06.21.18 – Paul Giallorenzo / Lori Goldston / Jacob Wick & Dane Rousay

June 21, 2018, 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Avenue 50 Studio
131 N Ave 50
Los Angeles, CA

Improvised Music:

Paul Giallorenzo (Chicago) – Solo Piano
Lori Goldston (Seattle) – Solo Cello
Jacob Wick (Mexico City) & Dane Rousay (San Antonio) – Trumpet & Drums Duo
Final Set – QUARTET


Thursday June 21st, 2018
Avenue 50 Studio
131 N. Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042
Doors 8:30
Music 9:00
$10/$5 (students/ teachers/ ebt/ musicians/ werewolves/ nurses)
(There is a parking lot down the dirt road between the building and the railroad tracks – go slow and be careful of pedestrians if choosing to park back there!)


Originally from Long Island, NY, Paul Giallorenzo is a Chicago-based improviser, composer, producer, and sound designer using piano, synthesizer, keyboards, and electronics. He performs regularly throughout North America and Europe. His work can be found on Chicago’s Delmark Records and Austin’s Astral Spirits labels, as well as various other imprints including Leo Records (UK), Not Two Records (Poland), and 482 Music (NY). Paul is also a presenter, organizer, and co-founder of the music venue/art gallery Elastic Arts, producing hundreds of creative music concerts and art events in Chicago since 2001.

Current projects include the PG Trio with Joshua Abrams and Mikel Avery, Hearts and Minds with Jason Stein and Chad Taylor. Longterm collaborations with Fred Lonberg-Holm, Guillermo Gregorio and visual artist Kim Alpert are always in the mix.

Classically trained and rigorously de-trained, possessor of a restless, semi-feral spirit, Lori Goldston is a cellist, composer, improvisor, producer, writer and teacher from Seattle. Her voice as a cellist, amplified or acoustic, is full, textured, committed and original. A relentless inquirer, she wanders recklessly across borders that separate genre, discipline, time and geography, performing in clubs, cafes, galleries, arenas, concert halls, sheds, ceremonies, barbecues, and stadiums.

Current and former collaborators include Earth, Nirvana, Mirah, Jessika Kenney, Ilan Volkov, Eyvind Kang, Stuart Dempster, David Byrne, Terry Riley, Jherek Bischoff, Malcom Goldstein, Matana Roberts, Dana Reason, Lonnie Holley, Cat Power, Ellen Fullman, Mike Gamble, Mik Quantius, Embryo, Secret Chiefs 3, Marisa Anderson, Trey Gunn and Pat Mastelotto, Ô Paon, Tara Jane O’Neil, Natacha Atlas, Broken Water, Ed Pias, Byron Au Young, Christian Rizzo, Threnody Ensemble, Cynthia Hopkins, 33 Fainting Spells, Vanessa Renwick, Mark Mitchell and Lynn Shelton.


Jacob Wick is a trumpet player and improviser. Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, Wick has lived in Brooklyn, Oakland, and Los Angeles, and has performed with a variety of improvisers and composers in a variety of contexts, including at the Whitney Museum of American Art (US), the Moers Jazz Festival (DE), and el Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MX). He has performed with Toshimaru Nakamura, Bonnie Jones, Katherine Young, Andrew D’Angelo, Josh Roseman, and many others. He has released recordings on Prom Night Records (Brooklyn, NY), Peira (Chicago, IL), Diatribe (Dublin, IE), and Creative Sources (Lisbon, PT). He holds a BM from Purchase College, SUNY, and an MFA from the California College of the Arts.

In performance, Wick works to privilege the perspective, experience, and expressive capacities of ambient non-human actors—air ducts, airplanes, birds, cement—over his own experience as a white, cis, American male. This approach is indebted to a wild commitment to queer politics and years of cruising contemporary and 20th century art and/or life theories.


Dane Rousay is a Canadian-American improvisor, composer, and curator based in San Antonio, Texas. Drawn to improvisation by a desire to free percussion practice from the constraints of conventional timekeeping, Rousay explores the emotional overlap of rhythm, speed, and texture as both a soloist and participant in creative partnerships that span the United States. Citing artists like Mette Rasmussen, Elaine De Kooning, and Cecil Taylor as inspiration, they continually seek to affirm the liberating power and strong ethical commitments of playing free.

Since entering the improvising community in 2016, Rousay has toured extensively across North America, booking 220 dates in 2017 alone. Their travels have found them performing with a range of collaborators, including Parham Daghighi, Brandon Lopez, Tom Carter, and Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten. This summer will see Rousay hitting the road multiple times with Brandon Lopez, Jacob Wick and Michael Foster as well as ensemble appearances at the Sonic Transmissions and NMASS festivals in Austin.

Rousay also curates Contemporary Whatever, a monthly series for adventurous art in San Antonio; they also collaborated with Artpace to produce the inaugural Right Now Festival in August 2017, which brought experimental and improvising performers to town from across Texas.

Rousay has also released a steady stream of solo recordings on labels including Kendra Steiner Editions and Hard Fun in the US and Colour8 in the UK, as well as their own Rat Tail Tapes label. Their output ranges from the extended-technique kit explorations of “blip” and “Anatomize” to “of SIRI”’s MIDI orchestrations and the EAI of “IMP/ENV”. Their most recent release, Divide, was released on Already Dead Tapes on April 20th.


This concert is possible because of support from Black Editions