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BILL FRISELL TRIO - The Mesmerists featuring the films of Bill Morrison with Tony Scherr (bass) and Kenny Wollesen (drums)

April / May 2020

The Mesmerists are a collaboration between Bill Frisell, his trio, and film maker Bill Morrison. This project combines the music of Bill Frisell with the films of Bill Morrison to create musical alchemy distilled through shards of forgotten nitrate.

Bill Morrison
The award-winning films of Bill Morrison often combine rare, degraded archival material with contemporary music.  The Great Flood, a collaboration with Bill Frisell was honored with a Smithsonian Ingenuity Award for historical scholarship.  In addition to Frisell, Morrison has worked with some of the most celebrated composers and musicians of our time, including John Adams, Gavin Bryars, Dave Douglas, Philip Glass, Michael Gordon, Kronos Quartet, Vijay Iyer, Jöhann Jöhannsson, David Lang, Steve Reich and Julia Wolfe, among many others.

Line Up

Bill Frisell, electric guitar
Tony Scherr, bass
Kenny Wollesen, drums
Bill Morrison, film projection

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Tourdates

27.04.2020 travel to Europe
29.04.2020 TORINO/Italy CANCELLED corona Museo Nazionale del Cinema
02.05.2020 KEMPTEN/Germany CANCELLED corona
03.05.2020 BUDAPEST/Hungary CANCELLED corona Budapest Jazz Club
04.05.2020 MILANO/Italy Milano – Triennale – Teatro dell’Arte
06.05.2020 STAVANGER/Norway

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