Ear Heart Music: Glissando bin Laden and His Musichideen...live!
Glissando bin Laden and his Musichideen is a noise and drone band, with Caroline Mallonee (on violin), Jim Altieri (also on violin), Sam Pluta (on laptop), and Alex Ness (also on laptop, and sometimes on vocals). The noises and drones include: Swedish fiddle tunes, recordings of bees, Hindustani alap singing, sine-wave clusters, Buchla samples, and ratios between larger prime numbers than you're likely to find anywhere else. If this sounds too good to be true, check out the band's first album, "Drone Level Orange," on the Carrier Records website: http://www.carrierrecords.com/Glissando.html.
Award-winning composer Caroline Mallones compositions have been played by the Bang on a Can All-Stars, the Da Capo Chamber Players, counter)induction, the Contemporary Music Forum, the Women Composer's Orchestra, the Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Non Sequitur, the PRISM Saxophone Quartet, the Greater Baltimore Youth Orchestra, the Ciompi, Alexander, Del Sol and Mendelssohn String Quartets and American Opera Projects. Visit her website at http://www.carolinemallonee.com/.
Jim Altieri loves listening. Through his compositions, improvisations, and software, he tries to share this love with other listeners. Based in New York City, Jim is an active composer and improvising violinist. His own music often uses the harmonies and rhythms of the harmonic series and explores the relationship between attention and awareness. Visit his website at http://tweeg.net/.
Sam Pluta is the Technical Director for the Wet Ink Ensemble, the Computer Music Coordinator of The Walden School, and the co-founder, with Jeff Snyder, of Carrier Records. He studies composition at Columbia university. Visit his website at samuelpluta.com.
Alex Ness is a composition student at New York University. He is writing a dissertation on musical reason in radical Enlightenment music theory.
354 W 45th St
New York, NY 10036
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