Datura Inoxia Release Party

Charles Mantis will celebrate the release his full-length record Datura Inoxia in Chicago this coming Thursday June 29th at The California Clipper.  The night will feature The Nate Lepine Trio and Leslie Beukelman on vocals.  Drop in for a dark night of beats, jazz and a free copy of Datura Inoxia.

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Faraway Plants – Logan Arts Festival

Faraway plants is playing the monument stage this Saturday June 24th at 2:30.  This weeks lineup will feature Quin Kirchner on drums, Anthony Bruno on Saxophone, Bass and myself on electronics and trumpet.

Charles Mantis and Everypeople Workshop at Transistor May 18th

by Doug Abram.

If you are in Chicago for the NATO summit or plainly would like to avoid it Charles Mantis will be playing Transistor Friday May 18th with Everypeople Workshop.  Transistor is located at 3819 N Lincoln Ave in North Center.  It’s just a short walk or cab ride from the Irving Park brown line stop.   The venue/shop is located in a perfect neighborhood to grab dinner before and drinks after.  A special thanks to Doug Abram of Black Bear Combo and Rat Snake Turbo Rat for all his work on this cat poster!  RSVP HERE! 

Comprovisation

Comprovisation is an audio form of collage.  A collage can be presented in a way that expresses the creative process as an element of the finished product.  Comprovisation is a polished form of the creative process combining the real-time spontaneity of improvisation with the  accuracy of a second draft.  In the audio form the composer might combine live recordings with older found sounds to create an entirely new piece.  The composer allows the listener to hear the entire creative process in real-time.

“Puddle Jumper” is an edited live performance I played with TAL at Rodan in Chicago. 

“Run” is a studio recording that includes first takes of improvised material by the saxophonist/composer Anthony Bruno.  Elements from a live improvisation of the piece were later included in this recording.