RealNewMusic 2015

Friday, February 6, 2015 - 8:00 p.m.

Tickets $10.00; Students $5.00

featuring live music composed and performed by

LOOP 2.4.3

Lucio Menegon

William Coombs


Loop 2.4.3 creates original music steeped in percussion and electronics, described as a "refreshing combination of rigor, complexity, and force" mixed with "emotionally rich expression"  (George Grella, The Big City).   Founded by Thomas Kozumplik (also of indie-classical quartet Clogs) in Brooklyn, NY, in 2004, Loop 2.4.3’s latest release (American Dreamland, 2012) was described by Gramophone as “visceral and satisfying,” with “brand-new yet iconic sounds that create a riveting aura, a genuine time warp.”  Live, Loop 2.4.3 has been described as giving “energetic performances” (New York Times), with “stunning improvisational sense” (Time Out Chicago).  

Thomas Kozumplik (aka Loop 2.4.3) has appeared internationally as a soloist and collaborator with the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Adelaide Art Orchestra, Kronos Quartet, Dafnis Prieto, Evan Ziporyn, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Shara Worden, Sufjan Stevens, The Books, The National, Gyan Riley, Legacy Percussion Orchestra, and more, at venues such as the Barbican (London), Carnegie Hall (NYC), Brighton Dome (Brighton, UK), Paradiso (Amsterdam), France Inter Radio "White Sessions" (Paris), international festivals such as the Sydney Festival (AUS), Adelaide Festival (AUS), London Jazz Festival (UK), Music Now (Cincinnati), Big Ears (Knoxville), Ecstatic Music Festival (NYC), Halifax Jazz Festival (NS), and universities, including Cornell, California Institute of the Arts, Michigan State Univ.,  Santa Clara Univ., St. Cloud State Univ., and many more.  His original music has been described as "action adventures and reveries...it all sounds like part of a well-thought-out tradition.  Only the tradition has never existed until now."  - NPR

Please see www.loop243.com for more information.

ANCIENT / TRIBAL / FUTURIST - Loop 2.4.3's Time-Machine_music is a cathartic journey that is both intensely personal, and socially connected, as is man’s perspective of time.  At home in listening rooms and concert halls, the kinetic music also resonates in club settings, moving audiences to dance.  The instrumentation combines man's oldest instruments (percussion and voice) with electronic sounds and time-based effects. Thomas Kozumplik - compositions, electronic and acoustic drums/percussion, vocals, steel drum


Lucio Menegon is a guitarist, composer and sonic artist. His work spans several genres and often encompasses collaborative improvisation, melodic and electronic composition, noise, weird pop, film soundtracks and experimental rock. While he holds degree in economics, he is a largely self-taught composer and musician, having mastered the electric guitar and bass as well as gained proficiency on various acoustic stringed instruments, lapsteel and drums.

His dynamic style is rooted in old blues, country and punk rock with extended technique and forays into ambient textural spaces informing a fusion of traditional song structure and modern improvisation. Careful and chaotic manipulation of tone and timbre plays a dominant role in shaping an ever-evolving sonic tapestry.

He has performed all over the globe and appears on over 50 releases including work with Emily Hay, Ross Hammond, Danny Frankel, Seth Olinsky, Rob Cambre, Richard Lainhart, Amy DeNio, Moe! Staiano, Edith Frost, the Renderers, Prehistoric Horse, The Bodice Rippers, Ramona the Pest, Zebu, Joe Rut, Val Esway, Gunnar Madsen, Laurie Amat, Jonathan Segel, John Shiurba, Nick Millevoi, Glenn Branca and Rhys Chatham.

He has years of experience in audio engineering and production, maintains a passion for high-end audio, has a sharp eye for photography and loves a good story. He is based in New York City and spends a fair amount of time on the road.


William Coombs started music at the age of 7 on the French horn, and started composing music at 14 years old. He attended Pasadena City College, and then transferred to Whittier College to complete his undergraduate degree. He is planning on attending graduate school to earn his masters in music in composition and conducting, and eventually earning a PhD in composition. He currently works as a freelance composer, conductor, and performer, with the goal of making a living writing music for video games and film.

 

 

 

 

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