Joe Moffett - trumpet
Dan Peck - tuba
Carlo Costa - percussion
Earth Tongues
New York-based trumpeter, improviser, and composer Joe Moffett approaches his work with a keen interest in unconventional sounds and forms, collective composition, and the intersection of words and music. His current projects include Earth Tongues and the Kaplan/Merega/Moffett Trio, which released its debut, Crows and Motives, in 2014 on Underwolf Records. Moffett’s explorations into text and music are evident in his work with the experimental art song duo Twins of El Dorado, with vocalist Kristin Slipp. The duo released two albums on Prom Night Records. His solo trumpet project has been featured at the 2015 Festival of New Trumpet Music (Font) in New York City.
Dan Peck is an experimental musician/tubist currently living in New York City. He is active as a sideman working regularly with projects led by Peter Evans, Tony Malaby, Anthony Braxton, Ingrid Laubrok, Nate Wooley, etc. He also performs contemporary music as a member of ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble) and leads the doom jazz trio The Gate (w/ bassist Tom Blancarte and drummer Brian Osborne) as well as a solo tuba project. In 2012 Dan founded the record label Tubapede on which he released his debut solo recording Solo Lp.
Earth Tongues is an improvising trio that creates immersive sound environments which weave through drones, multi layered textures, spacious minimalism and quiet. The trio performs both concerts (45-60 minute sets in music venues) as well as site-specific extended soundscapes lasting several hours.
Percussionist and composer Carlo Costa, was born and grew up in Rome, Italy. Since 2005 he has been living in New York City where he works primarily in fields of experimental and improvised music. He currently leads or co-leads Natura Morta (w/ bassist Sean Ali and violist Frantz Loriot), Earth Tongues (w/ tubist Dan Peck and trumpeter Joe Moffett), a trio with saxophonist Jonathan Moritz and bassist Sean Ali, the large ensemble Acustica and a solo percussion project. In 2014 he founded Neither/Nor Records a label dedicated to experimental and improvised music.
Earth Tongues released two albums to date: Rune (2015) and Ohio (2016), both albums were released on Neither/Nor Records