Thursday, December 1, 2011
Darin Gray + Alchimia
Darin Gray (St. Louis) is best known as Jim O’Rourke’s go-to bassist for nearly 20 years, as half of the duo On Fillmore, and as the bassist for Grand Ulena, Dazzling Killmen, and Brise-Glace. As an improviser he has performed and recorded with Loren Connors, Masami Akita (Merzbow), Josh Abrams, Jason Roebke, Axel Dorner, Kevin Drumm, Alan Licht, Thollem Mcdonas, and Jim O'Rourke. He has toured extensively in the United States, Japan, Brazil, Canada, Russia and Europe. Alchimia (Dawud Mateen: sax, flute, percussion, voice; Brad Smarjesse: violin, keyboard, percussion, voice; Robert Iwanik: bass, voice) is a trio of Seattle improvisors exploring jazz, ambient and avant territories.