Monday 3 September 2018, 7.30pm
Oceans Roar 1000 Drums is a syncretic synthesis of the discipline of drone music and the abandon of free jazz; futuristic and atavistic; electronic wizardry and whale songs; continuity and chaos; three musicians who have dumbfounded and delighted audiences on both sides of the Atlantic since forming in NYC during the winter of 2008 and never want to stop playing together; a musical testament to the words attributed to Heraclitus: 'We both step and do not step in the same rivers; we are and a re not.'
Todd Capp (drums and cymbals) hesitated to take up drums after seeing Elvin Jones with John Coltrane at the Half Note, but in Chicago, the pioneers of the AACM opened for him new paths to a personal approach. A fixture in the early New York lofts and No Wave-era CBGB, he returned to the Downtown/Brooklyn music scene in 2000 and continues to explore the relationships of sound and rhythm, harmony and timbre, density and amplitude, and time and space generated by hitting things with sticks. Bryan Eubanks (soprano saxophone/electronics) has been developing his idiosyncratic approach to music through performance and collaboration since 2001, participating in many short and long term projects, and lives in Berlin. Through working in this trio he found a sound and unique instrument. Andrew Lafkas (double bass), was greatly inspired and influenced working in groups led by Bill Dixon and Midwest legend Milo Fine. He is currently focused on developing pieces that encourage group intuition with ensembles in New York and Berlin.