20:00 | A Winged Victory For The Sullen is the collaboration between Stars Of The Lid founder, & Brussels resident Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie, and Berlin based composer, Dustin O'Halloran. They released their second full-length album entitled 'Atomos' in 2014, which besides familiar piano, string and drone sounds also sees the duo introduce flurries of electronics, harp and modular synthesisers.
Since releasing their self-titled debut in September of 2011 they have toured the world, and last year they caught the ear of London Royal Ballet choreographer Wayne McGregor. Wayne used the music as warm up during practice sessions, realizing they were the perfect fit to fill the musical void of his new long dance piece "Atomos" which debuted in October 2013.
20:00 | Formed in the mid-aughts among music student friends at New York City's New School, Bing & Ruth's lineup has shifted with the scope of each recording. The group whittled down from the eleven players on their first album, City Lake, to seven for their newest, Tomorrow Was The Golden Age: two upright bassists, two clarinetists, a cellist and a tape delay tech, all supporting David Moore's sublime yet resonant piano scores.
Outside of Bing & Ruth, Moore is also a multi-faceted composer, scoring under his own name and for old-time fiddle groups, which he describes as "drone-based with a lessened concern for perfect intonation." These ventures illustrate Moore's unpretentious devotion to various musical traditions, yet Bing & Ruth remains Moore's principal project, where form ventures even further beyond recognition.