GON (Michael Garofalo, Laura Ortman + Patrick Noecker) live 2​/​12​/​15 at The Old Stone House, Brooklyn

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Laura Ortman - violin, vocals, piano
Michael Garofalo - Korg Ms20, Animoog, samples, hand percussion, Mbira
Patrick Noecker - cellphone, electric bass

recorded by Dan Joseph, 2/12/15 at The Old Stone House, Brooklyn for the Musical Ecologies Series.

Michael Garofalo, Laura Ortman and Pat Noecker recently formed a new trio called GON. They create haunted yet joyous squalls of sound with violin, lamellophones, bass, synth and cell phone. Group improvisation takes precedence over composition; serendipity over songs. Melodies may emerge from layers of live loops and field recordings, transforming the spaces they fill and the people who inhabit them.

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released February 27, 2015

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Laura Ortman Brooklyn, New York

AWARDS: 2016 NATIVE ARTS AND CULTURE FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP, 2016 ART MATTERS GRANT, 2014 RAUSCHENBERG RESIDENCY, 2015 Social Engagement Residency at IAIA’s Museum of Contemporary Native Arts S​anta Fe, imagineNative Film + Media Arts Festival 2011: BEST MUSIC VIDEO​, 2010 Artist­-in­Residence (Stars Like Fleas) Issue Project Room NYC , 2008 First Nations Composers Initiative COMMON GROUND Grant​ ... more

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