Means of Production This is my on-line and CD-R label, with eCommerce provided by the inestimable Weirdo Records.
Solo For a full description, see this page.
Duck That This group was formed to focus on game calls (!) as a sound source. I play saxophones, large clarinets, percussion and game calls with Angela Sawyer (electronics, voice, game calls) Josh Jefferson (alto sax, bass clarinet, game calls) and Keiichi Hashimoto (all manner of high brass, game calls). For more info, see the Duck That MySpace page.
Symptomatic, with Vic Rawlings on analog electronics and me on reeds. Obstinate strata; solid blocks of texture. [ more ]
Kilter, with Curt Newton on percussion and me on reeds. Straight-up free improv, building on our 20+ years of playing together. [ more ]
Farmhands, wherein Arkm Foam and I take on wheelbarrows, manure rakes, piano harps and a whole lot of reeds. [ more ]
Endguys (Steve Norton & Matt Samolis)
Grizzler is an improvising large ensemble lead by Dave Gross. Numbering anywhere between 9 and 13 (and sometimes more!) players, Grizzler concentrates its energies on the layering of individual voices and the intersection of the ensemble and the space. I primarily play baritone saxophone and bass clarinet. The group has no Web site yet, but Dave Curry (our violist) wrote a nice blog entry about the band here.
Metal & Glass Ensemble Drone-based soundscapes and just-intonation tunings are the primary concern of this ensemble of 5 to 9 or more musicians lead by Matt Samolis. The foundational sounds are generated by the steel cello (the bowed metal) and tuned glasses. I play bass clarinet (lotsa long tones & circular breathing) and some bowed metal. For more info, see the Metal & Glass Ensembles page on Matts Web site.
Steve Lacys Tips: weve assembled a trio of Noell Dorsey (voice), Matt Samolis (flute) and me on bass clarinet to perform Steve Lacy epigrammatic opus Tips. [ more ]
Spam, an improvising trio of Matt Samolis on flute, Curt Newton on percussion and me on reeds, tapes and stuff. The goal of the performances is (amongst other things) to expose the absurdities and unexpected beauties of viral email marketing. As the bio says, Worn chant transplant imitable Delivery Status Notification (Failure) take asymmetric tizzy dream in a waking state Live your life, prescription-free Achieve all the gains in length knead knee kneecap kneel knell endpoint staccato. Matt Samolisflute, tangerine roland; Steve Nortonreeds, things we need; and Curt Newtonpercussion, choosy bloodstone.
Glacier Harvest (An MP3 album by Steve Norton & Matt Samolis)
debris (my band for 12 years, 1986 1998)