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march, 2022

13marsunElliott Levin + Matthew Frerck + Gerard Bendiks7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Event Type :Backyard Show

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Philadelphia legend Elliott Levin played at The Wild Detectives in 2017, a robust trio with brothers Aaron and Stefan Gonzalez. We are stoked to have him back, this time with Dallas luminaries Matthew Frerck and Gerard Bendiks.

”I think the strains of social and political activism, along with the esthetics of the modern art world which developed into the space and atomic age, is what connects these roots to the futuristic expressions of spirit and soul.” Elliott Levin: Peace, Poetry & Music

TICKETS: $10/person

Elliott Levin
A Philadelphia-born and based poet and musician. He studied musical and literary composition at the University of Oregon. Elliott has performed throughout the world with such groups as the Cecil Taylor Ensemble, Alan Silva’s Sound Vision Orchestra, Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes, New Ghost, Interplay, Talking Free Be-Bop, Odean Pope’s Saxophone Choir, Don Preston’s Akashic Ensemble, Cee-Knowledge & The Cosmic Funk Orchestra. He has collaborated in performance with many poets including Miguel Algarin, Bob Holman, Gloria Tropp, Reg. E. Gaines, John Sinclair, Butch Morris’ CHORUS OF POETS, Wil Perkins, Frank Messina, and David Amram. His first book of poetry, “does it swing?” was published in 1996 by Heat Press of LA.

Elliott’s musical and poetic inspirations are drawn from the roots of American forms of jazz and blues (along with many other international, cultural, folk, and classical forms) to grow into the more expansive techniques of the extended compositional and improvisational directions of modern innovators such as Cecil Taylor, Sun RA, Frank Zappa, and Don Van Vliet, to cite a few sources of inspiration. For the past 25 years, he has been intimately involved in the integral interplay of the language of music, and the music of language.

Matthew Frerck
Bassist, improviser, and composer. A native of Richardson, Texas, Matthew is a performer actively finding a voice through the creative practices of jazz, free-improvisation, and contemporary classical performance. His energetic approach has led him to collaborate and share the stage with luminaries including Pulitzer Prize-Winning composer/saxophonist Henry Threadgill, Aaron Dilloway (Wolf Eyes), and Ursula Oppens among others.

Gerard Bendiks

Has lived and performed music in DFW for decades. He is also a drumset teacher, art photographer, composer, and band leader. Before arriving in Dallas he studied music at the Institute of Artistic Perceptions with Alan Silva’s Celestrial Communications  Youth Orchestra in Paris, France. He continued his music education at TCU and UNT. He’s performed/performs etc with Swirve, the Magga Orchestra (and 4tet), Isopod, Dennis Gonzalez, Linny Nance, John Lewis, Jimi Towry, Prince Lasha, John Purcell, the Hazy Days DJ crew, and a long list of others.


***DISCLAIMER: In case of inclement weather, the show will be held indoors.***

***Use of mask is highly encouraged***

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