This is a performance by the Lost Civilizations experimental music project (http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=1155289) together with Jerry Busher at a benefit for the Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, an organization that has generously supported the Sonic Circuits organization.
The performance was unscored, unrehearsed and extemporaneously improvised on the spot -- and it was the first time that the three of us had played together!
Guest artist Jerry Busher has been a fixture of the DC music scene for over 20 years. He toured for 8 years with Fugazi playing 2nd drums/percussion as well as on recordings "The Argument" and "Furniture". He appears on albums by Fidelity Jones, The Spinanes, French Toast, Allscars, Alfonso Velez and John Frusciante. In 2007, he was the "Foley Artist" for Mabou Mines production "Peter and Wendy" at Arena Stage. Jerry worked on the music for the "Winchester" series featured in the 2000 Whitney Biennial, the Oscar-nominated documentary "The Weather Underground", and is the composer for the film "Frontrunner" (The story of a female presidential candidate in Afghanistan). Recently Jerry has been touring/recording with ESL artist Federico Aubele and working on the "Fugazi Live" series.
The Lost Civilizations experimental music project has been described as:
"Combining atmospheric strings with Ayler-esque expression, this group provides a fundamentally different approach to improvisation, with a focus on mood, landscape, and intensity. "
Recent recordings by the Lost Civilizations experimental music project:
Morrish, Sebastian & Zook
Alcorn, Sebastian & Zook Live at the Red Room ©℗ Susan Alcorn, Mike Sebastian & T. A. Zook by T. A. Zook
Lost Civilizations experimental music project with Aaron Martin ©℗ Sebastian, Martin & Zook by Martin Sebastian Zook
Other performers: Anthony Pirog (http://www.anthonypirog.com/), recently back from a tour with Smashing Pumpkins' drummer Jimmy Chamberlin; Dave Vosh (http://www.art-stl.com/artszipper/Event.cfm?eid=456F2187-1D09-2FD4-73C330B3AF9BC80D) who was mentored by Karlheinz Stockhausen. Also appearing: Fast Forty, Ad Hoc Quartet, TL0741, widow's bath, Slut Walk, MFTF .
Photo by Jason Mullinax (http://pilesarmusic.com/)