volcano radar at constellation!

further details on the workshop part of volcano radar’s upcoming show at constellation!

The SOUND OF THE CITY WORKSHOP gives the traditional jam session a modern twist. In place of the traditional house band, each week a new small ensemble will be featured performing original music. The evening focuses on creative improvisation as a way to approach and achieve original composition.

Following the featured ensemble’s set, the workshop opens things up to a larger pool of musicians, inviting improvisational performance from creative practitioners working within the spectrum of jazz and improvised music.

All improvisers – instrumentalists and vocalists – are welcome. The workshop is open to experienced musicians, as well as those excited to explore improvisation for the first time.

Musicians who’d like to be included need to arrive by 9:30pm. The workshop stresses that musicians come to listen first before taking part in playing. The whole evening is FREE and open to the public.

Each week’s workshop will be hosted by Cameron Pfiffner, Nick Mazzarella, Joshua Abrams or Mike Reed.

pan y rosas discos release refutation of time by volcano radar!


hey everyone, the end of march newness comes from volcano radar! they are a fusion of ecstatic improvisational energy and apollonian intellect. a power quartet with dual free jazz/noise/avant guitarists elbio barilari and julia a. miller, legendary bassist harrison bankhead and incendiary drummer avreeayl ra, volcano radar moves fluently through a stylistic range from noise-funk improvisation to structured sonic forms.

their debut album, refutation of time, consists of an improvised set that was recorded at experimental sound studio in chicago on february 26, 2013. get it here!