Desde la aparición del segundo volumen de "Seven Storey Mountain" en 2011, he sentido cómo la música de Nate Wooley se ha convertido en algo más que una obsesión enfermiza. Esta temporada ha seguido completando trabajos en nombre propio y colaborando con nombres habituales de su ámbito de improvisación habitual (Peter Evans, Jeremiah Cymerman, Trumpets & Drums, en sexteto , en solitario, actuaciones junto a Thurston Moore,etc) y en todas ellas alcanzando resultados demoledores.Este año, junto a otros participantes de la serie como Corsano, C.Spencer Yeh, Matt Moran o Chris Dingman se unieron con Ben Vida y el sexteto de viento TILT para ir mostrando el cuarto epígrafe de esta serie, una sensacional y aural demostración de rigor y espiritualidad:
Este año se ha editado el tercer y cuarto capítulo de la serie
Parts 3 and 4 of Wooley's massive ecstatic song cycle now released as a double CD on POTTR!
Disc One Seven Storey Mountain III:
Nate Wooley-trumpet/amplifier and tape, David Grubbs-electric guitar, C. Spencer Yeh-violin, Paul Lytton and Chris Corsano-drums, Matt Moran and Chris Dingman-vibraphones
Recorded live at Issue Project Room 2011
Disc Two Seven Storey Mountain IV:
Nate Wooley-trumpet/amplifier and tape, C. Spencer Yeh-violin, Ben Vida-electronics, Chris Corsano and Ryan Sawyer-drums, Matt Moran and Chris Dingman-vibraphones, TILT Brass Sextet
Recorded live at Issue Project Room 2013
Nate Wooley was born in 1974 in Clatskanie, Oregon, a town of 2,000 people in the timber country of the Pacific Northwestern corner of the U.S. He began playing trumpet professionally with his father, a big band saxophonist, at the age of 13. His time in Oregon, a place of relative quiet and slow time reference, instilled a musical aesthetic that has informed all of his music making for the past 20 years, but in no situation more than his solo trumpet performances.
Wooley moved to New York in 2001, and has since become one of the most in-demand trumpet players in the burgeoning Brooklyn jazz, improv, noise, and new music scenes. He has performed regularly with such icons as John Zorn, Anthony Braxton, Fred Frith, Evan Parker, and Yoshi Wada, as well as being a collaborator with some of the brightest lights of his generation like Chris Corsano, C. Spencer Yeh, Peter Evans, and Mary Halvorson.
Wooley’s solo playing has often been cited as being a part of an international revolution in improvised trumpet. Along with Peter Evans and Greg Kelley, Wooley is considered one of the leading lights of the American movement to redefine the physical boundaries of the horn, as well as demolishing the way trumpet is perceived in a historical context still overshadowed by Louis Armstrong. A combination of vocalization, extreme extended technique, noise and drone aesthetics, amplification and feedback, and compositional rigor has led one reviewer to call his solo recordings “exquisitely hostile”.
In the past three years, Wooley has been gathering international acclaim for his idiosyncratic trumpet language. Time Out New York has called him “an iconoclastic trumpeter”, and Downbeat’s Jazz Musician of the Year, Dave Douglas has said, “Nate Wooley is one of the most interesting and unusual trumpet players living today, and that is without hyperbole”. His work has been featured at the SWR JazzNow stage at Donaueschingen, the WRO Media Arts Biennial in Poland, Kongsberg, North Sea, Music Unlimited, and Copenhagen Jazz Festivals, and the New York New Darmstadt Festivals. In 2011 he was an artist in residence at Issue Project Room in Brooklyn, NY and Cafe Oto in London, England. In 2013 he will perform at the Walker Art Center as a featured solo artist.
Wooley is the curator of the Database of Recorded American Music and the editor-in-chief of their online quarterly journal Sound American both of which are dedicated to broadening the definition of American music through their online presence and the physical distribution of music through Sound American Records. He also runs Pleasure of the Text which releases music by composers of experimental music at the beginnings of their careers in rough and ready mediums.