James Moore (Guitar) and Andie Springer (Violin)
Monday, April 2, 2018 · 7:30PM
Bread & Salt
1955 Julian Avenue
San Diego, CA 92113
Tickets at the door: $20/$10 for students
Described as “model new-music citizens” by the NY Times, Moore and Springer enjoy active careers as performers in New York’s thriving creative music scene. They have built a unique repertoire of contemporary music for violin and steel-string resonator guitar, and collaborated with a diverse community of composers, writers, actors, and visual artists. Their critically acclaimed debut album Gertrudes was released on New World Records in 2015. They started the duo while on tour with the production of playwright Richard Maxwell’s Neutral Hero.
While performing for Neutral Hero, Moore and Springer traveled to venues around the world. They would follow up their evening theatrical performances with late-night sets at underground music and art venues. Their debut album Gertrudes features original compositions and pieces written for them by Robert Ashley, Lainie Fefferman, Paula Matthusen, Larry Polansky, and Ken Thomson.
Andie Springer is a violinist specializing in new and experimental music and theater. She is a founding member of and violinist in the ensembles Redshift, TRANSIT and Hotel Elefant, and has also performed with the Wordless Music Orchestra, David Byrne, and many others. 2018 will see the release of "Dandelion," an audio-visual album of music for violin, voice, electronics and video. Andie is active in the theater through her work with New York City Players and Object Collection, whose pieces resulted in performances around the globe on mandolin, accordion, electric bass, percussion and voice. A native of Alaska, Andie is the Music Director and cofounder of Wild Shore New Music and the New Music Coordinator of the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival. Her performances have been described by “i care if you listen” as "The best joining of human and machine since RoboCop."
James Moore grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and has been active in New York since 2006, building an eclectic career as a guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and bandleader. James is a founding member of the electric guitar quartet Dither, and performs with his acoustic group The Hands Free and the rock band Forever House. James's first solo recording, a new interpretation of The Book of Heads, John Zorn’s bizarre collection of guitar etudes, was released on Tzadik in 2015. Other recent projects include playwright Richard Maxwell’s theater production The Evening; choreographer Susan Marshall and composer David Lang’s collaborative dance work PLAY/PAUSE; and Mason Bates' The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs with the Santa Fe Opera.