James Ilgenfritz/Sarah Weaver Duo
The duo of bassist James Ilgenfritz and Trombonist Sarah Weaver has been active for 7 years, with numerous CD's, including one duo release from 2004, "...Close to the Body" on Earthtones Records, and numerous performances and clinics in New York, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, and California. They have performed together at the 1999 Edgefest in Ann Arbor, MI, at the Deep Listening Space in Kingston, at the Colony Cafe in Woodstock, NY, and the University of Iowa in Iowa City. With a collective resume that includes work with Pauline Oliveros, Marilyn Crispell, Mark Dresser, and Otomo Yoshihide, their work together reflects careful attention to disparate aspects of improvised music. In addition to their work performing and giving clinics on improvisation, the duo has also been extensively involved in Soundpainting, the language of conducted improvisation developed by New York Composer Walter Thompson. In late 2006 a second duo CD, "Flowers Open in Yr Footsteps" will be released.