Bowlcut & Laurenzi/Beckstrom/Carroll
Bowlcut is a Chicago-based trio consisting of local improvisers Jake Wark on saxophones, Matt Murphy on guitar and electronics, and Bill Harris on drums, percussion, and electronics. Together they explore sounds, textures, dynamics, and abstract structures in a free-improvisatory settings, while also merging acoustic and electronic sounds. The group has played regularly throughout the past year, and has culminated a unique sound that ranges from ecstatic, loud, and abrasive, to subtle, quiet pieces focusing on the smallest of details. Bowlcut is currently in the process of releasing a self-produced EP, which they hope to release this summer. This trio will be followed by the working group of Dustin Laurenzi, Lane Beckstrom, and Matt Carroll.