BING & RUTH
Brooklyn band Bing and Ruth is an 11-piece ensemble led by composer and pianist David Moore. Described by the NY Times as "making the most of layered and atmospheric melody," the band utilizes clarinets, voices, cellos, and a buffet of other acoustic instruments to craft expansive soundscapes and quiet microtonal textures. The ensemble enjoys it's reputation as a unique live experience, and it's recent performances in the New York area include the 2009 MATA Festival, the Wordless Music Series, Darmstadt New Music, the WFMU Festival, and Stochastic Brooklyn. Bing & Ruth's most recent album, the double LP City Lake (2010), was praised by the Village Voice as being "...tender, optimistic, uneasy and impossibly gorgeous." They were recently the subject of one of La Blogothèque's infamous Take Away Shows, shot by legendary filmmaker Vincent Moon on a snowy Coney Island beach. An anthology of their scores "The Music is Bing & Ruth" will be published in summer 2012 by Mel Bay Publications.