Sam Scranton and Ryan Ingebritsen
Sam Scranton and Ryan Ingebritsen perform live for the first time since teaming up for Ingebritsen's album of duo Collaborations Rock Paper Scissors on Parlourtapes+. In early Summer of 2010, Ingebritsen saw the band Volcano for the first time live and fell in love with Sam's drumming. Asking permission on the spot to sample something of their album, he toured with his duo We Can and We Must occasionally working the sample into live improvised electronic sets. When asked years later end of (2013) to perform live at the Parlourtapes+ release party for *and, he decided to bust the sample out again and was later to find out that not only was Sam in attendance at the party, but was also one of the fellow artists being represented on the *and compilation. A coincidence that made it seem destined the two should work together. This evening of music will celebrate this random series of events in music, including a premier live performance of A River Runs Through Him from Ingebritsen's 2015 release Rock Paper Scissors and Intercession for Quality from Scranton's upcoming High Quality Final Days as well as some other trifles and improvisations that the two have tossed around in the years since their chance meetings.
1. A River Runs Through Him (Sam/Ryan)
2. Intercession for Quality: (Sam)
3. Otpical Dimensia (Ryan)
4. Improvisation in an altered State. Solo Version (Sam, Ryan)
5. See Line Woman just wants to have Fun Tonight (Sam, Ryan)
SAM SCRANTON (b. 1981) is a composer/performer working at the intersection of music, performance art, and installation. He has been described in New Music Box as "an artist taking wholehearted risks" and in the New York Times as a "killer drummer".
Recent projects include: We Are Predatory, Air-Breathing, for alto sax, accordion, percussion, MIDI playback and TTS voice, commissioned by Gyre Ensemble; HOLOLITH, a durational work of speculative music, commissioned by Mocrep; HOLOTYPE, premiered by Spektral Quartet; and MIMIC, an evening-length musical rite developed in close collaboration with Ellen McSweeney for presentation at Omaha Under the Radar Festival.
Sam has presented his music nationally and internationally at festivals and conferences such as Composit Festival, New Music Gathering, and the International Conference on Music and Minimalism. As part of the band volcano!, Sam has performed onstage in Berlin, Moscow, London, and Paris, with albums released by Leaf Label (UK). In early 2018, Parlour Tapes+ will release his debut solo album, High Quality Final Days.
Currently, Sam lives and works in Chicago, pursuing a doctorate in composition at Northwestern University.
RYAN INGEBRITSEN (b. 1973, Farmington MO, USA) a composer, sound designer, sound artist, electronic musician, and sound engineer whose artistic activities spill over from one world to another. Through all of his artistic activities, he collaborates with musicians, dancers and live performers, and spaces to create interactive and site specific solutions that enhance expressive possibilities of utilizing spaces and sound systems as instruments in an ensemble.
Ingebritsen has distinguished himself as an artistic partner and become an integral part of the new music scene in Chicago working with a myriad of groups such as eighth blackbird, International Contemporary Ensemble, Third Coast Percussion, and choreographers such as Erica Mott, Ginger Farley, and Sarah Shelton-Mann. His work has taken him to Europe, Asia, and Australia and he has worked and had his work presented in premier venues throughout the US such as the Park Avenue Armory in New York and the J. Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago.
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