Through some fortuitous circumstances, Filament at the Vanderelli Room in Franklinton is presenting a blockbuster show for “lovers of creative and experimental music.” On Friday, September 21st, the touring trio of Stephan Crump on bass, Ingrid Laubrock on saxophones, and Cory Smythe on piano will perform. Columbus’ own multi-instrumentalist duo Sun Trash, comprised of saxophonist/keyboardist Caleb Miller and clarinet/bass trombonist Nick Weckman, will open at 8pm. Admission is $15 and advance tickets are on sale here. In order to guarantee that you will have a seat, it is highly recommended to buy an advance ticket, as there is a limited seating capacity of 25 – check here for updates. Keep reading for details and video from Filament:
Stephan Crump, Ingrid Laubrock and Cory Smythe—this trio consists of three highly innovative improvisers who are active on both the international and contemporary Brooklyn scenes. Memphis-bred, Grammy-nominated bassist Stephan Crump (best known for his work as Vijay Iyer’s bass player) is emerging as a singular voice as a composer, with groups like Rhombal and his Rosetta Trio. Originally from Germany, saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock is now a key innovator on the Brooklyn scene, including as a composer/leader with groups like Anti-House and Sleepthief. She recently topped the 2018 Downbeat Annual Critics Poll for “Rising Star-Tenor Saxophone.” Pianist Cory Smythe works actively in new, classical, and improvised music and is celebrated across genre lines, as a core member of the International Contemporary Ensemble and a Grammy-award-winner for his work with violinist Hillary Hahn. The trio released its acclaimed album Planktonic Finales on Intakt in 2017, a series of recordings that demonstrate the trio’s finesse and sensitivity in collective playing.
Downbeat critic Brian Zimmerman said about Planktonic Finales:
“As one expects from a trio of such talented improvisers, the composite sound is one of discovery and process, of organic structures being assembled without a blueprint or fixed template. Fostering deep listening and uninhibited communication, the trio of Crump, Laubrock and Smythe seem to have synchronized around the same pulse.”
The always-fresh, always-inspired multi-instrumentalist duo Sun Trash, comprised of saxophonist/keyboardist Caleb Miller and clarinet/bass trombonist Nick Weckman, will open. Sun Trash plays in a very wide range also, and their creativity and skill on their instruments is always in-context of the very distinctive, memorable concept pieces that they come up with.