Saturday Jan 24th 2015 @Pyramid Atlantic

Battle Trance, Praxis Cat, Lost Civilizations experimental music project

Battle Trance
Battle Trance had an auspicious inception. One morning, Travis Laplante (Little Women and a trio with bassist Trevor Dunn and drummer Ches Smith) literally awoke with the crystal clear vision that he needed to start an ensemble with three specific individuals Matthew Nelson, Jeremy Viner, and Patrick Breiner. Laplante was actually unfamiliar with their work as musicians and had only a minimal relationship with them as individuals. He was also aware that a band of four tenor saxophones could be the worst idea ever. In spite of this, Laplante followed through and contacted Nelson, Viner, and Breiner. He gave them very little information beyond his morning experience. But no one hesitated - the ensemble formed that evening.
http://www.travislaplante.com

Praxiscat Description
Playing modular synthesizers, as well as guitar, Christine Paluch (PraxisCat) improvises deconstructed atmospheres and loops interlaced with both beauty and anxiety.

Lost Civilizations experimental music project
The Lost Civilizations experimental music project is a collaboration between Mike Sebastian (Tenor Sax, Saxello and Baritone Sax) and T. A. Zook (BassCello). Although it is essentially a duo and performs most frequently as such, it often features guest performers. When complex schedules permit, it now performs with Doug Kallmeyer on bass and electronics, Jerry Busher on percussion and electronics, Emily Chimiak on vocals and violin, and Patrick Whitehead on Fl├╝gelhorn and Trumpet. This project began performing in 2008.
http://lost-civilizations.tumblr.com

Saturday Jan 24th 2015 @ 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

~ $10

Pyramid Atlantic
8230 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD
http://www.pyramidatlanticartcenter.org/