The Early / Friends Meeting (Seretan + Gengras) / Matthew Ryals

Friday, Feb. 16, 8-11pm

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The Avalon Lounge
29 Church St
Catskill, NY

Formed in north Jersey in 2004, The Early spans two decades, two coastlines, and an evolving lineup of multi-instrumentalists, metabolizing the textural grandeur of post-rock, the communicational intimacy of jazz improvisation, and the patient grooves of minimalism

With “God Respects Us When We Work, but Loves Us When We Dance,” Friends Meeting, the duo of Ben Seretan and M. Geddes Gengras, invites us into the warm hearth of their companionship. Here, we are privy to the true essence of their friendship and raw collaboration. The pair’s approach to music-making is intuitive and free-flowing, with each musician contributing their own unique sound to the mix. “We don’t prepare too much ahead of time,” Ben says. “And we usually find our footing in the world pretty quickly. A lot of listening, a lot of intuition, a lot of accepting the foibles and accidental little genius moments of the other.” The result is a sonic tapestry that shimmers and shifts like the stars in the night sky.

Matthew Ryals (he, him) is a synthesist, composer, improviser, & educator based in Brooklyn, NY. His music encompasses aleatoricism, cybernetics, improvisation, and unfixed structures & release formats. His uniquely tactile approach to the synthesizer embraces unusual & extended synthesizer techniques. Recent accolades include a ’22-’23 New Music USA Grant & a ’21 IEA Electronic Media Residency. He has released on Oxtail Recordings, sound as language, SØVN, 3OP, dingn\dents, Post Season Franchise Records, Low Hanging Fruit, & Behind Glass.


Feb 16 2024


8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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