7/18-7/20 | Tenderfoot Collective Summer Art Show @ ‘Art In’

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FREE ADMISSION 

@ ‘Art In’ 
1444 E Washington Ave, Madison

Gallery Hours
| Fri, 07/18,  5-8pm | Sat, 07/19, 4-8pm | Sun, 07/20, 1-4pm |

ART
Shoshanah Marohn, Renee Lund Helin, Kathleen White Wright, Christopher Fleissner, Mary Wright, Dan Constien, Keely Merchant, Deb Eide, Arra Van Galder.

Collage, Photography, Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Assemblage, Dioramas, Animation, Printmaking 

Tea by Qi Hong Chai!

MUSIC

FRIDAY
Todo Cósmico
Taboo Blah Blah
Marathon
Ant’lrd
Dennis Glanville 7pm-8pm

SATURDAY
Metasun ft. Colin Higgins
BRAIN GRIMMER 5-6pm 
Charlie Painter and Friends 6pm-8pm

SUNDAY
Monica Bren
Brennan Connors and Stray Passage 3pm

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8/09 | Lyre Power workshops @ Edgewood College

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Sat, 08/09 | Lyre Power has over 10 workshops available for their August 9th festival at Edgewood College‘s center for visual & theater arts, The Stream.  I (BC Grimm) will teach a new workshop, ‘Conversation = Improvisation’, in parallel with other workshops taught by some very talented friends of GrimmusiK including; Rob Lundberg, Yid Vicious (Geoff Brady of Brennan Connors & Stray Passage), Nick Zielinski (ARP of the Covenant) & more!

The workshops are open to all ages, child to adult!  Choose your 2 favorite sessions & sign up today!  “The cost to participate is $35, which covers the full day (two workshops and performances) from 9:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. on Saturday, August 9. No money is due upon pre-registering online. The registration form we send by mail will include payment information.”

LYRE POWER WORKSHOPS 2014

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Special thanks to Jeff Stanek, Shad Wenzlaff, & Debbie Yee, the coordinators of Lyre Power, for organizing what will prove to be a most excellent day of improvisation & composition workshops!

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7/11 | ‘Saaz’ Indian Classical @ Indie Coffee

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BC Grimm will join members of Madison’s Indian classical music group ‘Saaz‘ this Friday at Indie Coffee.  We’ll perform pieces in Raga Vibhas & Raga Hamsadhwani ~ come join us at 6:15pm!

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7/6 | Unrehearsed MKE @ Jazz Estate

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Sun, 7/6 |  Unrehearsed MKE          7pm $2 @ The Jazz Estate, MKE

The idea is simple:  We are looking to bridge the gap between music scenes by randomly putting musicians that have never played together and give them a chance to create a set of improvised music.  Be a part of something new and great in MILWAUKEE.  When is this great thing, you ask?  Well it is the FIRST SUNDAY of the month at The Jazz Estate, first set starts at 7:30pm. 

Group 1
Matt Blair – Piano (Madison)
Wilberforce Anton Greene – Guitar (Madison)
Jason Nanna – Modular Synth

Group 2
Nick Weckman – trombone
Chris Bresette – trumpet
Michael Bettine – percussion/gongs
Nicholas Buchel – painting/visual art

Group 3
Jim Schoenecker – Electronics
John Schoenecker – Electronics
Brian Grimm – Stringed Instruments (Mad)
Barry Paul Clark – Bass

 

We’re back again and going strong. Thanks again to everyone for the continued support and curiosity in the unknown and creating such a beautiful scene of creative, improvising and listening musicians.  ~ www.unrehearsedmke.com

listen. learn. exchange. grow. communicate. create. experience!

The Jazz Estate   2423 N Murray Ave, Milwaukee, WI 5321

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6/17 | New Album THE IDEATING KNELL for sale on Signal Dreams

‘The Ideating Knell’ by BC Grimm is now available on Signal Dreams!

Limited Edition CD
16 tracks 70 mins $7
Order your copy today!

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A few words on the album from Signal Dreams

 Madison, WI-based avant-jazz explorer BC Grimm is well known locally not just for his phenomenal cello work in live collaborations with artists like Julian Lynch, Spires That In The Sunset Rise, and the mighty Db Pedersen (to name just a few), but also the mind-blowing improvisational chops he showcases with his brother A.J. Grimm in cello-guitar duo The Brothers Grimm and his worldly and detailed production work as Brain Grimmer. More recently, Grimm’s work has been shifting focus toward his intriguing work with two different Chinese zithers, Guqin and Guzheng. We’re extremely proud to present ‘The Ideating Knell,’ a staggering album that combines Grimm’s deep experimentation with the zithers with his love of detailed processing. Honestly, nothing we could say about it could match the beautiful clarity of this statement from BC Grimm himself:

“‘The Ideating Knell’ is an experimental acoustic album of compositions for two ancient Chinese zithers, Guqin 古琴 & Guzheng 古筝. This record includes 6 ‘doppler phase’ pieces for guqin, emulating tape composition techniques to create the movement of sound to/from the vanishing point on the horizon line to/from the listener’s ears. There are 6 pieces for prepared guzheng using: dulcimer hammers, cajon brushes, chopsticks, mate straw, metal bowls, broken teaware, clay sculpting tools, snare wires, & seashell strands. 3 pieces revisit the title track composition from BCG’s 2011 solo guqin album, “Flock Migrates Over The Pines”: with re-recorded, reconstructed versions in two custom tunings, and a new variation on the theme in a traditional tuning. The actual notes in the composition’s score visually depict various forms & shapes of birds taking off into flight, or in formation during flight. Also, specially devised for this project is a new ‘Pentatemperment’ tuning system on guqin, which splits the octave into 5 equal steps, instead of 12 [ low to high: C-40c D0c E+40c G-20c A+20c C-40c D0c ]. Guzheng 古筝, a 21 string bridged zither spanning 4 octaves, and Guqin 古琴, a 7 string fretless zither spanning 1 octave, tune to pentatonic scales. Both instruments share a culturally important performance history stretching back about 2,500 years to the Warring States period.”

Artwork by Nathaniel Ritter. Price is postage paid in the US. Please see shipping rates for Canada/World.  

This Signal Dreams batch also includes: Troy Schafer ‘Untitled No. 1‘ & Derek Rogers ‘Prevais‘.

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Solo Guqin Album F.M.O.P. Remastered + Upcoming Release “The Ideating Knell” on Signal Dreams

FLOCK MIGRATES OVER THE PINES [2011] by BC Grimm
a solo GUQIN album for meditation, yoga, & relaxation

June, 2014 – remastered & availalbe digitally for $8 on GrimmusiK.bandcamp

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FMOP has been remastered in anticipation of a new solo zither album, The Ideating Knell by BC Grimm coming out next Tuesday, 6/17 on Signal Dreams records.  Stay tuned for more details, follow Signal Dreams on bandcamp & soundcloud!

GD07  “The Ideating Knell”  available 06/17/2014 on Signal Dreams 
An experimental acoustic album of compositions for two ancient Chinese zithers, Guqin 古琴 & Guzheng 古筝. This record includes 6 ‘doppler phase’ pieces for guqin, emulating tape composition techniques to create the movement of sound to/from the vanishing point on the horizon line to/from the listener’s ears. There are 6 pieces for prepared guzheng using: dulcimer hammers, cajon brushes, metal chopsticks, mate straw, metal bowls, broken teaware, clay sculpting tools, snare wires, & seashell strands. 3 pieces revisit the title track composition from BCG’s 2011 solo guqin album, “Flock Migrates Over The Pines”: with re-recorded, reconstructed versions in two custom tunings, and a new variation on the theme in a traditional tuning.  The actual notation in the composition’s score visually depicts various forms & shapes of birds taking off and in formation during flight.  A new ‘Pentatemperment’ tuning system on guqin has been specially devised for this project – splitting the octave into 5 equal steps, instead of 12 [low to high: C-40c D0c E+40c G-20c A+20c C-40c D0c].  Guzheng 古筝, a 21 string bridged zither spanning 4 octaves, and Guqin 古琴, a 7 string fretless zither spanning 1 octave, both tune to pentatonic scales.  These instruments share a culturally important performance history stretching back about 2,500 years to the Warring States period.

Brothers Grimm farewell show at Color Field Ensemble Festival For Contemporary Music | 2013 KARJAKA Studios | http://karjaka.com/

Brothers Grimm farewell show at Color Field Ensemble Festival For Contemporary Music | 2013 KARJAKA Studios | http://karjaka.com/

 

 

6/1 | Open House @ Monroe Street Arts Center

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Special Announcement – BC Grimm is the new Cello Instructor at Monroe Street Arts Center!  >> scroll down on the faculty page and see for yourself!

Join us for an Open House!

Sunday, June 1, 1:30-3:30 PM at MSAC

    • Tour MSAC and meet our highly talented and experienced teaching faculty!
    • Take a complimentary 15 minute trial music lesson in cello, guitar, piano, trumpet, violin, or viola. (Bring your own instrument if possible; MSAC has limited instruments available for use in a trial lesson.)
    • Be creative in our Open Art Studio for all ages!  Face painting and screen printing will be available as well!
    • Plan your summer art and music schedule while enjoying light refreshments!

Tell a friend and bring your family. All are welcome! 
2526 Monroe Street, Madison
608.232.1510
monroestreetarts.org

5/30 | Man Forever, Spiral Joy Band, STITSR Expanse @ Good Style Shop 9pm

Man Forever and So Percussion (Alex Nathanson) via Q2

Man Forever and So Percussion (Alex Nathanson) via Q2

Friday, 5/30

Good Style Shop  9pm

Man Forever

Spiral Joy Band

STITSR EXPANSE [feat. Tim Russell & BCG]

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For more info, read this wonderful Arts Extract interview
Challenging rhythms: John Colpitts of Man Forever

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5/23 | Madison’s First “Jazz Crawl” @ Schenk’s Corners

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The Greater Madison Jazz Consortium, WORT, & Isthmus Present:

5/23/14  STROLLIN SCHENK’S CORNERS 

Brennan Connors & Stray Passage (featuring Tim Russell subbing in for Geoff Brady on percussion) will be playing Friday, 5/23 at Thorps Salon for the first ever “Madison Jazz Crawl“!  We’re thrilled to play along side our buddies John Christensen & Devin Drobka as they shape-shift into Lesser Lakes Trio!  The first show that Stray Passage ever played was at Audio For the Arts with John & Devin (then performing with Luke Polipnick as Deconunisms).  This year I have been the house bass player at The Mason Lounge every Tuesday night from 9-12 with the 5 Points Jazz Collective.  Charlie Painter, jazz guitarist & 5-Points band leader, will be performing with his Trio at One Barrel Brewing.  If you’re around for the late sets, don’t forget to swing by Alchemy Cafe to hear saxophonist Tony Barba guest with Paddy Cassidy & El Clan Destino!

Come on out ‘n bop around!  Celebrate Jazz in Madison & the wonderful, unique local establishments found on Schenk’s Corners!

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5/01 | BC Grimm + Ben Willis + Betsy Soukup @ Canterbury House

Thurs, 5/01  $5  8pm @ Canterbury House (Ann Arbor, MI)

BC Grimm / Ben Willis / Betsy Soukup

I will be performing new works from my album The Ideating Knell, which is to be released on Signal Dreams records this May.  The 16 track album, The Ideating Knell, is an experimental acoustic album of compositions for two ancient Chinese zithers, Guqin 古琴 & Guzheng 古筝. This record includes 6 ‘doppler phase’ pieces for guqin, emulating tape composition techniques to create the movement of sound to/from the vanishing point on the horizon line to/from the listener’s ears. There are 6 pieces for prepared guzheng using: dulcimer hammers, cajon brushes, metal chopsticks, mate straw, metal bowls, broken teaware, clay sculpting tools, snare wires, & seashell strands. 3 pieces revisit the title track composition from my 2011 solo guqin album, “Flock Migrates Over The Pines”: with re-recorded, reconstructed versions in two custom tunings, and a new variation on the theme in a traditional tuning.

This show in Ann Arbor, Michigan will be extra special.  I’ll be playing with some low-end friends who’ve collided together from different music circles of my past.  Double Bassist, Ben Willis, as you all well know is one of my best buds & collaborators from the Madison music scene, in groups such as Watercourse Quartet & Lovely Socialite Mrs. Thomas W. Phipps.  Betsy Soukup, also a bassist, is one of my good friends from music school at Butler University, in Indianapolis.  I can’t wait to hang, catch up, and make some low pitched music with these fine people at Canterbury House!

~ BCG

》》Have a listen to some of Ben & Betsy’s material》》

: stay tuned for the upcoming announcements of The Ideating Knell release on Signal Dreams!!

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