1k presents: (blade of)
Featuring guitarist David Torn, drummer Jeremy Carlstedt, and electro-acoustic guitarist Tim Motzer.
Tickets $20 in advance, $25 day of show
1k presents and Arete in Brooklyn kick off a monthly new music series beginning on June 15. 1k presents a very special evening of improvisation with (blade of) featuring guitarist David Torn, drummer Jeremy Carlstedt, and electro-acoustic guitarist Tim Motzer.
“like a blade of what? a sword or knife, a blade of grass, or the “blade of marmora” (a moniker representing a certain fantastic group of resistance fighters). so, better not to say, since music speaks for itself…..which is already a substantial kind of something.”
David Torn is a composer, texturalist, guitarist, producer & whatnot of actual international stature, renowned for his unique musical voice which seems to span & un-define a range of idioms & styles. His characterful & compositionally textural work has had material impact & influence upon both film scoring—through his own scores, in addition to his creative contributions to scores by Carter Burwell, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Cliff Martinez, Mark Isham, and others—and, generally, upon contemporary electric, electro-acoustic & electronic music.
In addition to the medium of film scoring, David’s creative contributions have continued to grace & assist works of other musical artists-of-note as diverse as David Bowie, Tim Berne, Jeff Beck, Mick Karn, David Sylvian, Meshell Ndegeocello, Don Cherry, Bill Bruford, and so many others. In guitar circles, his solo albums—Cloud About Mercury, Only Sky, Prezens, Tripping Over God, Scattercell (many on ECM)–are things of legend.