On Thursday, November 9th we proudly presented Tom Law and Al Margolis’ project Duo Denum (NY), Craig Chin’s solo project Errant Space (NY), and multi-instrumentalist/improvisor Gerard Cox (CMH).
Our 2023 touring musician program is supported by New Music USA.
About the artists:
DUO DENUM: Tom Law is a composer/improviser from Saugerties NY who performs laptop-based electroacoustic music with viola da gamba. He performs regularly with Al Margolis (contact mics, violin, etc.) as Duo Denum, and also with percussionist Kevin Cheli in the Cheli/Law Duo. Al Margolis is a composer/performer, improvisor, and painter. Since 1984, often under his project name If, Bwana, he has worked in the field of non-commercial, non-popular music and sound.
ERRANT SPACE is a project of composer/recordist Craig Chin. Its goal is spatio-temporal dilation through sound. Performances are site-specific, spontaneous compositions influenced by both the physical characteristics of the space they are performed in and the occupants of that space.
Gerard Cox is a pianist, trumpeter, and percussionist from Columbus with a keen interest in musical surrealism and the percussive nature of the piano. Born to a piano teacher Mom and a jazz saxophone hobbyist father, clear “rockstar” inclinations were shown at age 8 in an appearance as J.S. Bach at an OMTA music festival and at 10 as Billy Idol in a look-a-like contest for the national pop/rock magazine Star Hits. Cox developed a love for jazz in high school on through college, studying both jazz piano and B3 organ. While initially taken with the straight-ahead jazz of Art Blakey and Clifford Brown, he followed John Coltrane’s discography into his later period music and this proved to be the gateway for a fascination with free jazz and all kinds of other outsider/experimental music.