Nate Wooley's Seven Storey Mountain V
Seven Storey Mountain hits the road in 2017, performing at FIMAV in Victoriaville on May 20th with the American lineup featuring Colin Stetson, C. Spencer Yeh, Leila Bordreuil, Josh Sinton, Ben Stapp, Ben Vida, Chris Dingman, Patricia Franceschy, Ben Hall, Ryan Sawyer and the inimitable TILT Brass Ensemble. This engagements is supported by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Howard Gilman Foundation. The group will also play its first site specific version on August 3rd at Berlin's A'larme Festival with a core of the American group alongside guests from Germany and Switzerland! Listen to Excerpts of SSMV
Seven Storey Mountain V, released on Wooley’s Pleasure of the Text label is the fifth of seven evening length works that began with a Festival of New Trumpet commission in 2007. Recorded live at Abrons Art Center in New York City as part of the 2015 Tectonics NY festival, SSMV continues Wooley’s idea of creating an ecstatic and communal music that is non-religious and non-genre based. The massive collective group includes international stars from the jazz, new music, electronic, and noise worlds–working together to realize Wooley’s singular musical vision. The group, which is the largest to date, features Wooley on amplified trumpet alongside C. Spencer Yeh and Samara Lubelski on amplified violins, Ben Vida on electronics, Ben Hall and Ryan Sawyer on percussion, Chris Dingman and Matt Moran on vibraphone, Colin Stetson, Josh Sinton, and Dan Peck on amplified reeds and brass, and the TILT Brass octet. Seven Storey Mountain V Ensemble