Adam Rudolph - compositions, handrumset
Hamid Drake - drumset, vocal, frame drum, congas, bata
Graham Haines - cornet, flugelhorn, percussion, electronics
Ralph M. Jones - flute, bass clarinet, husli, ney, alto flute, sax
Kenny Wessel - guitar, electronics, banjo
Alexis Marcelo - fender rhodes, piano, percussion
The music of Adam Rudolph's Moving Pictures heralds a new and vital direction in the evolution of American music. Grounded in the American improvisational tradition, the ensemble embraces music forms, languages, instrumentation, and cosmologies of Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and the African diaspora. Decades of performance and research into these music cultures have given the artists the background and experience to create a unique and unprecedented improvisational art form.
Formed in 1991, the group has performed throughout Europe and the North America. The concert repertoire consists of original compositions by Mr. Rudolph which serve as a basis for improvisational dialogue. The performance aesthetic of the ensemble reflects an ongoing search for new sounds and creative processes through which the players can express their thoughts and emotions.
Moving Pictures Website