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3/3/01 concert in Boston with Daniel Carter/Laurence Cook/Peter Kowald/Jonathan LaMaster Quartet

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THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY AT THE TREMONT THEATRE (276 TREMONT ST, BOSTON) PRESENTS THE CARTER/COOK/KOWALD/LAMASTER QUARTET ON SATURDAY, MARCH 3, AT 8PM, ALONG WITH ELECTRONIC MUSICIAN KEITH FULLERTON WHITMAN. THE CONCERT WILL ALSO FEATURE LIVE VIDEO MANIPULATION AND PROJECTIONS BY PIXONIKS LABS.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Carter developed his musical sensibility in the elevated company of Sun Ra, Cecil Taylor & Don Cherry The Wire Laurence Cooka multi-faceted cipherset a standard that every subsequent performer had to reach for. Cadence Peter Kowald is perhaps the greatest living solo bass improviser The Wire LaMaster and his various ensembles are part of bold musical advances that are movements toward the eventual destination of todays music. Northeast Performer Whitmans restless inventiveness deserves generous nurturing and patronagean acute sense of timbre and master sampleadelicists' ear for pertinent sound sources Alternative Press Experimental media collaborative Pixonik Labs combines cinema, composition, editing & sound design Boston Globe ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

On Saturday, March 3, at 8pm, The International Society at The Tremont Theatre will present the world class improv jazz mastery of the Carter/Cook/Kowald/LaMaster Quartet, along with electronic musician Keith Fullerton Whitman, and the live video manipulation/projections of Pixonik Labs. This is an all ages event, and tickets are available for $12 at the door or in advance from Twisted Village Records, Harvard Square, Cambridge. Public information and directions can be obtained at http://www.sublingual.com, or by calling (617)542-4599. For further inquiries, contact info@sublingual.com.

The International Society is a non-profit organization and successor of the Chinese Culture Institute (established in 1980), which is now a division of the Society. At first, programming focused on Chinese arts and culture, and in recent years with a change of name and a broadening of focus, the International Society has become more diverse in its programming, expanding to include multi-enthnic, multicultural and international projects. In early 1998, CCI rebuilt its facility at 276 Tremont Street in Boston, now calling the space The Tremont Theatre and Gallery. This fully equipped 200 seat mid-sized theatre located in the heart of Boston's Theatre District (next door to the Wang Theatre) has allowed the International Society to present visual arts and drama from various ethnic and cultural groups. The I.S. has been providing opportunities for young musicians to hold their recitals at The Tremont Theatre for some time now, but the concert on 3/3/01 featuring the avante jazz collective Carter/ Cook/ Kowald/ LaMaster Quartet with electronic musician Keith Fullerton Whitman and video artists Pixonik Labs will be the first show in a new series of Creative Music concerts being offered in the space.

The show will begin at 8pm, with a solo set by electronic musician Keith Fullerton Whitman (aka Hrvatski). Whitman runs the Reckankreuzungsklankewerkzeuge record label & has been called One of Americas most dedicated musical freedom fighters (The Wire, Nov.99). He will open with a free-improvised guitar piece, which he will record into the computer, then process and de/reconstruct during the sets remainder. Later, in the concerts finale, Whitman will process the Quartet & himself in collaboration. (For more info, see http://www.sublingual.com)

At 8:45pm, The Carter/Cook/Kowald/LaMaster Quartet will make their International Debut. This concert will reunite veteran improvisors Daniel Carter (reeds, trumpet and flute player from NYC), Rhode Island resident Laurence Cook (drums, percussion and electronics), and German bass player Peter Kowald with young up-and-coming violinist Jonathan LaMaster. Carter and Cook (both born in Mass. in the late 1940s) first met played together in New York City in the early 1970s. Cook had already recorded for ESP and CIMP with several masters of the free-jazz scene, including Bill Dixon and Alan Silva, and Carter was busy playing with the likes of Sun Ra, Sunny Murray, Cecil Taylor and countless others. Peter Kowald, born in 1944 in Thringen, Germany, played with Cook (via Bill Dixon) and Carter in NYC in the 70s and 80s, and is widely known as one of the most important double-bass players in European free music, playing professionally since the age of 16 with such greats as Peter Brtzmann, Carla Bley, Globe Unity Orchestra, Evan Parker, and, literally, hundreds more. Violinist Jonathan LaMaster is well known to Boston audiences as a member of Saturnalia and LVM, and as the founder of the Sublingual label. (For more info, see http://www.sublingual.com

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