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.
IF YOU GO:
October 11, 2017 8pm
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11217
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 13-24: Tim Berne US tour
October 7: Festival in Philly with Snakeoil and Sun of Goldfinger
**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