[van Lier Fellow] Brandon Lopez: The Lamentations + Bennett/foster/wooley/lopez at Roulette


509 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
(917) 267-0363


Thu, June 21, 2018
8:00 pm

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Composed specifically for improvising musicians, Lamentations is named for the Book of Lamentations, though the work itself is secular and harbors no overt meaning. Sam Yulsman and Brandon Lopez will play them first. Followed by the 4tet. Brandon Lopez and Sam Yulsman have been working together since meeting in 2015. The 4tet is a new venture.

Improviser/Composer, Brandon A. Lopez, deemed the “Ubiquitous Free Improv Bass Ace” by the Village Voice and said to play with a “bruising physicality” by the Chicago Reader, was born and raised in the splendors of Northwestern New Jersey, in the shadow of NYC. It was there that he cultivated a taste for the left of center musics and subsequently, dug graves. He’s had the pleasures of working with many of the world’s luminary left of center musicians. Is a frequent collaborator (With Weasel Walter, Mette Rasmussen, Gerald Cleaver, Peter Evans, Ingrid Laubrock, Dave Rempis and many others) and has toured and played prestigious halls, DIY basements, festivals all across North America and the European Continent. He’s currently leads a piano trio dubbed “Mess” with Sam Yulsman and Chris Corsano. He frequently plays solo. He is also the 2018 Artist-in-Residence at Issue Project Room and was awarded the Van Lier Fellowship through Roulette this same year. He attended New England Conservatory....

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Kerry Santullo uploaded this event on April 6, 2018


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