Friday at the Museum of Neon Art
CRYPTONIGHT and MONA present ONIBABA
Daren Burns - fretless bass/compositions
Ulrich Krieger - saxes/woodwinds
George McMullen - trombone
Eric Klerks - guitar
Craig Bunch - drumset
Live Video by: Kio Griffith
Daren Burns, fretted and fretless electric bass player, composer, and improviser has been playing and composing music for over twenty years. Much of his musical interest lies in the area of improvisation and how to make new systems for developing improvisation in new ways. In the last few years he has also become interested in Indian rhythmic and melodic systems.
His ensemble, Onibaba exists between composition and improvisation and is described as being somewhere between the light and the dark, the ethereal and the earthly - Creative Music. Created by Daren Burns in 2006, the band synthesizes its sound by using elements of the Chicago avant-garde, jazz, rock, world, techno, noise, and classical, to create a new type of fusion that is definitely not the smooth, funky jazz of the 80's and 90's, but a new living music.
In live performance, the band is also committed to the use of live video images to expand the ensemble from sound to sight. The video doesn't act as a narrative or as a background, but as a sixth element and contributor to the performance.
Friday November 6th - 8PM
Museum of Neon Art
136 W. 4th St., LA 90013
Tel. (213) 489-9918
Tickets are $10 at the Door
Parking available on the street or in two ADJACENT paid lots 1/2 block away.
For more information and a map, please go to: www.neonmona.org
ANNOUNCEMENT: Friday's segment of World Stage Stories [see last blog entry], featuring Louis Van Taylor on November 6th, has been CANCELLED! He is currently in Russia and will not return in time for the interview. Louis will be booked again, soon. Meanwhile, don't forget that Rose Gales will appear on November 20th at 8:00 p.m.