Tex Gallery Presents: Tom Blancarte & Louise Jensen / Lily Taylor @ EML
Friday October 14, 2011
[Emergent Media Lab]
328 Normal street
Lily Taylor, 10pm
Tom Blancarte & Louise Jensen, 11pm
Bassist/composer Tom Blancarte grew up in Austin, Texas and later attended the University of North Texas in Denton. He was first inspired to play music by listening to bands like Slayer and Black Sabbath, then discovered musicians like Evan Parker and Anthony Braxton later on. He moved to New York City in 2004, where continues to reside with his wife, Louise Dam Eckardt Jensen.
Tom currently leads his own quartet, Liquid Surprise, which features the rare instrumentation of double-bass and three drummers. He also co-leads several bands, including Sparks and its larger incarnations with Peter Evans, a duo with wife Louise Dam Eckardt Jensen, the trio Totem with guitarist Bruce Eisenbeil and drummer Andrew Drury, and a trio with Louise Dam Eckardt Jensen and drummer John Bernard Wagner.
Saxophonist / Composer
Danish saxophonist/composer Louise Dam Eckardt Jensen, living in both New York and Europe, has been an active performer in the improvised and experimental scene around the world for the past 9 years.
She is best known for her work as a solo performer and performing with her 'Spaced Out Ensembles,’ featuring her own idiosyncratic and sensitive compositions arranged for winds, brass and hyperactive rhythm section, her duo project with bassist and husband Tom Blancarte and the freak pop and improv trio featuring Italian drummer Luca Marini called Herbert Eckardt.
Vocalist / Artist
Vintage effects, aural soundscapes, looped melodies, and a ravishing voice all contribute to Lily Taylor’s dynamic solo performances. After moving to San Francisco from Santa Fe, NM, where she studied contemporary music and alternative practices, the musician became involved in myriad projects, collaborating and ever expanding her experimental yet completely accessible music. On her own, Taylor’s uniquely structured songs play out with an arresting passion and a sublime spirit. -CHARLIE SWANSON Noise Pop SF.