Despite the heavy competition for our ears’ attention from the Free Press Summer Fest this weekend, we are glad to present a concert of two excellent contemporary music this Sunday at The Exoskeleton.
Visiting from Santa Fe, New Mexico is the bass and drums duo Ink On Paper. Here’s what they have to say about themselves:
“iNK oN pAPER is a drum, bass, and electronics duo from Milton Villarrubia III (drums and laptop) and Carlos Santistevan (bass and electonics). After making music together as a rhythm section in numerous creative projects for over 10 years, Carlos and Milt decided they would further hone their craft in a duo setting exploring the vast possibilities of their respective instruments. Both members play hybridized versions of their instruments with Milton using Midi triggers on his drums to trigger samples and processing using Ableton Live and Carlos incorporating analog live looping and signal processing on his upright electric bass.
The result is a duo that is drags rhythm through the mud in unimaginably glorious ways.”
They are touring in support of a new album, which can be heard streaming at their website.
Elliot Cole is a native Texan who has composed in a wide range of idioms, from his highly melodic chamber pop group Babinagar to his high-concept hip-hop group The Oracle Hysterical to several orchestral works, one of which is in production for performance in New York City. Utilizing MAX/MSP and Ableton Live, along with more conventional instrumentation, Cole brings cutting insight and a healthy sense of humor to the sometimes stuff world of contemporary composition.