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Matthew Golombisky bassist&composer__________________________________


BIO: Matthew Golombisky is an active bassist, composer, conductor, improviser, radio DJ (WNUR 89.3FM) and presenter. He currently lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina, but has been active in music, festival, and film scenes in Chicago, New Orleans, Asheville, North Carolina as well as touring the USA and some of Europe. He also directs the community collective known as “ears&eyes”, which “represents” bands such as Silences Sumire, Maurice, Box 3, Zing!, Pedway, James Davis Quintet, Algernon, among others and curates an annual music/arts/film festival under the same name. He was excited to present performers Eleventh Dream Day, The Eternals, Parts & Labor, Fred Lonberg-Holm’s Zenith Works, Mike Reed’s People, Places and Things, L’Altra, David Daniell/Doug McComb Duo, among others, at the 2008 ears&eyes Festival. His undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina at Asheville led to a B.A. in Jazz Studies/Bass Performance and graduate studies to a M.M. in Composition from the University of New Orleans after a brief stint at Northwestern University after Hurricane Katrina swept through New Orleans in August 2005. He continues to dedicate much energy to presenting wonderful, original and creative music through several groups including his 30 piece jazz/classical/rock ensemble, Tomorrow Music Orchestra. He also frequently performs with electric jazz-rock quintet, Zing!, acoustic free improv trio, Pedway, drums and bass rock out, punk jazz duo, GKduo with long time collaborator, Quin Kirchner, and jazz septet led by trombonists Jeb Bishop and Jeff Albert, Lucky 7s. Currently he is working on a concerto, of sorts, with bassist Larry Grenadier, to be performed by his Tomorrow Music Orchestra. His composition style is wide ranging, steeped in jazz, classical, experimental, electronic, sound design, rock and pop genres, but never limits himself to whatever is needed or wanted. Among loving all of the above, he also loves to drink slow drip, iced coffee with soy milk from PJ’s, but they’re only in New Orleans. In addition, he loves; life, friends, music, live things, people, traveling, experiencing, creating, listening, reading, looking, capturing, sleeping, running, eating, breathing, laughing, making others laugh, seeing, being, and being. And being.

BASS PERFORMANCE SAMPLES

"Bass Interlude" on Red Shift's debut album: 2:02

"Mom's Block Party" - myself & James Davis: 5:57

"Golombisky" on Baghdad Music Journal: 6:40

Bill MacKay & self - acoustic demo medley: 3:19

VIDEO/AUDIO SAMPLES

"Corporate Whore" (mixed media short): 1:04

Tomorrow Music Orchestra @ Strobe Studios

COMPOSED AUDIO SAMPLES:

"Determining What's Next." chamber orchestra: 6:58

general SAMPLER (various): 3:36

"Gustav 29 Hannah Concerto" for TMO & Helen Gillet (sample): 1:55

"scary" music/sound design "Paper Work" (film): 2:00

sound design "dark music": 5:17

mixed acoustic/electronic "dramatic" (2002): 8:32

"For Buster" piano introspective: 4:33

"Bows,Fingers&Mallets" introspective: 1:48

"Bows,Fingers&Mallets" introspective: 2:04

"messengers in skirts/Slakeshore" (excerpts) by TMO: 6:48

"A Long Time Without a Name." performed by Red Shift: 3:56

light/eccentric theme (bassoon/strings): 1:46

character theme "Paper Work" (film): 2:02

live sound design from alto sax only (Caroline Davis): 1:29

mixed acoustic/electronic "IDM": 0:42

MORE @ THESE SITES:

Matthew Golombisky (myspace)

Tomorrow Music Orchestra (web) (myspace)

DISCOGRAPHY:
- The Spirits at Bell's, Jimmy Bennington/Perry Robinson Quartet, Cadance, 2009
- Holiday for Vacationers, The Other Planets, ears&eyes/Attention Spaniel, 2008
- Return is Selective, Silences Sumire, Ropeadope Digital, 2008
- Lost to the Living, Daylight Dies, Candle Light, 2008
-
Jar Cell Dirge (EP), Pedway, ears&eyes Records, 2008
- Magnetic Flux, Zing!, ears&eyes, 2007
- Chicago Junglebop Syndicate, ITS TIME, IZM Records, 2007
- Uhzoid, QMRplus, ears&eyes, 2007
- Farragut, Lucky 7s, Lakefront Digital, 2006
- New Orleans/Katrina=Chicago+Santa Fe, Grilly Biggs, High Mayhem, '06
- High Mayhem Festival 2005 (compilation), High Mayhem, 2006
- Eightballs in Angola, The Other Planets, Attention Spaniel, 2006
- Live @ Ice Factory, Tomorrow Music Orchestra, ears&eyes, 2006
- neon jesus garage, Tomorrow Music Orchestra, ears&eyes, 2006
- backGammon, backGammon, Independent, 2006
- Introducing ::, GKduo, ears&eyes, 2006
- LIVE!, QMRplus, ears&eyes, 2005
- Baghdad Music Journal, WATIV, High Mayhem, 2005
- Dismantling Devotion, Daylight Dies, Candlelight, 2005

- High Mayhem Festival 2004 (compilation), High Mayhem, 2005
- Redshift, Redshift, Independent, 2005

- To Tide You Over, Grilly Biggs, Independent, 2004
- Macy-Golombisky Duo, Live at Left Bank, Independent, 2001

Read about Matthew Golombisky:
- Dec. 6 2007 issue of Chicago Reader (ears&eyes Festival article);
- Nov. 2007 issue of Bass Player (Larry Grenadier interview);
- Sept. 26 2007, Santa Fe Reporter (High Mayhem Festival review);
- March 2007 issue of DownBeat (Lucky 7s review);
- Fall 2006 issue of Zero Tolerance (Gunnelpumpers article);
- Summer 2006 issue of Double Bassist (Surviving Katrina article);
- Chicago Jazz Festival 2006 issue of TimeOut (Lucky 7s article);
- Spring 2006 issue of Signal to Noise (WATIV article).

CURRENT GROUPS/BANDS:
- Tomorrow Music Orchestra – 30+ members (strings, brass,
woodwinds, voice, vibes, guitar, accordian and drum set); Chicago-based.

- GKduo – Matthew Golombisky (MG): basses/likable noise/melodica/
percussion, Quin Kirchner (QK): drums/tapes/samples/percussion; Chicago.

- Zing! – James Davis: trumpet/effects, Caroline Davis (CD): alto sax/
effects, Dave Miller: guitar/effects, MG: electric bass/likable noise, QK:
drums; Chicago-based.

- Pedway CD: alto sax, QK: drums, MG: acoustic bass; Chicago-based.

- The Other Planets – Anthony Cuccia: percussion/vocals, Dr. Jimbo
Walsh: guitar, Dan Oestreicher: bari/bass saxophone, MM: vibes, MG:
elec. bass/effects, QK: drums, Tim McFatter: tenor sax/keyboards; New
Orleans-based.


- Lucky 7s - Jeb Bishop: trombone, Jeff Albert: trombone/tuba, Josh
Berman: cornet, Keefe Jackson: tenor sax/bass clarinet, Jason Adasiewicz:
vibes,
QK: drums, MG: acoustic/electric bass; Chicago/New Orleans-based.

- Gunnelpumpers – Doug Johnson: acoustic/electric contrabass/effects,
Michael Hovnanian: contrabass/effects, MG: contrabass/likable noise,
Doug Brush: tabla/percussion, Randy Farr: congas/percussion; Chicago-based.


- WATIV - William A. Thompson IV: piano/rhodes/clari
net, Milton Villarrubia:
drums/melodica/effects, MG: acoustic bass/melodica/likable noise; Jackson,
MS/Santa Fe, NM/Chicago/New Orleans-based.

- backGammon - James Diomede: voice, Casey Farina: made instr./computer,
Theron Humiston: guitar/synth, Jonathon Kirk: trombone/computer,
Dr. Stephen Syverud: piano, CD: alto sax/effects, MG: bass/likable noise;
Chicago-based.

- Dirty Snow – James Davis: trumpet, Caroline Davis: alto sax, Matthew
McClimon (MM): vibes, MG: acoustic bass; Chicago-based.

- Balkano - Bryan Pardo: clarinet/tenor sax, Diana Lawrence: voice,
Joe Chellman: drums, Ari Seder: guitar, JD: trumpet, MG: basses; Chicago

- Red Shift – Tom Sandahl: guitar/keyboards, MM: vibes, MG: acoustic/
electric bass/likable noise, QK: drums; Portland/Chicago-based.

- Grilly Biggs – MM: vibes, MG: acoustic/electric bass/likable noise, QK: drums/tapes, Milton Villarrubia: drums/sampler; Santa Fe/Chicago-based.

- QMRplus – Robin Boudreaux: saxophones, MM: vibes, QK: drums, MG:
acoustic bass/likable noise; New Orleans/Chicago-based.

- The Hall Monitors – David Polk: sax/guitar/computer, Brigham Hall: keys/computer, QK: drums/sampler, MG: electric bass/likable noise,
(also includes: Simon Lott: drums); New Orleans/Chicago-based.


Related Websites:

- earsandeyesrecords.com
- earsandeyesfestival.com
- zingzingzing.com
- tomorrowmusic.org
- theotherplanets.com
- myspace.com/tomorrowmusicorchestra
- myspace.com/matthewgolombisky
- gkduo.com
- myspace.com/gkduo
- pedwaytrio.com
- myspace.com/pedway
- highmayhem.org
- wativ.com
- grillybiggs.com
- qmrplus.com
- lucky7s.org


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Performance Schedule:.____________________________

UPDATES

life performance..... here AND there. waiting, writing, and loving.

Dec 11 '09 - Bottom Lounge (Chicago) w/ In Tall Buildings

Dec 10 '09 - Hideout (Chicago) w/ Tomorrow Music Orchestra

Dec 5 '09 State Theater (Minneapolis) w/ Swell Season (tech)

Dec 4 '09 - The Pageant (St. Louis) w/ Swell Season (tech)

Dec 3 '09 - Auditorium Theater (Chicago) w/ Swell Season (tech)

Dec 2 '09 - Michigan Theatre (Ann Arbor) w/ Swell Season (tech)

Nov 30 '09 - Ogden Theatre (Kansas City) w/ Swell Season (tech)

Oct 19 '09 - 10pm - Skylark (Chi.) w/ Darts'n'Arrows

Oct 4 '09 - 10:30pm - Hungry Brain (Chi.) w/ Darts'n'Arrows

Sept 23 '09 - The Whistler (Chicago) w/ Zing!

Sept 22 '09 - The Mill (Iowa City) w/ Zing!

Sept 21 '09 - Metro Coffee (Hutchinson, KS) w/ Zing!

Sept 20 '09 - Dazzle (Denver, CO) w/ Zing!

Sept 19 '09 - High Mayhem Studio (Santa Fe, NM) w/ Zing!

Sept 18 '09 - The 806 (Amarillo, TX) w/ Zing!

Sept 17 '09 - Brookhaven Workshop (Dallas, TX) w/ Zing!

Sept 17 '09 - Waxahachie High (Waxahacie, TX) w/ Zing!

Sept. 16 '09 - Newman Smith (Carrollton, TX) w/ Zing!

Sept 15 '09 - Adamson HS (Dallas, TX) w/ Zing!

Sept 14 '09 - Super Happy Fun Land (Houston, TX) w/ Zing!

Sept 13 '09 - HiHo Lounge (NOLA) w/ Zing!

Sept 12 '09 - Circle Bar (NOLA) w/ Zing!

Sept 11 '09 - 121 Studios (Jackson, MS) w/ Zing!

Sept 6 '09 - Hungry Brain w/ Lucky 7s (CD Release)

Aug 17 '09 - Millenium Park (Chicago) w/ NOMO

Aug 15 '09 - Iron Horse Music Hall (Northampton, MA) w/ NOMO

Aug 14 '09 - Inst. Contemp. Art (Boston, MA) w/ NOMO

Aug 13 '09 - Mercury Lounge (NYC) w/ NOMO

Aug 12 '09 - M Room (Philadelphia, PA) w/ NOMO

Aug 11 '09 - Ottobar (Baltimore, MD) w/ NOMO

Aug 10 '09 - DC9 (Washington DC) w/ NOMO

Aug 8 '09 - Local 506 (Chapel Hill, NC) w/ NOMO

Aug 7 '09 - The Earl (Atlanta, GA) w/ NOMO

Aug 6 '09 - The Bottletree (Birmingham, AL) w/ NOMO

Aug 5 '09 - Mercy Lounge (Nashville, TN) w/ NOMO

Aug 4 '09 - Jake's Nightclub (Bloomington, IN) w/ NOMO

July 17-19 '09 - Pitchfork Music Fest (Chi.) stage managing

July 16 '09 - Martyrs' (Chicago) w/ Zing!

Jan 23 '09 - (world) w/ Sonic Bridge (Argentina group)

Dec 21 '08 - Hungry Brain w/ Bill MacKacy, Greg Ward, Quin Kirchner

Dec 20 '08 - Heaven Gallery w/ Ear to the Ground Quartet

Dec 19 '08 - Empty Bottle w/ Tomorrow Music Orchestra

Dec 18 '08 - Strobe Studios w/ Zing!

Dec 17 '08 - Velvet Lounge w/ Ben Boye & Charles Rumback

Nov 23 '08 - Hungry Brain w/ Pedway

Nov 22 '08 - Jazz w/ Caroline Davis & Rob Clearfield

Nov 8 '08 - Heartland Cafe (Chi.) w/ Balkano

Oct 24-26 '08 - ears&eyes Festival @ The Hideout w/ lots of great music!

Oct 23 '08 - (e&e fest pre-party) w/ Tomorrow Music Orchestra

Oct 17 '08 - 9pm - Around the Coyote w/ Tomorrow Music Orchestra

Oct 11 '08 - 7pm - Heaven Gallery/Chi. Calling - w/ Albert, Godston

Oct 11 '08 - 6pm - Collaboraction w/ k.Wiegman, c.Gorczynski

Oct 6 '08 - 10pm - Darkroom (Chi.) w/ The Pandering

Oct 3 '08 - 11pm - Lily's (Chi.) w/ The Pandering

Sep 22 '08 - Uncommon Ground (Chi.) w/ Balkano

Sep 20-21 '08 - Hideout Block Party (stage managing)

Sep 19 '08 - High Mayhem Fest (Santa Fe, NM) w/ WATIV

Sep 17 '08 - 9pm - Taos Inn (Albuquerque, NM) w/ WATIV

Sep 11 '08 - 9pm - Elastic (Chicago) w/ Tomorrow Music Orchestra

Sep 8 '08 - 7pm - Myopic Books w/ c.Davis, h.Gillet, d.Miller, f.Rosaly

Aug 27 '08 - 6pm - Reggie's (Chi.) w/ Tomorrow Music Orchestra

Aug 17 '08 - Saratoga Music Fest (NY) w/ Swell Season (teching)

Aug 10 '08 - The Pines (Northhampton, MA) w/ Swell Season (teching)

Aug 9 '08 - Virgin Mobile Fest (Baltimore) w/ Swell Season (teching)

Aug 7 '08 - 8pm - Tamarack Grill (Burke Mt., VT) w/ Chana Rothman

Aug 6 '08 - 8pm - Langdon St. Cafe (Montpeller, VT) w/ Chana Rothman

Aug 5 '08 - 7pm - Surprise Lake (Cold Spring, NY) w/ Chana Rothman

Aug 2 '08 - 2pm - Historic 3rd Ward Fest (Milwaukee) w/ Cory Tcheng

Aug 1 '08 - 9pm - Silvie's (Chicago) w/ The Pandering

Jul 26 '08 - 10pm - Uncommon Ground (Chi.) w/ Balkano

Jul 24 '08 - 9pm - Lilly's (Chi.) w/ Cory Tcheng

Jul 20 '08 - 6pm - Pitchfork Music Festival (Chi.) ...Stage Managing

Jul 19 '08 - 1pm - Pitchfork Music Festival (Chi.) ...Stage Managing

Jul 18 '08 - 1pm - Pitchfork Music Festival (Chi.) ...Stage Managing

Jul 4 '08 - 1pm - Electrical Audio (Chi.) w/ Duke Special (session)

Jul 3 '08 - 1pm - Electrical Audio (Chi.) w/ Duke Special (session)

Jun 30 '08 - 12:30pm - Taste of Chicago w/ Balkano

Jun 20 '08 - 9pm - Elastic Arts (Chi.) w/ Tomorrow Music Orchestra

Jun 15 '08 - 12pm - Chicago Jewish Music Festival w/ Chana Rothman

Jun 13 '08 - 7pm - Loft Party (Chi.) w/ Chana Rothman

Jun 4 '08 - 9pm - Beat Kitch (Chi.) w/ Tomorrow Music Orchestra

Jun 1 '08 - 5-6pm - WNUR 89.3FM (Chi.) DJ/host: "Connect the Dots"

May 25 '08 - 5-6pm - WNUR 89.3FM (Chi.) DJ/host: "Connect the Dots"

May 18 '08 - 5-6pm - WNUR 89.3FM (Chi.) DJ/host: "Connect the Dots"

May 15 '08 - 8pm - Strobe Studio w/ Bill MacKay & Dominic Johnson

May 11 '08 - 5-6pm - WNUR 89.3FM (Chi.) DJ/host: "Connect the Dots"

May 9 '08 - 9pm - Velvet Lounge (Chi.) w/ Balkano

May 7 '08 - 9pm - Sonotheque (Chi.) w/ Tomorrow Music Orchestra

May 5 '08 - 9pm - Iron Post (Urbana, IL) w/ Zing!

May 4 '08 - 10pm - Dragon's Den (New Orleans) w/ The Other Planets

May 4 '08 - 9pm - Dragon's Den (New Orleans) w/ Zing!

May 3 '08 - 10pm - Bisbano's (Lafayette, LA) w/ The Other Planets

Apr 30 '08 - 10pm - Blue Nile (Open Ears, NOLA) w/ Zing!

Apr 29 '08 - 9pm - Studio 121 (Jackson, MS) w/ Zing!

Apr 28 '08 - 9pm - The Comet (Cincinnati, OH) w/ Zing!

Apr 20 '08 - 5-6pm - WNUR 89.3FM (Chi.) DJ/host: "Connect the Dots"

Apr 19 '08 - 9pm - Brown Rice (Chi.) w/ Jeff Albert Group

Apr 19 '08 - 4pm - SPACE (Chi.) w/ SPACE Faulty Concert

Apr 18 '08 - 7pm - Kilbourn Park (Chi.) w/ Lucky 7s

Apr 15 '08 - 8pm - Nottingham Co-op (Madison, WI) w/ Zing!

Apr 14 '08 - 10pm - Reggie's (Chi.) w/ Zing!

Apr 13 '08 - 5-6pm - WNUR 89.3FM (Chi.) DJ/host: "Connect the Dots"

Apr 8 '08 - 12pm - Chicago Cultural Center w/ Jason Steele Ensemble

Apr 6 '08 - 5-6pm - WNUR 89.3FM (Chi.) DJ/host: "Connect the Dots"

Apr 4 '08 - 10pm -Lilly's Bar (Chi.) w/ Jason Steele Ensemble

Mar 30 '08 - 10pm - Hungry Brain (Chi.) w/ QMRplus

Mar 29 '08 - 10pm - Heaven Gallery (Chi.) w/ Robin Boudreaux

Mar 29 '08 - 5pm - WNUR 89.3FM w/ Jason Steele Ensemble

Mar 27 '08 - 10pm - Elastic Arts (Chi.) w/ Robin Boudreaux

Mar 26 '08 - 11pm - Darkroom (Chi.) w/ Tomorrow Music Orchestra

Mar 24 '08 - 9pm - Brown Rice (Chi.) w/ Darts'n'Arrows

Mar 23 '08 - 10pm - Hungry Brain (Chi.) w/ Pedway

Mar 22 '08 - 9pm - Langdon St. Cafe (Montpelier, VT) w/ Chana Rothman

Mar 21 '08 - 8pm - Tamarack Grill (Burke Mt., VT) w/ Chana Rothman

Mar 20 '08 - 9pm - Strobe Studios (Chi.) w/ Tomorrow Music Orchestra

Mar 18 '08 - 9:00pm - Martyrs' (Chi.) w/ WATIV

Mar 16 '08 - 10pm - Ronny's (Chi.) w/ CJ Boyd/Quiver/WATIV

Mar 16 '08 - 1pm - Green Mill (Chi.) w/ Jason Steele Ensemble

Mar 8 '08 - 8pm - Swedish American Museum w/ Leslie Beukelman

Mar 7 '08 - 11pm - AV-aerie (Chi.) w/ Tomorrow Music Orchestra

Mar 1 '08 - 5pm - WNUR 89.3FM w/ Tomorrow Music Orchestra

Feb 23 '08 - 8pm - Mothersfool (Madison, WI) w/ Pedway

Feb 20 '08 - 10pm - Tonic Room (Chi.) w/ Zing!

Feb 18 '08 - 10pm - Reggie's (Chi.) w/ Tomorrow Music Orchestra Octet

Feb 17 '08 - 9pm - University of Chicago w/ Chana Rothman

Feb 11 '08 - 10pm - Bad Dog Tavern (Chi.) w/ Pedway

Feb 8 '08 - 9:30pm - Silvie's Lounge (Chi.) w/ Zing!

Feb 8 '08 - noon - Piano Forte/98.7FM Hulya Alpakin "King William's Son"

Jan 28 '08 - 10pm - Elastic Arts w/ CJ Boyd

Jan 24 '08 - 10pm - Elastic Arts w/ Zing!

Jan 20 '08 - 6pm - Green Mill w/ backGammon

Jan 11 '08 - 12pm - Chicago Cultural Center w/ Balkano

Jan 7 '08 - 9pm - Reggie's w/ Pedway

Jan 4 '08 - 10pm - Reggie's w/ GKduo

Jan 3 '08 - 8pm - Velvet Lounge (Chi.) w/ Darts 'n Arrows


Shows of 2007: here

Shows of 2006: here

Shows of 2005: here










 

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