Saturday Oct 16th 2010 @Pyramid Atlantic
David Daniell and Douglas McCombs, Plums, The Bay Players Experimental Music Collective
David Daniell and Douglas McCombs
David Daniell and Douglas McCombs first met in early 2006 while touring as members of Rhys Chatham's six-guitar Die Donnergötter band. Following that tour, the two spent several months trading albums and discussing making music together; they began their musical collaboration when Daniell moved from New York to Chicago later that year to study pedal steel guitar. These humble beginnings do little to reflect the depth and breadth of each of their talents; both are highly-respected musicians within their circles. Over the years Daniell has collaborated with many notable musicians, including Loren Connors, Rhys Chatham, Tim Barnes, Jeph Jerman, Thurston Moore, Greg Davis, and Jonathan Kane, as well as releasing numerous albums under his own name and with his band San Agustin on labels such as Table of the Elements and Family Vineyard. McCombs is more often seen wielding a bass guitar, whether as a member of Eleventh Dream Day, the acoustic collective Pullman, or the pioneering and inimitable Tortoise; in his role as the driving force behind Brokeback; or through his varied work with the likes of Tom Ze, Azita Youseffi, Will Oldham, Yo La Tengo, and Calexico.
Forged in the crucible (2001) of the cut-throat Arlington basement improv/indie/freakrock scene, The Plums are Marc Masters, MWHamilton, PJ Brownlee, Jeff Barsky and John Howard, all playing laptop, guitars, bass, drums and etc.
The Bay Players Experimental Music Collective
The Bay Players Experimental Music Collective is a group of composers and performers whose sole purpose is the performance and advocacy of experimental music from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Utilizing traditional instruments (electric and double bass, percussion, trombone, piano, violin, and saxophone), voice, computers, and found objects, the group specializes in performing boundary-pushing works that showcase the use of graphic notation, indeterminacy, improvisation, installation, theater, and live electronics.
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