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Bing & Ruth

Formed in the mid-aughts among music student friends at New York City’s New School, Bing & Ruth’s lineup has shifted with the scope of each recording. 2014’s Tomorrow Was The Golden Age was executed by an ensemble of two upright bassists, two clarinetists, a cellist and a tape delay tech, all supporting David Moore’s sublime yet resonant piano scores.

Originally pressed in a limited edition five years ago, City Lake was re-realized in a simultaneously refined and expanded form as a RVNG, Intl. release in November 2015. Embodying both the restrained and expressive capabilities of a large ensemble, City Lake impresses a physicality where Tomorrow Was the Golden Age traces ethereal shifts between darkness and light. Joining Moore on this stirring rove are two clarinetists (Jeremy Vinerand and Patrick Breiner), two cellists (Greg Heffernan and Leigh Stuart), two vocalists (Becca Stevens and Jean Rohe), a bassist (Jeff Ratner), a lap-steel player (Myk Freedman), a faithful tape-delay engineer (Mike Effenberger), and a percussionist (Chris Berry), with Moore on piano.

Outside of Bing & Ruth, Moore is also a multi-faceted composer, scoring under his own name and for old-time fiddle groups, which he describes as “drone-based with a lessened concern for perfect intonation.” These ventures illustrate Moore’s unpretentious devotion to various musical traditions, yet Bing & Ruth remains Moore’s principal project, where form ventures even further beyond recognition.

Events

Friday March 31 2023
Big Ears Festival 2023, Knoxville, TN, United States
Wednesday April 05 2023
G Livelab, Helsinki, Finland
Thursday April 06 2023
Loppen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Saturday April 08 2023
BRDCST 2023, Brussels, Belgium
Sunday April 09 2023
Rewire 2023, Den Haag, Netherlands
Monday April 10 2023
Cafe Oto, London, United Kingdom
Wednesday April 12 2023
Stereo, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Thursday April 27 2023
Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NY, United States