"In recent times, artistically and otherwise, I have the feeling of searching for something, squinting to see through the fog that is life in today's world... the endless confusion that goes hand in hand with modern humanity. Being an artist in today's climate is a more specific example of this confusion. Where do I go? How do I begin? What do I say and who is even listening?"
Composer and bassist Chris Coyle articulates some of the ambiguity they invite into this space as the quartet seeks musical answers to existential questions.
Relâche invites you to Re|Charge as we prepare to enter spring.
Featuring Relache Musicians Chris Coyle and Ron Stabinsky joined by Guest Artists Doug Hirlinger and Andrew Urbina
Sunday, March 6, 2022 | 4:00 pm
Join us at the Ethical Society of Philadelphia for an intimate afternoon of original composition, jazz, and improvisation.
Bassist Chris Coyle and pianist Ron Stabinsky are joined by guest artists
Doug Hirlinger on drums/electronics and saxophonist Andrew Urbina.
Chris, Ron, and Doug will share unheard, original compositions, and the ensemble will also perform pieces by Sun Ra, Pat Martino, and Pauline Oliveros. This strange and beautiful music marries minimal composition with the dense sounds of New Music and jazz improvisation. The distinctive harmonic color and busy rhythms pose questions this collaboration dares to explore.
Join this Relâche event for an unforgettable afternoon of music on Rittenhouse Square. Later this spring, a brand new recording under Chris Coyle's name will be released on Passerine Records! Phantasma Trio Vol.1 is a full-length album of compositions and features Ron Stabinsky and Doug Hirlinger.
See and hear a sneak-peak video in anticipation of Re|Charge.