of the Mesozoic comes to midtown Manhattan for an evening of creative
new music at the Triad Lounge on September 21st.
Of The Mesozoic would like to show support for our friends in
New York City. Our show this Friday September 21 at the Triad
Lounge, 11PM will be free and open to the public. Birdsongs will
play and hour concert followed by a performance of Terry Riley's
In C. We invite musicians who read music to bring their instrument
an join us on this minimalist meditation.
of the Mesozoic is a four-piece electrified modern music ensemble
formed in 1980. Instrumentation consists of piano, synthesizers,
guitar, and woodwinds, with occasional percussion and computer
festival appearances at NEARfest in Pennsylvania and at Guimarães
Art Rock 2001 in Portugal have exposed Birdsongs to a whole new
and very enthusiastic audience. According to the New York Times,
Birdsongs of the Mesozoic's music "sounds like a party in
a Cubist roadhouse." Birdsongs' legendary progressive-classical-rock-minimalist-jazz-car-wreck
music has evolved through two decades, ten recordings, numerous
tours and concert appearances, and international critical and
public acclaim. Birdsongs' latest CD Petrophonics
is the group's strongest selling album to date, and is being called
the group's best release ever.
will be ZIA. Formed in 1993 by Elaine Walker, the President of
the NYC Chapter of the National Space Society, ZIA offers a rare
blend of pro-space and sci-fi music played on futuristic instruments.
from the New York Times:
of the Mesozoic, from Boston, is an instrumental band that unites
two disparate intentions: to savor the complex counterpoint and
shifting harmonies of chamber music while making the raucous impact
of a basic rock band. It often manages to be both punky and progressive
in unpredictable doses. It will play an hourlong set tonight at
11 p.m.; admissino is free. Then the band will be at the core
of a performance of Terry Riley's minimalist landmark "In
C"; musicians who read music are invited to bring their instruments
and join in.