Firehouse 12/New Haven, CT
We will spend the first week in July encamped at the wonderful Firehouse 12. Bill has gathered another singular grouping of improvisers that centers on brass; specifically trumpet and cornet players that have been influenced by Bill's work. We will rehearse, record, and film new work for a nine-piece ensemble. The resulting product will be issued on the Firehouse 12 Label early in 2009.
Funding for the project is from Firehouse 12 (big thanks to Nick Lloyd!) and the LEF Foundation with essential support from FONT: The Festival of New Trumpet Music.
Taylor Ho Bynum, Nick Lloyd, Sharon Vogel and I are managing and coordinating the project with Bill.
Bill Dixon/trumpet, electronics, leader
Taylor Ho Bynum/cornet. flugelhorn
Stephen Haynes/trumpet, cornets, flugelhorn
Graham Haynes/cornet, flugelhorn, electronics
Rob Mazurek/cornet, electronics
Michel Côté/contrabass clarinet
Ken Filiano/double bass violin
Warren Smith/drums and percussion
Portrait of Bill Dixon by Nick Ruechel, who will join us at Firehouse 12 as photographer in residence.