Port St. Willow plays Syncope Port St. Willow plays Syncope

with Port St. Willow plays Syncope & Julie Byrne

Tue November 17th, 2015


Main Space

Minimum Age: 18+

Doors Open: 7:00PM

Show Time: 7:30PM

Event Ticket: $12

Day of Show: $15

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Bing & Ruth plays City Lake

Formed in the mid-aughts among music student friends at New York City’s New School, Bing & Ruth’s lineup has shifted with the scope of each recording. 2014’s Tomorrow Was The Golden Age was executed by an ensemble of two upright bassists, two clarinetists, a cellist and a tape delay tech, all supporting David Moore’s sublime yet resonant piano scores.
Originally pressed in a limited edition five years ago, City Lake was re-realized in a simultaneously refined and expanded form as a RVNG, Intl. release in November 2015. Embodying both the restrained and expressive capabilities of a large ensemble, City Lake impresses a physicality where Tomorrow Was the Golden Age traces ethereal shifts between darkness and light. Joining Moore on this stirring rove are two clarinetists (Jeremy Vinerand and Patrick Breiner), two cellists (Greg Heffernan and Leigh Stuart), two vocalists (Becca Stevens and Jean Rohe), a bassist (Jeff Ratner), a lap-steel player (Myk Freedman), a faithful tape-delay engineer (Mike Effenberger), and a percussionist (Chris Berry), with Moore on piano.
Outside of Bing & Ruth, Moore is also a multi-faceted composer, scoring under his own name and for old-time fiddle groups, which he describes as “drone-based with a lessened concern for perfect intonation.” These ventures illustrate Moore’s unpretentious devotion to various musical traditions, yet Bing & Ruth remains Moore’s principal project, where form ventures even further beyond recognition.
photo credit: Jody Rogac
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Port St. Willow plays Syncope

Port St. Willow is the solo vehicle of ambient pop and drone artist Nicholas Principe, joined live by Thomas Alton Crane and Andrew Dunn.
The project started in 2009 when Principe was living in Portland, Oregon, and melded textural atmospheric sounds with soft, slow core song structures and falsetto vocals. A self-released first album, Even//Wasteland, appeared in late 2010, making the rounds in the form of a hand-stamped CD-R. Principe migrated to Brooklyn in 2012 where he finished and self-released a second album Holiday. Holiday made more of an impression, drawing outspoken praise from several media outlets as well as a public nod of recommendation from noise pop godfather Brian Eno.
Port St. Willow’s sophomore effort, Syncope, uses the same focus on rhythm, texture, and voice to revisit a world that Holiday built. Principe returns to this world with an expanded palette of colors and language to explore the things that unwind us and bring us back to ourselves.
Written and recorded with a focus on improvisation, Principe sought to capture the moments just after an idea is found. Working closely with engineer Victor Nash, the energy of these performances makes Syncope feel alive and breathing. Arranged after the fact as a continuous piece, the listener is placed in a bed of noise and rhythm that intersect to create new moments across each listen. Guided by Principe’s clear falsetto, each piece becomes an image described, coming into focus against a backdrop of sirens and metal, waves and light.
In the spirit of the original effort, contributors Will Epstein (Nicolas Jaar, High Water), Peter Silberman (The Antlers), and David Moore (Bing & Ruth) all deliver performances captured and unedited.
This is visual music with an emotive core. An expression of love in response to sudden change, and the patient steps forward of a rebirth.
Port St. Willow is currently located in New York.

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Julie Byrne

Julie Byrne was born at Sisters of Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, New York on October 15th at 5:47pm. She has since lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Northampton, Massachusetts, Chicago, Illinois, Seattle, Washington, New Orleans, Louisiana for eight days and presently New York, New York. Julie Byrne is a traveling salesperson and has worked throughout the continental United States and elsewhere.
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