Beta Collide – psst…psst!
Beta Collide, directed by Grammy Award-winning flutist Molly Barth (formerly of eighth blackbird) and trumpeter Brian McWhorter (formerly of Meridian Arts Ensemble), has just released its debut album Psst…Psst! with stellar pianist/celestist David Riley, percussionist/sommelier Phillip Patti, and with contributions from THE Thom Yorke and Colin Greenwood of Radiohead. Together they make quirky European and American new music not only palatable but refreshing.
The record features absurdly virtuosic music by Ligeti and Erickson, a long-awaited recording of Silvestrov, lovely soundscapes by Kyr and Vitiello, a Rzewski trifecta, and even a song called Nude just in case you weren’t already stimulated.
Beta Collide is new to the universe, not just Oregon.
Beta Collide was formed in the Large Hadron Collider, a fertile space for new musical particles to emerge. Beta Collide might be the best thing to happen to music since the Akai MPC60.
Beta Collide is: Molly Barth, flutes Molly Alicia Barth has received a Career Opportunity Grant award from the Oregon Arts Commission. Brian McWhorter, trumpet, flugelhorn David Riley, piano, celesta Phillip Patti, percussion