Trinosophes is 12 years old, but our non-profit organization, Trinosophes Projects, is just turning one and we’re kicking off a fall and winter season of fundraising with a two-night event on Friday-Saturday, Septeber 29-30 that supports programming and exhibitions on-site, as well as our online arts and literary quarterly, Three Fold, the record label Two Rooms (in collaboration with Sam Hooker); the Trinosophes Editions house publishing imprint, and a new significant project in the works.
CAN’T MAKE IT TO THE EVENT BUT WANT TO DONATE TO OUR CAUSE? HERE’S A LINK TO OUR PAYPAL DONATION HUB.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
- 6-7:30pm - Poetry readings by Three Fold published writers Isaac Pickell, kim d. hunter and Robert Laidler
- Food and refreshments
- After 8 pm - Music by Inner Ear (Djakate/Leafar), Ben Miller (solo multiphonic guitar), Skeeter Shelton + Shelby Murphy, Marcus Elliot, Peterson/Willis Duo
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
- 6-8pm - Bingo from 6-8pm with your hosts Jimbo Easter and Loveblood
- Film screening of O69, a bingo documentary short by Eleni Zaharapoulos
- Art sale featuring works by Jimbo Easter and Loveblood
- Edible confectionary visions for sale by Dylan Spaysky, Crystal Palmer, Jess Hicks, Bailey Scieszka, Henry Crissman + Virginia Rose Torrence, Katie Barkel + Jonathan Rajewski, Samantha Linn
- Music after 8 pm - David Shettler (solo modular synth), Kathy Lea, Kenneth Green + Dushun Mosley, Chatoyant
- Raffle for a Peoples Records prize
Friday, October 27
Zoh Amba-Chris Corsano
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At the age of 23, Tennessee-born Zoh Amba has become the moment’s rising star in the New York improvised music scene. The tenor saxophonist/flautist’s music blends avant-garde, noise, and devotional hymns in a style reminiscent of Albert Ayler, though before studying music at the San Francisco Conservatory Of Music, New England Conservatory and studying with David Murray in New York, she spent most of her time writing and practicing saxophone in the forest near her home. Today, her powerfully unique avant-garde music is full of folk melodies, mesmerizing refrains, and repeated incantations. Amba released two records in 2022, her debut record O, Sun which was produced by John Zorn and released on the prestigious label Tzadik. Zoh Amba’s second record, Bhakti features Micah Thomas, Tyshawn Sorey, and Matt Hollenberg. She has collaborated with a variety of high-profile musicians, such as Jim White (Dirty Three), legendary jazz bassist William Parker, Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), and others. Amba has also performed at the well-respected venues and festivals: Roulette (NY), Ars Nova Presents (Philadelphia), Vision Festival (NY), Angel City Jazz Festival (LA), and 2023 Big Ears Festival.
Chris Corsano is a New York-based drummer who has been active at the intersections of collective improvisation, free jazz, avant-rock, and experimental music since the late 1990s. He's been the rim-batterer of choice for some of the greatest contemporary purveyors of "jazz" (Joe McPhee, Paul Flaherty, Mette Rasmussen, Zoh Amba) and "rock" (Sir Richard Bishop, Bill Orcutt, Jim O'Rourke), as well as artists beyond categorization, such as Michael Flower and Okkyung Lee.
Corsano began a long-standing, high-energy musical partnership with saxophonist Paul Flaherty in 1998. Their style, which they occasionally refer to with (semi-)tongue-in-cheek humor as "The Hated Music", combines modern free-jazz's ecstatic collectivism with the urgency and intensity of hardcore punk. A move from western Massachusetts to the UK in 2005 led Corsano to develop his solo music; a dynamic, spontaneously composed orchestra-of-one utilizing extended techniques for drum set, non-percussive instruments of his own creation (e.g. bowed violin strings stretched across drum heads), circular breathing on modified reed instruments, and stockpiles of resonant metals. He spent 2007-08 as the drummer on Björk's Volta world tour, all the while weaving in shows and recordings on his days off with the likes of Evan Parker, Michael Flower, and Jandek. He moved back to the U.S. in 2009 and continued touring in an ultrawide array of ever-evolving collaborations. In 2017 he won the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists award. A renowned solo performer in his own right, Corsano has a new solo record, The Key..., due out next year on the Drag City label.
Photo: Massimo Calabria Matarweh, Centro dArte di Pado
Trinosophes Projects is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in the state of Michigan that supports live programming, exhibitions, research and publishing. We are an independent, artist-operated entity located in the city of Detroit. Contributed and earned income goes directly into the hands of the artists and projects we work with, so if you appreciate our efforts, consider making a donation to support our ongoing mission.