RRIICCEE featuring Vincent Gallo and Eric Erlandson at the MOCAD

FRIDAY DECEMBER 14, 2007
doors at 8PM, show at 9PM
tickets: $15 (buy tickets)

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THIS EVENT IS AT THE MOCAD (4454 Woodward, Detroit). Vincent Gallo (born Buffalo, NY on April 11th, 1962) and Eric Erlandson (born Los Angeles, CA on January 9th, 1963) have formed a new musical project, RRIICCEE. Gallo, a movie actor, filmmaker and musician, is the critically acclaimed writer and director of such films like Buffalo 66 and The Brown Bunny. He has released two solo albums on the British recording label, Warp Records and also collaborated with the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat in the New York no-wave musical group Gray. Erlandson is the former guitarist and founding member of the rock band Hole, along with Courtney Love. The band released three albums including their 1994 commercial breakthrough, Live Through This. RRIICCEE will embark on their debut national tour in December. RRIICCEE is a spontaneous collective between the two musicians (with the potential of additional members) and exhibits the creation of composition within a live performance. For all appearances, the outfit does not perform pre-written music and is not limited to the boundaries of one specific musical genre. At the present time, RRIICCEE has no recorded music and has no plans on recording a commercial release. Gallo offered, "Improvisation is not a good word for what we're doing. It's more a gesture of composing and performing at the same time, always hoping to avoid musical cliché or jamming. We've chosen not to go into a studio in a traditional way like other bands have done in the past: to make recordings, cut them up, dub on them, fine tune and mix them, and then release them as an album, then later, go on tour, pantomiming those recordings over and over each night as a form of cabaret. Instead, for a long time now, we've chosen to remain open, to grow and change more naturally, and when we play live, the music is often created during the performance. If we choose to record a performance, the recording itself is only evidence of that creative moment. The purpose of recording then, is to listen back for enjoyment."

 

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