Dialed In – Bobby Previte vs VJ Benton-C Bainbridge (US)
Bobby Previte maverick and electrifying drum style has won him accolades and respect from the rock and jazz world and this unique project joins him with Visual Jockey VJ Benton-C Bainbridge creating a live improvised audio visual experience. A prolific performer New Yorker Previte has played concert venues such a Lincoln Center and the New York EMPAC. Previte triggers every sound with live- no loops, no laptops and no overdubbing. VJ Benton-C paints with light, spilling off the screen and onto the performers. Using obsolete and forgotten technology scavenged from the tech dump, Benton-C warps video into strange shapes not seen since Electric Company, while Previte whips sonic fragments into powerful songs.
This eclectic project will have you mesmerised and their performance at Supersonic 2009 will be the only UK date.
“Previte’s records often sound like soundtracks to an imaginary movie, with a multiplicity of characters, an enigmatic story line, and no particular axe to grind.” — The Penguin Guide
“Fantastic video images by Benton-C Bainbridge depicted suspended human figures, floating abstract patterns, looming godlike figures and flickering city buildings.” — NY Times
Dialed in movie
This performance is presented in collaboration with Birmingham Jazz & Supersonic Festival.
Birmingham Jazz is a promoting organisation and development agency which presents and commissions around 100 contemporary jazz in the city on a year-round basis.
For more information the full programme go to www.birminghamjazz.co.uk