Ghost Trees are Seth Nanaa (drums) and Brent Bagwell (tenor saxophone).
Nanaa (ex-Indian Summer) and Bagwell met in NYC in 2000. Along with bassist Jordon Schranz, they formed The Eastern Seaboard. That trio toured the US relentlessly, releasing two records with legendary Italian label Black Saint and a fistful of vinyl and CDs from Tigerasylum Records.
After playing together for over a decade, they began investigating the duo format in earnest and released their debut 10″ picture disc on the Future Recordings label in 2012. September of 2014 saw the release of their LP, The New Gravity. In June of 2016, the duo – expanded to a big band as part of a month-long residency at Goodyear Arts – released a double 7″ called Goodyear. Their most recent effort, an LP entitled The Fascination, was released in October of 2017.
Horn and drums come together like matter in a black hole, dense and inescapable. – Bill Meyer, Downbeat Magazine 4/5 Stars
Based in Charlottesville VA, Travis Thatcher (Voice of Saturn, Judi Chicago) and Steve Snider (Golden Glasses, Cataract Camp) utilize saxophones, drums, fx and self-designed electronics to produce a dynamic, wooly wall of noise containing within as much nuance as it does concussive power.
Space-Saver is the real-time combination of Snider and Thatcher’s diverse musical experiences and tastes, including free jazz, doom metal, acid techno, ambient and minimal synth music.
Kittie Cooper is a composer, performer, and educator based in Charlottesville, Virginia. She makes art that incorporates feminism and explores the spectrum between silliness and seriousness. Her work has been called “highly original and wonderfully fun”. She is interested in text and graphic scores, improvisation, and DIY electronic instruments. She has recently performed and presented at festivals and conferences including SPLICE, Electronic Music Midwest, N_SEME, and MOXsonic Festival. She also performs locally in Charlottesville as a guitarist, electronic musician, and improviser.
Kittie teaches music for students with visual impairments at the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind. She holds a BM from Northwestern University in music education and guitar performance, and is pursuing a Master’s degree in special education at George Mason University. In her spare time, she enjoys taking care of the stray cats in her neighborhood.
This Free monthly music series occurs in partnership with The Bridge, and features UVA faculty, students, locals, and renown experimental performers. They push boundaries of musicianship by offering a unique laboratory to engage new methods of composition and instrumentation. Unlike anything else in the city, Charlottesville artists and audiences connect with new concepts and are continuously inspired towards ingenuity through unique sound experiences.
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