“Envelope-shredding” trumpeter and composer Stephanie Richards joins forces with Dawn of Midi’s drummer/composer Qasim Naqvi and pioneering live-sampler J.A. Dino Deane for a sonic exploration of supernatural groove. Using both acoustic and electronic instruments, Richards will celebrate and premiere the debut release of FULLMOON on Relative Pitch Records.
Inspired by phases of the moon, Richards’ trumpet is encircled by percussion instruments, choreographed to play within and against their resonant surfaces. Naqvi is artfully featured on drumset while Deane samples and manipulates sounds in real-time, creating a dialogue for solo trumpet, drums and transformed reflections of themselves.
As a special addition, this National Sawdust engagement will feature a live screening of the short animated film “Gong” by director Cossa, featuring music from FULLMOON.