Double Celled Organism is Bill Brovold and Richard Carr. Bill Brovold plays electric and acoustic guitars and home-made instruments (lap steel guitar, metalo-phone). Richard Carr plays violin, keys and samples. All compositions are by Brovold/Carr.
Richard Carr is a violinist, composer and music educator who lives in Rosendale, New York (85 miles north of New York City). He holds a Doctorate in music education from Columbia University. He has recorded numerous albums under his own name and with artists such as Bill Laswell, Fred Frith, Bootsy Collins, Sly & Robbie, The Swans, Milt Hinton, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli Jr., Alan Dawson, Howard Alden, and Karl Berger. He has performed with James Williams, Kenny Davern, Doc Cheatam, Jay McShann, Jamal Nasser, Mike Nord, Georg Hofmann, Steve Gorn, Robert Dick, John McDermott, the Go:Organic Orchestra and the American Festival of Microtonal Music.. He has regularly toured the US, Europe, Japan, and Mexico over the past twenty years. He is a former radio host on WDST in Woodstock, NY. In the 1980’s he lived in Boston and played sectional violin with the Boston Philharmonic. He has climbed to the summit of Mt. Kilamanjaro in Tanzania, and trekked in Nepal, Peru, New Zealand, Patagonia, France, Switzerland, Italy, The Rockies, The Sierra Nevada, and a bunch of other places.
Bill Brovold is a painter, composer and artist. In the early 1980s, he was a member of a number of New York avant-garde, No Wave groups including Rhys Chatham Ensemble, East Village Orchestra, Fast Forward and the Zen Vikings. Bill created the Detroit bands Larval and Strange Farm, whose revolving line-ups at times included Billy Ficca of Television, Ernie Brooks of Modern Lovers, and Ron Asheton of The Stooges. Brovold’s long musical history overflows with interesting projects and obscure yet essential names in the worlds of art and avant-garde music.
In 2017, Brovold and multi-instrumentalist Jamie Saft released the double LP “Serenity Knolls” on RareNoise Records. In 2019, he started working with Team Love Records to distribute titles from various musical explorations, including two Larval titles: “2” and “Predator or Prey,” originally released on Knitting Factory Records and three albums under his own name: “Superstar;” “Bill Brovold’s Stone Soup, The Michael Goldberg Variations,” which features artists such as Rhys Chatham and Fred Lonberg-Holm; and “Childish Delusions” originally released on Tzadik. When he’s not playing music, building instruments, or making sculpture, Bill teaches art and improvisational music to children in Brooklyn’s public schools. His studio is in New York’s Hudson Valley. Bill Brovold Music X Team Love
Double Celled Organism will be distributed worldwide on June 12, 2020.
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