The quartet FFEAR (Forum for Electro-Acoustic Research) will release new recording "Mirage" on Jazzheads Records. FFEAR is led by Norwegian Ole Mathisen and Chris Washburne. There is a release party for "Mirage" on Saturday, June 30th, at Smalls Jazz Club, 7:30 PM.
FFEAR (Forum for Electro-Acoustic Research) is an adventurous improvising quartet co-led by long-time collaborators Ole Mathisen and Chris Washburne. FFEAR's prime objective is to research and explore new sonic possibilities by adopting contemporary classical compositional techniques into an improvisational setting. Conventional uses of meter, tonality, and harmony are replaced with multiple meters, microtonality, and open templates of form to forge novel and unexpected paths in improvised music.
FFEAR delights in blending and blurring the divide between jazz and contemporary classical music, as well as the visual and sound arts, producing a truly original voice and approach to improvised music all the while staying true to the centrality of groove.
FFEAR is: Ole Mathisen - saxophones, Chris Washburne - trombone, Per Mathisen - bass, Tony Moreno - drums