• Marcia Bassett and Samara Lubelski. Photo: Peter Gannushkin

Performance: Marcia Bassett and Samara Lubelski with Ecstatic Music Band

Programmed by Alix Blevins

Guitarist Marcia Bassett and violinist Samara Lubelski first performed as a duo in 2009, improvising musical scores to films by Michael Snow and Hollis Frampton. Since their initial collaboration, Bassett and Lubelski have continued to draw from their like-minded approach to improvisational music, creating personal interplay with the surrounding environment to expand upon abstraction, chromatic noise, and long-form drone. The evening opens with a new piece by Ecstatic Music Band, a rotating collective of more than ten members. Performing on both amplified-acoustic and electric stringed instruments using tuning systems derived directly from the overtone series, they produce dense and dynamic fields of harmonic interference and reinforcement.