Thursday, January 07, 2010

Bill Dixon in Philadelphia

Rob Mazurek and the Exploding Star Orchestra
Ars Nova Workshop
Philadelphia, PA

Last month, I drove down to Philadelphia with Bill for a concert with Rob Mazurek and Exploding Star Orchestra.  Rob has tried to fold me into the group several times over the past year, so I was excited to be able to join in the activities.

Rob led the ensemble though over an hour and a half of music, mostly joined/linked in a suite-like fashion.  He continues to grow and evolve in his conception as orchestra leader.  Rob has woven a wonderful intentional community centered on his music.  Bill played beautifully, though there were frustrating technical problems with the miking of his trumpet.
  Photos by Ken Weiss

1 comment:

Matt Sargent said...


If you're willing to dish (or email me privately) -- what mics did or didn't work out with Bill's trumpet? I'm always looking to document such things for the benefit of my audio engineering courses.

Thanks! Can't wait to hear the trio recordings.