Thursday April 11: Joshua Bennett

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Thursday March 28: Federico Ughi

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Find out more about our guest here: Federico Ughi

Thursday March 7: Joshua Modney

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If you’re keen to get involved, please email us at: improv [at] More info on our special guest: Joshua Modney

Thursday October 11: Matthew Shipp, Yedo Gibson & Federico Ughi

Avant-garde jazz pianist and composer, Matthew Shipp, has been described as “one of the most talented players of his era” and is our special guest at the first ‘Livestock Exchange’ improvised music series of the year.

We’re lucky enough to also host saxophonist Yedo Gibson (Brasil), a recent graduate from the Royal Institue of the Hague who is currently has a residency at NYU, New York based drummer Federico Ughi (Italy) and our Princeton based analog electronics whizz kid, Jeff Snyder. The guests will be joined by a band of intrepid Princeton graduate improvisors including Jon Russell, Leila Adu and Quinn Collins, so be prepared for a stellar experience for the ears, hearts and minds!

Thursday October 11
12:00 Noon – 1:00pm

Mc Alpin Hall
Woolworth Center
downstairs in the music building
FREE and welcome to all

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Wednesday April 18: ExclusiveOr, Rosie Langabeer & Xiao-Xuan Yang

exclusiveOr: Jeff Snyder and Sam Pluta

Its not everywhere that a vintage Buchla (maybe the OG) and a Serge synth sit next to each other. There is a pretty easy conclusion to make when they do: make an album. Plugging these things together is amazing. The dirtier the signal the better.
Member Since:
January 08, 2007
Sam Pluta and Jeff Snyder on Buchla and Serge Modular Synthesizers.

Rosie Langabeer

Rosie Langabeer is a composer and performer from New Zealand who writes for musical ensembles of various sizes, theatre, film, circus, dance and performs on a wide range of instruments. A specialist in devised ensemble work and improvisation her sound ranges in style from classical to jazz to punk to gypsy to electro synth pop and beyond. Langabeer is currently based in Philadelphia, USA where she is a member of No Face Performance Group and works with Pig Iron Theatre Company. She has also collaborated with Subcircle, Ballet X, the WILMA Theatre, Green Chair Dance Company, Gas and Electric Arts and The Agave Opera Company and award winning New Zealand companies Awkward Productions, Ake Ake Theatre Company, Hypnotical Hoodang, directors Deborah Pope, Darcy Gladwin, Briar March, Jeff Henderson, Alyx Duncan and the Wellington Most Famous Orchestra of Miraculous Delights.

Xiao-Xuan Yang

Taiwanese Contemporary Dancer Xiao-Xuan Yang, nominated for Best Female Dancer in Australia in 2009 and winner of Dance Australia’s Top Dancer to Watch in 2006, has performed and toured throughout Asia, Europe, Australia and the United States with the world-renowned dance companies Australian Dance Theater and Taiwan-based Cloudgate 2 Dance Theater. A specialist in blending gymnastic and martial arts techniques into more traditional contemporary practices, Ms. Yang is equally at home in performing styles from ballet to Chinese dance to experimental and technologically inspired contexts. Assistant Professor at the Taipei National University of Arts (TNUA) 2010- 2011 and teacher of ballet and contemporary dance at numerous studios in Taiwan before moving to the United States in 2012, her original choreography has been featured with Australian Dance Theater and at Taipei National University of Arts. Current projects include work with Jersey City based Nimbus Danceworks, where she will join the company in a residency at the Putney School in Vermont in April 2012 and for performances in June 2012.

Wednesday March 7: SHARKSLEEP

Come to our Special Edition “Livestock Exchange 4: Song Night” on Wednesday, feat. SHARKSLEEP (NYC) — Matt Marble, Jim Altieri & Bob Jones — alongside songs from Leila Adu and Elliot Cole. Come out to Terrace Club and feel the warmth of resonating violins, synths and guitars with voices from hollerin’ to lullabies…

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Tuesday December 13: Daniel Carter + Federico Ughi

8.00pm Free Improv Workshop with Daniel Carter
9.30pm Show with guests Daniel Carter & Federico Ughi + The DOM Band
+ MC Black Rainbow & DJ Bubba Q (mystery guests)

About Daniel Carter —”If the world ever does truly silence for a moment please, the first sounds I would want to hear are the ones that Daniel Carter chooses, because I know that true democracy is deep in his essence”

The Wire Magazine – (UK): You’ve played with some rock guys like Thurston Moore, and with Yo La Tengo – and there’s the Ghost Moth stuff with Todd Brooks, which is electronic. Do you like that mixture of styles? Daniel Carter: I was just crying the blues to somebody last night that I wish, I hope, you know, before I have to, like, go out the exit door, you know, that I would be able to be in a group that had strong influences of Schoenberg, Anton Webern, Bach, Indian music, African, rock, hardcore punk, jazz, Noise – but in a synthesis. Not like a dish-rag synthesis but a really vital thing where each one of those kinds of influences emerges when that particular influence can do something that the others can’t – Full Article in ‘The Wire’ Magazine
Daniel Carter MP3s (scroll down)

Federico Ughi is characteristically splendid, his drums serving as much more than a rhythmic undercurrent…” Steven Loewy, Cadence Magazine

Federico Ughi’s music infuses the New York avant garde sound with a sense of melody inspired by the Italian classical and folk traditions of his childhood in Rome. Ornette Coleman has been a major influence for Federico as well as a mentor.