RESONANT BODIES @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
Friday, February 2, 7pm
Continuum Culture & Arts, Inc. presents
Stephanie Richards, trumpets
Andrew Drury, percussion
@ the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Auditorium
550 Winslow Way E.
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
6pm door opens, snacks and drinks available for purchase
7pm show starts
*After the show there will be a reception in which the performers will be available to chat and sign CDs.
Trumpeter Stephanie Richards and percussionist Andrew Drury share resumes boasting of work with many of the more adventurous musicians of recent times, and a playful curiosity about the abundant artistic possibilities the world presents. In Resonant Bodies they bring together many threads of interest from their varied careers, giving listeners an intimate view of the creative process and some very unusual ways of playing their instruments. Resonant Bodies exudes warmth, imagination, and openness to serendipity.
This will be Drury's first time performing on Bainbridge Island since he graduated from Bainbridge High School in 1983. He has subsequently carved a niche in international music circles with over 50 recordings and performances in 27 countries. "This is really meaningful--I'm super excited play here again, and to re-connect and make new friends," says Drury.
The son of long-time island residents Don and Gretchen Drury, Andrew's formative musical experiences took place in the Bainbridge schools (Blakely, Commodore, and BHS) and playing in Bainbridge Performing Arts productions, before he left the island to study with legendary jazz drummer Ed Blackwell at Wesleyan University outside of New York City. Drury was part of the Seattle jazz scene in the mid-90s before settling in Brooklyn, New York and beginning to perform internationally. He also has led music residencies at Hyla Middle School, Suquamish Elementary School, Centrum, and was an artist in residence with the Washington State Arts Commission from 1995-'99.
Trumpeter Stephanie Richards grew up in Calgary, Alberta and now splits her time between New York and San Diego. She has worked with Pulitzer Prize winning composer Henry Threadgill and MacArthur "Geniuses" Anthony Braxton and John Zorn, and many others including David Byrne, Kanye West, The Pixies, the Kronos Quartet, Helmut Lachenmann, Yoko Ono, Laurie Anderson, and Bang On a Can's Asphalt Orchestra. She co-directs the Festival of New Trumpet with Dave Douglas and is also Assistant Professor at UC San Diego.
Both musicians are composers and bring a wide range of influences and experiences into Resonant Bodies. "My prized possession is a faucet escutcheon I salvaged from a construction job at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. It turns drums into wind instruments. And Stephanie has a trumpet sound that I liken to melted chocolate. We're both very curious about unexpected sounds our instruments make and we approach performing with a sense of fun adventure."
The performance is presented by Continuum Culture & Arts, a non-profit organization led by Drury, in cooperation with the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.
There is no doubt that Andrew Drury is one of most innovative and bold drummers on the modern music scene. --Hrayr Attarian, All About Jazz
Stephanies not running with the pack, and that takes a lot of nerve in itself, Henry Threadgill, Pulitzer prize winning composer and multi-instrumentalist
(Richards) stands out for her artistic daring as a composer and band leader, as well as for the intriguing ways she deploys her instrument. SD Union Tribune
Auditorium at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (View)
554 Winslow Way East
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
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