admission: $16 door / $14 advance / $12 WF Members/Students
En Masse I
Alien funk counterpoint meets avant-garde rock and minimalism in Blarvuster. This ensemble also infuses their rich sound with Celtic lines and South East Asian textures. Led by acclaimed bagpiper/composer Matthew Welch, the Brooklyn-based Blarvuster boasts a lineup of some of the brightest young stars in the New York experimental scene.
Matthew Welch is a virtuoso of the highland bagpipe, whose compositions range from bagpipe tunes to electronic music, full works for ensembles and orchestras, and Indonesian Gamelan.
Leah Paul – flutes
Max Mandel – viola
Mary Halvorson – el. guitar
Ian Riggs – bass
Brian Chase – drums
Matthew Welch – bagpipes, sax, vocals, compositions