Nate Wooley & Gust Burns, Father Zosima Presents

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Father Zosima Presents…
Nate Wooley- Trumpet (NYC)
Gust Burns- Tapes (Seattle)
Friday, May 23rd, 8pm
Access Artist Run Centre
206 Carrall St.
By Donation

Nate Wooley (b. 1974) grew up in a Finnish-American fishing village in Oregon. He has spent the rest of his life trying musically to find a way back to the peace and quiet of that time by whole-heartedly embracing the space between complete absorption in sound and relative absence of the same.He began playing trumpet professionally at age 13 with his father, and after studying he moved to Colorado where he studied more with Ron Miles, Art Lande, Fred Hess, and improvisation master Jack Wright. His tenure with Jack began to break Nate out of self-imposed molds and into the sound world that he has embraced as his own.
Nate currently resides in Jersey City, NJ and performs solo trumpet improvisations as well as with his trio Blue Collar with Steve Swell and Tatsuya Nakatani. He has also performed regularly with Anthony Braxton, Bhob Rainey, Alessandro Bosetti, Fritz Welch, Herb Robertson, Kevin Norton, Tony Malaby, Randy Peterson, Scott Rosenberg, Matt Moran, Chris Speed, Andrew D’Angelo, Tim Barnes, Okkyung Lee, Assif Tsahar, and other improvisation luminaries.

Gust Burns is a pianist, improviser, and composer based in Seattle, Washington.
Gust is foremost an improvising pianist. He continues to develop new routes into improvisation on the piano, working extensively with ideas concerning form, rhythm, and alternative narrative approaches, as well as new techniques for inside the piano. He also has a pronounced interest in the use of composition and improvisation together, and is usually writing music to this effect.
Gust makes improvised and new music that counts many different perspectives and lines of tradition as influences. Both jazz and classical traditions, the rap and hip-hop music he grew up with, the avant-garde lineages in Europe and America, and the traditions of improvised music over the last 40 years. He has a keen interest in how issues such as intention, practice, community, and musical content effect the role music plays in the socio-political-economic reality; and how this reality effects the music.