An ensemble that explores the new genre of "Computer Network Music", the six composer/performers of The Hub electronically coordinate the activity of their individual systems through a network, THE HUB itself, as well as manually through ears,eyes, and hands. The Hub seeks surprise through the lively and unpredictable responses of their systems, and instead of trying to eliminate the imperfect human performer, uses the electronic tools available to enhance the social aspect of music making. The Hub is John Bischoff, Tim Perkis, Chris Brown, Scot Gresham-Lancaster, Mark Trayle, and Phil Stone.
Saxophonist/flutist Biggi Vinkeloe and drummer Donald Robinson join Chris Brown in a trio that formed in 2003, has performed in California, New York, and Sweden, and has released the acclaimed CD "Suspension" on Rastascan Records.
Their music relies on instant composition, where acoustic drums, saxophone and piano are mixed with electronic sounds generated by a computer and/or recorded live from the instruments during the performance. The musicians use elements from jazz along with experimental sonic textures.
Natto Quartet explores the possibilities of timbre and group interaction with its unique instrumentation, juxtaposition of cultural traditions and collectively improvised approach. Shakuhachi player Philip Gelb, koto player Shoko Hikage, pianist Chris Brown, and electronics pioneer Tim Perkis find common ground in the extended and experimental technique associated with free improvised music.
An electronic improvisation ensemble. Members are Chris Brown,
Scot Gresham-Lancaster, and Tim Perkis. All three of them
were members of The Hub, the legendary computer network band.
They've also done other impressive things; look at their
websites for details. fuzzybunny is their latest project,
which consists of high-energy, dense live improvisation and
composition, using an assortment of homebuilt electronic
Glenn Spearman Double Trio
Formed in 1992 by the joing of two trios, The Glenn Spearman
Trio and Room,
the Double Trio worked in the free jazz tradition pioneered
by such musicians as Cecil Taylor and Ornette Coleman. It
included Glenn Spearman, saxophone; Larry Ochs, saxophone;
Chris Brown, piano and electronics; Lisle Ellis, bass; William
Winant, drums and percussion; Donald Robinson, drums.
This ensemble was formed in 1984 to explore compositions
that include improvisation and live/interactive electronics.
It included Chris Brown, piano/electronics and composition,
saxophonist/composer Larry Ochs (also a member of the Rova
Saxophone Quartet), percussionist William Winant (of the
Abel-Steinberg-Winant trio), and Scot Gresham-Lancaster,