Saxophonist Curt Oren employs circular breathing in order to create chordal loops. These loops become platforms for melodies Oren sings while playing, emulating a folk singer songwriter by way of the saxophone. Oren has opened for and collaborated with many national touring acts, including Juan Wauters, Frankie Cosmos/Porches, Tatsuya Nakatani, and Wolf Eyes, and was selected as part of the initial lineup for the Mission Creek Festival in Iowa City. Little Village Magazine from Iowa City describes Oren's music as "immediate and intimate." You don't want to miss this one.
https://curty.bandcamp.com/ - unreleased recent recordings
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqP1xfh17pM - Live performance in Philadelphia
Chelsea Manning Trio is a Fayetteville-based noise/improv outfit featuring Zack Wait and Sam King. For this performance CM3 will be joined by trombonist Gerry Sloan.