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Henry Fraser (b.1991) is a double bassist, bass guitarist and composer based in Brooklyn, NY. Henry can be heard playing in many of NYC’s most exciting groups, such as the Brandon Seabrook Trio, Sam Weinberg’s BLOAR, CP Unit, Ryan Power, and The Anthony Coleman Trio, as well as improvising with regular collaborators, including John McCowen, & Weasel Walter. Henry’s solo double bass music (documented on his releases Buzzed & as is the morning, is) explores the physical processes of technique, as well as the notion of biofeedback between instrumentalist and instrument, as an aesthetic end-in-itself. As a composer, Henry has been commissioned by The Rivers School Conservatory’s 42nd annual Seminar on Contemporary Music for the Young (2020).
Sam Weinberg is a saxophonist, composer, and improviser from Brooklyn, NY. He currently leads the band BLOAR (with Andrew Smiley, Jason Nazary and Henry Fraser), whose 2019 debut, Drolleries (Astral Spirits), was widely praised. He likewise participates in a number of improvised collaborations which have included the likes of Henry Fraser, Ben Bennett, Sandy Ewen, Weasel Walter, Brandon Seabrook, Mike Pride, Nate Wooley, Charmaine Lee, Chris Pitsiokos, John McCowen, C. Spencer Yeh, Jaimie Branch, Mark Morgan (sightings), and many others. He additionally works extensively with sound collage and musique concrete wherein he is principally concerned with perception, texture, repetition, and disintegration. His music has been released by Astral Spirits, Buh Records (Peru), Anticausal Systems, Amalgam, and his own imprint Renfusa and been featured in Rolling Stone, WIRE, and The Quietus. Weinberg has performed throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.