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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!,
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
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
Interlude" on Red Shift's debut album: 2:02
Block Party" - myself & James Davis: 5:57
on Baghdad Music Journal: 6:40
Bill MacKay & self - acoustic demo medley: 3:19
Whore" (mixed media short): 1:04
Tomorrow Music Orchestra @ Strobe Studios
COMPOSED AUDIO SAMPLES:
What's Next." chamber orchestra :
SAMPLER (various): 3:36
29 Hannah Concerto" for TMO & Helen Gillet (sample): 1:55
"scary" music/sound design "Paper Work" (film): 2:00
design "dark music": 5:17
acoustic/electronic "dramatic" (2002): 8:32
Buster" piano introspective: 4:33
in skirts/Slakeshore" (excerpts) by TMO: 6:48
"A Long Time Without a Name." performed by Red Shift: 3:56
theme (bassoon/strings): 1:46
theme "Paper Work" (film): 2:02
live sound design from alto sax only (Caroline Davis): 1:29
acoustic/electronic "IDM": 0:42
MORE @ THESE SITES:
Golombisky ( myspace)
Music Orchestra ( web)
- 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!,
Chicago Junglebop Syndicate, ITS TIME, IZM Records, 2007
ears&eyes, 2007 - Farragut,
- New Orleans/Katrina=Chicago+Santa Fe, Grilly Biggs, High
- High Mayhem Festival 2005 (compilation), High
- Eightballs in Angola, The
Other Planets, Attention Spaniel, 2006
- Live @ Ice Factory, Tomorrow
Music Orchestra, ears&eyes,
- neon jesus garage, Tomorrow
Music Orchestra, ears&eyes,
backGammon, backGammon, Independent, 2006
- Introducing ::, GKduo,
- LIVE!, QMRplus,
Music Journal, WATIV,
High Mayhem, 2005
- Dismantling Devotion, Daylight
Dies, Candlelight, 2005
- High Mayhem
Festival 2004 (compilation), High
- Redshift, Redshift, Independent, 2005
To Tide You Over, Grilly
Biggs, Independent, 2004
- Macy-Golombisky Duo, Live at Left Bank, Independent, 2001
about Matthew Golombisky:
Dec. 6 2007 issue of Chicago
Reader ( ears&eyes
Festival article); - Nov. 2007 issue of Bass
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
- Chicago Jazz Festival 2006 issue of TimeOut (Lucky 7s article);
- Spring 2006 issue of Signal to Noise (WATIV article).
- – 30+ members (strings, brass, Tomorrow
woodwinds, voice, vibes, guitar, accordian and drum set); Chicago-based.
– Matthew Golombisky (MG): basses/likable noise/melodica/ GKduo
percussion, Quin Kirchner (QK): drums/tapes/samples/percussion; Chicago.
– James Davis: trumpet/effects, Caroline Davis (CD): alto sax/ Zing!
effects, Dave Miller: guitar/effects, MG: electric bass/likable noise,
CD: alto sax, QK: drums, MG: acoustic bass;
- – Anthony Cuccia: percussion/vocals,
Dr. Jimbo The
Walsh: guitar, Dan Oestreicher: bari/bass saxophone, MM: vibes, MG:
elec. bass/effects, QK: drums, Tim McFatter: tenor sax/keyboards; New
Orleans-based. net, Milton Villarrubia:
- Jeb Bishop: trombone, Jeff Albert: trombone/tuba, Josh Lucky 7s
Berman: cornet, Keefe Jackson: tenor sax/bass clarinet, Jason
Adasiewicz: QK: drums, MG: acoustic/electric bass; Chicago/New Orleans-based.
– Doug Johnson: acoustic/electric contrabass/effects, Gunnelpumpers
Michael Hovnanian: contrabass/effects, MG: contrabass/likable noise,
Doug Brush: tabla/percussion, Randy Farr: congas/percussion; Chicago-based.
- William A. Thompson IV: piano/rhodes/clari WATIV
drums/melodica/effects, MG: acoustic bass/melodica/likable noise; Jackson,
MS/Santa Fe, NM/Chicago/New Orleans-based.
- James Diomede: voice, Casey Farina: made instr./computer, backGammon
Theron Humiston: guitar/synth, Jonathon Kirk: trombone/computer,
Dr. Stephen Syverud: piano, CD: alto sax/effects, MG: bass/likable noise;
- – James Davis: trumpet, Caroline Davis: alto sax,
McClimon (MM): vibes, MG: acoustic bass; Chicago-based.
- Bryan Pardo: clarinet/tenor sax, Diana Lawrence: voice, Balkano
Joe Chellman: drums, Ari Seder: guitar,
JD: trumpet, MG: basses; Chicago
- – Tom Sandahl: guitar/keyboards, MM: vibes, MG:
electric bass/likable noise, QK: drums; Portland/Chicago-based.
- – MM: vibes, MG: acoustic/electric bass/likable
noise, QK: drums/tapes, Milton Villarrubia: drums/sampler; Santa Fe/Chicago-based. Grilly
– Robin Boudreaux: saxophones, MM: vibes, QK: drums, MG:
acoustic bass/likable noise; New Orleans/Chicago-based.
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.
Performance Schedule:._____________________ _______
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
PanderingOct 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
May 25 '08 - 5-6pm - WNUR 89.3FM (Chi.) DJ/host: "Connect the
May 18 '08 - 5-6pm - WNUR 89.3FM (Chi.) DJ/host: "Connect the
May 15 '08 - 8pm - Strobe Studio w/ Bill MacKay & Dominic Johnson
May 11 '08 - 5-6pm - WNUR 89.3FM (Chi.) DJ/host: "Connect the
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
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
Apr 8 '08 - 12pm - Chicago Cultural Center w/ Jason Steele Ensemble
Apr 6 '08 - 5-6pm - WNUR 89.3FM (Chi.) DJ/host: "Connect the
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
Feb 17 '08 - 9pm - University of Chicago w/ Chana Rothman
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
Jan 28 '08 - 10pm - Elastic Arts w/ CJ Boyd
24 '08 - 10pm - Elastic Arts w/ Zing!
Jan 20 '08 - 6pm - Green Mill w/ backGammon
11 '08 - 12pm - Chicago Cultural Center w/ Balkano
7 '08 - 9pm - Reggie's w/ Pedway
4 '08 - 10pm - Reggie's w/ GKduo
3 '08 - 8pm - Velvet Lounge (Chi.) w/ Darts 'n Arrows
Shows of 2007: here
Shows of 2006: here
Shows of 2005: here