20 Greene Street
New York City, New York

ROULETTE presents
20 Greene St (between Canal and Grand St)
8:30 PM Admission $15 Students $10 MEMBERS FREE
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The Bill Horvitz Expanded Band in Tribute to Philip Horvitz

Jazz, funk, folk, improv, spoken word & more come together in a night of
compositions created in memory of the composer’s brother. Featuring Jason
Hwang, Vincent Chancey, Marty Ehrlich, Steven Bernstein, David Sewelson,
Wayne Horvitz, Sara Schoenbeck, Marcus Rojas, Ken Filiano, Joseph Sabella,
Steve Adams, Harris Eisenstadt, Katie Harlow, Robin Eschner, Robin
Holcomb, Kyle Bruckman, Darren Johnston, Omid Zoufonoun & Brian

About tonight’s performance, Bill Horvitz writes: "For those of you who
didn't know my brother Philip, he passed away suddenly of heart failure on
March 30, 2005 at the age of 44. He was an inspired writer, director,
actor, dancer, choreographer, and a man who deeply loved many kinds of
music. He was generous and kind, playful and curious . . . dramatic and
impassioned. He had the largest group of extremely close friends of anyone
I've ever known. I had been wanting to write something as a tribute to
him, and honestly was pretty much unable to for quite a while. At some
point, I began hearing the beginnings of new compositions that felt in
some way related to Philip. I started putting these together and the
resulting mix is a collection of folk, jazz, funk, and improvisational
works that have come out of the enormous range of emotions I've felt since
his death, and though they are not "his music" they have been influenced
by him nonetheless. I'm delighted to say that we will be joined by Brian
Thorstensen -- compelling and wonderful writer and playwright -- and
Philip's treasured friend Brian will be reading some of his writing for
Philip with music accompaniment."

Bill Horvitz stretches the boundaries of guitar music and points it in new
and exciting directions. His playing fuses traditional and extended
techniques in a most inventive way; his strikingly personal instrumental
vision endows the music with an infinite array of tonal color. His long
and varied experience in the realms of jazz, rock, classical, folk, and
new music have resulted in an entirely original compositional voice -- a
voice that is forceful and innovative, yet always intelligently

Since 1974, Horvitz has led both large and small ensembles. Between 1978
and 1988, he lived and worked in New York City, where he explored and
extended the sonic range of the guitar in a wide variety of settings. He
has collaborated with many composers and improvisers, notably J.A. Deane,
Joseph Sabella, Elliott Sharp, John Zorn, Bobby Previte, Shelley Hirsch,
Denman Maroney, Herb Robertson, Roy Campbell, Richard Dworkin, David
Hofstra, George Cartwright, Phillip Johnston, Butch Morris, Myra Melford,
George Lewis, Bill Laswell, Dave Sewelson, Eugene Chadbourne, Frank London
and Walter Thompson.

He currently leads the Bill Horvitz Band featuring Steve Adams on
woodwinds and Harris Eisenstadt on drums. He also works with the
improvising quartet Out by Five with Jon Raskin, George Cremaschi, and
Garth Powell, the Harris Eisenstadt Ahimsa Orchestra, and Moe Staino's
Moekestra! He has recently recorded the CD Tuolumne Songs, compositions
for solo acoustic guitar. His latest project is TONE BENT, a voice and
guitar collaboration with composer/singer Robin Eschner, featuring
original songs as well as covers, often twisting old favorites in new

Horvitz collaborates frequently with poets and other writers, combining
electric and acoustic music with spoken word. He composed the music for
the theater piece Circus Proboscis: A Sneeze of Freaks and the films
DamNaged and Gravity Hill and has created music for dance and art

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Added by roulette on May 4, 2007

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