Conceived by Erika Raberg, performed by Bruno Raberg and Rob Lundberg, as part of Analogues, a HATCH Projects exhibition featuring work by Hannah Givler, Erika Raberg, and Woomin Kim, curated by Brett Swinney.
Echolocation invites two bassists into the exhibition space for an exploration of nonverbal communication through sound. With choreographed movements and improvisation, the two players imagine sound directed internally and also in response to the other.
Since coming to the US from his native Sweden in 1981, bassist and composer Bruno Råberg has made nine recordings as a leader and over thirty as a sideman. Råberg has performed/recorded musicians including Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, Sam Rivers, Billy Pierce, Donny McCaslin, Billy Hart, Bob Moses, Mick Goodrick, Ben Monder, Kenny Werner, Dave Tronzo, Bruce Barth, Jim Black, Matt Wilson, Ted Poor, Bob Mintzer, and John Medeski. Tours have taken Råberg throughout the United States, Europe, Scandinavia, Japan, India, Africa, and Central America, and to jazz festivals such as Pori, Umbria, Monterey, Nancy, Bologna, Graz, Stockholm, Boston, and Cape Town. Råberg tours regularly in Japan as a member of trumpeter Tiger Okoshi’s Quintet. At the New England Conservatory, Råberg studied with Miroslav Vitous, Mick Goodrick, George Russell, and Bob Moses. As an educator, Råberg has been a Professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston since 1986 and has traveled to Poland, Czech Republic, Italy, Mexico, Brazil, Ecuador, Japan and Costa Rica as a clinician and performer for Berklee. In 2007 Raberg received the Berklee Fellowship Grant.
Rob Lundberg was raised in an artistically-inclined family and attended an artistically-inclined magnet school in Milwaukee, WI. He earned a BFA at The New School in New York City in Jazz Performance, and continues to dedicate himself to music, performing nationally and internationally. In recent years, Lundberg’s practice has broadened to include photography, academia, and the use of ‘false’ historical narratives, investigating interactions between natural and human-built environments and our subjective reactions to them. As of recently, he is pursuing an M.S. in Environmental Studies and an Environmental Law degree from the University of Wisconsin. On the horizon he is touring with JOBS, Nestle, and $keletons; preparing a solo photography show for Madison Public Library; and pursuing his academic interests.