Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Sunday February 18: The Draperies

Bio: The Draperies
Eric Chenaux (electric guitar), Ryan Driver (pictured here playing quasi-ruler bass in a photo by Jean Martin) and Doug Tielli.

"The Draperies improvise with no set program, no expressed strategies, but not exactly freely. There's a real sense of shared responsibility here to make music for a listener to listen to (not for the players to play or the players to listen to; at least not until they're done playing). There's a lot of music here: noise and pitch; high and low; short and long; thin (like a razor or a wisp of smoke from a blown out candle) and thick (like a pig-foot stew or a magic marker); not much fast and slow; all manner of attacks; lots of dynamics (but not too much loud and soft). This is music with intensities that is utterly not about intensity. The Draperies' music sounds nothing like folk music; but it feels like folk music".
-- from the Rat-Drifting website (see links above)

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