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Experimental Music/August 23th/Offenbach

Experimental Music Thursday august 23th, 2007 8pm (20:00)


-Jair-Rohm Parker Wells

bettinastr. 71-73 Hinterhaus | offenbach am main | germany

3 Banditos is the result of a successful collaboration evolved. Frankfurt based Tobias Schmitt and Jair-Rohm Parker Wells, who lives in Sweden first met in October of 2004 when they performed together at the Forum for Experimental Music in Frankfurt. Schmitt on laptop and Parker Wells on the Fichter electric double bass augmented by electronics proved to be an inspired combination and the two made it a point to perform as often as possible at venues hosting improvised electro-acoustic music around Germany. The live performances where always well received and filled with exciting twists and turns of discovery. The pair knew immediately that this was something to be documented and distributed to a larger audience. After a couple of failed direct to DAT attempts at their live gigs, local Frankfurter musician and studio owner Tomislav Bucalic (who had previously collaborated with Schmitt on Suspicion Breeds Confidence) stepped up to the plate and offered the duo space in his stud
io along with his skills on bass and processed Fender Rhodes as well as varied and sundry other instruments and objects. In November 2005 the three entered Bucalic's studio and performed the improvisation that would become the first 3 Banditos release "Sympathy for the Donkey".

Jair-Rohm Parker Wells is an American bassist, composer, programmer,
conceptualist and record producer. A resident of Stockholm, Sweden
since 1985,
he is widely recognized as a highly individual voice on the electric
guitar, Ashbory bass, Fichter electric double bass and acoustic bass
he has also distinguished himself as a clinician (demonstrating at the
Frankfurt Musik Messe and the Los Angeles NAMM show for Hohner and
Steinberger), programmer and synthesist developing with Max/MSP, Csound
Java. As a record producer and composer he has collaborated with many
of the
more prominent names in the international art world such as Peter
Lydia Grey, Johannes Bergmark, Iris Lord, Magnus Alexanderson, Olaf
Rupp and
Reeves Gabrels. He is the recipient of commissions from prestigious
institutions such as Stockholms Stadsteatern and New York's MEET THE
Current activities include promoting the debut release of his
improvising trio
Decision Dream ("Steamroom Variations", Red Toucan Records) as well as
appearing solo augmented by Nord Modular Synth and electronics. He
heads the
net label Loopadelica.com which promotes live improvised music.

Raised in southern Germany, Jair-Rôhm moved to New York in 1978. After
the United States for a year with a top forty band he attended Tulane
University in New Orleans. While at Tulane, he regularly performed with
jazz and rhythm and blues artists. He also performed as a member of
University's Tulanians, met and studied with Richard Payne (the first
to record with the electric bass) and discovered the music of Harry
Partch. He
returned to the New York area in the fall of 1980 where he met and
work study under saxophonist/composer Ken Simon. During this period
also met Anthony Braxton and became involved in the study of his music.
1982 Jair-Rôhm founded his own experimental music/theater group GLASS
THEATER ENSEMBLE. Between 1982 and 1983 he was composer in residence at
New York Theater Ensemble (New York, N.Y.) where he wrote and produced a
trilogy of progressive"operas". He received a MEET THE COMPOSER grant
in 1983.
> From 1984 - 1985 he was resident in New Jersey where he continued
> composing
and playing the bass. He was a founding member of the New Brunswick Jazz
Musician's Collective (New Brunswick, N.J.) for which he composed and
performed many significant works for various ensembles. He is also one
of the
original members of the legendary New York improvising band Machine Gun.

Some of the artists Jair-Rôhm Parker Wells has performed and /or
recorded with
include: Robert Musso, Tobias Schmitt, Karl Berger, Reeves Gabrels,
Lost Boys,
FIVE, Dr. Alban, Daniel Carter, Regina Belle, Max Martin, Jon Lord, Tony
Scott, Marcus Heesch, Thomas Chapin, Charles Brakeen, Jonas Hellborg,
Sonntag, Luther Thomas, John "Jab'O" Starks, and Steve Conte.

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