ONE THOUSAND PULSES presents
SATURDAY, MARCH 5
DOORS OPEN @ 7:30 PM PERFORMANCE @ 8 PM
ADMISSION: $15 advance ticket $18 at the door
LOCATION: 9 Edward Place, Woodcliff Lake NJ 07677 USA 201.316.5403
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is a trio led by Brett Sroka on trombone and laptop, Carl Maguire on Rhodes electric piano and analog synth, and Shawn Baltazor on drums. Their music is one of stark melodic beauty, enveloping electroacoustic texture and empathic imagination. They have been playing together since 2003, combining the modern sound of electronica and beyond with jazz and ambient music. Realizing their singular sound through a combination of beats and electronics, trombone, the Fender Rhodes and drums, the trio's music, like The Necks, is subtly effective thanks to its slow build-up, an approach that pays dividends as the band allows its own singular sound designs to take shape.
In the early 2000s, Brett Sroka began exploring beyond his jazz background and became fascinated with electronic music, surrounding himself with synthesizers and software. As he sought to reconcile the 600 years of technology between trombone and computer, he also found musicians of similarly elastic and adventurous temperaments. As they continued to play together, an idiosyncratic dynamic began to cohere and Ergo was born. With their debut CD, the band put forth a statement of purpose and were lauded by the magazine All About Jazz
for Best Debut CD of 2006. Ergos sophomore album on Cuneiform, Multitude, Solitude
, brings the band further into its own. They have refined a unique style of unadorned melody and intrepid improvisation with a sensual approach to the post-modern techniques of sampling, synthesis and signal processing.
The music press have extolled Ergo's sounds as exploring "...the intersections of electronic music, jazz improvisation, and smart rock" (Cadence
), while Time Out New York
described the group as "...all part of a generation for which Autechre and Sigur Ros are as pressing concerns as Louis Armstrong and Sun Ra. That's certainly evident in the band's timbral sophistication, spacey contours and slinky grooves."