On Thursday, June 14th, at Incubator Arts Project, composer and multi-instrumentalist Chris McIntyre presents the debut performance of his new band project, UllU. This "preview" of the group is a collaborative duo iteration with the extraordinary percussionist David Shively. Also featured for part of the performance is special guests James Fei on sopranino saxophone, Taylor Levine, guitar, and Eli Keszler on percussion.
The music of UllU is a percussive, "harmonic", and textural mix of ideas; a dialectical investigation of pure and damaged symmetry, unified and polyvalent sonic images. Strategic and notated compositional material is used to create audible yet illusive formal structures. Rhythmic and linear content moves in and out of entrainment kaleidoscopically. The use controlled feedback and on-stage multi-channel amplification (outputting instrumental sound and electronics) modulates the shifting dimensionality of UllU's ensemble sound.