Join us Saturday morning at the Creation Station in Easthampton for a unique chance to jam out w/ members of the 12-piece Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp (OTPMD). Bring an instrument, or just your voice, or just your clapping hands. OTPMD’s broad influences and collaborative improvisational style lends itself to a smoothly vibrant creative exchange built off a groove-centric loop.
The Jam is free but space is limited and registration is required. Location address and parking details will be sent to all registrants.
Founded in 2006 by Vincent Bertholet (Hyperculte), the Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp is a large-scale project. Built around twelve musicians, extirpated from their respective biotope, it develops a repetitive musicality which, deployed in successive waves, creates a feeling of trance. Mixing free jazz, post punk, high life, brass band, symphonic mixtures and kraut rock, their sound only goes beyond the limits of genre. Transcendental, almost ritualistic, the music is coupled with powerful lyrics, declaimed in rage against a world that is falling apart. Adorcist, hypnotic and post-syncratic, the Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp, far from Tzara’s manifesto, is somewhere between Hugo Ball’s phonetic psalms, a Sufi procession that turns into a brawl, and a voodoo ritual — but from beginning to end with a monomaniac’s precision.
Special thanks to the New England Foundation for the Arts and Bombyx Center for Arts & Equity for making this workshop available and FREE to the public.