Baby Copperhead, Lullabies for Falling Empires

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Baby Copperhead

Lullabies for Falling Empires

Tue, February 19, 2013

Doors: 6:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

Baby Copperhead - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Baby Copperhead
New York City-based performer and composer, Baby Copperhead (a.k.a. Benjamin B. Lee), was transplanted as a youth from Europe to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where he grew up playing cello, guitar and later banjo. After playing the banjo for several years he went on to study with banjo wizard, Tony Trischka, who was one of Bela Fleck's mentors. Baby Copperhead's fascination with electronics such as circuit bending, synthesizers, and samplers added an electro-sonic component to his dissonant banjo compositions and people have compared Baby Copperhead's music to the Silver Apples, and early David Bowie with nods to synth-pioneers Wendy Carlos, and Isao Tomita, banjo hero Gus Cannon, new wave innovators Devo, free-jazz pioneer Ornette Coleman, and composers Erik Satie, Dimitri Shostakovich, and Morton Feldman. Baby Copperhead has worked with Eugene Chadbourne, Balts Nill (Stiller Has), Dead Brothers, Brent Arnold (Modest Mouse/Sleater-Kinney/Built to Spill), Chris Taylor(Grizzly Bear), Emily Manzo (Christy& Emily), Anthony Johnson(STOMP and Bonnie Pink), Mike Pride (Anthony Braxton/MDC), and shared the stage with T.V. on the Radio, Grizzly Bear, Christy & Emily, Karl Blau, William Parker, Stumblebum Brass Band and many other fantastic musicians.
Lullabies for Falling Empires - (Set time: 6:30 PM)
Lullabies for Falling Empires
Lullabies for Falling Empires is a NYC-based small ensemble featuring Brent Arnold/cello, Lillian Sullam/violin, Richard Webb/guitars, Carlos Esparza/ piano, and Justin Wolf/percussion. They will play songs from their new release "Snow and Love," which was recorded recently in Iceland and is their third self-released album. Their stunning ambient soundscapes show influences by Philip Glass, Johann Johannsson, Sigur Ros, Gamelan, and West African music. The moody and sparkling chamber orchestrations are accompanied by film work and video collected since their inception in 2009.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com