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2016 Release. Seven Storey Mountain V is the fifth of seven evening length works that
began with a Festival of New Trumpet commission in 2007. Recorded live
at Abrons Art Center in New York City as part of the 2015 Tectonics NY
festival, SSMV continues Nate Wooley’s idea of creating an ecstatic and
communal music that is non-religious and non-genre based. The massive
collective group includes international stars from the jazz, new music,
electronic, and noise worlds–working together to realize Wooley’s
singular musical vision.
The group, which is the largest to date, features Wooley on amplified trumpet alongside C. Spencer Yeh and Samara Lubelski on amplified violins, Ben Vida on electronics, Ben Hall and Ryan Sawyer on percussion, Chris Dingman and Matt Moran on vibraphone, Colin Stetson, Josh Sinton, and Dan Peck on amplified reeds and brass, and the TILT Brass octet (Chris McIntyre, Gareth Flowers, Mike Gurfeld, Tim Leopold, Will Lang, Matt Melore, Jen Baker, and James Roger).
Recorded May 9, 2015 at Abrons Art Center, presented by Tectonics NY/Issue Project Room, NYC