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Tom Blancarte


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Tom Blancarte was born in Augusta, Georgia in 1979. He spent most of his life in Austin, Texas where he lived until he left for studies at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas in 1998. Inspired by the sounds of Metallica and Black Sabbath, he picked up the electric bass at the age of 13, eventually getting a double-bass a few years later. In college he studied the double-bass with Lynn Seaton and Jeff Bradetich, played many types of improvised music and played in the rock band Cumulonimbus.

Having discovered the musics of Albert Ayler, Anthony Braxton and Evan Parker, among others, he set off on the treacherous path of free improvisation, which he continues to navigate today. While still interested in the possibilities of notated musics, free improvisation serves as his primary approach to music-making.
Tom now lives in Manhattan, New York, where he plays with the bands Torus, Who Put The Bad Mouth On Me, the duo Sparks with Peter Evans and various ad hoc groupings.

Firehouse 12 Performances

The Peter Evans Quartet Friday, November 13, 2009, 10:00p

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