Brent Arnold, solo cello and electronics /
A Spontaneous Quartet: Brent Arnold, James Falzone, and guests
Brent Arnold, cellist and composer. Heavy minimalism, improvisation, and art song, touching on experimental music, indie rock, jazz, North African, Persian, and Arabic music. Founding member of Ghost Quartet with Dave Malloy and created the cello music for the acclaimed TV show Louie. Played and collaborated with artists including The Antlers, Gelsey Bell, Brittain Ashford, Reggie Watts, Aditya Kalyanpur, Baby Copperhead, Jessica Pavone, DJ/rupture, Filastine, Eyvind Kang, Jessika Kenney, Wally Shoup, Sleater-Kinney, and Modest Mouse. Studied with violinist Michael White (Pharoah Sanders, John Handy) and cellist Walter Grey (Kronos Quartet) and currently resides in New York City.
“James Falzone is a tremendously likable, alert, no-nonsense improvising clarinetist.
Mr. Falzone’s music is thoughtful and often quiescent . . . but he can play hard to the breaking point.”
Ben Ratliff, The New York Times