Greg Fox, Deradoorian
129 Russell St.
Brooklyn, NY, 11222
This event is all ages
Violinist Jessica Moss is a well-known fixture of the Montreal underground and independent music scene. Part of the Constellation family since it’s beginnings, she is best known as a permanent member of Silver Mt Zion. She was also a founding member of Black Ox Orkestar, an integral part of Vic Chestnut’s albums on the label, and featured on Carla Bozulich’s Evangelista.She has collaborated extensively with New York based film maker Jem Cohen and his Gravity Hill project, along with Guy Picciotto (Fugazi), Jim White (Dirty Three, Xylouris White) and Matana Roberts among others. In the last 18 months she has been invited to perform solo at Le Guess Who festival in Utrecht, ATP festival in Wales, Winnipeg New Music Festival, Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, Pop Montreal, the Biennale, and Suoni Per Il Popolo festivals in Montreal, and has supported Julia Holter, Godspeed You Black Emperor, Stars of the Lid, and Jerusalem In My Heart. A sought-after guest live and in studio, notable most recent examples are Big Brave for their previous and upcoming releases with Southern Lord, and Zu for their critically acclaimed recent release Jhator out on House of Mythology.She released her debut solo record Pools of Light recorded by Radwan Ghazi Moumneh on Constellation Records May 2017.
Greg Fox is a New York City born-and bred drummer, multidisciplinary artist, and teacher. He has played on and released 49 records since 2008, including his work with Liturgy, ZS, Ben Frost, Colin Stetson, Skeletons, Hieroglyphic Being, Man Forever, and others, as well as with his own solo work and his projects GDFX and Guardian Alien. Fox has toured worldwide with various groups and collaborations, held residencies at The Clocktower NYC and Pioneer Works, and was awarded "Best Drummer in NYC" by the Village Voice in 2011. Currently spending 2016 for the most part at home in NYC, he is working on new collaborations and compositions, teaching individual and group drum lessons, and exploring new territory as a solo artist, using a hybridized electroacoustic drum setup to explore new dimensions through the traditional gestures of the modern drummer and the possibilities inherent in electronic and computer music.
You're familiar with Angel Deradoorian's voice. As the former bassist, keyboardist and vocalist for Dirty Projectors, her levitating vocals buoyed the Brooklyn-based group. She's been a member of Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks, sang on Flying Lotus' "Siren Song," and has collaborated with Vampire Weekend, Bjork, Matmos, the Roots, et al.
Her first song collection, 2009's Mind Raft EP elicited praise from Pitchfork for being "passionate and lovingly crafted." The Fader hailed her "zen weed energy" and "moody dervish spirals." Her debut LP, The Expanding Flower Planet reflects a remarkable creative journey.
Others imitate the past and others divine inspiration and transmit it elsewhere. Deradoorian embodies the latter idea, synthesizing faint hints of Alice Coltrane and Can, Terry Riley, and Dorothy Ashby. A new world springs from ancient traditions—with East Indian, Middle Eastern, traditional Japanese music and Native American rhythms aligned with Deradoorian's singular orbit. The songs glide through a odyssey of self-exploration—glowing and warping, burning brightly and floating gracefully, permanently transcending.