Robinwood and i’m really psyched to finally be putting out some new solo material. in addition to having copies available for sale, i’ll give away copies of a VERY limited pressing (silver ink on black, hand-screened by Connie Wang) to the first 15 folks who come in and pay the suggested $10 at the door.
BATTLE TRANCE, Friday and Tuesday
yup. you read that right.
Friday 15 November. 8:30 pm. at Ibeam. 168 7th Street. Brooklyn, NY. $10 suggested.
Tuesday 19 November. 8:30 pm (we play at 10). at Cornelia Street Cafe. New York, NY. $10 plus $10 minimum.
Battle Trance, (Travis Laplante, Matt Nelson, Patrick Breiner, and Jeremy Viner), is a quartet of four tenor saxophones performing the music of Travis Laplante. Together, they surrender themselves as individual musicians and instruments in service of a collective sound that dissolves physical space and individual identity. Travis Laplante is a composer and saxophonist living in Brooklyn, NY who is dedicated to remembering music’s original purpose and bringing it back to modern consciousness.
Zhirtz vs. Zkinz
had a BLAST playing with Shirts vs. Skins at Launch Pad on Saturday night. flin (drums) kenny (trumpet) and will (bass) always bring it. whatever it is…
big ups to neighbor tyler gilmore and buddy michael sachs, too. they started the night with some unbelievable music.
new CD from Vartan Mamigonian
new VARTAN record called Robinwood coming out soon. cd release on December 6 at Ibeam in Brooklyn.
eyes and ears: PEELED.
Vartan Lundberg workshop
playing for the youth of america. Milwaukee, WI.
at Robinwood Concert House last night.
some shots from the last few days of tour. Rob on Bass has been killing it. getting deeper every night.
pretty epic tour so far. milwaukee and south bend were obviously the SHIT. hitting cleveland hard tonight.
the music is evolving. rob’s set is getting grittier and grimier every night. really beautiful.
my stuff is also evolving. a lot. it’s getting really personal and intimate. very exciting. it’s also causing me motion sickness. me. not you. don’t worry.
Langlab was like a dream last night. great to be back in my South Bend home away from home. opened for Squirm Orchestra and Les Rhinoceros. both KILLED and were pretty much the best hang ever.
also, we drove under Fangboner Road today. so that’s tight.
holy CRAP this is happening ON TUESDAY. VARTAN is BACK!!
i’ll be playing some dates in the midwest as Vartan, splitting bills with awesome dude / bassist rob lundberg.
Oct 22 - UW Whitewater
Oct 24 -Riverwest Public House Milwaukee, WI
Oct 25 - LangLab South Bend, IN (w/ Les Rhinoceros and Squirm Orchstra)
Oct 26 - Brandt Gallery Cleveland, OH
Oct 27 - afternoon - 3 Door Studios Oberlin, OH
Oct 27 - evening - Robinwood Concert House Toledo, OH (with Thollem McDonas)
Oct 28 - The Black Sparrow Lafayette, IN
Oct 29 - Jerry’s Chicago, IL
Oct 30 - Audio for the Arts Madison, WI
Nov 1 - UW Madison - der Rathskeller
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from Banff buddy Kristin Fung.