Sparkles, the Giant Evil Clown, by Raffi
Documenting the Music of Leap of Faith and Members
Leap of Faith is a pure improvisation ensemble collaboration between PEK (clarinets, saxophones and double reeds) and GLynis Lomon (cello, aquasonic and voice). We were very active in the Boston improvisation/new music scene throughout the 90s and early 00s in several incarnations featuring Mark McGrain (trombone), Yedidyah Syd Smart (drums), Craig Schildhauer (bass), Yuri Zbitnov (drums, percussion) and James Coleman (Theremin) .
We enjoyed performing with many guests including David Maxwell (piano), Curt Newton (drums), Leslie Ross (bassoon), Raqib Hassan (clarinets, saxophones and double reeds), B'hob Rainey (soprano sax), Eric Rosenthal (drums), Forrest Larsen (viala), Rob Bethel (cello), Laurence Cook (drums), Eric Zinman (piano),
Tatsuya Nakatani (percussion), Seth Louis (bass), Guadulesa (painting), Adrienne T Hawkins (dance), Martha Ritchey (Fractal graphic scoring), Taylor Ho Bynum (trumpet), and Richard Poole (vibes).
Evil Clown features recordings of Leap of Faith and other bands of members of Leap of Faith.
Recordings are available for streaming, downloads and CD purchase at the Evil Clown Bandcamp page https://evilclown.bandcamp.com/
The other active 2015 Evil Clown band is Metal Chaos Ensemble (bandcamp, Evil Clown Web Page) a collaboration between PEK & Yuri with various other guests. This band features metal percussion instruments and PEK's woodwinds.
Other Evil Clown bands from the 90s are (band camp links):
Boston Improvisors' Collective Bandcamp, Evil Clown Webpage
Bottom Feeder Bandcamp, Evil Clown Webpage
Composer's Orchestra Bandcamp, Evil Clown Webpage
Equalibrium Bandcamp, Evil Clown Webpage
Fractal Trance Ensemble Bandcamp, Evil Clown Webpage
Free Trance Ensemble Bandcamp, Evil Clown Webpage
Leaping Water Trio Bandcamp, Evil Clown Webpage
Mental Notes Bandcamp, Evil Clown Webpage
PEK and the Pointy Toes Ensemble Bandcamp, Evil Clown Webpage
PEK Solo Bandcamp, Evil Clown Webpage
Raqib Hassan Bandcamp, Evil Clown Webpage
Wind Bandcamp, Evil Clown Webpage
On Leap of Faith: "Alien yet familiar, bizarre yet completely fascinating. Expanding, contracting, erupting, settling down, always as one force..." - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
On Metal Chaos Ensemble: "... using unique strategies to yield densely active and eerily surreal music, an incredible excursion through experimental improvisation." - Squidco website staff