Allen (trombone.electronics) Hecht (drums.electronics)
9.11 - salvage vanguard theater, austin TX 8PM
9.12 - texas tech university, lubbock TX 6pm concert + 7pm hecht drum clinic
9.13 - winning coffee, albuquerque NM 8PM
9.14 - college of santa fe, santa fe NM
9.15 - louise hopkins underwood center, lubbock TX 8PM
9.16 - IAO gallery, oklahoma city OK 7PM
9.17 - mckinney north high school, mckinney TX 2:30PM
9.17 - art six coffeehouse, denton TX 9PM
9.18 - south grand prairie high school, dallas TX 1PM
9.19 - brazoswood high school, clute TX 2PM
9.20 - the forum, lake jackson intermediate school, LJ TX 7:30PM
Creating anthems for last place soccer teams, jams for alien big band dances, and songs for calculus teacher, Brian and Hernan play trombone and drums augmented by all manner of electronics, 8 bit video game sounds, samplers, melodica, vocals, and other various toys. In anticipation of their upcoming CD, this is the first U.S. duo tour of Native Texan Allen and Argentinian-born, Mexico City-based Hecht. Their playing has been focused in Mexico, with their intitial meeting in the Yucatan this past January made possible by Brian's Meet the Composer Global Connections Grant, and additional March and July tours in the greater Mexico City area.
Brian has been heard with Anthony Braxton, Mark Dresser, Ellery Eskelin, Satoko Fujii and Roswell Rudd, his trio with Tony Malaby and Tom Rainey, Brainkiller, and as a composer for chamber, jazz and wind ensembles. Hernan also travels wide circles, working in a trio with Bill Carrothers, gigging with Dave Fiuczynsky and Scott Henderson, touring his Gru-B Project and XPression Quartet, scoring music for documentaries and playing drums in pop singer Ely Guerra's band.