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TALsounds - natal hose (side B)0:00
Jim Becker (Califone, Iron and Wine)
DJ Earl (Teklife)
Tim Kinsella (Joan of Arc, Owls)
Jamal Moss (Hieroglyphic Being)
Adam Vida (U.S. Maple, Singer)
Matt Mehlan (Skeletons)
Levy Lorenzo (ICE)
Alex Inglizian (El is a Sound of Joy)
Natalie Chami (Good Willsmith)
Ryan Packard (Fonema Consort)
Based on the composer David Behrman’s idea of “Deceptively Simple Scores” with complex results, EASY NOT EASY asks composers and music makers of all kinds to submit "simple pieces" that can be performed with no rehearsal. An adhoc ensemble performs those pieces for the first time in front of an audience.
Initially organized by Matt Mehlan and Doron Sadja as a benefit for Roulette in New York, ENE has featured: Christian Marclay, Pauline Oliveros, Robert Ashley, David Behrman, Darius Jones, Greg Saunier, Matana Roberts, Cory Archangel, Dan Deacon, Tyshawn Sorey, Duane Pitre, Catherine Lamb and many more. Recordings and information from previous iterations can be found here and here.
This edition of Easy Not Easy, organized by Matt Mehlan, will celebrate the release of a limited edition book of Easy Not Easy scores - and brings the event to Chicago for the first time.