Michelle Arcila & Eivind Opsvik
Michelle Arcila has been described as “ a storyteller who uses very few words ”. Arcila was born in New York and has a BFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts. Her images have been exhibited at international venues, including Maison d’Art Bernard Anthonioz in Paris, the National Arts Club, and Jen Bekman Gallery in New York City. She has also photographed and served as art director for several album covers. Publications featuring Arcila’s work include Vogue Korea, Time Out NY, Metro Pop, Les Inrockuptibles and DownBeat. Her work appears in a number of private collections. She currently works in Brooklyn, Norway, and Costa Rica.
Eivind Opsvik is a Norwegian bassist/musician living in New York. His main projects are his band Overseas, the instrumental chamber-pop duo Opsvik & Jennings, and his solo music, which appears on ‘A Thousand Ancestors’. Opsvik also mixes, composes and produces music, and runs the Loyal Label record label. He played his first solo show at the Copenhagen Jazz Festival in 2008 and has also performed solo at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC .
Opsvik has performed internationally in the bands of Paul Motian, Anthony Braxton, Tony Malaby, David Binney, and Nate Wooley, and collaborated with Bill Frisell, Brian Blade, Martha Wainwright, Daedelus, Paal Nilssen-Love, and Craig Taborn, among others. Downbeat magazine had this to say about his previous release, Overseas IV; "Eivind Opsvik's new opus belongs to a unique musical universe...”
Pianist, composer, poet, improviser Eliot Cardinaux has worked in the free-music and avant-garde world for over 10 years. His piano sound is characterized by a light-handed touch and tone. His attention to detail in his work is exhibited in the editing process he has developed for his poetry, much like his process for composing, or mixing an album in the studio. His love and study of many musics as well as poetries, but specifically those which innovate, has helped him grow both lyrically and imagistically in his writing and his music.
He is known among the younger musicians on the East Coast and in parts of Europe for his personal approach as an improviser, poet and composer. He has served as poetry editor for the Boston Hassle, an online publication and community organization, and performs with groups and musicians such as American Thicket, the Mat Maneri quartet, the Mudbath Orchestra, Gestures, Osgood/Morgan/Cardinaux, Sandbox, In Example, Allen Lowe, Matthew Shipp, and Joe Morris.
He has penned seven poetry chapbooks to date, including Leaning Against the Mystery, The Virgin Clock, Guide to Torment, Treebones and Riddlepieces, time’schange (Studies in Mist: Abstracts from the Midnight Era), The Gown of Entry, and 21 Leaves. His poems have also been published in Caliban Online, and Big Big Wednesday, and he was recently asked to have his chapbook time’schange released through the Bloodroot Literary Journal as a full collection.
His first album as a leader, American Thicket, including both his piano playing and his poetry, released on July 8th 2016 on Loyal Label, features Mat Maneri (viola), Thomas Morgan (bass), and Flin van Hemmen (drums and percussion).
From the Minutemen’s jazz-centric econo-punk to the bristling twang-rock of the Meat Puppets, Seabrook Power Plant joins a wide array of musical references without ever slipping into the grips of replication. In part due to their unique instrumentation, the band’s unyielding vision and superb ability as a musical unit sets them apart from their contemporaries. Alongside Sun City Girls, Frank Zappa, and Henry Flynt, Seabrook Power Plant is crafting a sonic universe of its own through daringly unusual and adventurous music
Brandon Seabrook on guitar and banjo. Jared Seabrook is on drums and Tom Blancarte plays bass.
Seabrook Powerplant - SEABROOK POWERPLANT II
Seabrook Powerplant - SEABROOK POWERPLANT
Brandon Seabrook also appearing on:
Vinnie Sperrazza - APOCRYPHAL
Eivind Opsvik - OVERSEAS IV