Archive for September 2013

Ben Neill – October 20

Ben Neill with the Mutantrumpet

The next artist at musiXplore has such an stellar reputation, we don’t have to say a thing about him. Not when there are quotes like this about him already:

A creative composer, genius performer, and inventor of the mutantrumpet. Time Out NY

Ben Neill is a musical powerhouse, a serious and individual talent. Time Out London

Ben Neill is using a schizophrenic trumpet to create art music for the people. Wired Magazine

Neill works with harmonies based on numerical relationships that produce spiritually powerful resonances. The result is trippy, otherworldly and seamlessly groovy. Interview Magazine

Calling Ben Neill a trumpeter is like calling Mr. Spock a frequent flyer … as vibrant as the galaxies beyond, both adventurous and artful. Boston Phoenix

Neill’s astonishing mutantrumpet blends brass and computer with wit, beauty and solid musicianship. Village Voice

To hear samples of Ben’s music, click on the Listen/Shop tab at, then scroll down and click on the album covers. You can also buy advance tickets on the same page. The Ivanhoe is a small room, but we honor the advance tickets over latecomers at the door.

Terrence McManus Video

From the September 22, 2013 concert, Terrence McManus performs an improv.

There are three other videos of this show available. These are 3 movements of a long improvised piece: Movement #1, Movement #2 and Movement #3.

This concert was dedicated to the memory of Canadian poet and publisher Richard Truhlar who passed away on September 17, 2013.

musiXplore in the News Logo

musiXplore got a very nice writeup about the new season from critic Tris McCall of the Newark Star-Ledger. Click here to read the full story.

Terrence McManus – September 22

Terrence McManus

musiXplore is proud to present avant guitarist Terrence McManus on Sunday, September 22. Terrence has played with most experimental musicians in the New York area: Herb Robertson, Gerry Hemingway, Tim Berne, Kermit Driscoll and Ellery Eskelin, among many others. His 2010 EP “Brooklyn” showcases his melding of guitar with electronics. The New York City Jazz Record wrote of him “He can present simple ringing tones that shimmer and sooth, sounding not unlike a harp, or crush and cripple strings with the best of the noisy avant-gardists.”

Terrence has performed at Carnegie Hall, the New York Guitar Festival, Jazz Festival Willisau (Switzerland), Jazzfestival Saalfelden (Austria), the New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park, and the inaugural month at John Zorn’s The Stone. Terrence was featured in the book State of the Axe: Guitar Masters in Photographs and Words by legendary photographer Ralph Gibson.

The show begins at 1pm with an opening set by ArtCrime. All musiXplore concerts are held at the Ivanhoe Wheelhouse, 4 Spruce Street in the historic district of Paterson, NJ. Admission is $5 suggested donation.