Ben Bennett: drums, percussion, membranes
Michael Foster is a Brooklyn-based saxophonist, improvisor, and multi-instrumentalist working within the fields of free improvisation, composition (both graphic and notated), Jazz, noise, punk, and industrial music and video. Since moving to New York, Michael has maintained an active gig and touring schedule, playing with Weasel Walter, Steve Swell, Pascal Niggenkemper, Psychic TV, Chris Corsano, Spiritualized, Kid Millions, Nate Wooley, Sean Ali, Han Bennink, Marina Rosenfeld, and many others. Current ensembles include: Foster-Michael Evans-Pascal Niggenkemper Trio, Andrew Barker Trio, Duo with Leila Bordreuil, GALM Quartet, While We Still Have Bodies, and Foster-Grollman-Bennett Trio.
Ben Bennett is an improvising percussionist who plays drums, percussion, and membranophones, which are combined with each other in various mutable arrangements, and played by striking, friction, breath, and other techniques. His instrumentation and his music are a radical distillation of the modern drumset and the diverse traditions of improvised music. He has toured in extensively in the U.S. and Internationally, playing with different groups, ad-hoc collaborations, and solo. He has collaborated with Michael Foster, Jack Wright, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Leila Bordreuil, Travis Laplante, Ilan Manouach, Brandon Lopez, Jacob Wick, Bhob Rainey, Judith Hamann, Nate Wooley, among many others.
“At times their vocabularies overlap, so one is barely able to distinguish one voice from the other, Foster becoming compellingly percussive on the sax, while Bennett, who also makes his own instruments, blows on what I learned were membranes, like reeds . . . Their experimentation in sound, both together and separately, causes a dynamic shift and expansion of the sonic palette, plus a tense, vulnerable unpredictability. My bet is on these guys for adding to the healthy, solid future of improvised music.” Steve Dalachinsky, The Brooklyn Rail
Black Leather Jesus: https://richardramirez.bandcamp.com/
Susan Kuo / David Bernabo duo: https://hostskull.bandcamp.com/album/hsob029-kuo-bernabo-screen-grass
Joshua Tenenbaum: https://soundcloud.com/d_rifle
another crucible sound type jump-off
Added by Geoffrey Maddock