The improvising duo PaVda features Linda Binder (viola d'amore, waterphone) and Hal Rammel (amplified palettes, saw, and waterphone).
Formed in 2015, the name PaVda signifies ‘Pa’ for palette and ‘Vda’ for viola d’amore.
The duo Scrawl features Chris Burns (electric guitar) and Hal Rammel (amplified palettes). Photo by Wilhelm Matthies.
Matt Turner (cello) and Hal Rammel (amplified palettes) have been improvising together since the early 1990s. They released the duo CD Fractures & Phantoms in 2015 and the 10" record As on a Pivot of Air in 2016, both recordings produced by Penumbra Music in Grafton, Wisconsin.
Photo by Wilhelm Matthies.
A solo concert by Hal Rammel at the Riverwest Artist Association Gallery in Milwaukee in early 1990s. Photo by Tim Ladwig.
Performance at Acme Records & Music Emporium, Milwaukee, 2015. Photo by Wilhelm Matthies.
Trio performance at Woodland Pattern Book Center in Milwaukee: Lou Mallozzi (voice and texts), Sandra Binion (voice and texts), Hal Rammel (musical saw).
PaVda (featuring Linda Binder playing viola d’amore and waterphone) performing at Woodland Pattern Book Center in October 2018 with special guest vocalist Amanda Schoofs.