ESS presents an evening of performances by Ken Vandermark & Fred Lonberg-Holm and Katherine Young, at Heaven Gallery on Saturday, September 21st. All proceeds will support the Malachi Ritscher Legacy Commissions, a new initiative of the Creative Audio Archive. Artists who feature in the recordings of the Ritscher Collection will be paired with musicians newer to the scene to advise them as they use the materials in the collection to inspire and inform the creation of new work. Attendees will be able to hear recordings from the Archives at CAA listening stations.
Vandermark and Lonberg-Holm are in the process of making an album culled from a series of live performances. This night's performance will be recorded by ESS staff, using equipment that Ritscher is known to have used; the resulting recording will feature on their new release. Both musicians feature heavily in the archive; were Ritscher still recording shows today, he would most certainly have captured a number of performances by rising bassoonist and composer Katherine Young.