Archive for January, 2012
For one night only, Aaron Roche (Brooklyn) will grace the Easy Lemon loft with his enormous musical presence and present a NY-style “happening” that will be unforgettable. Tim Hinck on prepared piano and Dan Burns on percussion join forces with this fascinating indie-electronic-folk composer/songwriter. Expect visuals, words, and sounds that will surprise and enrich.
Over the past two years, Roche and Hinck have been collaborating on recordings and compositions that range in influence from the classical electro-acoustic minimalism of Steve Reich, to Lo-Fi, indie-folk fuzz, to the rhythmic complexity of Bartok’s chamber music. Roche’s recent collaborations with Canon Blue, R. Stevie Moore, Mike Odmark, and Half-Handed Could have produced several multi-faceted albums.
Reviews from Roche & Hinck’s last collaboration:
“Aaron Roche & Tim Hinck have taken folk and modern classical music to another dimension entirely.” – Chris Schlarb
“Transcendant…It blew us all away!” -Dr. Mary McCampbell
“It enriches.” – David Dark
“The whole thing sounds delicate yet borders on experimental, especially when it meanders off into improvisation” -Toast&Jams Blog
“Sublimely gorgeous stuff” – Opus Blog
“A moving, emotional, satisfying work.”
“I heard so many new sounds… thank you for letting me discover new sound!”
-Kayoko Dan (conductor of the Chattanooga Symphony)
“Full of juxtapositions that are going to leave me thinking for a while.”
-Blake Harris (director of the Theater for the New South)
“The most human music since Scriabin”
“…the most influential and beautiful work I have ever heard”
-Chelsea Couch (artist)
I’d like to say a few words about the beautiful and thoughtful performance by Thollem McDonas at our loft yesterday. Those of you who have heard Thollem perform before know how he tirelessly flits from one germ of inspiration to the next with elegance and ease. The fury of his storms and the gravitas of his timing are matched only by impeccable pedal technique and hand/arm position. But what was most impressive to me was the simultaneous careful observance of his surroundings during his performance. Every sound in the room, every fluctuation of energy was noted by Thollem’s sensitive ear and his reactions were immediate and poignant. Silence became textural and a ringing cellphone became a duet partner. Thank you, Thollem! And until next time…
On the second night of this Easy Lemon residency with Tyler Shepherd and Tim Hinck, there will also be another AMAZING event on Main St:
The Chattanooga Coffee Club is presenting their “Pacific Northwest Night” of tastings. This is a rare opportunity to try SIX of the most impressive coffees from Seattle and the surrounding areas for only $5!! We are encouraging all of our people to attend this event and then come to Easy Lemon afterwards!
Monday, January 16, 7pm
Camp House Coffee Bar
1427 Williams St.