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Tristan Pollack + Michael Larocca

Spiral Music

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
6:00 PM–9:00 PM

Spiral Music presents acoustic music every Wednesday evening at the base of the Museum’s spiral staircase. This week Tristan Pollack and Michael Larocca are invited to forge a connection between their music and the art in the galleries.

About the Musicians

Photo courtesy Go Fukasawa

Tristan Teshigahara Pollack is a musician, guitarist, writer, and composer based in New York City and born in Tokyo, Japan. He has scored original music for feature films and short films, including the closing theme for Au revoir l’ete (2013) by Director Koji Fukada. As a collaborator in sound, he has sound-mixed and operated boom mics for numerous student and DIY films and video pieces. He has also worked with curators, artists, dancers, and florists for site-specific performances at Abrons Art Center, Losaida Art Center, and Westbeth Artists Community, as well as venues such as CBGB. His music is deeply influenced by the films of his grandfather, Hiroshi Teshigahara. He is currently recording his first solo album.

Michael Larocca plays drums, percussion, and electronics and composes acoustic, electronic, and electroacoustic music. He plays in many different groups of styles varying from screamo to jazz fusion, but mainly takes interest in freely improvised music. Michael takes influence from not just free improvisation, but also noise music, musique concrète, psychedelic rock, German progressive rock, ambient music, onkyokei, no-wave, free jazz, and performance art. He has performed at many different venues, from DIY house shows to small theaters. Michael is currently based in New York City, but is from southwestern Connecticut and performs in Fairfield and New Haven county regularly. He currently studies music at the School of Jazz at The New School.