City Slang: This week at Trinosophes

May 15, 2014 at 8:50 am

This Thursday, May 15, Trinosophes hosts Keir Nueringer, Skeeter Shelton/Shelby Murphy Duo, and the James Cornish/Eric Schweizer Duo.

They say, “Although he's performed our series numerous times in various iterations on saxophone, Farfisa organ, vocals and percussion, Keir Nueringer's new album is a solo sax releases that focuses on his excellent circular-breathing technique. In support of this new release, he'll be performing his ecstatic,physically demanding solo set of extended compositions that can last a half hour without Nueringer taking a conventional breath. He uses the continuous flow of sound from his horn to explore overtones and multiphonics, testing the limits of the instrument. The overall effect is more hypnotic and immersive than cerebral, but Nueringer's playing delivers on all counts.
Also on the bill are two local duos. First up are improvisers James Cornish (brass) and Eric Schweizer (baritone sax), in their Trinosophes debut as a pairing. Following that is another debut by an unusual pairing: local saxophone great Skeeter CR Shelton and recently developing naive-pianist Shelby Murphy.”

Doors are at 8 pm and there’s a $6 min donation.

On Friday, May 16, the venue hosts Films by Jeanne Liotta presented by Corktown Cinema.

“JEANNE LIOTTA was born and raised in NYC where she makes films and other ephemera - including photographs, works on paper and live projection performances. Her latest body of work takes place in a constellation of mediums investigating the cosmic landscape, at a curious intersection of art, science, and natural philosophy. Her 16mm film OBSERVANDO EL CIELO received the Tiger Award for Short Film at the 2008 Rotterdam Film Festival and her work has been represented in the 2006 Whitney Biennial, The New York Film Festival ; KunstFilm Biennale, Cologne; The Wexner Center for the Arts, The Museum of Modern Art; and The Sundance Channel among others. She has been the recipient of awards from The Jerome Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, and The Museum of Contemporary Cinema. She also maintains ongoing scholarly research into The Joseph Cornell Film Collection at Anthology Film Archives and has taught widely and variously over the last decade, including The New School for Social Research, Pratt Institute, The San Francisco Art Institute, The Museum School, Boston, and SUNY Binghamton. She is also presently on the core faculty at the Milton Avery Graduate School for the Arts at Bard College.”

Doors at 9 pm; $6.