Black Spirituals' performance involves the manipulation of temporal experience using a framework of dynamic relationships and a Multi-Aesthetic Approach to Im. .The title Black Spirituals is borrowed from a found cassette documenting a lecture given by Bernice Reagon on the roots music of American Black Slaves. These stories form a sonic resonance that speaks of rich relationships to ones surroundings, memories, profound feelings, dreams, and the experiences that inspire human expression.
Black Spirituals is the duo of Zachary James Watkins (guitar, electronics) & Marshall Trammell (drums). They each have rather impressive and elaborate resumes that run the gamut from degrees in composition to social justice work and many things in between, including for both a love of improvisation. There is nothing about Black Spirituals sound that immediately makes one think of improv or free jaz. et the way these two meld their varied influences and their own idiosyncratic styles with each other is larger than pinning it to a specific type of improv.
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Marshall and I are six years deep, writes Watkins in the album's sleevenotes. Our first full length on Sige entitled Of Deconstruction was released in the fall of 2014.
Zachary James Watkins studied composition with Janice Giteck, Jarrad Powell, Robin Holcomb and Jovino Santos Neto at Cornish College. In 2006, Zachary received an MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media from Mills College where he studied with Chris Brown, Fred Frith, Alvin Curran and Pauline Oliveros. Zachary has received commissions from Cornish College of The Arts, The Microscores Project, Beam Foundation, Somnubutone Radio Series, sfsound and the Seattle Chamber Players.
Black Spirituals has been played on NTS shows including Awkward Movements, with Body first played on 10 January 2015. Watkins earned degrees in composition from the Cornish School and Mills College. Black Spirituals has been played on NTS shows including Awkward Movements, with Body first played on 10 January 2015.
CreditsJordan Glenn - Drums, Percussion
Sav X - Illustrations
Zachary J. Watkins - Analogue Synthesizer, Bass, Casio, Guitar, Percussion, Primary Artist, Tape
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