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the Desert Fathers

Jeff Kaiser and I have chosen the collective name the Desert Fathers for our trumpet and laptops outings to conjure images both of the ascetic and the apocalyptic. No, really. Our most recent appearances in the flesh were at the annual gathering of the International Society for Improvised Music hosted at Northwestern University (where a good time was had by all) and the Boise Experimental Music Festival. You can hear some of our work together on our recent release Coptic Icons available from pfMENTUM recordings.

Here are a pair of excerpts from the recording

Visions of Saint Anthony (excerpt)
The White Monastery (excerpt)

You can find some exciting action shots from BEMF attendees and staff here, and see some interesting video interpretations of our performance Friday evening and Saturday afternoon performances.