Acid Birds is a trio composed of Andrew Barker, Charles Waters and Jaime Fennelly. Barker formed the trio ACID BIRDS in order to perform the composition of the same name. Along with saxophonist / clarinetist Charles Waters, and multi-instrumentalist Jaime Fennelly, the trio premiered in 2004 for the
artist collective Free103point9, and their creative music event entitled Assembled: Free Jazz + Electronics. In November of 2007, Barker, Waters, and Fennelly convened for a second time to record Acid Birds which was released by QBICO records (Italy) in 2009. Their second LP, Acid Birds II, will be released in February 2011 on Sagittarius A-Star, and the new Brooklyn label Electric Temple Records released their first cassette, entitled Mock Load, to coincide with their Midwest / East Coast tour in February 2011.
Andrew Barker has worked with Gold Sparkle Band, Sirone of the Revolutionary Ensemble, Daniel Carter, Roy Campbell's TAZ, Rob Brown, Chris Jonas, Sonny Simmons, Sabir Mateen, Virginia Genta, and many others.He has appeared on several recordings, including Apostolic Polyphony (with Matthew Shipp and Charles Waters) and The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra's Mayor of Punkville. In addition to several ongoing projects, Barker has also recently formed a metal band called Hallux.
Harmoniumist & electronicist Jaime Fennelly is a founding member of Peeesseye, the transatlantic amalgam of minimalist rock, noise, folk, drone, psych, improv, sound poetry, and absurdity that has produced nearly twenty releases and performed over 160 concerts in Europe and the US since forming in Brooklyn, New York in 2002.Through blending together harmonium, piano and synth drone slabs, hemorrhaging feedback and percussive tape loops, he creates music operating somewhere between a hypnotic ritual, kosmische-inspired minimalism and seriously blurred out american folk music. Releases of his various projects/bands, including Mind Over Mirrors, Peeesseye, Phantom Limb and Bison, Manpack Variant and Acid Birds can be found on labels such as Chocolate Monk, Locust Music, Utech, 8mm, Unframed, Archive, Digitalis Industries, QBICO, Smeraldina-Rima, Misanthropic Agenda and Evolving Ear.
Charles Waters is a member of the Gold Sparkle Band, a large collective of musicians that has included Nate Wooley, Sabir Mateen, Matt Lavelle, Hill Greene, and many others.Waters studied clarinet with Eugene Kavadlo of the Charlotte Symphony, and has also worked with William Parker's Little Huey Music Orchestra, Matthew Shipp, and Chris Jonas' Brooklyn Comprovisers Orchestra.
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