• Oct 28 2015 | 9:00 pm

    Lytton/Wooley Duo

    This renowned transatlantic duo revisits Elastic to showcase the unique language they've developed as a working unit since 2008.

Nate Wooley – trumpet
Paul Lytton – percussion

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Now in its eighth year, the Lytton/Wooley duo has proven to be one of the most consistently inventive and re-inventive duos in free improvisation. Lytton, a master of European free improvisation and Wooley, a young but firmly established member of New York’s new music, noise, and jazz scenes are an unlikely pair. The desire to test the structural and timbral boundaries of their instruments, as well as constantly recasting musical language are the traits that bind them together.


Since 2008, the duo has released three recordings on Broken Research, Psi, and Clean Feed Records. They have toured the US extensively as well as performing in Europe in residence at Café Oto in London, and at the Ljubljana, North Sea, and Wels Festivals for Improvised Music and Jazz. Besides their work as a duo, Wooley and Lytton are actively involved in the idea of their grouping being a flexible and interesting “rhythm section” for other musicians, and have performed or recorded with Evan Parker, Joe Morris, Marilyn Crispell, Fred Frith, Eddie Prevost, Ken Vandermark, Ikue Mori, Peter Evans, Okkyung Lee, Jim Black, Christian Weber, Pete Swanson of Yellow Swans, C. Spencer Yeh, and others.