PAS January/Febraury Newsletter
Happy New Year! I hope you all had a
wonderful holiday season.
We have been pretty busy here at Casa de PAS.
We hope to see you soon and wish you the best!
Robert and PAS
1) via Robert (PAS)..."This Saturday
I am proud to announce I will be performing with John Driscoll and Phil Edelstein
for their CIE (Composers Inside Electronics) series for a special Ambient-Chaos.
CIE is a group of composers/performers dedicated
to the composition and live collaborative performance of electronic and electro-acoustic
music using both software and instruments designed and constructed by individual
composers. The group was formed in 1973 with David Tudor and is known for its pioneering
use of live electronics, including David Tudor’s Rainforest project. The current
members include founding members John Driscoll and Phil Edelstein; Tom Hamilton,
Matt Rogalsky, and Doug Van Nort, and Robert L. Pepper.
2) PAS/Brett Zweiman ($50 Dollar Trumpet/Dao
Anh Khanh (Vietnam) will be performing their collaboration "Kine" in Ha
Noi, Vietnam for Dao Anh Khanh's spring festival. More information can be found
here shortly. Special 'Kine' promos will be given out to promote their release on
Alrealon Musique this year.
April/May PAS will be touring with Brandstifter for several gigs across Europe.
Cities include: Paris, Brussels, Hamburg, Berlin, Vilnius, Riga, Vienna, more to
Schedule can be found here:
curated by PAS and Damien Olsen:
This Thursday, Feb. 7th: Mark
Bernardini, Bob Bellerue, Thickly Painted Walls, Spreaders at Spectrum, New York
121 Ludlow Street, 7:30
This coming Sunday, Feb 10th:
PAS's Michael Durek will host: Omega Sound Presents:
The Manhattan Ice Frog Artcrime/RayBally/TheUse/Droneclone at Spectrum, New York 121 Ludlow Street,
Releases: PAS Curated Series on Alrealon
PAS are proud to announce the release
date for The Jazzfakers 'Here is Now' cd at Alrealon Musique. The release date is
Check out the promo
track on Soundcloud:
A nice review of 'Flanked By Women and Pumpkins',
on Alrealon Musique.
PAS are a quartet of exploratory musicians whose
aim is to make musical collages from a wide variety of sources: instruments, found
sounds, natural recordings. The music is amorphous, ever-changing, occasionally
offputting, sometimes glorious. As the band themselves admit, the music here is
more by way of soundscape than song, and this is certainly true of the opening three
cuts.'Volker Goes To Spain' however achieves a notable impact through its choice
of synth sounds and natural recordings - dark and eerie in the extreme - while 'Vacationing
Beat' brings crickets to an otherworldly drone and some very glitchy beats. I also
liked 'Sonic Sleighride Through Coalmines' which is perhaps the track on the album
that most conjures up definite mental images; a kind of gothic railway ride underground.
'The Dramatic Exit' concludes events with piano, synths and mysterious background
sounds. As with all music like this, the key question is, has the band achieved
an original sound through its constituent parts? PAS certainly have, and there are
more hits than misses on this menagerie of electro-acoustic trips.
A video from 'Electric Rain on Adam's Bridge':
new live from from Spectrum:
An upcoming by PAS/Rapoon titled 'Manuscript
A live cd/dvd from last years PAS/Philippe Petit tour
And much more......