Bob Een: Voice & Cello Bill Ruyle: Hammer Dulcimer & Marimba Carter Burwell: Accordion Katie Geissinger: Voice Jeff Berman: Lap Dulcimer, Marimba & Percussion Ted Reichman: Accordian Toby Newman: Voice

Performance Schedule:
January 17 - 20, 2002
Thursday - Saturday 10:00pm,
Sundays 5:30
The Club

The evening will feature two of downtown New York's time-honored composers and performers. Cellist and singer Robert Een will present selections from his numerous film and dance scores, as well as recent solo compositions featuring his extended techniques for voice and cello. Joining Een will be Carter Burwell, accordion; Ted Reichman, accordion; Katie Geissinger, voice; Toby Newman, voice; and Jeff Berman, lap dulcimer and percussion.

Bill Ruyle will be performing some of his instrumental pieces for marimba and hammer dulcimer. Old favorites will include "Drop Lift" and the delightful "(Do the) Lurk (part 2, Polka)", as well as new titles including "The Blurb". Ruyle will also be doing some duets featuring lap dulcimer player/percussionist Jeff Berman.

Robert Een is an acclaimed composer, cellist and singer. The recipient of a 2000 "Bessie Award" for sustained achievement, Een has performed his music on stages and in unusual venues throughout the world, including the Buddhist caves of Ellora, India; the Shinto shrine in Tsurugi, Japan; a theater above the Arctic circle in Norway; as well as Central Park, Lincoln Center, The Whitney Museum and the Knitting Factory in New York. The Village Voice said of his work, "Joyous...a roller coaster of postminimal-jazz energy that could engage any audience." "Mesmerizing", said the Louisville Courier-Journal.

Bill Ruyle has been a percussionist/collaborator for new music, dance and theater in New York for over 25 years. He first played at La MaMa as an original musician for "Fragments of a Trilogy", directed by Andrei Serban, with music composed by Elizabeth Swados. Since then he has played in the ensembles of Peter Zummo, Jon Gibson, Peter Gordon, Bill Obrecht, Scott Johnson, Phillip Johnston," Blue" Gene Tyranny, The Feetwarmers, The Manhattan Marimba Quartet, Last Forever with Dick Connett, and the New Band. Ruyle has written scores for choreographers Joanne Jansen, Susan Rethorst, Diane Madden, Lila York, and Tamar Rogoff.

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