Doug Wieselman's Trio S Releases 'Somewhere Glimmer' Today
Somewhere Glimmer is the second album by Trio S - the acclaimed group helmed by clarinetist Doug Wieselman, featuring Jane Scarpantoni on cello and Kenny Wollesen on drums and percussion. Wieselman uses live looping as the basis for many of the group's compositions - many of which are based on melodies he has heard from water sources, or in dreams.Although his clarinet and saxophone work are what he's known for, Wieselman also uses a tenor banjo on two tracks for this album. In addition, Wollesen is heard playing some of his invented instruments - "Wollesonics" - on this recording to a stunning effect. About the Members of Trio S: Doug Wieselman - studied with James Tenney and Gordon Mumma. He has worked as a player, arranger and composer with a variety of artists in different fields including John Lurie, Anohni, Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed, CocoRosie, Martha Wainwright, Anthony Coleman, Hal Willner, Butch Morris, Robert Woodruff, The Flying Karamazov Brothers, Jerome Robbins and Robert Wilson. He has co-led Kamikaze Ground Crew for over 30 years, and has released a solo clarinet record based on melodies he has heard from bodies of water. His soundtrack work can be heard on the cd "Dimly Lit", released on John Zorn's Tzadik label. He also was co-composer for the Nickelodian cartoon show "The Backyardigans" in association with Evan Lurie. Jane Scarpantoni is a cellist, arranger and composer who got her start on the downtown NYC scene at venues such as P.S. 122 and The Knitting Factory.
She has toured and recorded with The Lounge Lizards, Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen and the Indigo Girls amongst many others and is currently working with guitarist, bassist and songwriter Duke McVinnie on their mutual projects. Kenny Wollesen is a drummer, vibraphonist, percussionist and instrument builder based in New York City. He is the founder of the Wollesonic Laboratories and the mastermind behind Sonic Massages and the Himalayas marching band. He has worked with Bill Frisell, Norah Jones, Tom Waits, Ben Goldberg, Steven Bernstein, Jonas Mekas, Butch Morris, Ilhan Ersahin, Hal Willner, John Medeski, JIm Hall, John Zorn.