Elsewhere on Fixations, Butcher spends three minutes pushing air through his mouthpiece without generating an audible tone, letting the airstream's strength build until a drone emerges, then producing a reedy quaver above that. It's like Tuvan throat singing, free-jazz style. His experiments in restraint
| JOHN BUTCHER, |
& KAFFE MATTHEWS TRIO
Monday, September 22
Robert Tatum's 811
811 S. Flores
Monday, September 22, Butcher will swing through San Antonio on his way home from Austin's Cinematexas-sponsored Eye + Ear festival, bringing with him two fellow improvising musicians. Guitarist Andy Moor is a member of the long-lived Dutch experimental punk band The Ex; Kaffe Matthews, another Londoner, was trained as a violinist but now uses an array of electronic devices to create improvised atmospheres. Some time back, Matthews started creating location-specific sound devices built into chairs or strung up in open landscapes. As she is working this week in a particularly muggy Texas September, maybe she can make John Butcher's saxophone mosquito feel right at home. •
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