Andrew Drury’s Content Provider

Andrew Drury Content Provider

Andrew Drury’s Content Provider

Andrew Drury, drums/composer

Andrew Drury’s Content Provider

ingrid Laubrock, tenor saxophone

Andrew Drury’s Content Provider

Briggan Krauss, saxophone

Andrew Drury’s Content Provider

Brandon Seabrook, guitar

Andrew Drury’s Content Provider

Fri

10/20/2017

8:00pm

Edgefest

Andrew Drury’s Content Provider

Edgefest

  • $45 Friday Edgepass General Admission
  • $15 - this concert only General Admission
  • $5 - this concert only Student
  • Andrew Drury, drums/composer
  • Ingrid Laubrock, tenor saxophone
  • Briggan Krauss, saxophone
  • Brandon Seabrook, guitar

Event Details

Content Provider features Andrew Drury as composer/bandleader with a set of deliciously labyrinthine compositions written for a quartet featuring saxophonists Briggan Krauss and Ingrid Laubrock, guitarist Brandon Seabrook, and Drury himself on drum set.

Want a preview? Take a listen to the groups Bandcamp here!

This performance of Andrew Drury's Content Provider is made possible through the generous support of Luis Torregrosa.

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FRIDAY'S LINEUP (Subject to change.)

Ben Goldberg's Invisible Guy

Tom Rainey Trio

Andrew Drury's Content Provider

Larry Ochs' Fictive Four


Support for Edgefest 21 is provided by the Robert D. Bielecki Foundation.
Encore Records at 417 E. Liberty St. has sponsored and hosted the Tuesday evening Fringe events. Check back later for our exact schedule, and check out Encore Records for one of the most interesting music selections in the area!
Additional support for Edgefest is made possible in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.
Additional support for the festival is also provided by The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, & Dance and the University of Michigan Museum of Art.

Andrew Drury

Andrew Drury grew up near Seattle (USA) and works primarily in avant-jazz and free improvisation, with regular forays into other genres and media. He has performed in Europe and North America, made five CDs as a bandleader, and appeared on over 20 others. He is an acclaimed leader of percussion workshops.

Drury began drumming in the sixth grade band at his school on Bainbridge Island, Washington. After spending a summer digging a basement under his parents' house with a shovel and pick he bought a drum set and began taking lessons from Seattle drummer Dave Coleman, Sr. He later studied with Ed Blackwell, Bill Lowe, Bill Barron, and the writer Annie Dillard at Wesleyan University. He is a self-taught composer.
Drury performs as a soloist, collaborates with adventurous musicians from around the world, and leads several groups that play his compositions. In addition to groups that he leads and frequent encounters with improvisers from various parts of the world he plays regularly with Jason Kao Hwang, Jessica Lurie, Reuben Radding, the Rat Race Choir, the Steve Swell Trio, TOTEM>, Nate Wooley, Jack Wright, and others.

Since 2002 much of Drury's music has been characterized by an exploration of new materials and techniques, and by the use of texture as a central organizing element. He frequently performs using one drum, scraping the head with wood slivers and fingernails, manipulating drum head tension and harmonic patterns with bells, using the drum as an acoustic filter and amplifier for vibrations produced on other objects, and using the drum as a wind instrument.

Drury’s wide ranging interests lead him periodically to explore other media and formats. Inspired by the work and writings of visual artist Robert Smithson, Drury performed and photographed over 20 Earth Solos—site specific drum set solos in desert, mountain, prairie, and industrial settings throughout the western US. He co-created a street theater piece that he performed in streets and political rallies in Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Mexico in 1993. In his work with choreographers (Love of the New Gun, Self-Obliteration Companion, etc.) he has created collages of field recordings and percussion samples, with occasional live mixing, percussion, or prepared piano. His music for dance has been presented at DTW, Joyce Soho, NW New Works Festival, and five cities in Romania.

Drury has led nearly 1,000 percussion workshops and trainings for music teachers and since 1989. Participants have included people of all ages, backgrounds, and physical abilities in rural and urban areas in schools, prisons, museums, Indian reservations, festivals, villages in Nicaragua and Guatemala, as well as the graduate school of the Columbia University School of Social Work. In 2005 he drummed with homeless people and battered women in ten shelters in Indiana. Following a six-month "Millennium Project" residency with the Oneida Nation in 2000 the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation identified him as "one of the most skilled and experienced community artists in America." 

Ingrid Laubrock

Ingrid Laubrock (born September 24, 1970) is a German-born jazz saxophonist, who plays soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones.
She studied with Jean Toussaint, Dave Liebman and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Laubrock moved to London, England in 1989 and became a member of the F-IRE Collective and in the Summer of 2008 relocated to New York, where she currently resides. In 1998, she released her first solo album Who Is It? and was subsequently nominated for the 'Rising Star of the Year' award at the 1999 BT Jazz Awards. She was also nominated for the BBC Award 'Rising Star' in 2005 and in 2009 won the SWR Jazz Award for her recording Sleepthief.
She has played and recorded with Brazilian singer Monica Vasconcelos' band NÓIS and the Brazilian quartet NÓIS4 of which she is a founding member. Other musicians she has made guest appearances with include Kenny Wheeler, Norma Winstone, Siouxsie and the Banshees and Polar Bear.

Briggan Krauss

Saxophonist, composer and sound artist Briggan Krauss has been a strong presence on the New York creative music scene since 1994. He is a founding member of the band Sexmob, has played on Grammy Award winning and nominated recordings, and leads several of his own projects as well as collaborating with many other improvisers and composers in New York City and around the world. He has recently earned an MFA from Brooklyn College's Performance and Interactive Media Arts [PIMA] program. 

Brandon Seabrook

"Named "NYC's Best Guitarist of 2012" by the Village Voice, his work has been profiled by NPR, The Wall Street Journal, Fret Board Journal, Brooklyn Vegan, New York Times and the UK avant-music magazine, Wire. Seabrook's work typically reflects the energy, and hardworking ethos of the creative rock underground, bridging the realms of extreme rock and the classical avant-garde. Brandon's work treads a broad swath through contemporary underground music, dealing in everything from avant-jazz with Gerald Cleaver's Black Host, MOPDTK and collaborations with Anthony Braxton and Elliott Sharp. Recognized by the New York Times as "a man apparently hellbent on earning the title of World's Least Rustic Banjo Player." Seabrook’s aggressive punk appropriation of the four-stringed banjo, and profusion of blisteringly articulate technique on guitar, have found a home in DIY and experimental concert halls alike, as well as within the catalogs of vanguard record labels like Cuneiform, Tzadik, Northern Spy, and Firehouse 12. His own vehicle, Seabrook Power Plant, have released two self-titled albums, Seabrook Power Plant I and Seabrook Power Plant II, on Brooklyn’s Loyal Label. On June 24, 2014 New Atlantis Records released his solo guitar/banjo debut, Sylphid Vitalizers, which SPIN called "heroic, chords-and-notes maelstrom that singularly marries trance-metal with the skronk of no wave".