Thursday, May 2, 2013

Certain about Uncertainty

In the midst of this very busy week, I received a reminder about the goings-on in the Elm City.  Here's the info:

"Please come out to "Take Your Time" and the Uncertainty Music Series this weekend (5/4 & 6) to hear and see a broad range of performances.  On Saturday, trumpeter/composer Liz Albee presents new works ("Quadraphonic Trumpet", "Stethoscope" and "EITHER for fingertips and small motors" followed by "Stack" and "Bound", a collaboration of choreographer Rachel Bernsen and visual artist Megan Craig. The event begins at 8 p.m. and takes place in The BIG ROOM, 319 Peck Street, Building 6W, Studio D.

The following evening at 7 p.m. in the same venue, the Uncertainty Music Series presents the duo Secret Keeper (pictured above) at 7 p.m.  Composed of guitarist Mary Halvorson and bassist Stephan Crump, the adventurous ensemble has just issued its debut CD, "Super 8" on the INTAKT label.  Ms. Halvorson is well-known for her work with Professor Anthony Braxton, Taylor Ho Bynum, her duo with violist Jessica Pavone plus her fine Trio and Quintet recordings on the Firehouse 12 label.  Mr. Crump is an accomplished bassist/composer who has been a member of pianist Vijay Iyer's Trio for over a decade and also works with singer/songwriter Jen Chapin.  He leads the acoustic trio (2 guitars and bass) Rosetta Stone.

For more information about Secret Keeper and to hear samples of the CD, go to  To  make a reservation (highly recommended) for either or both shows, send an email to

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