emily hay From noon-2 pm, Thursday, from noon-2pm, Colter Frazier‘s radio show, “Impressions,” will feature guests musicians Emily Hay and Brad Dutz, live and in the KCSB studios.

Emily Hay is a flutist, vocalist and pianist who extends the traditional roles and capabilities of her instruments by incorporating the complexity of contemporary classical technique with the spontaneity and experimentation of free improvisation. The result is startling interpretations of sound and intense ensemble interaction. Her explorations on the flute and alto flute embody unusual tone colors and soaring rhythmic structures, augmented by electronically generated effects and often overlapped by unusual vocalizations ranging from primal to operatic with lyrics and sounds from the stream of consciousness.

Hay is an active member of the Los Angeles and “left coast” music communities, and has performed in avant garde, art rock, free improvisation, electro-acoustical and contemporary classical ensembles such as U Totem, The Motor Totemist Guild, The 5 UU’s , Otherparts, I Am Umbrella, Adam Rudolph’s Go Organic Orchestra, The Emily Hay Collective, The Rich West Ensemble, The Jeff Kaiser Okodektet and The Vinny Golia Large Ensemble. Recordings of her work have been released on Cuneiform Records, Recommended Records, Nine Winds, Meta, pfMentum, Public Eyesore and Dragnet Records. She has toured and performed throughout Europe, Canada and the U.S. with concert highlights at the Bimhuis/Amsterdam, the Ottomat/Italy, New Music America Festival/Montreal, Art Rock Festival/Frankfurt, Kulturni Dom/Yugoslavia, Staion de Art Sankt Peter/Cologne and the Reithalle/Switzerland.

brad dutz
Brad Dutz is also a very well know studio percussionist (www.braddutz.com). They’ll be playing on my show and promoting themselves playing at the Experimental Music Night at the BikoHouse that night, with Carey Foose on guitar as well

(Hay, Dutz, & Foose will be performing later that night [THURSDAY, May 17th] at the bimonthly Experimental Music Night at the BIKO HOUSING CO-OP SHOWSPACE, from 8-10 pm [6612 Sueno Rd. in Isla Vista] As always the show is free and all ages. Since the Biko House requires that shows by 10, the event organizers ask that you please try to be there promptly at 8 for the start of the show.).