Tim Peck / Robin Rhodes

Join us for the second concert of the Music Underground series at Rockwood Music Hall (stage 3). This movable monthly series will engage diverse musicians in engaging musical conversations. Come every month and see what happens!

$15 cover (http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1804244)


Tim Peck is an American composer and performer based in Brooklyn, NY, where he has been an in-demand collaborator with artists from all genres and disciplines. Tim has been a Fellow at prestigious international artists colonies, including Moulin à Nef in Auvillar, France; the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Amherst, Virginia; and Willapa Bay Air in Oysterville, Washington. As a composer, Tim explores the contemporary conversational possibilities between genres. He has composed music for ensembles large and small. He was awarded the Periclean Award for his compositions for nine-piece jazz orchestra. Currently, Tim is finishing a set of twenty-four solo piano studies that explore contemporary harmonic concepts, polyrhythm, electronics, and motivic transformation for acoustic piano. Deeply sensitive to geography, Tim has traveled to many beautiful locations — including Abiquiu, New Mexico; Paris, France; Chefchaouen, Morocco — which are serving as inspiration for a forthcoming suite of small ensemble compositions. Tim completed his Master of Music degree in Modern American Music at the Longy School of Music of Bard College.



Robin Rhodes is a bassist and educator committed to dynamic projects that use the arts to bring people together. Robin is active in the Baltimore/DC area and performs and teaches in many styles including Contemporary Classical, Jazz, Indie, and Free Improvisation.

Robin holds a Masters’ degree in Modern American Music from Longy School of Music of Bard College and a Bachelor of Music from Shenandoah Conservatory. He is grateful to his teachers Donovan Stokes, Pascale Delache-Feldman, John Lockwood, and Kevin Pace.

Tim Peck / Adam Tinkle / Utsav Lal

Join us tonight for the inaugural concert of the Music Underground series at Rockwood Music Hall (stage 3). This movable monthly series will engage diverse musicians in engaging musical conversations. Come every month and see what happens!

$15 cover (http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1804243)

Tim Peck is an American composer and performer based in Brooklyn, NY, where he has been an in-demand collaborator with artists from all genres and disciplines. Tim has been a Fellow at prestigious international artists colonies, including Moulin à Nef in Auvillar, France; the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Amherst, Virginia; and Willapa Bay Air in Oysterville, Washington. As a composer, Tim explores the contemporary conversational possibilities between genres. He has composed music for ensembles large and small. He was awarded the Periclean Award for his compositions for nine-piece jazz orchestra. Currently, Tim is finishing a set of twenty-four solo piano studies that explore contemporary harmonic concepts, polyrhythm, electronics, and motivic transformation for acoustic piano. Deeply sensitive to geography, Tim has traveled to many beautiful locations — including Abiquiu, New Mexico; Paris, France; Chefchaouen, Morocco — which are serving as inspiration for a forthcoming suite of small ensemble compositions. Tim completed his Master of Music degree in Modern American Music at the Longy School of Music of Bard College.

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Adam Tinkle is a multidisciplinary artist and scholar interested in immersion, transformation and the audio-visionary. Trained in music at Wesleyan and UC San Diego (his teachers have included Anthony Braxton, Alvin Lucier, Anthony Davis, Mark Dresser, Charles Curtis, and Pauline Oliveros), he now also works in sound design, intermedia, performance, and participatory/collaborative modalities. His practice is grounded in reverence for the moment, whether he is improvising on the saxophone, constructing unstable electronic systems, DJing on low-power FM radio, or leading ensembles and workshops with musicians of diverse ability. His recent collaborations include “The Hard Problem” (a podcast/radio play with science fiction novelist Kim Stanley Robinson and performance art icon Marina Abramovic), the trio Seven Count (numerous sound installations, durational performances, and music LPs since 2016), and “They Shoot Lasers, Don’t They?: Electronic Music Theatre with Instruments of Interferometry” (with inventor Joe Mariglio, workshopped at Stanford’s CCRMA and NYU’s Waverly Project). His work as a saxophonist has been released on the Edgetone and Risky Forager labels.

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Young Steinway Artist, Indian pianist /composer UTSAV LAL, known as the ‘Raga Pianist’ has set a precedent with his innovative handling of Indian Classical music. Recognized for his creative vision, the 26 year classical & jazz pianist has an impressive career which includes solo performances at global venues like Carnegie Hall-NYC, Southbank Centre-London, Kennedy Center-Washington DC and extensive collaborative work with Irish, Scottish and Indian musicians. With his distinctively unique raga repertoire, Utsav Lal has often been the first on the programming calendar of well- known Indian Classical, Jazz, Silent Film & World Music festivals. Debut album release ‘Piano Moods of Indian Ragas” by label Times Music(2008), Utsav has five subsequent records released including a solo recording of ragas on the world’s first ever ‘Fluid Piano’, released by the Fluid Piano Tuning label ( 2016).Utsav’s unfailing clarity of technique and rhythmic virtuosity showcases itself in his rendition of ragas. Treading the careful line between an ancient tradition and the innate desire for innovation with utmost respect, Utsav Lal’s music has a powerful intensity that sweeps the audience into a transcendental journey and is known for its sincerity, simplicity and depth. Full artist details on www.utsavlal.com.

a collection of notes

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to attend Jazz Congress at Jazz at Lincoln Center. This conference brings together musicians, artists, producers, engineers, academics, and others that have a deep connection to the music we all call jazz.

As is often the case with any conference, there was a lot of disagreement over definitions — what is swing, what is jazz, what role does the music have in the current music industry. In the end, I am not as interested in crafting an all-clad definition about what jazz is. I am much more interested exploring what is possible, and working these ideas out on the bandstand.

One of the first projects I set for myself last fall when I arrived in New York was create spaces for this type of work to take place. The Music Underground series is my first effort on this front. Each month, I am bringing together a diverse collection of musicians and like-minded audience members who are interested in exploring the possibilities of this music together.

Each evening will feature three (or more) musicians from different geographies and musical backgrounds. We will each offer a short solo performance, and then collaborate on an ensemble set. The January concert brings together musicians that span the country, and the globe. I hope to see you there!


1.30.19
Rockwood Music Hall (185 Orchard Street, btw E Houston & Stanton)
$15 cover (http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1804243)


Tim Peck is an American composer and performer based in Brooklyn, NY, where he has been an in-demand collaborator with artists from all genres and disciplines. As a composer, Tim explores the contemporary conversational possibilities between genres.


Adam Tinkle is a multidisciplinary artist and scholar interested in immersion, transformation and the audio-visionary. Trained in music at Wesleyan and UC San Diego (his teachers have included Anthony Braxton, Alvin Lucier, Anthony Davis, Mark Dresser, Charles Curtis, and Pauline Oliveros), he now also works in sound design, intermedia, performance, and participatory/collaborative modalities.


Young Steinway Artist, Indian pianist / composer UTSAV LAL, known as the ‘Raga Pianist’ has set a precedent with his innovative handling of Indian Classical music. Full artist details on www.utsavlal.com.