Bands

Rich Laughlin Ensemble

Rich Laughlin Ensemble

An ongoing search toward integration of the composed and the improvised led to the formation of the Rich Laughlin Ensemble. A 9-12 piece organization utilizing musicians capable of fusing both genres, the Ensemble consists of: Cornet, French Horn,Tuba, Soprano Sax ( doubling Alto Sax), Tenor Sax ( doubling Flute), Bass Clarinet (doubling Alto Flute), Cello, Vibraphone, Bass and Drums. Highlights include a concert DVD recorded at the Jazz Bridge Festival in Praque.

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Melting Point

Melting Point

The free improvising quartet Melting Point was created to provide a place where electronic and acoustic instruments could maintain their respective uniqueness while cross fading through each other's overtone series' thereby initiating spontaneous interplay.

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Duo Vadana

Duo Vadana

This collaboration with the Cellist Margarita Holzbauer was created to offer a platform where equal partners on two rather idiosyncratic instruments can explore less common approaches to extracting sound and layering timbre.

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