The Horns Band is Matt Pavolka's most recent project. With a lineup of cornet, alto, trombone, bass and drums (with Pavolka occasionally switching to trombone) it allows him to indulge his long-form compositional proclivities and explore his literary obsessions while leaving ample room for improvisation and individual expression.
Featuring the world-premiere recording of the complete quartets of Robert Erickson (1917-1997), an important American composer fondly remembered as an influential teacher who counted such figures as Pauline Oliveros, Terry Riley, Morton Subotnick and Paul Dresher among his students.
People’s Emergency Center is a recording of music by Matthew Levy that draws freely—and often surprisingly—from classical, jazz, world, and rock traditions. An all-star lineup of guest artists includes Jason Moran, Ben Monder, Bill Stewart, Tim Ries, and Rudresh Mahanthappa.