• Tuesday July 24 | 9:00 pm

    Matt Endahl’s Doomsday Philharmonic, Chris Riggs

    an evening of improvisation and sonic exploration

Matt Endahl/Doomsday Philharmonic


The Doomsday Philharmonic was formed in 2012. A large improvisation ensemble, the Philharmonic is influenced by the large ensemble dynamics of Anthony Braxton, Sun Ra, and Cecil Taylor, and improvises as “ensembles within an ensemble”. The 12+ members of the Philharmonic arrange into quartets, trios, duos and soloists, to perform Jacob’s Ladder, an improvisation based on the atoms of DNA. This is sure to be a unique musical experience, for our audience, as well as for the members of the band. Their debut album is available now from Sound Mansion Recordings.


Personnel:
Pat Booth, soprano sax
Kirsten Carey, guitar
Marcus Elliot, tenor sax
Matt Endahl, piano
Jon Taylor, drums
Ben Willis, bass
Derek Worthington, trumpet
with special guests:
Will Soderberg, guitar
Hanna Brock, violin

Matt Endahl is an pianist, composer and educator from Michigan. He currently lives and works in Nashville.

Christopher Riggs


I’m a teacher who also plays experimental music on the electric guitar. Using springs, magnets, pieces of metal, dowels, and violin bows, I make my instrument sound like underwater pterodactyls, cellos from space, the inside of a trash compactor, alien insects, malfunctioning mp3 files, or washing machines filled with marbles. I achieve these unguitar-like sounds without the aid of processing or effects. I perform and record as a solo artist. I do not sell recordings of my music. Instead, I keep an archive of my solo recordings available for download on my website for free and labeled according to the date and time they were recorded.


I received my Bachelor of Music in 2007 from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and my Master of Arts in Music Composition from Wesleyan University in 2012. I live in Chicago, IL with my wife and two daughters and teach 2nd grade for Chicago Public Schools.

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