Drummer Ches Smith to Debut Chamber Noise Ensemble Laugh Ash at Roulette

Drummer Ches Smith to Debut Chamber Noise Ensemble Laugh Ash at Roulette

In his decade living in New York City drummer Ches Smith has swiftly ascended to being a major creative force. His activity for the rest of the year is a testament to how integral he is as a voice in some of the most forward-looking groups today.

On October 11 at Roulette, Smith will premiere new work for an expanded version of his chamber ensemble Laugh Ash, in which the intricacies of chamber ensemble composition are morphed through a lens of low-fi hip hop, damaged electronics, and block structures, resulting in "hooks" of a sort.

Having recently premiered at his most recent residency at John Zorn's The Stone, this iteration will feature Jennifer Choi (violin), Anna Webber (flute), Nate Wooley(trumpet), Oscar Noriega (clarinet), Michael Nicolas (cello), while producer/engineer/musician, Eli Crews, provides live sound manipulation.


Laugh Ash

October 11, 2017 8pm

Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11217

Tickets: roulette.org/event/ches-smith-laugh-ash<

Ches Smith 2017 Tour Dates:

August 22: Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog in France

Sept 1: Trevor Dunn's Trio-Convulsant at the Stone

Sept 2: Mary Halvorson Octet at the Chicago Jazz Festival

Sept 13-24: Tim Berne US tour

October 7: Festival in Philly with Snakeoil and Sun of Goldfinger

October 10: Ben Goldberg's Orphic Machine at the Stone

**October 11: Ches Smith at Roulette
(ft Jennifer Choi, Anna Webber, Nate Wooley, Oscar Noriega, Michael Nicolas)

October 18: Okkyung Lee, Chris Corsano, Ches Smith at the Stone

October 27/28: with Jen Shyu at the Stone

Nov 1-15: Tim Berne Snakeoil in EU

Dec 1: Snakeoil in New Haven CT

Dec 6/7: Matt Mitchell duos in Switzerland

Dec 19--23: Ches Smith Residency at the Stone NYC