Things have continued to be very busy recently at Evil Clown Headquarters… 

Main links to web content:
     Evil Clown webpage http://www.giantevilclown.com/
     PEK YouTube channel  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCprJy4kMIRs51FIFQF12dw/videos
     Kevin Reilly YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/Kjreilly/videos
     Bandcamp, for Streaming, Downloads and CD Orders https://evilclown.bandcamp.com/

 In this newsletter…

1) Upcoming Performances
2) Successful mini-tour of NYC – 3 new releases
3) 4 new releases from the deep catalog
4) New Webpage content
5) Long term plans for Leap of Faith Orchestra
6) New YouTube videos uploaded

Evil Clown Newsletter 8/30/2015

Kevin Reilly’s channel

YouTube of Riemann Surfaces
Set III:  Continuums Leap of Faith
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1w4fx4CZjo&feature=youtu.be

YouTube of Factorizations
Steve Swell Set
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=os61eiUPIV4
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYPnk7XI80o
LOF set
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VAdJVRPA3Y
LOF + Steve Swell Set
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brBl1kDqhlQ

PEK’s channel

 Raqib Hassan and Cosomcentric at Mass College of Art
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHnH4j8mFV8
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udDgdHikpfE
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGESdAV-N90
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HV5p-pX6dF0

Yuri’s prog rock band from the 90s XIXXO – opening for Gong!!!
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Wo8dwjOmz4

Leap of Faith – Just Push Through it show at the Zeitgeist in Cambridge 11/12/1999
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMjirNxBR0k
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6rWXYWKYw8
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3WuYliLwSI

Metal Chaos Ensemble – Introducing Sunshine (excerpt of 7/29/2015 recording session at ECH)
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vo63aRj-gpY

Leap of Faith – Focus session at Zeitgeist in Cambridge 3/7/1997
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oF09PxkenFM
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_rIiQeymHA
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL4k9qfv7E8
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcTAnZnY5iM



Sparkles Out...

6) New YouTube Videos

Hyperbolic Spirals
A Night of Pure Improvisation

9/12/2015
Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church
155 Powder House Blvd
Somerville, MA 02144
Suggested donation $10 to $15

First concert in the construction of the Leap of Faith Orchestra – core Leap of Faith + expanded percussion

3 Sets
8:00
Metal Chaos Ensemble - Asymptotes
9:00
Leap of Faith - Ordinate Approaches 
10:00
Both Groups Together - Transcendental Plane Curves

Metal Chaos Ensemble
   PEK - clarinets, saxes, double reeds, metal, aquasonic, voice
   Yuri Zbitnov - drums, metal, voice
   Andria Nicodemou - vibraphone
   Matt Samolis - bowed cymbals, flute, metal
   Kevin Dacey - metal

Leap of Faith
   PEK - clarinets, saxes, double reeds, metal, aquasonic, voice
   Glynis Lomon - cello, aquasonic, voice
   Steve Norton - clarinets, saxes
   Yuri Zbitnov - drums, metal, voice

Facebook Event at
     https://www.facebook.com/events/821594874628273/
 

Flow Regimes – A Night of Pure Improvisation
10/27/2015
Lily Pad – Cambridge, MA

Set I – Turbulence

     (wind ensemble with PEK, Steve Norton, Bill Lowe, David Harris, Keith Hedger & Charlie Kohlhase)
Set II – Leap of Faith core ensemble
Set III – both groups together

Facebook event not yet created…

 
Supersymmetries – A Night of Pure Improvisation
12/15/2015
Lily Pad – Cambridge MA

Set I – String Theory

     (string ensemble with PEK, Glynis Lomon, Kit Demos, Clara Kebabian, Jane Wang, Anthony Leva)
Set II – Leap of Faith core ensemble
Set III – both groups together

Facebook event not yet created…

3) New deep catalog releases

The little tour we did in NYC on 15 and 16 August was a tremendous success….  We played to full rooms of enthusiastic audiences at New Revolution Arts in Brooklyn on Saturday the 15th and at Downtown Music Gallery on Sunday the 16th. 

I produced three new albums from the two shows along with one track from our show at Lily Pad in Cambridge early in August.

New Release 1: Factorizations -

recorded at New Revolution Arts on 8/15 - Two tracks from the incredible Steve Swell from his solo trombone set, and the third set with Steve sitting in with Leap of Faith...

Paul Acquaro concert review on freejazzblog:
     http://www.freejazzblog.org/2015/08/leap-of-faith-wsteve-swell-live-at.html

Streaming, Downloads, and CD Orders on bandcamp
     https://leapoffaith1.bandcamp.com/album/factorizations

YouTube video shot by supper free-bag supporter Kevin Reilly
Steve Swell Set
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=os61eiUPIV4
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYPnk7XI80o
LOF + Steve Swell Set
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brBl1kDqhlQ

New Release 2: Riemann Surfaces -

recorded at New Revolution Arts in Brooklyn on 8/15 and at Lily Pad in Cambridge on 8/4

Paul Acquaro concert review on freejazzblog:
     http://www.freejazzblog.org/2015/08/leap-of-faith-wsteve-swell-live-at.html

Streaming, Downloads, and CD Orders on bandcamp
     https://leapoffaith1.bandcamp.com/album/riemann-surfaces

YouTube video shot by super free-bag supporters Kevin Reilly and Keith Martin
     New Revolution Arts 
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VAdJVRPA3Y
     Lily Pad
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1w4fx4CZjo&feature=youtu.be

Evil Clown Website page at 

     http://www.giantevilclown.com/lof-riemann-surfaces.html


New Release 3: Solution Concepts -

recorded at Downtown Music Gallery in Manhattan on 8/16
Featuring Leap of Faith, the awesome Thomas Heberer on cornet with 4 tracks from his solo set + the third set with Leap of Faith and Thomas together

Streaming, Downloads, and CD Orders on bandcamp
     https://leapoffaith1.bandcamp.com/album/solution-concepts

Evil Clown Website page at 

     http://www.giantevilclown.com/lof-solution-concepts.html

Bruce Lee Gallanter review at

     http://www.giantevilclown.com/review-solution-concepts.html

2) New York Tour -

          Three New Leap of Faith Releases

1) Upcoming Performances

Also got to a batch of new releases from the deep catalog...

I found some recordings that had been directly recorded onto CD and weren't on any DAT tape masters previously released.. So new gems from the deep Evil Clown archive!!!

Four new titles from three versions of Leap of Faith and one from the incredible late Raqib Hassan...

Rigour
     From the early period with PEK, Glynis Lomon. Mark McGrain and Syd Smart... 
     https://leapoffaith1.bandcamp.com/album/rigour
     http://www.giantevilclown.com/lof-rigour.html

Absolute Motion

     From the late period with PEK, Glynis Lomon, James Coleman, and Yuri Zbitnoff... 
     https://leapoffaith1.bandcamp.com/album/absolute-motion
     http://www.giantevilclown.com/lof-absolute-motion.html

     From the late period with PEK, Glynis Lomon and Eric Zinman
     https://leapoffaith1.bandcamp.com/album/paths
     http://www.giantevilclown.com/lof-paths.html

Enlightenemnt
     From the late 90s with Raqib Hassan, PEK, Yuri Zbitnoff and Sharran

     recorded at Mass College of Art with a real time fractal video mix

     https://raqibhassan.bandcamp.com/album/enlightenment
     http://www.giantevilclown.com/rh-cosmocentric---enlgihtenment.html

     and featuring the full video on YouTube

     Cosomcentric at Mass College of Art
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHnH4j8mFV8
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udDgdHikpfE
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGESdAV-N90
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HV5p-pX6dF0​

Lots of progress has been made on the webpage.  Following is a list of key new features:

Sparkles and Other Art page featuring new painting – Introducing…   …Sunshine
Reviews page with new reviews – reviews now easier to find
                http://www.giantevilclown.com/review-factorizations-concert.html
                http://www.giantevilclown.com/review-solution-concepts.html
New sets added to Historic Photos and Videos page featuring a bunch of newly scanned lost photos
Fractal slideshows
Fractal Movies

4) New Webpage content 

​On Leap of Faith: "Alien yet familiar, bizarre yet completely fascinating. Expanding, contracting, erupting, settling down, always as one force..." - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG

Evil Clown ​

The LOFO will be an expanded Leap of Faith with the core ensemble of PEK, Glynis Lomon, Steve Norton and Yuri Zbitnov together with an expanded percussion section, an expanded string section and an expanded wind section.  The percussion section is Metal Chaos Ensemble, the horn section is Turbulence, and the string section is String Theory.  Each of these extended sections has a gig planed with LOF this year in the usual LOF format – 2 bands play 3 sets, on each and then one together.  During the first half of next year we will again do these three shows.  These sets will all use our pure improvisation format.  After these shows, which will tighten us up in a variety of smaller versions of the orchestra, we’ll do our full first orchestra performance.   For the orchestra, I will create a score utilizing frame notation to control who is playing at any given point in the performance with time code displayed to the ensemble.  There will also be some written directions in the score defining pre-planned sonorities and perhaps even some notated lines or harmony.  I used these techniques in Expansions, performed at Mobius in 1994, although that composition included far more notated material that I am likely to use for LOFO.

I plan to do two or three performances by the orchestra in 2016 / early 2017 preparing to perform at the Stone in Manhattan (assuming I can get us a gig there) – probably the premiere venue anywhere for new music performance.  We will also try to do a core LOF gig roughly once per quarter in NYC to help build a New York City audience.

Ensembles have been fleshed out for each of the three extended sections…

Metal Chaos Ensemble
   PEK - clarinets, saxes, double reeds, metal, voice
   Yuri Zbitnov - drums, metal, voice
   Andria Nicodemoundria - vibraphone
   Matt Samolis - bowed cymbals, flute, metal
   Kevin Dacey – metal

Turbulence
   PEK - clarinets, saxes, double reeds
   Steve Norton - clarinets, saxes
   Charlie Kohlhase - alto and baritone saxes
   Keith Hedger - trumpet
   Bill Lowe - trombone, tuba
   David Harris - trombone, tuba

String Theory
   PEK - clarinets, saxes, double reeds, aquasonic
   Clara Kebabian - violin, viola
   Glynis Lomon - cello, aquasonic, voice
   Jane Wang - cello
   Kit Demos - bass
   Anthony Leva – bass

5) Long term plans for

                                Leap of Faith Orchestra