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AUGUST 2nd
(saturday)


TATSUYA NAKATANI / DAVE DOVE / JAWWAAD TAYLOR
GAGE GLOBUS-HOENICH / PATTY FRANCESHY / DAN CAPPECHI


@ UCAL
JULY 30th
(wednesday)


ARRIVE
DAN BLACKSBERG'S SYNTHESIS MUSIC
MATT DAVIS


@ The Gershman Y, Borowsky Gallery
JULY 26th
(saturday)


TIM FEENEY / NEWTON ARMSTRONG / NATE WOOLEY
JESSE KUDLER / IAN FRASER

POSTPONED
JUNE 21st
(saturday)


JACK QUARTET
performs
XENAKIS and ZORN

@ the Kimmel Center

JUNE 15th
(sunday)


JEFFREY ALLPORT / BONNIE JONES / GREG REYNOLDS
TANDEM ELECTRICS
TIM ALBRO
BLACKBIRD (BLACKSBERG / HURT)

@ University City Arts Leauge (UCAL)

JUNE 7th
(saturday)


FRED LONBERG-HOLM / ALBAN BAILLY
MATT MITCHELL/ IAN FRASER
MEG FRISCH / AMANDA LEWIS

@ University City Arts Leauge (UCAL)

JUNE 5th
(thursday)


TOSHI MAKIHARA / TATSUYA NAKATANI
ARCHITEUTHIS WALKS ON LAND
BREAKFAST?
LATRALMAGOG

@ Circle of Hope

MAY 17th
(saturday)


CHICAGO LUZERN EXCHANGE
DAN BLACKSBERG TRIO
BRACKETS & ARROWS

@ Vox Populi (click for details)

MAY 14th
(wednesday)


SHOT X SHOT
CD RELEASE SHOW
+ ELI LITWIN / JON BARRIOS / CARLOS SANTIAGO
+ DAVE SMOLEN
+ LIONSHEAD (JULIUS MASRI / BEN REMSEN)
+ "CHARLES COHEN AT THE BUCHLA MUSIC EASEL"

@ The Rotunda *FREE EVENT* (click for details)
MAY 10th
(saturday)


WILL GUTHRIE, NEWTON ARMSTRONG, HOWIE STELZER TRIO
+ CHANDAN NARAYAN / PAUL NEIDHARDT DUO
+ ANDY GILES

@ The Gershman Y, Borowsky Gallery (click for details)
APRIL 28th
(monday)


NATE WOOLEY, CARL LUDWIG HUEBSCH, SEAN MEEHAN TRIO
+ TIM ALBRO / DAN CAPPECHI
+ MATT MITCHELL


@ The Gershman Y, Borowsky Gallery
(click for details)
APRIL 27th
(sunday)


International Noise Conference
on Tour 2008: Philadelphia


@ PIFAS (click for details)
APRIL 26th
(saturaday)


HARVESTING BEAUTY
- a evening of BUTOH featuring:
KATSURA KAN with JACK WRIGHT
KRISTIN NAROWICH with TOSHI MAKIHARA


@ The Parlor (click for details)
APRIL 19th
(saturaday)


un(e)
- a night of solos by:
BHOB RAINEY, DAVID GROSS, ASHLEY DEEKUS, CARLOS SANTIAGO, and CHANDAN NARAYAN

@ Pageant:Soloveev (click for details)
APRIL 7th
(monday)


WOLF EYES
MINCEMEAT OR TENSPEED
ANGEL OF DECAY
TWEETER


Presented with R5
@ Johnny Brendas
APRIL 7th
(monday)


HELMUT LACHENMANN
with JACK Quartet


@ Amado Recital Hall
MARCH 27th
(thursday)


NEW TROMBONE
featuring:
MATTHIAS MULLER with CHRISTIAN MARIEN
DAN BLACKSBERG
STEVE PARKER


@ Circle of Hope
MARCH 22nd
(saturday)


CHRISTIAN KESTEN
ALESSANDRO BOSETTI
SZEKELY/BARRIOS/ENGLE
CECILIA CORRIGAN

@ University City Arts Leauge (UCAL)
MARCH 20th
(thursday)


OSSATURA
with Ensemble Noamnesia


@ Slought Foundation
MARCH 15th
(saturday)


"BLISTERNG VIRTUOSITY"

a concert of solo performances by: PETER EVANS, COLIN STETSON, and KATT HERNANDEZ

@ The Gershman Y, Borowsky Gallery
MARCH 7th
(friday)


JAPANESE MODERN
Art After Five


@ Philadelphia Museum of Art
MARCH 5th
(wednesday)


SOUND SPACE: Japan/USA
music and dance program


@ Mascher Space Co-Op
FEBRUARY 21st
(thursday)


"NEW IDIOMS"

ANDREA NEUMANN, STEPHANE RIVES, JACK WRIGHT
+ BENITO CERENO


@ The Gershman Y, Borowsky Gallery
FEBRUARY 9th
(saturday)


"AELITA: QUEEN OF MARS" (Russia, 1924)

with live music for Theremin and ensemble, composed by Gene Coleman, performed by Ensemble Noamnesia with guest Anthony Jay Ptak


@ International House Philadelphia
FEBRUARY 7th
(thursday)


- WADE MATTHEWS, ANDREW DRURY,
    REUBEN RADDING TRIO
- MIKE PRIDE / JIM MENESES DUO
- BRACKETS & ARROWS

@ Circle of Hope, Broad and Washington Branch
FEBRUARY 1 - 3
(multiple performances)


PIMA GROUP: LOOK!

a multidisciplinary performance installation in the history 18th centurty home of Samuel Powel.
advance tickets strongly suggested

@ Powel House Museum
DECEMBER 17th
(monday)


Relâche presents:
Phil Kline's UNSILENT NIGHT


@ The Ethical Society Building
1906 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
6:30pm, FREE EVENT
DECEMBER 15th
(saturday)


BERNHARD GAL
JESSE KUDLER / SCOTT ALLISON
PHILL SHELDON


@ Music 107: UPENN
201 S. 34th St, Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, FREE
DECEMBER 8th
(saturday)


ENGLISH
WICK / RADDING / GREENWALD
COLOR IS LUXURY
MUSIC NOW ENSEMBLE


@ University City Arts League (UCAL)
4226 Spruce Street , Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $5-$10


NOVEMBER 28th

Killick's KINDA QUIET CONTINUO QUARTET
SULLENDER / HERNANDEZ DUO
JOHN HERON SOLO

@ Powel House
244 South Third Street, Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $5 - $10

NOVEMBER 23rd

KATSURA YAMAUCHI, HEDDY BOUBAKER, JACK WRIGHT
DAVE SMOLEN
JASON CALLOWAY


@ the Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, FREE
NOVEMBER 19th
(monday)


ROBIN HAYWARD + ANTHEA CADDY
EVE RISSER + JOEL GRIP
FEENEY / NEIDHARDT / BAILLY / HURT
THE PYGMY VARIATIONS


@ Community Education Center (CEC)
3500 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $5-$10


NOVEMBER 9th and 10th
(friday and saturday)


AMNESIAC MUSIC AND DANCE
performs PIA MATER
Choreographed and directed by Nicole Bindler


@ Mascher Space Cooperative
155 Cecil B. Moore Ave, Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $5-$25 sliding scale
October 28th
(sunday)


THOLLEM MCDONAS / TATSUYA NAKATANI DUO
with KATT HERNANDEZ
MEICHT / MITCHELL / SZEKELY TRIO


@ Broad Street Ministry (BSM)
315 South Broad St, Philadelphia, PA
8:30pm, $5-$10 sliding scale

October 27th
(saturday)


JULIEN OTTAVI
MICHAEL BULLOCK
SETH CLUETT
with ALBRO / FRASER / HURT


@ Music 107
201 S. 34th St (just below Walnut), Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, FREE (donations accepted)
October 26th
(friday)


KEITH ROWE
TOSHI MAKIHARA / TOM BORAM


@ Physick House
321 South 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $10 general admission
October 18th
(thursday)


"Et tournment les sons dans la garrigue"
The Music of LUC FERRARI


@ Slought Foundation
4017 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
8:00 pm, $10
October 6th
(saturday)


LEONEL KAPLAN / NICOLE BINDLER / ANDY HAYLECK
MATHIUS KAUL
LATRALMAGOG
CECILIA CORRIGAN


@ Community Education Center (CEC)
3500 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $5-$10
October 3rd
(wednesday)


"Improvisierte Musik mit Birgit Uhler"
BIRGIT UHLER solo trumpet


@ Slought Foundation
4017 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
8:00 pm, $10
September 30th
(sunday)


KENDALL / EUBANKS
MONSTURO
AMNESA SPENTAS
PHIL SHELDON


@ Community Education Center (CEC)
3500 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $5-$10
September 27th
(thursday)


JESSICA PAVONE
JEREMIAH CYMMERMAN
SCOFIELD / LEVIN / IANNACONE / COHEN
STEVE PARKER


@ Circle of Hope, Broad and Washington Branch
1125 S. Broad St 2nd Fl., Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $5 - $10
September 24th
(monday)


THOMAS ANKERSMIT
EMBARKER
GOODNIGHT STARS GOODNIGHT AIR
HERB CHAMBERS

@ Community Education Center (CEC)
3500 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $5-$10
September 23rd
(sunday)


ars nova workshop presents:
FROM BETWEEN TRIO

@ Philadelphia Art Alliance
251 S. 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $10
September 20th
(thursday)


KO ISHIKAWA
RYUKO MIZUTANI
KAZUHISA UCHIHASHI
with Ensemble N_JP

@ Slought Foundation
4017 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
8:00 pm, $10
September 13th - 15th
(thu - sat)


philadelphia live arts co-presents:
PHONEME featuring
the BSC

@ Circle of Hope, Broad and Washington Branch
1125 S. Broad St 2nd Fl., Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $5 - $10
September 8th
(saturday)


JACK WRIGHT & MICHAEL JOHNSEN
KEEFE JACKSON'S FAST CITIZENS
SHOT X SHOT


@ Circle of Hope, Broad and Washington Branch
1125 S. Broad St 2nd Fl., Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $5 - $10
August 17th
(friday)


NAUTICAL ALMANAC
NORMAL LOVE
BHOB RAINEY
BRING IT INSIDE with JIVE NATION

@ the Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, free admission
August 12th
(sunday)


MICHAEL EVANS QUARTET
DAN CAPECCHI / TOSHI MAKIHARA
MAD MAN'S LAUGHTER
KYLE PAGE / ADAM MALANTONIO


@ University City Arts League (UCAL)
4226 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $5 - $10 sliding scale
August 10th
(friday)


DEVILED LEGGS
a highly celebratory evening of revolutionary and experimental dance music

@ ADVENTURE ISLAND
Philadelphia, PA
doors 9pm, till sunup
August 3rd
(friday)


I. EUN JUNG GONZALEZ + JOSE GUILLERO ORTEGA TANUS with ALBAN BAILLY
II. DAVID COSKIE with CHARLES COHEN + TYLER WEAVER
III. CLAIRE BARRATT + JOE BURGIO with WALTER WRIGHT + KATT HERNANDEZ
IV. NAOMI PRESSMAN with IAN FRASER

@ Community Education Center (CEC)
3500 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
9:00pm, $5-$10 sliding scale

August 1st
(wednesday)


MELISSA MOORE
BRIAN McOMBER
MEGAN FRISCH
DAN CONRAD / ANDY HAYLECK

@ the Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $5 - $10 sliding scale
July 30th
(monday)


MEICHT / MEICHT / DOUGHERTY
DOUBLE CLUTCH
FISHKIN / LAGOMASINO DUO

@ Community Education Center (CEC)
3500 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
9:00pm, $5-$10 sliding scale
July 13th
(friday)


SHOT X SHOT
EVAN LIPSON / GENE COLEMAN
REUBEN RADDING

@ the Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm,$5-$10 sliding scale
June 30th
(monday)


NATE WOOLEY + KIERAN DALY + AARON SIEGEL
BENITO CERENO *cd release*
BARRIOS / ENGLE / CAPECCHI
DEEKUS / HERNANDEZ

@ University City Arts League (UCAL)
4226 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $5 - $10 sliding scale
June 23rd
(saturday)


MORTON FELDMAN:
Patterns in a Chromtic Field (1981)
Charles Curtis, cello
Aleck Karis, piano

@ The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Rendell Room
260 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA
8:30 pm, $10 adults, $5 children under 12
June 21st
(thursday)


TECHNICOLOR HELL
CD RELEASE SHOWCASE

@ Avant Gentlemen's Lodge
4028 Filbert St, Philadelphia, PA
doors 7:00pm, the event is free
the compilation is $6
June 16th
(saturday)


ALISSA CARDONE + JESSICA RYLAN
MELISA PUTZ + JOHN BERNDT
NICOLE BINDLER + TIM ALBRO
ZORNITSA STOYANOVA + DAN CAPECCHI
MEG FOLEY + DUSTIN HURT


@ Broad Street Ministry (BSM)
315 South Broad St, Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $5-$10 sliding scale
June 13th
(wednesday)


PALIER, TOULEMONDE, WRIGHT TRIO
HELENA ESPVALL
WISEBLOOD

@ Physick House
321 South 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $5-$10 sliding scale
June 8th
(friday)


ARCHITEUTHIS WALKS ON LAND
ZORN / THOMPSON / EUBANKS / LAFKAS
THREE BASSES AND A BLUE BOX
ASHLEY DEEKUS + JEREMIAH CYMERMAN + AMNON FREIDLIN

@ Circle of Hope, Broad and Washington Branch
1125 S. Broad St, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $5-$10 sliding scale
June 2nd
(saturday)


KEVIN DAVIS / UNCLE WOODY
MOTHER
ALBAN BAILLY
DANIEL FISHKIN / KATT HERNANDEZ


@ Pageant:Soloveev
607 Bainbridge St, Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $5
May 31st
(thursday)


JOZEF VAN WISSEM
LONE WOLF RECITAL CORPS
STEVE PARKER
AMNESA SPENTAS

@ Pageant:Soloveev
607 Bainbridge St, Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $5
May 27th
(sunday)


JASON TALBOT
VERTONEN
HZL
WRIGHT / LIPSON / MAKIHARA

@ University City Arts League (UCAL)
4226 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $5 - $10 sliding scale
May 19th
(saturday)


ERIC LEONARDSON
ANNA FRIZ
DAN CAPECCHI
SEBASTIAN PETSU

@ University City Arts League (UCAL)
4226 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $5 - $10 sliding scale
May 18th
(friday)


DILETTANTE
PADS & STEEL
EMBARKER
SWEETNOTHING


@ Nexus: Crane Arts Building
1400 N. American Street, Philadelphia, PA
doors 8:00pm, $5 - $10 sliding scale
May 17th
(thursday)


SIGNAL QUINTET
with AMNESIAC MUSIC AND DANCE


@ Community Education Center (CEC)
3500 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
9:30pm, $5-$10 sliding scale
May 16th
(wednesday)


SIGNAL QUINTET
with Marc Zajack, Alban Bailly, Andrew Gaspar, Jesse Kudler, Paul Neidhardt, Toshi Makihara, and Chandan Narayan

@ Circle of Hope, Broad and Washington Branch
1125 South Broad Street 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $5-$10 sliding scale

SOMETHING ELSE MORE FESTIVAL
MAY 3 - 10, 2007

May 3rd

TWEETER, ANTLER PISS, TOM GRIMLEY, MINCEMEAT OR TENSPEED
@ the Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA


May 4th
JACK WRIGHT / BEN WRIGHT / KATT HERNANDEZ, UNAMI vs. PRETTY JUNK, ALBAN BAILLY / BEN WRIGHT / ANDREW DRURY
@ the Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

May 5th

MICROKINGDOM, BIG OCEAN, JACK WRIGHT / GENE COLEMAN DUO, THOMAS CLARK
@ the Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA


May 6th
THUS, BLACKBIRD, DRUMS LIKE MACHINE DRUMS, CAPECCHI / ENGLE / ROGERS
@ the Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA


May 7th
TIM FEENEY / JAMES COLEMAN, BARRIOS / LIPSON / LAGOMASINO, TOSHI MAKIHARA
@ Grumblethorpe


May 8th
PERIOD, DAVE SMOLEN, WET CEMENT, TINNITUSTIMULUS
@ Circle of Hope, Broad and Washington Branch, Philadelphia, PA


May 9th
GREG REYNOLDS / ANDY HAYLECK, CARLOS SANTIAGO / KATT HERNANDEZ, TIM ALBRO / EVAN LIPSON
@ Powel House, Philadelphia, PA

May 10th
EKG, BRING IT INSIDE w/ AMNON (and guest), CSECTION
@ Circle of Hope, Broad and Washington Branch, Philadelphia, PA

APRIL 28th
(saturday)


ELIOT GATTEGNO, TRIO RHIZOME, COMMON SENSE, DEEKUS

@ University City Arts League (UCAL)
4226 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $5 - $10 sliding scale
APRIL 23rd
(monday)


BLOODYMINDED, CHARLIE DRAHEIM, SILVUM, CLIMAX DENIAL, AIR CONDITIONING, LESLIE KEFFER with MACRONYMPHA

@ Circle of Hope, Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $5-$10 sliding scale
APRIL 20th
(friday)


Kwaidan (1965)
film with live music by Ensemble N_JP


@ Slought Foundation, 4017 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 10:00 pm, $10
APRIL 14th
(saturday)


VOLTAGE SPOOKS
(keith rowe / rick reed / michael haleta)

@ Slought Foundation, 4017 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 10:00 pm, $10
APRIL 11th
(wednesday)


CALVIN WESTON's BIG TREE
PETERSON-BARBER-MAKIHARA
GRASS HAIR DUO

@ the Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 8:00pm, FREE
APRIL 9th
(monday)


CHARLES CURTIS
performs ELIANE RADIGUE's Naldjorlak (2005)
BENITO CERENO
SCOFIELD, ENGLE, LIPSON, BARRIOS

@ Circle of Hope, Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $5-$10 sliding scale

APRIL 6th
(friday)


GUNDA GOTTSCHALK solo
+ a duo with Katt Hernandez
BLACKSBERG / MATTIO / ESPVALL / HURT
LITWIN / HERNANDEZ / LIPSON

@ Pageant:Soloveev, 607 Bainbridge St
Philadelphia, PA, 8:00pm, $5
MARCH 25th
(sunday)


RICARDO ARIAS / ROBIN HAYWARD, BAILLY / HAYLECK / HURT / NEIDHARDT, JESSE KUDLER, MOTHER

@ University City Arts League (UCAL)
4226 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $5 - $10 sliding scale
MARCH 24th
(saturday)


ZEROPOINT WITH BRIAN LABYCZ, 0UR080R05 (Ouroboros), BURRS, SWEETNOTHING (Jared Burak), HEATH WATTS solo

@ the Marvelous, Philadelphia, PA
9:00 pm,$5 donation
MARCH 23rd
(friday)


PEEESSEYE, ANTLER PISS, IAN M FRASER, SEBASTIAN PETSU / WJ HYATT

@ Nexus, Crane Arts Building
1400 N. American Street, Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $5 - $10 sliding scale
MARCH 16th
(friday)


JACK WRIGHT + TOSHI MAKIHARA + EVAN LIPSON
MATT WELCH + DEEKUS
LITTLE OCEAN

@ LAVA, 4134 Lancaster Ave , Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $5 - $10 sliding scale
MARCH 14th
(wednesday)


VERSUS: Philadelphia Experimental Showcase
DRUMS LIKE MACHINE GUNS vs. CARS WILL BURN
KATT HERNANDEZ vs. JON BARRIOS
CHARLES COHEN vs. ANDREW GASPAR vs. CHIARA GIOVANDO

@ Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania
118 S. 36th St (36th and Sansom), Philadelphia, PA
doors 7:30pm music 8:00pm, $5 donation


MARCH 9th
(friday)


Bowerbird's First Anniversary Concert and Reception!
JASON KAHN / JON MUELLER, FORBES GRAHAM, TIM ALBRO

@ Powel House, 244 South Third Street, Philadelphia, PA
reception 7:00pm, concert 8:00pm
free, donations accepted
MARCH 7th
(wednesday)


NEW GHOST cd release
(levin / iannacone / testa / testa)
ANOMALOUS WARMTH
(scofield / diehl/ engle)


@ the Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 8:00pm, FREE
MARCH 3rd
(saturday)


SPARKS
JONES / BAILLY / KASYANSKY
BREAKFAST?
LENTINI / NAGLE DUO

@ University City Arts League (UCAL)
4226 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $5 - $10 sliding scale
FEBRUARY 22nd - 25th
(four events)


THE TABADOL PROJECT: Philadelphia
Raed Yassin, Christine Sehnaoui, Mazen Kerbaj, Sharif Sehnaoui and Ziad El Ahmadie

@ various locations
FEBRUARY 15th
(thursday)


PETER EVANS, SHOT X SHOT, BRING IT INSIDE with RICARDO, COHEN / SMOLEN DUO

@ the Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 8:00pm, $5
FEBRUARY 5th
(monday)


ALVIN CURRAN meets Philadelphia
with Alvin Curran (piano), Gene Coleman (bass clarinet), Even Lipson (dbl. bass), Dave Smolen (live electronics), Carlos Santiago (violin), Anne West (cello), Sean Mattio (percussion), Jesse Kudler (electronics), and Dustin Hurt (trumpet).

@ BSM, 315 South Broad St
Philadelphia, PA, 7:30pm, $5
FEBRUARY 4th
(sunday)


ALVIN CURRAN
with Ensemble Noamessia

@ University City Arts League (UCAL)
4226 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $5 - $10 sliding scale
FEBRUARY 3rd
(saturday)


VIC RAWLINGS / TIM FEENEY, CHANDAN NARAYAN, WOOLEY / RADDING / DRURY / WRIGHT, SCHOOL

@ University City Arts League (UCAL)
4226 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $5 - $10 sliding scale
FEBRUARY 2nd
(friday)


NICOLE BINDLER / ANDY HAYLECK
MICHELLE STORTZ / GENE COLEMAN
JOE BURGIO / TOSHI MAKIHARA
EMILY SWEENEY / SEAN MATTIO
MELISA PUTZ / DAVEY HARMS

@ Community Education Center, 3500 Lancaster Ave
Philadelphia, PA, doors 8:00pm, concert 8:30
$5 - $10 sliding scale
past events

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December 16 (sat)

@ Nexus
137 N. Second Street
(north of Arch)
Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm sharp, $5

FACES OF DEATH
david gross, sax
bhob rainey, sax
(boston)
* reductionist death match between complete with boxing style managers and high drama *


compositions for cello and violin
CALLOWAY / OTTO DUO
jason calloway, cello
christopher otto, violin
(philadelphia/chicago)


d.fishkin^2
daniel fishkin, daxophone
david fishkin, saxophone
(philadelphia)


SHARKS WITH WINGS
-canceled-


 
 

FACES OF DEATH
david gross, sax
bhob rainey, sax



Called "One of Boston's steadfast explorers," by the Boston Globe, saxophonist David Gross has been performing for nearly a decade. Among a slew of others whose names are perhaps not as recognizable, Mr.Gross has performed with Le Quan Ninh, Eddie Prevost, Steve Roden, John Olson, Gino Robair, Martin Tetreault, Phil Minton, Tom Carter, Glenn Spearman, Raphe Malik, and many members of the Boston free-improv scene including Bhob Rainey, Greg Kelley, and Laurence Cook. Currently, Gross is transforming the saxophone into exactly what it is: a metal tube with keys, mouthpiece, and a reed. Reviews of his recordings have been as varied as "The range of textured noise that he cajoles from his instrument is impressive" to "lengthy episodes of fingernails ripping at a blackboard". He has performed in Europe and throughout the US including at festivals as diverse as The KNOB (Wichita, KS), Big Sur Festival of Experimental Music (CA), High Zero (Baltimore, MD), Improvised and Otherwise (NYC), The No Idea Fest (Austin, TX) and Autumn Uprising(Boston, MA) which he created in 1997.

Bhob Rainey, a Boston-based soprano saxophonist, is best known as a solo artist and as one half of nmperign, with whom he plays alien extended technique effects that are influenced by electronic music, environmental sounds and free improvisation. Rainey studied at the New England Conservatory of Music with free jazz saxophonist Joe Maneri. Rainey's music during his early- to mid-twenties was, like Maneri's, characterized by long microtonal lines. Rainey's first CD, Ink, featuring Dan DeChellis, was released in 1997. After a controversial 1998 solo concert in Washington D. C. attracted a considerable amount of attention to Rainey's music, he and trumpeter Greg Kelley formed nmperign with the goal of avoiding linear approaches to form and melodic contour. nmperign, including Rainey, Kelley and Tatsuya Nakatani, recorded its first CD in 1998. Since 1998, Rainey has recorded extensively, including a number of projects with nmperign (minus Nakatani) and collaborations with improvisers like Jack Wright, Fred Lonberg-Holm and Jason Lescalleet. He continues to pursue a more sound-based (as opposed to
note-based) approach in his work with nmperign, whereas his solo work, while far from traditional, often involves the use of more traditional melodic lines. Since 2000, he has also led the BSC, a large ensemble that uses both acoustic instruments and electronics.


CALLOWAY / OTTO DUO
recent works for cello and violin
jason calloway, cello
christopher otto, violin

program to include:
Matthias Pintscher: Study I for Treatise on the Veil (2004) Philadelphia premiere
Iannis Xenakis: Hunem Iduhey (1996) Philadelphia premiere
Dustin Hurt: happening circumstance (2006) World Premier
Richard Wilson Music for violin and cello (1969)
Chris Otto: new work -- world premiere
Maurice Ravel: Sonata for for violin and cello (1922)

Chris Otto
is a composer and violinist currently pursuing an MA in performance at UCSD. He previously studied composition at the Eastman School of Music with Martin Bresnick, David Liptak, and Robert Morris. As a violinist, he has premiered many compositions and worked with composers such as Harrison Birtwistle, Pierre Boulez, Helmut Lachenmann, and Steve Reich. He has performed in and participated as a composer in new music festivals such as the Lucerne Festival Academy, the Darmstadt Summer Courses, the Stockhausen Courses, the Institute and Festival for Contemporary Music at Mannes, June in Buffalo, and the International Festival of Contemporary Music in Morelia, Mexico.

Cellist Jason Calloway has performed to acclaim throughout North America, the Caribbean, Europe, and the Middle East as soloist and chamber musician.  He has appeared at festivals including Lucerne, Spoleto USA, Darmstadt, Klangspuren (Austria), Acanthes (France), Jerash (Jordan), Casals (Puerto Rico), Blossom, and the New York String Seminar.  Mr. Calloway has collaborated in chamber music with members of the Curtis, Juilliard, Miami , and Amernet String Quartets and appears across the U.S. as a member of ‘In Freundschaft,' an experimental duo with trombonist, Steve Parker.  He gave his Carnegie Hall recital debut under the auspices of Artists International and has also been heard in New York at Alice Tully Hall, the Museum of Modern Art, the Kosciuszko Foundation, and the 92 nd Street Y; in Los Angeles at Disney Hall and the Skirball Center; in Philadelphia at the Academy of Music and the Ethical Society; and live on WQXR (NYC), KMZT (Los Angeles), WFLN (Philadelphia), and on RAI television (Italy).  He has performed as soloist with the Casals Festival Orchestra in Puerto Rico 's Centro de Bellas Artes and on tour as well as with various orchestras throughout the northeast.  A devoted advocate of new music, Mr. Calloway has performed with leading ensembles on both coasts and with the New Juilliard Ensemble both in New York City and abroad. Among the hundreds of premieres he has presented are solo and ensemble works of Berio, Knussen, and Lachenmann, and he has collaborated intensively with some of today's most important composers including Birtwistle, Carter, Davidovsky, Dusapin, Henze, Hosokawa, Franke, Pintscher, and Rihm. Most recently he presented a concert and seminar at Harvard and Temple universities of solo cello works newly composed for him and returned to Spoleto USA where he gave the public premiere of Yanov-Yanovsky's ‘Hearing Solutions' for cello and ensemble . Mr. Calloway prizes his work with Pierre Boulez and the Ensemble InterContemporain at the Lucerne Festival in addition to his collaborations with the violinist Gilles Apap; with tap dancer Savion Glover; and with Eduard Schmieder and iPalpiti. A native of Philadelphia , Jason Calloway is a recent graduate of the Juilliard School and the University of Southern California .



d.fishkin^2
daniel fishkin, daxophone
david fishkin, saxophone

Care to hear some worldly woods? Come hither. I withdraw them from my quiver." Daniel Fishkin has built and played daxophones of all shapes and sizes since 2004. Daxophone: a flat piece of wood, anchored at one end, and played with a bow. This German idiophone, invented in 1987 by Hans Reichel, sounds anywhere between a violin or a woodland mammal. Daniel has studied daxophone with Mark Stewart of the Bang on a Can All-Stars, and played in many free-improv groups and ska bands. David Fishkin plays the saxophone. Through the aid of obsolete electronics, he can send his tenor saxophone through guitar and bass amplifiers; the resulting sound is massive. His most influential teachers on the instrument have been Odean Pope, Bobby Watson, and, while studying at Oberlin College, Paul Cohen. Besides playing music with his brother Daniel, David also plays in Pads & Steel, an electric speed jazz duo with the drummer Ricardo Lagomasino.


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December 9th (sat)

@ Photo West Gallery
3625 Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $5 donation
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MATTHEWS, RADDING, DRURY
wade matthews, alto flute, bass clarinet, laptop synthesis
reuben radding, double bass
andrew drury, percussion


ROTTY WHAT
ben bennett, drums
john bennett, poems
jack wright, saxes


MOTHER
stuart brent, laptop, pedals, doepfer pocket control
matthew sanchez, laptop, CD players, pedals

 

MATTHEWS, RADDING, DRURY spain / nyc
wade matthews, alto flute, bass clarinet, laptop synthesis
reuben radding, double bass
andrew drury, percussion

American improviser, composer and author, Wade Matthews, has been living in Madrid, Spain, since 1989. Besides his solo concerts, he performs in duo with Toulouse-based dancer Valérie Métivier and with Norwegian percussionist, Ingar Zach, as well as one-offs with innumerable improvisers in concerts and festivals throughout the world (New York, Paris, Madrid, London, Berlin, Brussels, Buenos Aires, Beirut, Montevideo, Los Angeles, Oslo, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Toulouse, etc.). Recent activities include two performances at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, at the Annual Festival of the International Society for Computer Music, and at the Reina Sofía Museum of Contemporary Art in Madrid. Matthews earned his Doctor of Musical Arts from Columbia University in New York, where he studied composition and electronic music with Mario Davidovsky, writing his dissertation on improvisation guided by electronic sounds. Previous studies include woodwinds with Joe Allard at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. In 2003 he received a commission from the French Government (Commande d'Etat) to create a work exploring the possible relations between acoustic instruments and various techniques of phonography. The work, titled Lieux, was premiered at the festival Rencontres de Musique et Quotidien Sonor in southern France in May, 2004. [link]

Reuben Radding was born in Washington DC to a family of classical musicians, and relocated to New York City in 1988 where he studied contrabass with Mark Dresser and quickly became a busy stalwart of the downtown/improv scene. His powerful sound and sensitive listening has contributed to countless ensembles ranging from Jazz, to Classical, as well as ethnic genres, and he has been featured on over 40 recordings on labels such as Leo Records, AUM Fidelity, Tzadik, Clean Feed, and Knitting Factory Works. [link]

Described as “a thoughtfully avant-garde drummer and composer” (Nate Chinen, New York Times) Andrew Drury grew up near Seattle, studied drum set with Ed Blackwell at Wesleyan University, and works primarily in free improvisation and avant-jazz, with occasional forays into rock, pop, new music, and ethnic genres.Drury’s work in free improvisation (and increasingly in other genres) is characterized by the exploration of unconventional techniques for acoustic sound production, such as scraping drum heads with piano wire or slivers of bamboo, blowing into drums, and using a drum as an acoustic filter and resonator for vibrations produced by other objects. In North America he has performed or recorded with Jack Wright, Wally Shoup, Wadada Leo Smith, Mazen Kerbaj, Christine and Sharif Sehnaoui, Nate Wooley, Jane Rigler, Peggy Lee, Dylan Vander Schyff, John Tchicai, Sean Meehan, and others. In Europe he has worked with Michel Doneda, Ly Than Tien, Sebastien Cirotteau, Wade Matthews, Ingar Zach, Ernesto and Guilherme Rodrigues, Manuel Mota, Ferran Fages, Alfredo Costa Monteiro, and others. [link]



ROTTY WHAT
ben bennett, drums
john bennett, poems
jack wright, saxes

This trio explores how words are not music and neither is music. Two old men babble, one with twisted words, the other with twisted saxophone sounds, while somebody's son crashes around on a drumkit. John Bennett, the non-poet, and Jack Wright, the saxophone mangler, began cohabiting a similar space in 1986, when they performed and produced a video where Jack "danced" and cavorted while John ranted about his socks and a piece of ham. A Baltimorean, Dr. Al Ackerman (who pretends to work at the RedRoom there) once said "According to Bennett the most primal and spasmodic symbols of mythology are appearance, knob and chair.  Bennett moves from the elementary symbols of appearance to the rich world of “fast nook”, and along the way he produces a hind and revelation capable of refreshening your own sweet memory of how great it used to feel to suddenly take an ice pick to the freezer coils of your neighbor's Frigidaire... & etc.". About Jack he says every time he sees him: "Do you still harbor a parrot in your pants??" Both these guys have stuffed tons of books and recordings into their closet over the last 25 years, in case you need to hear that validation. So you have been warned... [link]


MOTHER
stuart brent, laptop, pedals, doepfer pocket control
matthew sanchez, laptop, CD players, pedals

Mother is a joint venture between two artists who have created works individually under the monikers of cyg (Brent) and MANEATER (Sanchez). Formed after an impromptu combined performance at a Hajota noise show, Mother produces complicated (but sometimes minimal), rhythmic, effected noise with glitched-out, chopped-up portions. Tracks by Mother, cyg, and MANEATER can all be found at [link]


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December 8th (fri)

@ the Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm , $5 donation

ILLUSORY CORRELATIONS
composed works by Samuel Burt and Cory Kasprzyk
with
elise blake, violin
rose hammer, alto saxophone
ming-hui lin, cello
martha morrison, violin cameron raecke, viola


NATHANIEL BARTLETT
works for solo marimba and electronics


BLACKSBERG, HERNANDEZ and SEABROOK
dan blacksberg, trombone
katt hernandez, violin
brandon seabrook, guitar, banjo


LITTLE OCEAN
ben remsen, acoustic guitar
jake anodide, acoustic guitar
 

ILLUSORY CORRELATIONS
composed works by Samuel Burt and Cory Kasprzyk

Works by Burt...
Inconsequential Prophecies, (alto saxophone, violin, and cello)
Recorded Sounds from Baltimore, musique concrete
Global Tranquility, Unstable Locality, (string quartet and electronics)

Works by Kasprzyk...
Schema , op. 27 (viola and interactive electronics)
Degradations III-b , op. 22 (prerecorded electronics)
field recording utilized in the power or means to decide to precede the work...
the power or means to decide , op. 23 (string quartet)

What does a listener remember after he hears a new piece music? Each listener hears through a different set of musical experiences. Illusory Correlations is a performance exploring the construction of auditory experiences for an audience, and the interpretation or misinterpretation of the composer's intended musical messages. A composer may or may not try to make clear his musical intentions and what he purposes might be lost on his audience. The listeners with their own experiences may interpret the auditory information in ways that may exaggerate or diminish what the composer has invested and may even find value in aspects the composer did intend. The composer has provided the vessel in which more than just his ruminations on music can reside. We intend to investigate the boundaries of this phenomenon with a performance of newly composed works. We hope that you will be a part of the performance as observers and test subjects. [link]



NATHANIEL BARTLETT

works for solo marimba and electronics

Allan Schindler: Precipice
Stephen Dembski: Tender Buttons
Roger Reynolds: Islands From Archipelago: II. Autumn Island

Nathaniel Bartlett was born in 1978 in Madison, Wisconsin. He studied at the Eastman School of Music (Rochester, NY), the Royal Academy of Music (London), and with the renowned marimbist, Leigh Howard Stevens. As an integral part of being dedicated to an instrument of our time (the modern marimba), he is also dedicated to the music of our time – constantly seeking out composers with whom to collaborate in the creation of new repertoire for the instrument. Recent collaboration projects include new music from Allan Schindler (Precipice), Augusta Read Thomas (Silhouettes), Greg Wilder (Interlude), and Jon Forshee (Verse From the Aethersphere). In particular, Nathaniel is interested in the integration of computers and other electronics in live performance, creating a high-definition, multi-dimensional, sound environment. In October 2005, Nathaniel finished the recording for his debut solo marimba album. The repertoire consists entirely of recent music by living American composers, featuring three world premiere recordings. The disc (a hybrid multi-channel SACD), entitled Precipice, will be released by Albany Records on August 1st, 2006. [link]



BLACKSBERG, HERNANDEZ and SEABROOK
dan blacksberg, trombone
katt hernandez, violin
brandon seabrook, guitar, banjo

Daniel Blacksberg is a trombonist who is starting to make waves in jazz and improvised music along the East coast. He has performed with such acclaimed artists as Joe Morris, local and Joe Maneri in Boston and New York. A recent returnee to Philadelphia, Daniel is diving in to the exciting scene, playing with Toshi Makihara in a brass/drums quartet and with Dustin Hurt in Blackbird Daniel is graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, where he had the privilege of learning from many master teachers and talented peers.

Brandon Seabrook's wildly eccentric approach to the banjo flies in the face of convention. His signature blistering attack and percussive bouzouki-like sound takes the instrument completely away from the Appalachian tradition to more closely align with its African origins. Brandon has performed and recorded with Naftule's Dream, the Shirim Klezmer Orchestra, Xen Pox, trumpeter Frank London, saxophonist Briggan Krauss, trumpeter Paul Brody (Tzadik), and Book Of Knots.



LITTLE OCEAN
ben remsen, acoustic guitar
jake anodide, acoustic guitar

Jake and Ben both started playing music on brass instruments, trumpet and trombone. As teenagers, they learned to play guitar for the obvious reasons. They both went to college in New Brunswick, New Jersey, where they got into bands like Don Caballero, Shellac, and Oxes. They played in bands ripping those bands off, including one with each other. More recently they've gotten into Afro-pop and the Reich/Riley type of minimalism -- arguably just to figure out where Ian Williams got his ideas. They've long been into John Fahey, both of them have, and last year they decided to see about trying an acoustic guitar duo. Jake also plays in the Magnet City Kids, a Philly party band, though he hates to party. Ben also plays in the Reptile Scum, an improv group in Tokyo, though he left Tokyo over two years ago. [link]


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December 6th (wed)

@ The Avant Gentlemen's Lodge
4028 Filbert St
Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $5

MOTH
sam hilmer, tenor sax
ben gerstein, trombone


EXTRA LIFE
charlie looker, voice, guitar


SATANIZED
andrew gaspar, turntables, voice
alex nagle, e guitar
evan lipson, e. bass
pete angevine, drums


GNARLES COHEN
deekus, marimba
andrew cicone, bass clarinet


MEMES
chris giordani, drums, vocals
chris kelly, guitar
chad huntington, guitar

MOTH
sam hilmer, tenor sax
ben gerstein, trombone

MOTH: is sam hillmer (zs / regattas/ b-keepers), + ben gerstein (joe/matt maneri/tony malaby) on tenor saxophone and trombone respectively. they play minimal, acoustic noise music equally reminiscent of free jazz, the high modern, and field recordings of various stripes. sam and ben have ben playing together since 1998.


EXTRA LIFE
charlie looker, voice, guitar

EXTRA LIFE: is charlie looker solo (zs/seductive sprigs/b-keepers). charlie solo explores the intersection of the medieval, r n' b, and post minimalist composition found in his work with zs and seductive sprigs. just voice and guitar. Charlie Looker (b. 1980, New York City) has been active since high school as a composer, electric guitarist and vocalist in and in between the worlds of avant rock, contemporary classical music, improvisation, jazz, punk and metal. He attended Wesleyan University (B.A. Music, 2003), studying composition with Anthony Braxton, Alvin Lucier and Neely Bruce. He has done private studies in composition and counterpoint with Dr. J Mark Stambaugh (Manhattan School of Music), and has attended master classes with Louis Andriessen, Christian Wolff and Rebecca Saunders.



SATANIZED
andrew gaspar, turntables, voice
alex nagle, e guitar
evan lipson, e. bass
pete angevine, drums

Certainly the best/only post-Serialist post- No Wave electric ensemble in Philly if not the world, this current version is no less frightening than the legendary "Natalie" edition, with Andrew Gaspar abusing his turntables and voice above the brutal contortions of 7-string avant-shred guru Alex Nagle, bass guitarist Evan Lipson, and drumkitter Pete Angevine. Perhaps the only set of the evening that will warrant earplugs and a general sense of depravity.



GNARLES COHEN

deekus, marimba
andrew cicone, bass clarinet

The provocatively named duo of marimbist Deekus and bass clarinetist Andrew Ciccone provoke wistful, introspective, capricious moments of nonreferential beauty by permuting pitches and pulses. Deekus is a young marimbist living in the Philadelphia area. For a short while, she was living under jazz vibist Tony Miceli's wing, then with the percussionists at The Curtis Institute. Unfazed by the sociology of genre and pedigree, Deekus is on the path of creative music without boundaries, lending her mallets to contexts as diverse as Do Make Say Think, Broken Social Scene, Feist, Make A Rising, and AC Shagazaki, in addition to her own compositions and local collaborations. Is she just a musical mooch or a sea sponge for knowledge? Her sound is somewhere between the laugh of an idiot child, and a hepcat on a harmonica. Andrew Ciccone, noise-ventriloquist, sound-hypnotist. He is completing work on a septuple-concept LP about the continents. He proudly has two house records out on Dae with Concerned Party. He has also, it is said, joined the band "Make A Rising." Asked about Make A Rising, Mr. Ciccone replied, "You must be looking for my physical body" and that he was an apparition.



MEMES
chris giordani, drums, vocals
chris kelly, guitar
chad huntington, guitar

*a whimsical mix of pop, decaying progressions, independent sensibility* -eb, listen mag. approaching what we love most with open arms, we enjoy kindness, simplification, broken cars, spontaneity, self discovery, reflection and hopelessness. Pennsylvanian experimental song music ensemble of drumkitter/vocalist
Chris Giordani and guitarists Chris Kelly and Chad Huntington following in the non-tradition of Animal Collective, Faust, etc. [link]


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December 2nd (sat)

@ BSM
320 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $5

an evening of dance installations

PIMA GROUP
melisa putz, dance
thomas clark, music
michael barker, music
marc zajack, music

TRIO
maggie ewing, dance
elisa osborne, dance
brian osborne, music

plus a combined performance
 

PIMA GROUP
melisa putz, dance
thomas clark, chimes/percussion
michael barker, music
marc zajack, music


PIMA Group is a music and dance company founded in 2001 by musicians Michael Barker, Thomas Clark and choreographer Melisa Putz. PIMA Group explores the edges of works ranging from improvisational performance art work to more formal choreographed and composed pieces. PIMA Group's programming strives to provide a fresh approach to performance art through exciting collaborations with new and established artists. Musicians, dancers and visual artists are regularly invited to create work with PIMA Group as well as to perform in shared performances. [link]


TRIO (nyc)
maggie ewing, dance
elisa osborne, dance
brian osborne, music

Maggie Ewing
has worked choreographers with Brenda Daniels, Kraig Patterson, Colleen Cavanaugh and Heidi Henderson. She currently makes dances and tours with Elisa Osborne. Maggie studied at North Carolina School of the Arts, the Hungarian National Ballet and the professional program at Merce Cunningham Dance Studio. She dances, teaches and lives in Brookyn, NY with her husband and son.

Percussionist Brian Osborne is an active performer of improvised music, and has been organizing and participating in DIY music events throughout the US and in Europe for over 12 years. Along with his solo percussion music, Brian's current projects include DOSDEDOS, Blastocyst, Paper Legs, and the George Steeltoe Ensemble. Brian collaborates frequently in various settings with Michael Thomas Jackson, and as a duo with Blaise Siwula. Brian has performed, recorded or worked with Daniel Carter, Sabir Mateen, KatsuYuki Itakura, Jeffrey Shurdut, Elisa Osborne, Bruce Eisenbeil, Andrew Barker, Christoph Irmer, Ge-Suk Yeo, Charles Waters, Seth Misterka, Rompecabeza; and with members of Sightings, Hair Police, Mouthus, and Sharks with Wings. Brian has a Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance from the North Carolina School of the Arts; and has studied and performed Javanese Gamelan Music. Currently living in Brooklyn NY, Brian continues his studies under Master Percussionist, Milford Graves.

Elisa Osborne is from Venezuela and currently dances with Dusan Tynek Dance Theater, the Mark Morris Dance Group and collaborates with Brian Osborne, premier percussionist and husband, as well as with her friend and colleague Maggie Ewing. Elisa attended La Escuela de Ballet Teresa Carreno in Caracas, Venezuela prior to training at the North Carolina School of the Arts where she received her High School Diploma and B.F.A.


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December 1st (fri)

@ Powel House
244 South Third Street
Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $5

GEODESIC GNOME
lexi mountain, voice, tapes
melissa moore, science
mike muniak, feedback, electronics
samuel burt, clarinet, computer
caleb johnson, inventions, helium
sarah el jallad, puppetry
john eaton, saxophone
ric royer, lecturing
john berndt, philosophy


NARAYAN / KUDLER DUO

chandan narayan, prepared autoharp
jesse kudler, guitar, synth, electronics


HERNANDEZ / LIPSON DUO

katt hernandez, violin
evan lipson, double bass
co-presented with:

GEODESIC GNOME
presents "The Explosion of the Liberty Bell" - A super-group of Baltimore weirdos directed by the philosophical compositions of John Berndt.

Our founding fathers had a vague sense of the decompression likely to happen in the chamber. As Blegvad has pointed out the numinous qualities of objects, so too does G-Gnome contemplate their inevitable, tired, reticent, indefatiguable explosiveness. Using ancient formulas invented in the distant future, the group adapts the subtle vibrations of objects to define the context of their visibility, creating mechanical feedback loops at the level of vision where simply looking at an object may push it away. And yet these odd occurrences are somehow seamlessly absorbed into the fabric of day to day life without comment, like the roaring storm enclosed soundlessly in its tiny music box. Geodesic Gnome then are the invisible hand behind this popular epistemological storm-drain... and so should you! [link]


NARAYAN / KUDLER DUO

chandan narayan, prepared autoharp
jesse kudler, guitar, synth, electronics

Chandan Narayan (b.1975, Alameda CA), a recent transplant to Philadelphia, improvises with the autoharp, to which he applies extensiions (wires mostly) and preparations (rocks mostly). His solo recording is entitled “Eight vignettes for solo autoharp.” He frequently collaborates with Jeffrey Allport (snare) and Robert Pedersen (trombone) in the Canadian acoustic trio, Glass Plates which has released a few choice recordings. He usually shares the stage (or living room, basement, etc.) with performers of acoustic instruments like Angharad Davies (violin), Jonathan Sielaff (clarinet), Chris Cogburn (percussion), and Zach Wallace (pump organ) but doesn't mind the occasional amplified collaborations with Lee Hutzulak (various electric instruments), Gust Burns (tape players), and Charles Sipperley (sampler) among others.

Jesse Kudler, born 1979, improvises on guitar, synthesizer, and electronics and makes music on the computer. He attended public school until Wesleyan University, where he studied music with Ron Kuivila, Alvin Lucier, and a little bit with Anthony Braxton, among others. He eventually became active as an organizer and performer in improvised, experimental, and electronic music, forming a regular duo with fellow student Jonathan Zorn and leading the large electronic improvising ensemble Phil Collins. Kudler has also worked as a recording engineer for various projects. In his various travels, Kudler has performed with Matt Bauder, Kyle Bruckmann, Gene Coleman, James Coleman, Tim Feeney, Marcos Fernandes, Brent Gutzeit, Horse Sinister, Bonnie Jones, Newton, Pauline Oliveros, Bhob Rainey, Vic Rawlings, Christine Sehnaoui, Mike Shiflet, Jason Soliday, Howard Stelzer, Ellen Weller, Matt Weston, Jason Zeh, Jack Wright, and many others. He has toured the United States several times. [link]


HERNANDEZ / LIPSON DUO
katt hernandez, violin
evan lipson, double bass

Katt Hernandez has been living in the Boston area, playing the violin, for the last six years. She has collaberated with a magnificently variated sea of musicians, dancers, and others including- but certainly not limited to- Joe Maneri, Zack Fuller, David Maxwell, Marc Bisson, Matt Somalis, John Voigt, Allisa Cardone, Gordon Beeferman, Jonathan Vincent, Walter Wright, Joe Burgio, Eric Rosenthal, Jeff Arnal, Jaimie McGlaughlin, Andrew Neumann, Dave Gross, and Hans Rickheit. She has twice been invited to perfrom on the Autumn Uprising , High Zero , Mobius ArtRages , and Improvised and Otherwise festivals, and has also appeared at the Montreaux-Detroit , Brandeis New Music , Boston CyberArts , Michiania , IAJE , IASJ , and Ear Whacks festivals. She has been a guest artist at MIT, Harvard, and the New England Conservatory, performed in a vast slew of local venues and- to date- any number of subway passages, urban grottos, and troglyditical performace slaces, as well as other experimental and life-making places throughout the Bos-Wash metropolii. [link]

Evan Lipson is a bassist/composer currently residing with three other musicians in Jack Wright's Spring Garden Music house, located in West Philadelphia. His principal teachers included both Michael Formanek & Robert Kesselman (Phila. Orch). Other private teachers have included Mark Dresser, Mark Helias, Ralph Alessi, and Brad Shepik, as well as Robert Black (Bang On A Can) at the Festival Eleazar Carvalho in Fortaleza, Brazil. He attended the Peabody Conservatory, as well as Temple University.

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November 18 (sat)

@ Pageant:Soloveev
607 Bainbridge St
Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $5

GARCIA / WEISBLAT / KUDLER
margarida garcia, double bass
barry weisblat, electronics
jesse kudler, guitar, synth, electronics

garcia / weisblat
garcia solo


solo
JOHN PHILLIPS, video/electronics


NEWTON
electronics






GARCIA / WEISBLAT / KUDLER
margarida garcia, double bass
barry weisblat, electronics
jesse kudler, guitar, synth, electronics

Margarida Garcia. Doublebass player. Born (1977) in Lisbon resident in New York. Public activity since 1998; since then collaborates regularly with Manuel Mota,Sei Miguel. More recently has been collaborating with Barry Weisblat and Tim Barnes. Selection of some other collaborations: Barry Weisblat, Toshio Kajiwara, Phill Niblock, Ferran Fages, Alfredo Costa Monteiro, Ruth Barberán, Mattin, Mark Wastell, Rohdri Davies, Noel Akchote, John tilbury, Otomo Yoshihide and Eddie Prevost.

Barry Weisblat: Extensive experiments with electro-magnetic devices, solar technology, homemade and modified circuits for application in sound generation/manipulation, audio engineering and photography.
Musical collaborations with Margarida Garcia, Tim Barnes, Toshio Kajiwara, Tower Recordings, Sean Meehan, Ricardo Arias, Tetuzi Akiyama, Mattin, Dean Roberts, Dion Workman, Toshimaru Nakamura, Michael Rodgers, Anthony Guerra, Alfredo Costa Monteiro.

Jesse Kudler, born 1979, improvises on guitar, synthesizer, and electronics and makes music on the computer. He attended public school until Wesleyan University, where he studied music with Ron Kuivila, Alvin Lucier, and a little bit with Anthony Braxton, among others. He eventually became active as an organizer and performer in improvised, experimental, and electronic music, forming a regular duo with fellow student Jonathan Zorn and leading the large electronic improvising ensemble Phil Collins. Kudler has also worked as a recording engineer for various projects. In his various travels, Kudler has performed with Matt Bauder, Kyle Bruckmann, Gene Coleman, James Coleman, Tim Feeney, Marcos Fernandes, Brent Gutzeit, Horse Sinister, Bonnie Jones, Newton, Pauline Oliveros, Bhob Rainey, Vic Rawlings, Christine Sehnaoui, Mike Shiflet, Jason Soliday, Howard Stelzer, Ellen Weller, Matt Weston, Jason Zeh, Jack Wright, and many others. He has toured the United States several times.



solo
JOHN PHILLIPS, video/electronics

John Phillips is a sound artist and audiovisualist. His work (usually collaborating with sculptor Carolyn Healy) includes sound installations at Dartmouth College, Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, International Computer Music Conference in Beijing China , University of Ann Arbor , Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia , the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia , as well as many non-traditional sites on the East Coast of the US . He has been commissioned several times by New American Radio for nation broadcast. Other venues for his music have been compositions for choreographers in New York , New York , and Philadelphia as well as tape or live performances in Philadelphia, New York New York, Venice Italy , San Francisco and Helsinki , Finland . His video works have been presented at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia , the Ocean Multimedia Festival in London England , and performed at various venues and galleries in Philadelphia and New York . His grants include several from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (including 2006) and an National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for audio art. He has had residencies at the Millay Colony in Austerlitz , NY and the Experimental Television Center in Owego , NY . www.terragizmo.net



NEWTON
electronics

Newton is Mat Rademan. Mat Rademan is Newton. That's as plain as i can put it. But, i guess that really tells you nothing. The most recent description of Newton and the "newton sound" i've heard lately (besides the always interesting "what the fuck" blurted by some audience member after a performance) is from Jared Burak (newton's partner in crime in many different projects) "Newton is the Rodney Dangerfield of noise, dude gets no respect". I must say that qoute speaks volumes.
I myself first met Newton on his October 2000 "Skulls & Safety" Pins tour. he was a wide eyed, enthusiastic, ambious young man bent on creating or destroying (depends if u look at the glass half empty or half full) music. Since then he and his empire/record label Breathmint (est. 1995) have released more then 200 documents ( lps, 7inches, cds, cassettes, cdrs ,etc), toured the US more then 8 times, was a curator for a stage at the first No Fun Fest, and played in or cola borated with such bands as: Monotract, R.L. Stein, Cock E.S.P., the Laundryroom Squelchers, Sword Heaven, Skinny Winners, Dead/Bird, & countless others. His most recent performances (from his 5 and 1/2 week long "Right Lung" tour) that ive seen is a young professional at the end of his rope. The sound pierces your ears, showing you the digusted world your in, just begging you to GIVE UP and embrace the horror of LIFE.


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November 15th (wed)

@ CEC
Community Education Center
3500 Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $5

FUTURE COAL
john truscinski (Brooklyn, NY)
jake meginsky (Bennington, VT)
sean mattio (Philadelphia, PA)


solo
COLIN STETSON ,
woodwinds



ELEKTRO AKOUSTIK SOUNDKLASH 003
EVILEYESOUNDSYSTEM vs. Niagara Falls


solo
DANIEL FISHKIN
daxophone
FUTURE COAL
electro-acoustic percussion trio:
John Truscinski (Brooklyn, NY) Jake Meginsky (Bennington, VT), Sean Mattio (Philadelphia, PA)

Sean Mattio is a performer, sound designer, dance accompianist and videographer based in Philadelphia. Most recently, he has performed with and contributed to groups and projects such as The Emergent Improvisational Project, The Sun Ra Arkestra, and The Pig Iron Theatre. Sean is currently contributing sounds to Gas and Electric Arts production of Voices Underwater. He performs free improvised music with Trory Herion as The Mad Man's Laughter and is a founding member of The Future Coal Collective, an organization of artist committed to the rediscovery of relevant folk art.

Jake Meginsky's work encompasses percussion, composition, dance accompaniment, and videography.  He has performed at Free 103 (Brooklyn), The Hook (Brooklyn), The Flywheel (Easthampton, MA), Qville (Queens), The Bread and Puppet Theatre (Boxer, VT), 2005 Improvised and Otherwise Festival (Brooklyn), The Flynn (Burlington, VT), and The Neurosciences Institute (La Jolla, CA), amongst others.  Currently, Jake teaches percussion at Bennington College, where he is pursuing an MFA.


solo
COLIN STETSON ,
woodwinds
(new york )

Woodwind player Colin Stetson can play powerfully while circularly breathing for long periods, can draw multiphonics out of a sax with great skill, and can command an audience's attention with his focus and melodic improvisations. Stetson was born and raised in Ann Arbor, MI, where he became proficient on assorted saxophones, clarinet, and flute. He earned a degree in music from his hometown school the University of Michigan in 1997, studying with Roscoe Mitchell, Donald Sinta, and Christopher Creviston; afterward, he went on to study with Steve Adams and Henry Threadgill as well. While still in college, he co-founded Transmission (which later became Transmission Trio), and in 1998 he played with progressive Detroit-area jazz-rockers Larval on their Knitting Factory album Larval 2. He moved to the San Francisco Bay Area that summer along with the rest of Transmission, which released its first album in 1999. Stetson also branched out to play live with the likes of Fred Frith, Peter Kowald, Ned Rothenberg, and Kenny Wollesen, and kept up his Detroit/Ann Arbor connections as well. Before moving west, he had played on his friend Recloose's debut EP for Planet E, and their collaborations continued over the years, culminating in the DJ's acclaimed full-length Cardiology in 2002. Also that year, Tom Waits tapped Stetson for reed work on his Alice and Blood Money albums, which led to significant exposure and a live performance on David Letterman. His most recent appearance with Waits has been on the soundtrack to the animated feature Shrek 2. Stetson had a limited edition 3" CD release of a 2002 performance at the Artship in Oakland, and his full-length debut as a leader came in the summer of 2003 with the quintet recording Slow Descent. Since relocating to NYC in 2004, Stetson is performing regularly with the Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Jeremiah Lockwood's Sway Machinery, Zemog El Gallo Bueno, and the ever present Transmission as well as performances with Sinead O'Connor, Burning Spear and Medeski, Martin, and Wood and Anthony Braxton. -Steve Huey, All Music Guide (allmusic.com)



ELEKTRO AKOUSTIK SOUNDKLASH 003:
(everybody loses, always)



EVILEYESOUNDSYSTEM vs. Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls
Norman Fetter: electric kazoo, accordian, guitars, banjo, percussion, keyboards, vocals
Erich Breimhurst
: guitars, gourdalin, chonguri, keyboards, tub mic, percussion, vocals
Jeff Carpineta
: bass guitar, keyboards, percussion, vocals

vs.

EVILEYESOUNDSYSTEM
Hilary Baker (saxophones)
Eric Carbonara (synthesizer, guitar)
Yevgeny Lev (treshchotki)



solo
DANIEL FISHKIN
daxophone

"Care to hear some worldly woods? Come hither. I withdraw them from my quiver." Daniel Fishkin has built and played daxophones of all shapes and sizes since 2004. Daxophone: a flat piece of wood, anchored at one end, and played with a bow. This German idiophone, invented in 1987 by Hans Reichel, sounds anywhere between a violin or a woodland mammal. When Daniel and the daxophones sing together, they make a band called Dandelion Fiction. Fresh off a 6 week national tour, Daniel will play some brand new instruments, cut and sanded in the first rainy days of November.

“The daxophone, invented by Hans Reichel, is a musical instrument of the friction idiophone category. In appearance it somewhat resembles a wooden ruler with one end hanging over the edge of a table (though daxophones are often carved in very elaborate shapes, the basic proportions of a ruler are kept). It is normally played by bowing the free end, but it can also be struck or plucked. The sound is amplified with a contact microphone. A wide range of voice-like timbres can be produced, depending on the shape of the instrument, the type of wood, where it is bowed, and where along its length it is stopped with a separate block of wood (fretted on one side) called the "dax." – wikipedia

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November 13 (mon)

@ Pageant:Soloveev
607 Bainbridge St
Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $5

HEENAN / VOFFELD DUO
chris heenan, reeds / electronics
michael vorfeld, percussion / inventions


CARS WILL BURN!
mark price, electronics


ALBRO / BAILLY DUO
tim albro, e. guitar / electronics
alban bailly, guitar/accordion
HEENAN / VOFFELD DUO
chris heenan, reeds / electronics
michael vorfeld, percussion / inventions

Chris Heenan
lives in Los Angeles and Stuttgart, Germany. He plays alto saxophone, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet and analog synthesizer. Some current projects include Team Up, a trio with guitarist Jeremy Drake and a revolving third member percussionist, a duo with Berlin-based percussionist and light artist Michael Vorfeld, a duo with NYC-based guitarist Chris Forsyth and Phantom Limb and Bison with Chris Forsyth, Jaime Fennelly (electronics) and Shawn Hansen (synthi / radio feedback). Some current playing partners include trumpeter Birgit Ulher, percussionist Michael Griener, vocalist Ute Wassermann and contrabassist Alexander Frangenheim. For information about Chris Heenan: www.reifyrecordings.com

Berlin-based musician and visual artist Michael Vorfeld plays percussion and self-designed string instruments and works in the fields of experimental music, improvised music and sound and visual art. Besides his frequent solo activities he is a member of various ensembles and collaborates with theater artists, choreographers, visual artists, and musicians on numerous projects. His list of activities includes numerous concerts, performances and exhibitions in Europe, the USA, Asia and Australia. Current projects include Zygoma, a trio with Jeff Gburek (guitar) and Michael Walz (electronics), a trio with Annette Krebs (guitar) and Anna-Maria Rodriguez (laptop), Vestige Vertical with Lothar Fiedler (guitar) and Michael Walz (electronics), a duo with sound and visual artist Claus van Bebber and a duo with pianist Reinhold Friedl. For information about Michael Vorfeld: www.vorfeld.org


CARS WILL BURN!
mark price, electronics

Cars Will Burn! is made of components that exploit the idea that electronic devices are never silent. First, we wire audio components (tape deck, samplers, and mixers) into themselves creating a feedback system, which produces a pure tone. By running this tone through components while adjusting frequency controls and overloading volume meters the pure tone is broken down into a vocabulary of clicks, washes, bursts, and swells. By running aforementioned components through multiple audio samplers, a library of sounds is built up to be drawn upon as a counterpoint against the real-time audio manipulation of the component's feedback chain.


ALBRO / BAILLY DUO
tim albro, e. guitar / electronics
alban bailly, guitar/accordion

Born in worcester, ma in 1980, currently based in philadelphia, Tim Albro studied english at wesleyan university.  Current research interests include: -african american anarchism, modernism, and music-, -improvisation-, and -good advice-.  He is a member of the band sympathizers.

Alban Bailly's first adventure of music making began with rock in his native France. Music lessons with Eric Le Lann and Cesarius Alvim in Rennes opened him to jazz and free improvisation in the late nineties. Together with percussionist Loup Barraud, Alban formed Ghenso Project and the two traveled to Morocco to study Arabic music in 2001. Under the instruction of Marrakchi Master Mohammed El Quadi, Alban practiced classical guitar and oud. While attending Music Academy in Nancy, Alban came upon a world of free improvisation. Since 2002, he has collaborated and performed with Sebastien Coste, Camille Perrin, Louis-Michel Marion, Claire Cooper, Marit Schechte, Dominique Repecaud, Chris Heenan and many others. Performances at Musique Action festival, Theatre du Saulcy, MJC Lillebonne, France, Belgium and Germany. New found interest in gypsy jazz music, learned the gypsy music with gypsy local guitarists and founded the “Meri Wago” gypsy swing jazz trio. He continued his pursuit of eastern European music by playing traditional Balkan music in Novi Sad ( Serbia ). Alban landed in the USA in 2005 and now calls Philadelphia his home. He frequently performs with Jack Wright and plays actively with many musicians ( Evan Lipson, Dave Smolen, John Berndt… ) and dancers ( Nicole Bindler, Eun Jung Gonzales...) with the guitar or the accordion. www.albanbailly.com


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November 10th (fri)

@ CEC
Community Education Center
3500 Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $5

ANTI-SOCIAL MUSIC
andrea la rose: flute, jug
jeff hudgins: reeds
joe exley: tuba
hubert chen: violin, triangle
TBA: viola
pat muchmore: cello
maria sonevytsky: piano


REYNOLDS / RADDING / BINDLER
greg reynolds, saxes
reuben radding, bass
nicole bindler, dance


SATAN EYES
pete angevine, percussion
alex nagle, e. guitar
andrew gaspar, turntables
joe lentini, laptop


QUINTET
rebecca lloyd jones, dance
gabrielle revlock, dance
anne west, cello
jon barrios, bass
toshi makihara, percussion





ANTI-SOCIAL MUSIC (new york city)
new and recent composed works including:
Andrea La Rose: i blame you (l.b.)
Peter Hess: Kilter
John Wriggle: Scooter's Rag
Joe Exley: Untitled
Pat Muchmore: PortRait of the ArTist
Peter Hess: Voiceprint IX for everybody

Anti-Social Music is a not-for-profit mob of composers and performers assembled to present new music by emerging, primarily New York-based musicians. The group came together in November 2000 for what was originally intended as a one-time-only concert called "An Afternoon of Anti-Social Chamber Music." After that, they found they just couldn't stop. Currently, the group presents concerts twice yearly of premieres of new compositions written and performed by ASM members and associates. They then take those works in their loving arms and perform them at festivals, clubs, rooftops, and other sundry venues, both conventional and urine-stained. ASM's eclectic roster of musicians has included members of Gutbucket, World/Inferno Friendship Society, Ida, The Hold Steady, His Name Is Alive, and Alarm Will Sound. Impressed? Me neither.


REYNOLDS / RADDING / BINDLER
greg reynolds, saxes
reuben radding, bass
nicole bindler, dance

Gregory Reynolds lives in NYC and performs mostly improvised music on the alto saxophone. He has collaborated in many improvised meetings with wonderful musicians and dancers from around the world. His unique approach towards the saxophone is informed by the texture and tones of feedback/electronic music as well as a deep appreciation for space and natural sound. Currently he is working on a series of performance and visual compositions that explore the liminal nature of the horizon and the phenomena of twilight.

Reuben Radding was born in Washington DC to a family of classical musicians, and relocated to New York City in 1988 where he studied contrabass with Mark Dresser and quickly became a busy stalwart of the downtown/improv scene. His powerful sound and sensitive listening has contributed to countless ensembles ranging from Jazz, to Classical, as well as ethnic genres, and he has been featured on over 40 recordings on labels such as Leo Records, AUM Fidelity, Tzadik, Clean Feed, and Knitting Factory Works. www.reubenradding.com

Nicole Bindler is an experimental dance artist whose work ranges from complex personal and political commentaries to abstract explorations of form. Her movement vocabulary is inspired by her studies of Modern Dance, Butoh, Contact Improvisation, Yoga, Body-Mind Centering, Feldenkrais and Martial Arts. She has worked with many experimental musicians including Bhob Rainey, Greg Kelley, Jonathan Vincent, Vic Rawlings, Mike Bullock, John Berndt, Katt Hernandez, Chris Cooper, Kyle Bruckmann, Ernst Karel, Axel Dorner, Andrea Neumann, Annette Krebs, Dan Breen, Andy Hayleck, Kristen Toedtman, Audrey Chen, Le Quan Ninh, Carol Genetti, Susan Alcorn, Sean Meehan, Kate Porter, Helena Espvall, Leonel Kaplan, Leandro Barzabal, Tim Feeney, Jack Wright, Gene Coleman among others, and with video artists, Janene Higgins and Walter Wright. She is also the director of the 20 member company: Amnesiac Music and Dance. www.nicolebindler.com


SATAN EYES
pete angevine, percussion
alex nagle, e. guitar
andrew gaspar, turntables
joe lentini, laptop

SATAN EYES is a secular quartet featuring Joe Lentini (electronics), Andrew Gaspar (turntable), Pete Angevine (drums) and Alex Nagle (guitar).  They occasionally improvise very loud music for a very short amount of time. Pete Angevine is a percussionist and music enthusiast living in Philadelphia. After deciding it was not a good idea to complete a jazz performance degree at Temple University, he has had the opportunity to record and tour both nationally and internationally with secular music groups such as illumina, the Flesh, SATANIZED, Breakfast?, the Bottomfeeders, SATAN EYES, Bjork collaborator Olivier Alary in Ensemble, and several others. He enjoys BBQ, funtimes, and bowerbird. Normal Love is his favorite band.


QUINTET
rebecca lloyd jones, dance
gabrielle revlock, dance
anne west, cello
jon barrios, bass
toshi makihara, percussion

As a student Gabrielle Revlock danced for Twyla Tharp in a lecture-demonstration and currently she is a company member of Jeanne Ruddy Dance and Anne-Marie Mulgrew and Dancers.  Additionally she has performed the work of Matthew Neenan for the Opera Co. of Phila. and partnered with a violinist for an improvised Pre-Concert Adventure for the Phila. Orchestra.  This September she will perform with Dutch choreographers Jerome Meyer and Isabelle Chaffaud for the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival. Gabrielle is a 2006 New Edge Mix recipient as well as Alumnae Choreographer for Vassar College.

Jon Barrios was born in New York and at the age of six months moved to Japan for 6 years. Later he moved to Venezuela, South Korea and settled in Miami, Fl where he began to study the guitar with cuban guitarist George Aguirre. After 12 years in Miami and having found a musical plateu, Jon decided to move to his mother's home town of Fayetteville, AR to develop his music in the quiet of the Ozarks. During his stay in Fayetteville, Jon switched to the double bass and met saxophonists Keefe Jackson (Chicago Luzern Exchange) and John Dikeman. At this time he became deeply involved with free improvisation much to the dismay of the locals. Currently Jon lives in Jack Wright's house in Philadelphia and collaborates with house mates Alban Bailly, Evan Lipson and Dave Smollen. www.jonbarrios.com

Toshi Makihara studied drums, percussion and improvisation with Sabu Toyozumi, a prominent percussionist in Tokyo. Since arriving in the United States in the late 1970's he has worked with various new music ensembles as well as with numerous dance and theater companies internationally. Makihara has provided original music to Arden Theater Company, Diversions Dance Company (Wales), Pennsylvania Ballet, ZeroMoving Dance Company and Leah Stein Dance Company among others, and has worked with musicians including Steve Beresford, Peter Brotzmann, John Butcher, Nels Cline, Eugene Chadbourne, Tom Cora, Amy Denio, Thurston Moore, William Parker and John Zorn. He has also collaborated with poets, visual artists, filmmakers and performance artists widely. www.toshimakihara.com

Anne West is a little-known cellist hailing from Fayetteville, Arkansas, where she recently earned herself a bachelor?s degree in Anthropology. She has been playing the cello since 1901, when the inspiration struck her to spend her small sum of birthday money on a terrible cello rather than waste her pennies at the mustard seed or candy shoppe. Anne received much instruction from cellist Dr. Stephen Gates in the classical realm during her days at the university, but has always followed her heart to play instantaneous forms of song and noise above all.


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November 3rd (fri)

@ The Avant Gentlemen's Lodge
4028 Filbert st
Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $5

HYPERCOLOR (nyc)
eyal maoz, guitar
lukas ligeti, drums
james ilgenfritz, bass


BREAKFAST?
bryan rogers, sax
amnon freidlin, e. guitar
pete angevine, drums


SOLANAS (philly / baltimore)
alban bailly, accordion
dustin hurt, accordion
dave smolen, circuit bending
andy hayleck, bowed metals
paul neidhardt, idiophones / bowed metals


LENTINI / PETSU / DOMINIC

joe lentini, laptop
sebastian petsu, electronics
dominic, electronics
HYPERCOLOR (new york city)
eyal maoz, guitar
lukas ligeti, drums
james ilgenfritz, bass

Eyal Maoz, James Ilgenfritz, and Lukas Ligeti make up Hypercolor, an NYC- based spastic rock hybrid whose ridiculous artsong craftsmanship simultaneously revels in complexity and embraces entropy. Like experimental grafting surgery gone horribly awry, Hypercolor bears limbs borrowed from 80's NYC No-Wave, and early jazz/rock, and orchestral rock textures. Hypercolor employs a stripped- down setup reminiscent of groove/punk hybrid bands Minutemen or James Chance, but often expands sonically to invoke more symphonic rock worlds of Glenn Branca, Bill Brovold's Larval, or Godspeed You Black Emperor!. With a collective resume running from John Medeski to Gary Lucas to Henry Kaiser, the members of Hypercolor bring together a history of various types of Rock abstraction and invention.

Guitarist Eyal Maoz brings a unique vocabulary that inhabits the negative space between Sonny Sharrock and Marc Ribot. He has played on various records for John Zorn's Tzadik label, including a record under his own name with John Medeski and Ben Perowski. He's performed at various festivals in New York, Montreal, Israel, and Warsaw. Drummer Lukas Ligeti is both a gifted composer and a talented and industrious drummer. His dual role has kept him incredibly busy, with commissions and performances going on throughout the world. Bassist James Ilgenfritz is the newcomer of the group, but has been busy establishing his own approach to creative music, curating concerts in New York, San Diego, and the greater Detroit area, as well as performing with many of New York and California's best improvisers, including Chris Speed, Andrew D'Angelo, Kyle Bruckmann, and Gary Lucas. Each individual's talents aside, Hypercolor remains a sum much greater than its parts, a blueprint for a sonic doomsday rendered incomprehensible by color saturation.


BREAKFAST?
bryan rogers, sax
amnon freidlin, e. guitar
pete angevine, drums

Breakfast? is a Tenor, Guitar, and Drums outfit that is made up of members from Satanized, Shot by Shot, and Normal Love. The ensemble draws most of its inspiration from the Muuggehaflt Glaciers of Iceland where the band's drummer, Pete Angevine, hopes to eventually drown. Like Iceland's bizarre landscape of frozen earth and surreal hot springs, Breakfast?'s improvisations are slippery, angular, hot to cold, and will make you want to take out those summer trunks in the burr of a NorthAmerican November. Love it.


SOLANAS (philly / baltimore)
alban bailly, accordion
dustin hurt, accordion
dave smolen, circuit bending
andy hayleck, bowed metals
paul neidhardt, idiophones / bowed metals

Alban Bailly's first adventure of music making began with rock in his native France. Music lessons with Eric Le Lann and Cesarius Alvim in Rennes opened him to jazz and free improvisation in the late nineties. Together with percussionist Loup Barraud, Alban formed Ghenso Project and the two traveled to Morocco to study Arabic music in 2001. Under the instruction of Marrakchi Master Mohammed El Quadi, Alban practiced classical guitar and oud. While attending Music Academy in Nancy, Alban came upon a world of free improvisation. Since 2002, he has collaborated and performed with Sebastien Coste, Camille Perrin, Louis-Michel Marion, Claire Cooper, Marit Schechte, Dominique Repecaud, Chris Heenan and many others. Performances at Musique Action festival, Theatre du Saulcy, MJC Lillebonne, France, Belgium and Germany. New found interest in gypsy jazz music, learned the gypsy music with gypsy local guitarists and founded the “Meri Wago” gypsy swing jazz trio. He continued his pursuit of eastern European music by playing traditional Balkan music in Novi Sad ( Serbia ). Alban landed in the USA in 2005 and now calls Philadelphia his home. He frequently performs with Jack Wright and plays actively with many musicians ( Evan Lipson, Dave Smolen, John Berndt… ) and dancers ( Nicole Bindler, Eun Jung Gonzales...) with the guitar or the accordion. www.albanbailly.com

Composer, free improviser, and organizer, Dustin Hurt is emerging as a key element to Philadelphia 's experimental and new music scene. Dustin's frequent collaborations include a duo with Alban Bailly (as Ko Koed), a trio with Tim Albro and Jesse Kudler (as HZL BRD), and a trio with Sean Mattio and Troy Herion. He is a performer in Nicole Bindler's Philadelphia New Dance and Music Ensemble and was a performer in John Berndt's Baltimore based large group ensemble, Second Nature, in March of 2006. He has also performed with Toshi Makihara, Jack Wright, Gene Coleman, Christine Sehnaoui, Dave Smolen, Carlos Santiago, Leandro Barzabal, Jon Barrios, and Paul Neidhardt, among others. His composed works have been performed by members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Pennsylvania Ballet Orchestra, and regularly by the Philadelphia based avant-supergroup, Normal Love. Dustin is also the founding director of bowerbird, a Philadelphia based experimental music presenting organization.

Dave Smolen
(processed percussion/analogue electronics) Smolen began playing music at age 10 on the trumpet for 2 years, then later switched to drums at 12. He went on to play rock music for 8 years. He then became interested in processing his drums with analogue phaser and ring modulator effects. After continued practice with this minimal setup, he created one that consisted of ring modulators, reverb units, equalized distortion,multi-modulation/oscillation effects, an open circuit board of a digital chorus pedal and additionally 2 loop pedals. The electronic configuration provides a pitch "mask" over the original acoustic sounds from snare drum and various bells as well as electric sounds including feedback, removed/broken inputs, flipped effect switches and circuit bending. Each sound is either left live or sent through 2 loop pedals, then reset at various tempos and/or enveloped in an overall reprocessed pitch. Smolen collaborates mainly with Philly locals such as John Heron in a proc. perc./electronics duo and with Joe Lentini (Max/MSP) in Clown Food. He has toured with Evan Lipson and Alex Nagle performing Nagle's piece, Flittermice of Eld. He was invited to perform in the 2006 edition of the internationally renowned High Zero Festival of Experimental Improvised Music in Baltimore, where he performed with Stewart Mostofsky, Rose Hammer, Leonel Kaplan, Alessandro Bosetti, George Lewis, Max Eisenberg, Jake Freeman, Jenny Graf Bibulah, Michael Muniak, and Jackie Stewart. Smolen's diverse improvisations and compositions have been documented on two recent solo CDs released by Sprout.

Andy Hayleck (b. 1972) composer/ musician and recordist. Explores the aesthetics of sound, especially regarding how sound is perceived by the ear. He uses extremes of volume, pitch, and sound complexity, and variations in change over time. For the past few years he has concentrated on using unamplified bowed metal (cymbals and saw) in performance and using contact mics, hydrophones and regular mics in recording. Although he has used a computer for many years, recently he has begun to use one live. Currently a member of Trockeneis, he recently made a solo tour of the west coast of the United States (playing the amplified gong/wire). Recordings include: "Gong/Wire" (earlids), "Various Recordings Involving Ice" (HereSee), and "The Disappearing Floor" (Recorded).

Baltimore 's Paul Neidhardt is one of the countries most astonishing new music percussionists. A trained, highly disciplined player with a flair for complex textural sound produced by friction, Neidhardt's approach to improvising covers the majority of the terrain explored by the explosive side of European free music and subtle textural players like Sean Meehan and Jason Kahn, while retaining a freshness and flexibility of purpose all his own. His background playing rock and African music adds a potential for propulsive intensity to his playing not usually found in players so skilled in the arts of minimalist reductionism. Despite recovering from injuries that limited his time playing in recent years, he is a highly in-demand player, working with groups like Trokeneis, Death in the Maze, and Multiphonic Choir, as well as frequent collaborations with Jack Wright. He is currently a member of the Red Room collective and High Zero Foundation.


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October 23 (mon)

@ Nexus
137 N. Second Street
(north of Arch)
Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm sharp, $5

MELEE
nate wooley, trumpet
hans beutow, cello
ben hall, percussion


HZL
tim albro, guitar, radio, electronics
jesse kudler, guitar, electronics


HAG panic
cecilia corrigan, violin
manya scheps, violin
april drone, violin
meg frisch, drum
amanda lewis, cello
MELEE (nyc, detriot, vermont)
nate wooley, trumpet
hans beutow, cello
ben hall, percussion

Nate Wooley (New York) grew up in a finnish-american fishing village in Oregon. He has spent the rest of his life trying musically to find a way back to the peace and quiet of that time by whole-heartedly embracing the leap between complete absorption in sound and relative absence of the same. He began playing trumpet professionally at age 13 with his father. Nate's music deals more with a cobweb of sound then with pure melody and meter. He is sought out for his work in the free jazz idiom, but finds more meaning in a well prepared sound or silence or burst of feedback. He currently resides in Jersey City, New Jersey and has performed or recorded with Anthony Braxton, John Butcher, Alessandro Bosetti, Birgit Ulher, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Tony Buck, Joe Morris, Jack Wright, Paul Lytton, Jason Roebke, Scott Rosenberg, Cor Fulher, Randy Peterson, and Tim Barnes.

Improvising percussionist Ben Hall splits his time between Detroit, where he founded and co-curated the experimental music venue Entropy Studios and Vermont where he attended Bennington College to study with Professor Milford Graves. He has also studied West African percussion with former Miles Davis sideman Jumma Santos as well as trap set with Herman Kelly. Mr. Hall has also been fortunate enough to perform and/or record in the jazz, free-improvisation and noise idioms with Wolf Eyes, Lambsebread, Faruq Z. Bey, Northwoods Improvisers, Philip Wofford, Jonathon Vincent, Peter Kowald, Jeff Arnal, Bob Marsh, Maury Coles, Jack Wright, Alberto Braida, Giancarlo Locatelli, Skeeter C.R. Shelton, Luc Houtkamp, Ernst Reiseger, Nate Wooley, Double Leopards, Burning Sar Core (C. Spencer Yeh), Subpop recording artists WolfEyes and Knitting factory recording artists Blue Dog. In 2003, his Boston trio of Katt Hernandez/violin and John Voigt/bass closed the Improvised and Otherwise Festival in New York City. This is a return engagement for Hall who has been the guest of the Ford International Jazz Festival, The Audio Obstacle Course New Music Festival and Deep Listening Festival.

Based in Detroit, Michigan, improvising 'cellist Hans Buetow attended Bennington College where he graduated with a composition degree in the spring of 2004. While a student, he studied and played music with Anthony Coleman, Kitty Brazelton, and Milford Graves. Upon graduation he moved to Detroit, Michigan, where he now lives and plays with a variety of improvisers including John Olson from WolfEyes, the Northwoods Improvisers, the Double Leopards, Nate Wooley, Aaron Siegel, Greg Kelley, Chris Corsano, Jack Wright, Jeff Arnal, John Voigt, Reuben Radding, Philip Wofford, Alberto Braida, C. Spencer Yeh, and Giancarlo Locatelli. One of his current projects, Mêlèe, a trio with Ben Hall and Nate Wooley, is embarking on a tour supporting their coming lp Bare Those Excellent Teeth Vol. II on brokenresearch.


HZL (philadelphia) * record release show *
tim albro, guitar, radio, electronics
jesse kudler, guitar, electronics

Tim Albro
and Jesse Kudler have played together since becoming friends at Wesleyan University around the turn of the century.  They first worked together in the large electronic improvising ensemble Phil Collins, playing synthesizer and guitar/electronics, respectively.  After graduating in 2002, the two didn't play together again until Winter 2004-2005, after Jesse's move to Philadelphia.  Their interest in a more restrained and spacious form of improvisation was first realized in the guitar trio G3 (with Ben Stanko).  Where that group had them playing guitars in a more or less conventional manner (Tim on electric 12-string and Jesse on acoustic), HZL arose from a more intense investigation of the use of electronics and electro-acoustic means.  Fall 2005 found Jesse moving again, to West Philadelphia, and he and Tim became close neighbors.  A schedule of record-listening sessions and concert attendance developed into a more focused musical collaboration in Winter 2005-2006, when proximity and available practice space allowed the two to work intensively on developing a duo language.  Jesse resumed use of his "regular" set-up of table-top guitar, synthesizer, contact mic, various objects and devices, and sundry electronics.  Tim began working with a unique electronics rig that incorporated radio and an archtop guitar prepared with surface-mounted speakers inside its body.  Small rooms and intensive listening led to the configuration of a still-changing sound, making ample use of resonances, small sounds, and an awareness of the spaces containing them.  Live performances have focused on subtle room-filling drones and textures, with speakers arrayed around the audience, evoking installation art as much as musicians on a stage. www.white-flag.org/hzl


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October 21 (sat)

@ Pageant:Soloveev
607 Bainbridge St
Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $5

NEIL FEATHER, invented instruments solo and duos with Deekus, marimba Dave Smolen, processed percussion, analogue electronics

set one: FEATHER SOLO
set two: FEATHER / DEEKUS DUO
set three: FEATHER / SMOLEN DUO




nondo

guitaint
 
Neil Feather, invented instruments solo and duos with Deekus, marimba Dave Smolen, processed percussion, analogue electronics

Neil Feather is an inventor and expert builder of many unique and diverse instruments. Since 1970, he has taken elaborate and elegant measure in search of new sounds and musical methodologies, earning a reputation as "the Harry Partch of the East Coast". He has improvised with a multitude of free improvisors, including such luminaries as Peter Kowald, Gianni Gebbia, Michael Johnson, Rosie Hertlein, and Joe Giardullo. Besudes his solo work, Neil's current projects include the longstanding duo "THUS," his boing-core trio "Mugwump" and the newly reborn "Aerotrain," a quintent based on his orchestra of instrumentys and idiosyncratic compositional gambits. In this rare Philadelphia appearance, he'll be performing on Nondo, Guitaint, Vibro-wheel Array, and Nonjo, both solo and in duos with Philadelphia improvisors Deekus and Dave Smolen.
www.neilfeather.org and here for sound clips.

Deekus is a young marimbist living in the Philadelphia area. For a short while, she was living under jazz vibist Tony Miceli's wing, then with the percussionists at The Curtis Institute. Unfazed by the sociology of genre and pedigree, Deekus is on the path of creative music without boundaries, lending her mallets to contexts as diverse as Do Make Say Think, Broken Social Scene, Feist, Make A Rising, and AC Shagazaki, in addition to her own compositions and local collaborations. Is she just a musical mooch or a sea sponge for knowledge? Her sound is somewhere between the laugh of an idiot child, and a hepcat on a harmonica.

Dave Smolen (processed percussion/analogue electronics) Smolen began playing music at age 10 on the trumpet for 2 years, then later switched to drums at 12. He went on to play rock music for 8 years. He then became interested in processing his drums with analogue phaser and ring modulator effects. After continued practice with this minimal setup, he created one that consisted of ring modulators, reverb units, equalized distortion,multi-modulation/oscillation effects, an open circuit board of a digital chorus pedal and additionally 2 loop pedals. The electronic configuration provides a pitch "mask" over the original acoustic sounds from snare drum and various bells as well as electric sounds including feedback, removed/broken inputs, flipped effect switches and circuit bending. Each sound is either left live or sent through 2 loop pedals, then reset at various tempos and/or enveloped in an overall reprocessed pitch. Smolen collaborates mainly with Philly locals such as John Heron in a proc. perc./electronics duo and with Joe Lentini (Max/MSP) in Clown Food. He has toured with Evan Lipson and Alex Nagle performing Nagle's piece, Flittermice of Eld. He was invited to perform in the 2006 edition of the internationally renowned High Zero Festival of Experimental Improvised Music in Baltimore, where he performed with Stewart Mostofsky, Rose Hammer, Leonel Kaplan, Alessandro Bosetti, George Lewis, Max Eisenberg, Jake Freeman, Jenny Graf Bibulah, Michael Muniak, and Jackie Stewart. Smolen's diverse improvisations and compositions have been documented on two recent solo CDs released by Sprout.


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October 17th (tue)

@ the Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm sharp, $5 donation

JIVE NATION
charles cohen, buchla music easel
richie morseberger, electronics
brian morseberger, electronics
davey harms, electronics
alex nagle, e. guitar
tyler weaver, electronics
dave smolen, electronics


BLOOM
(prauge / san fran)
with
thollem mcdonas, piano, voice, bells
rent romus, saxophones, voice, electronics
jon brumit, drums, electronics, objects
steven baker, the bellows

Funded in part through Meet The Composer's Creative Connections program.


solo
KATT HERNADEZ, violin


MOTHER
stuart brent, laptop, pedals, doepfer pocket control
matthew sanchez, laptop, CD players, pedals






JIVE NATION
charles cohen, buchla music easel
richie morseberger, electronics
brian morseberger, electronics
davey harms, electronics
alex nagle, e. guitar
tyler weaver, electronics
dave smolen, electronics

The group consists of mostly various electronic musicians from around Philadelphia, with the exception of Nagle on guitar, who have played several shows together as separate groups or solos for the past couple of years. It was formed because basically we thought it would be a good idea to play altogether for once. Jive Nation instrumentally covers a wide range of high,mid and low pitches with brutally sustained intensity, offering a taste of what each musician does on his own and a demonstration of the differing musical approaches to electronics in Philadelphia within a group performance. The group consists of members involved in several groups in Philly such as Drums Like Machineguns, Mincemeat or Tenspeed, Satanized/Normal Love, Snowstorms, S2B, and Flittermice of Eld.


BLOOM TOUR06 (san francisco)
thollem mcdonas, piano, voice, bells
rent romus, saxophones, voice, electronics
jon brumit, drums, electronics, objects

Bloom a spirited and colossal collaboration between Prague based pianist Thollem Mcdonas, and San Francisco based artists’ multi-saxophonist Rent Romus, with guest drummer and found-object player Jon Brumit. Their new self titled CD ‘Bloom’ is an explosive organic construction and expression of solos, duos, and trios combining disparate and divergent stylistic histories with a sense of refreshing immediacy, intensity, and spontaneous inventiveness.

Thollem Mcdonas, pianist/vocalist/composer/improviser, recipient of the 2006 National Endowment of the Arts Meet The Composer grant, was born Feb. 23, 1967 in the San Francisco Bay Area of Irish and Cherokee descent. He is presently living in Prague. He began his musical training as a young child rigorously studying the keyboard repertoire of European composers from the renaissance to the 20th century. After graduating with degrees in both piano performance and composition he chose to become homeless for several years, opting to wander and live out of a backpack, rather than pursue a career as a concert pianist with a suit and tie. It is because of these dichotomies and rich, wildly disparate experiences that his music is so dynamic and appeals to such a wide variety of audiences. Currently Thollem mostly plays his own comprovisations which he calls post-classical circus punk world jazz free music, for people and everyone else His music whispers/screams, "there are as many worlds in a life as there are lives in the world", and he is truly sick of war.

Rent Romus (saxophones/electronics/voice/flute/zitherod) is a force spanning over twenty years of original improvised music, production, and performance. Romus is the founder and producer of Edgetone Records a new music label since 1991. He is also the Executive Director of Outsound.org under which he is the head curator of The SIMM Music Series at the Studio 6 Musicians Union Hall, and the famous Luggage Store Gallery New Music Series in San Francisco. He was the former Director of Promotion for the SFAlt Festival 2002-2004. Romus also runs a new music distribution network to brick and mortar stores for independent artist run record labels called UIRC (Ultra Independent Recording Coalition) currently available online as well as the Artistic Director of the Outsound Presents...Edgetone Music Summit, a national music festival held in the greater San Francisco Bay Area every summer. Romus has recorded and produced live performances and events since 1988. His early musical history includes learning with jazz great Stan Getz, guitarist Bruce Forman, Dizzy Gillespie, Mel Martin, and drummer Eddie Moore.

Jon Brumit’s (drums/percussion/objects) composed and improvised music incorporating percussion, electronics, sampling, found objects, and signal processing has been labeled "physically debilitating" and "intellectually refreshing" by art critics, and his performances have been declared "disarmingly powerful" and "extremely adventurous and explosive [for ambient music]" by rock and noise musicians. Not bad for an artist whose last release was made entirely with garbage from the San Francisco Dump. He has performed and exhibited his sound work nationally at venues including SF MoMA, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Sony Metreon, DC's Black Cat, and Baltimore’s 8 x 10, SF's Luggage Store Gallery, Detroit Art Space, Chicago's Buddy Gallery, Cranbrook Museum of Art, Olympia's Voyeur, and Oakland's Black Box. He has performed, recorded, and collaborated with former members of The Swans, June of 44, the Shaking Ray Levis' Dennis Palmer and Bob Stagner, Gino Robair, Wayne Grim, Lisa Mezzacappa, Bob Boster, Allesandro Olla, and numerous others.



MOTHER
stuart brent, laptop, pedals, doepfer pocket control
matthew sanchez, laptop, CD players, pedals

Mother is a joint venture between two artists who have created works individually under the monikers of cyg (Brent) and MANEATER (Sanchez). Formed after an impromptu combined performance at a Hajota noise show, Mother produces complicated (but sometimes minimal), rhythmic, effected noise with glitched-out, chopped-up portions. Tracks by Mother, cyg, and MANEATER can all be found at hajotarecords.com



solo
KATT HERNADEZ,
violin

Katt Hernandez
has been living in the Boston area, playing the violin, for the last six years. She has collaberated with a magnificently variated sea of musicians, dancers, and others including- but certainly not limited to- Joe Maneri, Zack Fuller, David Maxwell, Marc Bisson, Matt Somalis, John Voigt, Allisa Cardone, Gordon Beeferman, Jonathan Vincent, Walter Wright, Joe Burgio, Eric Rosenthal, Jeff Arnal, Jaimie McGlaughlin, Andrew Neumann, Dave Gross, and Hans Rickheit. She has twice been invited to perfrom on the Autumn Uprising , High Zero , Mobius ArtRages , and Improvised and Otherwise festivals, and has also appeared at the Montreaux-Detroit , Brandeis New Music , Boston CyberArts , Michiania , IAJE , IASJ , and Ear Whacks festivals. She has been a guest artist at MIT, Harvard, and the New England Conservatory, performed in a vast slew of local venues and- to date- any number of subway passages, urban grottos, and troglyditical performace slaces, as well as other experimental and life-making places throughout the Bos-Wash metropolii.



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October 17th (tue)

@ the Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
6:00pm - 7:00 pm, FREE


Funded in part through Meet The Composer's Creative Connections program.







FREE GRAPHIC NOTATION WORKSHOP with BLOOM

This workshop is free and open to the public. You may bring an instrument and participate or sit and observe.

Workshop Descrition:
Presentation/Workshop description Part I & II in Philadelphia, PA. October 17, 2006 presented Bowerbird This will be a two part presentation by composers Jon Brumit, Thollem Mcdonas and Rent Romus.

In Part I they will co-present a lecture and demonstration of 'Graphic scores in the expanded field'. This will familiarize attendees with the creation and use of alternative methods of scoring utilizing textual and static visual modes of composing or structuring sounds. In addition, they will demonstrate the added benefits of using other forms of compositional tools such as radio, video, film, animation, and web sources. After the demonstration questions will be taken from the attendees.

Part II will consist of a workshop conducted on improvisation with the scores both created during Part I and those created by the performers prior to the workshop. Participants will be invited to interact with the composers. They will demonstrate how to respond to the graphic scores then invite the participants to join them in performing those scores in a group composition.

About Bloom:
Bloom a spirited and colossal collaboration between Prague based pianist Thollem Mcdonas, and San Francisco based artists’ multi-saxophonist Rent Romus, with guest drummer and found-object player Jon Brumit. Their new self titled CD ‘Bloom’ is an explosive organic construction and expression of solos, duos, and trios combining disparate and divergent stylistic histories with a sense of refreshing immediacy, intensity, and spontaneous inventiveness.


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October 14 (sat)

@ Satellite Coffeeshop
50th and Baltimore
Philadelphia, PA
6:30pm
$donations

BRANCH / RIORDAN / SEXTON / GALIPAULT
joe sexton, saxes
jamie branch, trumpet
marc riordan, percussion
croix galipault, percussion


GOTE
jennifer melinn, electronics and objects
adam melinn, electronics and objects


BARBER PETSU DUO
mike barber, double bass
sebastian petsu, french horn, mixer, cassettes







 

 

BRANCH / RIORDAN / SEXTON / GALIPAULT (chicago / boston)
joe sexton, saxes
jamie branch, trumpet
marc riordan, percussion
croix galipault, percussion

Multi-faceted trumpeter Jaimie Branch has been making waves on the Chicago improvised music scene since returning to her hometown in early 2006. She has performed with Axel Dorner, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Joe Morris, Tim Daisy and others. She completed her Bachelor of Music degree at the New England Conservatory of Music in 2005. Branch also plays trumpet in the Chicago-based punk band, Tusker. She has toured and performed in this and other bands throughout the U.S. myspace.om/branchriordansexton

Saxophonist Joe Sexton has performed with Joe Morris, Steve Lantner, Allan Chase, Luther Gray, Croix Galipault, James Carson, Joe Williams and others.
He recieved his Bachelor of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music in 2004. His playing can be heard on the record Fur, by Joe Morris and Natural History, which was released to rave critical reception in 2005.

Drummer/pianist Marc Riordan has performed and recorded with Steve Lacy, Joe Maneri, Joe Morris, Steve Lantner, Dominique Eade, Stan Strickland, Allan Chase, Dave Bryant, and other figures on the jazz and improvised music scene. He completed a Bachelor of Music degree at the New England Conservatory in 2004. He teaches and performs in Boston. In 2004, Riordan co-founded the Music Workshop with saxophonist/composer Dan Blake, a weekly event geared towards collaborative music-making and diverse presentation of styles in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Boston.

Drummer Croix Galipault has performed and recorded with many of today's leading figures in jazz and improvised music, including Daniel Levin, Rob Brown, Joe Morris, Dennis Gonzalez, and Charlie Kohlhase. He currently lives and plays in Boston, where he recieved a Bachelor of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music in 2003. His playing can be heard on the record Fur, by Joe Morris and Natural History, which was released to rave critical reception in 2005.



GOTE
jennifer melinn, electronics and objects
adam melinn, electronics and objects

Adam and Jennifer Melinn like to sit on the floor of their apartment and make music. They have been doing this for many years. Göte is the name they usually apply to these recordings, but there are other names as well. The Melinns also curate and design Fedora Corpse Recordings, a non-profit net label where albums from a variety of musicians are shared with the world. Göte plays battle music for happily married couples. Fedoracorpse.com



BARBER PETSU DUO
mike barber, double bass
sebastian petsu, french horn, mixer, cassettes

Mike Barber is a poet, film maker, and bassist from Philadelphia. His beatnik stylings are obvious when one listens to his avant-garde performances. He is a free-jazz bassist who seeks to merge Zen meditation with his playing, what he characterizes as "Zen jazz". In his words: "meditation practice and music practice are the same. Playing is meditation, meditation is playing." alienbeatpoet.com

Sebastian Petsu creates improvised dark ambient soundscapes as one half of Rain of Belle Isle. He believes the archaic hiss of cassette tapes holds true beauty. His layered sounds come as a result of equal parts careful planning and pure chance. Sometimes his horn sails atop the noise.
myspace.com/rainofbelleisle


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October 12th (thur)

@ Mascher Space Cooperative
155 Cecil B.Moore Ave
(N. Mascher St. and Cecil B. Moore Ave.)
Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $5
google map

owenMPLD
gill arno, computer, objects, slide projector
ben owen, objects, contact mics


GEORGE STEELTOE ENSEMBLE


perpetual mvmt< >snd
emily sweeney, movement
zornitsa stoyanova, movement
bilwa, sound
mikronesia, sound


WRIGHT / LIPSON / MAKIHARA TRIO
jack wright, saxes
evan lipson, bass
toshi makihara, full jazz kit


BLACKBIRD
dan blacksberg, trombone
dustin hurt, trumpet




owenMPLD (new york city)
gill arno, computer, objects, slide projector
ben owen, objects, contact mics

The focus of Gill Arno/mpld's exploration is on the relationships that can be established between sound, light and space, considered in their phenomenological and conceptual dimensions. Memory, territory, identity and the sense of belonging are recurring themes, approached trough the use of various found materials that are assembled combining analog empiricism with the abstraction of digital hyperreality. mpld's performances, meant to define specific environments for social interaction, are complemented by the production of books and cds, intended to engage in a one-to-one level of communication - while the public is wrapped into the space of the performance, books and records are in turn being embraced by the reader/listener who is encouraged to define a personal relationship in his/her own subjective terms. www.m-i-c-r-o.net/mpld/
ben owen: Installation, weekly radio program sounds captured the practice continues to explore these ideas as relating to listening, response, and performance. benowen.org/


In 1999 The George Steeltoe Ensemble began experimenting in free jazz and other improvisational forms through weekly "church" sessions at the Lexington, KY home of Brian and Elisa Osborne. Since its inception the Ensemble has taken many shapes, performing throughout the Midwest and South and participating actively in New York's free music community. Currently the Ensemble is comprised of a rotating field of multi-instrumental improvisers and performing artists, and performances have combined music with improv dance, performance art, and street parades. Some of the performers to have retained their heat in the last six years include: Michael Barker, Casey Block, Daniel Carter, Jeff Chapple, Tom Clark, Ross Compton, Jay Dunbar, Peter Evans, Dave Farris, Lathan Hardy, Trevor Healy, Erik Hinds, Michael T. Jackson, Joel Lambdin, Brian Osborne, Elisa Osborne, Melissa Putz, RADAR Dance, Speight Rhue, Mark Savage, Blaise Siwula, Robin Siwula, Jeffrey Shurdut, and Marc Vajack.
Recordings
" Church of Yuh " 12" LP

Reviews
WIRE reviews the LP
Touching Extremes reviews the LP
Echoplex live review


perpetual mvmt< >snd (philadelphia)
emily sweeney, movement
zornitsa stoyanova, movement
bilwa, sound
mikronesia, sound

Emily Sweeny holds her B.A. in Dance and Literature from Bennington College , where she studied with noted dance artists Susan Sgorbati, Dana Reitz, Terry Creach, and Eva Karczag. Emily is a member of the Mascher Space Cooperative, and has created and presented her own choreography as an artist-in-residence at the Brattleboro School of Dance in her native Vermont . She's had the honor of studying contact improvisation with Nancy Stark Smith, and has danced in the work of Dana Reitz, Susan Rethorst, Sara Sweet Rabidoux, Alison Mott, Andre Tyson, Helene Lesterlin, Nicole Bindler, and Nia Love at such venues as the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, the American College Dance Festival, the Philly Fringe Festival, and the White Wave Dance Festival.

Zornista Stoyanova is a native of Bulgaria and holds her B.A. in Dance from Bennington College , where she studied under the auspices of Susan Sgorbati, Dana Reitz, Eva Karczag, Paul Matteson, and Terry Creach. A member of Susan Sgorbati's Emergent Improvisation Project, she has performed at The Neurosciences Institute at La Jolla as part of an investigation of complexity in improvisation. Zornitsa is also a sound designer, videographer, and theater technician. She has worked backstage at the American Dance Festival, and taught dance at the The American College of Sofia in Sofia , Bulgaria .

BILWA is Philadelphia-based musician, DJ, and visual artist who is known for his work on such projects as Hoopty Heaven , an ambient dub duo whose cd Elements was released in 2001 by the Slought Foundation, and VERSIONsound . Bilwa is also co-founder of the Roshomon Effect Performance Project , an electronic music series inspired by the method employed in the films of Kirisawa. Recently commissioned to create a photographic installation at Lava anarchist library and meeting space in West Philadelphia, Bilwa has also shown photographs, paintings, and mixed media works at The White Couch Art Room, Rocket Cat Café and Gallery, Rogue's Gallery, Crosley Deluxe Gallery, and Spirit Wind.

MIKRONESIA is a Philadelphia-based musician, composer, producer, performer and DJ. His live electronic work ranges from IDM to ambient soundscapes to experimental trip-hop. He's a member of the band Gemini Wolf, and formerly of Robots in Disguise, Sleepers, Awake!, and Kilroy. Throughout 2004, Mikronesia was the host of a laptop open-mic night called <OpenSource>. Recently, he performed in the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Great Hall with Arts in Motion as part of their provacateur series, remixing and arranging Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 14 for laptop and string quartet. His cd Tissue Paper Ghosts was released by Gears of Sand in February 2006.


WRIGHT / LIPSON / MAKIHARA TRIO

jack wright, saxes
evan lipson, bass
toshi makihara, full jazz kit

Over the past twenty-five years Jack Wright has been a bold saxophonist, as well as an influential musical personality. Either on tour or organizing the next one, he has played in virtually every venue available to experimental improvised music in the US, and many in Europe as well. In 1982 he began Spring Garden Music as a vehicle for organizing an improvisational music community, which continues to grow through regular No Net weekend sessions. As a musical explorer as well, his music passes through radical shifts of style and approach from one year to the next, yet always somehow identifiable as his own. These days he is playing mostly alto and soprano saxophones, in every possible direction, sometimes even recognizable as such. He lives in Easton, which enables him to commute easily to NYC and Phila. He is also active in Europe, touring both sides of the Atlantic with European musicians, and will tour Japan with Michel Doneda and Tatsuya Nakatani. www.springgardenmusic.com

Evan Lipson is a bassist/composer currently residing with three other musicians in Jack Wright's Spring Garden Music house, located in West Philadelphia. His principal teachers included both Michael Formanek & Robert Kesselman (Phila. Orch). Other private teachers have included Mark Dresser, Mark Helias, Ralph Alessi, and Brad Shepik, as well as Robert Black (Bang On A Can) at the Festival Eleazar Carvalho in Fortaleza, Brazil. He attended the Peabody Conservatory, as well as Temple University. http://www.composersforum.org/member_profile.cfm?oid=6177

Toshi Makihara studied drums, percussion and improvisation with Sabu Toyozumi, a prominent percussionist in Tokyo. Since arriving in the United States in the late 1970's he has worked with various new music ensembles as well as with numerous dance and theater companies internationally. Makihara has provided original music to Arden Theater Company, Diversions Dance Company (Wales), Pennsylvania Ballet, ZeroMoving Dance Company and Leah Stein Dance Company among others, and has worked with musicians including Steve Beresford, Peter Brotzmann, John Butcher, Nels Cline, Eugene Chadbourne, Tom Cora, Amy Denio, Thurston Moore, William Parker and John Zorn. He has also collaborated with poets, visual artists, filmmakers and performance artists widely. http://www.toshimakihara.com


BLACKBIRD
dan blacksberg, trombone
dustin hurt, trumpet

Daniel Blacksberg is a trombonist who is making himself known in the jazz, new music, and improvised music scenes along the East coast. Daniel has performed in Boston in venues including the Lily Pad (formerly the Zeitgeist Gallery) and in Philadelphia at venues such as the Rotunda with his contemporaries. He has also performed with improvised music veteran Joe Morris at the Stone in New York. A graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, Daniel has had the fortunate privilege of learning from many master teachers and talented peers.

Composer, free improvisor, and organizer, Dustin Hurt is emerging as a key element to Philadelphia's experimental and new music scene. Dustin's frequent colaboratorations include a duo with Alban Bailly (as Ko Koed), a trio with Tim Albro and Jesse Kudler (as HZL BRD), and a trio with Sean Mattio and Troy Herion. He is a performer in Nicole Bindler's Philadelphia New Dance and Music Ensemble and was a performer in John Berndt's Baltimore based large group ensmemble, Second Nature, in March of 2006. He has also performed with Toshi Makihara, Jon Barrios, Jack Wright, Gene Coleman, Nozal Cube, Dave Smolen, and Carlos Santiago, among others. His composed works have been performered by members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Pennsylvannia Ballet Orchestra, and regularly by the Philadelphia based avant-supergroup, Normal Love. Dustin is also the founding director of bowerbird, a Philadelphia based experimental music presenting organization.


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October 7 (sat)

@ Pageant:Soloveev
607 Bainbridge St
Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $5

TRIO (nyc)
shige moriya, live video mixing
grundik kasyansky, feedback synthesizer
ninni morgia, guitar


JASON CALLOWAY
works for solo cello


DRUMS LIKE MACHINEGUNS
Richie, Brandon, and Brian Mörsberger, electronics


CHAKRA KHAN/AIR PIRATES
julius masri, drums
nick millevoi, e. guitar







TRIO (japan, moscow, italy via nyc)
shige moriya, live video mixing
grundik kasyansky, feedback synthesizer
ninni morgia, guitar

Shige Moriya
, born 1967 in Kyoto, Japan, is a video artist and curator. He has been in New York since 1993, He first worked as an exhibition curator in Soho, but in 1996 Moriya moved to Williamsburg and opened CAVE. Since then he has been CAVE’s Artistic and Executive Director. He has presented his video pieces both locally and internationally in Germany, Japan and Vietnam. In 2002 he received a grant for a residence in Hanoi, which was partly funded by the Ford Foundation. Moriya’s artistic work includes video installations, ambient boxes, and collaboration with dancers, musicians and visual artists. His video work has been use in several theater and dance productions. A substantial amount of his work is performing live and as interdisciplinary work.

Grundik Kasyansky (Moscow, Tel-Aviv, NYC) composes and improvises live electronic music, sound installations, and sound for film, theatre and dance. He formed Grundik+Slava (http://www.grusla.com) together with Slava Smelovsky in Israel in 1995. The duo quickly emerged as one of the most respected experimental outfits in Israel. Their music is published through various labels in Israel and EU. In May 2006 Grundik released solo full-length album Light and Roundchair through the Portuguese label Creative Sources. Grundik's sound installations were presented at the Herzelia Museum of Art (Israel), Diapason Gallery (NY), Art in General (NY), CAVE (NY), Andrea Meislin Gallery (NY), Galleria Pack (Italy), Digitalis 2 (Canada) and Pixxelpoint 2002 (Slovenia). He is working now on new multi-channel installation Deja vu, which is supported with the award from The Experimental Television Center's Finishing Funds program. As sound designer he worked for numerous award-winning films and theatre productions.

Ninni Morgia played in Italy in a noise rock band called White Tornado and in a free jazz band Conjura.  Currently in New York he performs with these bands: Wizard trio with Daniel Carter and Jade Dylan, Right Moves with Peter Evans and Kevin Shea, Quivers with Adam Kriney, Jordon Schranz, Marie Evelyn, Nausea with Greg Reynolds Jade Dylan


JASON CALLOWAY (philadelphia)
recent works for solo cello, program to include:

Luciano Berio: Sequenza XIV for cello solo (2002-2003) - Philadelphia premiere
Adam Mirza: Time Patterns (2006) - world premiere
Mena Mark Hanna: Wadi-N-Natrun (2006)
Matthew Barnson: Rending (2006)


Cellist Jason Calloway has performed to acclaim throughout North America, the Caribbean, Europe, and the Middle East as soloist and chamber musician. He has appeared at festivals including Lucerne, Spoleto USA, Darmstadt, Schwaz (Austria), Acanthes (France), Toulouse, Perpignan, Valencia, Jerash (Jordan), Casals, Sarasota, Blossom, Music Academy of the West, Summergarden, the New York String Seminar, and Encore. Mr. Calloway has collaborated in chamber music with members of the Curtis, Juilliard, Miami, and Amernet String Quartets and appears across the U.S. as a member of Animato!, a duo with pianist, Christopher Weldon. He gave his Carnegie Hall recital debut under the auspices of Artists International and has also been heard in New York at Alice Tully Hall, Steinway Hall, the Museum of Modern Art, the Kosciuszko Foundation, and the Polish Consulate; in Los Angeles at the Skirball Center and Pepperdine University; in San Francisco at Hoover Auditorium; in Philadelphia at the Academy of Music and the Ethical Society; and live on WQXR (NYC), KMZT (Los Angeles), WFLN (Philadelphia), and on RAI television (Italy). He has performed as soloist with the Casals Festival Orchestra in Puerto Rico’s Centro de Bellas Artes and on tour as well as with various orchestras throughout the northeast. A devoted advocate of new music, Mr. Calloway has performed with leading ensembles on both coasts and with the New Juilliard Ensemble both in New York City and abroad. Among the hundreds of premieres he has presented are solo and ensemble works of Berio, Knussen, and Lachenmann, and he has collaborated intensively with some of today’s most important composers including Aperghis, Birtwistle, Carter, Davidovsky, Dusapin, Furrer, Henze, Hosokawa, Husa, Franke, and Rihm. Most recently he presented a concert and seminar at Harvard and Temple universities of solo cello works newly composed for him. Mr. Calloway prizes his work with Pierre Boulez and the Ensemble Intercontemporain at the Lucerne Festival and his collaborations with the versatile violinist and improviser Gilles Apap; with tap dancer Savion Glover; and with Eduard Schmieder and iPalpiti Chamber Orchestra of International Laureates. He recently appeared in a return to Spoleto USA where he gave the public premiere of Yanov-Yanovsky’s ‘Hearing Solution’ for cello and ensemble and the inaugural concert of the duo, ‘In Freundschaft,’ with trombonist Steve Parker. A native of Philadelphia, Jason Calloway is a recent graduate of the Juilliard School and the University of Southern California. His teachers have included Ronald Leonard, Lynn Harrell, Fred Sherry, Orlando Cole, Robert Cafaro, Joel Sachs, Felix Galimir, Luis Biava, and Seymour Lipkin. Mr. Calloway is grateful for the assistance of the Maestro Foundation.



DRUMS LIKE MACHINEGUNS
(philadelphia)
Richie, Brandon, and Brian Mörsberger, electronics

Drums Like Machine Guns
, masters of the seven-minute sonic set, reign supreme as visionaries of all things aural. They will urge you to 'Get Radical', and get radical you will.

An occurrence: when you hear them you will think you've heard them before. This is not uncommin. In the darkness of your subconscious, in the subconscious of us all, there lives a common spectre which hums their assault into our collective memory.

Some will say they are from the future. They will say 'We are not, for there is no future.' Enjoy them now before the present comes to an end and the great wall comes crashing down upon us, wrenching bodies and twisting pure flesh into shapes unnatural. myspace.com/drumslikemachineguns


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October 3rd (tue)

@ the Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm , $5 donation

SILO
nate wooley, trumpet- nyc
leonel kaplan, trumpet-argentina
audrey chen, voice and cello- baltimore


TRIO RHIZOME
matt engle, bass
seth meicht, tenor sax
mike szekely, drums


BRING IT INSIDE with PRIDE
pete angevine, percussion
eli litwin, percussion
mike pride , percussion


BAILLY / WRIGHT DUO
alban bailly, guitar
jack wright, saxes


plus a special appearance by:
DYNAMITE CLUB

 


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SILO (new york city / argentina / baltimore)
nate wooley, trumpet
leonel kaplan, trumpet
audrey chen, voice and cello

Silo is the product of three conscientious improvisers who had the rare opportunity of daily rehearsal and exploration for 20 days in upstate New York. The result is a special communication and a group sound that is organic, biological, mechanical, and very personal. The three players are making their first appearances on the international improvisation scene: Leonel with his work with Wade Matthews and Axel Dorner, Nate with his solo work on Creative Sources Recordings, with his trio Blue Collar and many sideman projects in New York, and Audrey with her stellar new album, LIMN with Tatsuya Nakatani and work with Gianni Gebbia. All of this is only of secondary interest, though, as Silo is a band of composite sound, textures that defy separation into individual voices and an overpowering desire to find new sound.

Nate Wooley (New York) grew up in a finnish-american fishing village in Oregon. He has spent the rest of his life trying musically to find a way back to the peace and quiet of that time by whole-heartedly embracing the leap between complete absorption in sound and relative absence of the same. He began playing trumpet professionally at age 13 with his father.
Nate's music deals more with a cobweb of sound then with pure melody and meter. He is sought out for his work in the free jazz idiom, but finds more meaning in a well prepared sound or silence or burst of feedback. He currently resides in Jersey City, New Jersey and has performed or recorded with Anthony Braxton, John Butcher, Alessandro Bosetti, Birgit Ulher, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Tony Buck, Joe Morris, Jack Wright, Paul Lytton, Jason Roebke, Scott Rosenberg, Cor Fulher, Randy Peterson, and Tim Barnes.

Leonel Kaplan (BsAs, Argentina 21/11/73) is largely a self-taught musician, and one of the undoubtedly most commited and subtle south american musicians currently active on the international improvised music scene. After many formatives years as a local free jazz figure, was the discovery of free improvisation, which led him to understand how to take maximum advantage of those aspects of his instrument directly linked to air itself. Thus, the physical nature of the instrument and the presence of air as the bearer of sound, became fundamental points of reference in his quest for a personal language, in which he draws away from the tradition of the trumpet in order to draws ever closer to its nature. In this process, he also found himself as a musician. During the past years Kaplan has collaborated with improvisers such as: Michel Doneda, Bhob Rainey, Xavier Charles, Lê Quan Ninh, Jack Wright, Ivar Grydeland, Sean Meehan, Tatsuya Nakatani, Axel Dörner, Wade Matthews and Ingar Zach between many others outstanding musicians. He also currently works in the music and dance world with Andrea Fernandez and Nicole Bindler and runs his own music label, called Three Chairs Recordings.

Audrey Chen, Using her trusty cello, self-styled vocal techniques and ever surprising content/concepts, Audrey Chen has emerged as one of the most vital experimental free-improvisers in the United States and beyond. She has toured extensively around the world bringing her sounds and intuition to Poland, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, China, Japan, and the United States. Among musicians, she has worked with many great improvisers, including Phil Minton, Mazen Kerbaj, Jaap Blonk, Michael Zerang, Tony Buck, Tatsuya Nakatani, Assif Tsahar, Scott Rosenberg, Le Quan Ninh, Joe Mcphee, Susan Alcorn, Michele Doneda, Paolo Angeli, and Gianni Gebbia. Some current projects include: duo projects with Tatsuya Nakatani (percussion) and Gianni Gebbia (saxophone) from Palermo, Sicily, and Trockeneis.



TRIO RHIZOME (philadelphia)
matt engle, bass
seth meicht, tenor sax
mike szekely, drums

Matt Engle has played bass and recorded with a variety of improvisational outfits based in the greater Philadelphia area, most notably Shot By Shot (with an recent studio release) Sonic Liberation Front, and the Seth Meicht Trio. A graduate of the University of the Arts, Matt has also studied composition and bass with Kevin McConnell and Tony Marino. Seth Meicht, a Philadelphia area native, studied saxophone at the University of the Arts and studied privately with Odean Pope, Ron Kerber, Ben Schachter, and David Murray. Seth was a founding member of The Meicht Group, which garnered critical acclaim for the recordings Dig the Sound Live (2000) and Loud Like Hemlocks (2001), both released on Scrapple Records, and Sepia Trio, which recently released Cleft on Utech Records (July 2005). In addition to leading his own trio, Seth is a member of the Odean Pope Saxophone Choir and performs with the Lars Halle Jazz Orchestra and Jim Love & the Blue Groove. Michael Szekely studied jazz at the Hartt School of Music, led by saxophonist Jackie McLean. He has also studied percussion with drum master Milford Graves. Since 1993, Michael has co-led various projects with saxophonist Allen Livermore, resulting in two recordings: Feet Music's Assertions & sketches (Chroma Independent Media, 1995) and the ALMS Trio's Advocates (Eighth Nerve Records, 2005). Michael has also worked with Anthony Braxton, Stephen Haynes, and Taylor Ho Bynum.




BRING IT INSIDE with PRIDE
pete angevine, percussion
eli litwin, percussion
mike pride , percussion

Eli Litwin was born in 1983 in Morristown , NJ . He began playing drums at the age of 9 and started his first rock band in 6 th grade. Through high school he continued to play in a variety of rock bands as well as the high school jazz band. Eli chose to attend the Esther Boyer College of Music at Temple University where he studied drum set with Erik Johnson. Since graduating with his Bachelors of Music in Jazz Performance, Eli has remained in Philadelphia to pursue music on both the performing and teaching ends. Though his area of expertise is largely in metal, Eli has significant experience playing in jazz, rock & avant-garde idioms as well. He is currently a member of Knife the Glitter, Normal Love and Time Is Like A Sword. In his own time, Eli composes a variety of music on the computer, ranging from ambient and experimental electronic music to “crazy metal MIDI 's.” Links to recordings of all the above mentioned projects can be found at www.myspace.com/mojotfb.

Pete Angevine is a percussionist and music enthusiast living in Philadelphia. After deciding it was not a good idea to complete a jazz performance degree at Temple University, he has had the opportunity to record and tour both nationally and internationally with secular music groups such as illumina, the Flesh, SATANIZED, Breakfast?, the Bottomfeeders, SATAN EYES, Bjork collaborator Olivier Alary in Ensemble, and several others. He enjoys BBQ, funtimes, and bowerbird. Normal Love is his favorite band.




BAILLY / WRIGHT DUO (france / easton)
alban bailly, guitar
jack wright, saxes

Alban Bailly's first adventure of music making began with rock in his native France. Music lessons with Eric Le Lann and Cesarius Alvim in Rennes opened him to jazz and free improvisation in the late nineties. Together with percussionist Loup Barraud, Alban formed Ghenso Project and the two traveled to Morocco to study Arabic music in 2001. Under the instruction of Marrakchi Master Mohammed El Quadi, Alban practiced classical guitar and oud. While attending Music Academy in Nancy, Alban came upon a world of free improvisation. Since 2002, he has collaborated and performed with Sebastien Coste, Camille Perrin, Louis-Michel Marion, Claire Cooper, Marit Schechte, Dominique Repecaud, Chris Heenan and many others. Performances at Musique Action festival, Theatre du Saulcy, MJC Lillebonne, France, Belgium and Germany. New found interest in gypsy jazz music, learned the gypsy music with gypsy local guitarists and founded the “Meri Wago” gypsy swing jazz trio. He continued his pursuit of eastern European music by playing traditional Balkan music in Novi Sad ( Serbia ). Alban landed in the USA in 2005 and now calls Philadelphia his home. He frequently performs with Jack Wright and plays actively with many musicians ( Evan Lipson, Dave Smolen, John Berndt… ) and dancers ( Nicole Bindler, Eun Jung Gonzales...) with the guitar or the accordion. www.albanbailly.com

Over the past twenty-five years Jack Wright has been a bold saxophonist, as well as an influential musical personality. Either on tour or organizing the next one, he has played in virtually every venue available to experimental improvised music in the US, and many in Europe as well. In 1982 he began Spring Garden Music as a vehicle for organizing an improvisational music community, which continues to grow through regular No Net weekend sessions. As a musical explorer as well, his music passes through radical shifts of style and approach from one year to the next, yet always somehow identifiable as his own. These days he is playing mostly alto and soprano saxophones, in every possible direction, sometimes even recognizable as such. He lives in Easton, which enables him to commute easily to NYC and Phila. He is also active in Europe, touring both sides of the Atlantic with European musicians, and will tour Japan with Michel Doneda and Tatsuya Nakatani. www.springgardenmusic.com


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Sept 23 (sat)

@ Nexus
137 N. Second Street
(north of Arch)
Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm sharp, $5

PIMA GROUP
with
melisa putz, dance
thomas clark, chimes/percussion
mark zajack, objects/tapes


ENGLISH

with
bonnie jones, digital delay pedal, microphones
joe foster, trumpet, digital delay pedal, eletronics


GOD
with
bryan eubanks, open circuit electronics, samples
leif sundstrom,contact mics, records, oscillators, percussion


OLD MINE
with
amanda louise lewis, cello
megan suzanne frisch, bass
logan hubbard higbie, trumpet and percussion



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PIMA GROUP
melisa putz, dance
thomas clark, chimes/percussion
mark zajack, objects/tapes

PIMA Group is a music and dance company founded in 2001 by musicians Michael Barker, Thomas Clark and choreographer Melisa Putz. PIMA Group explores the edges of works ranging from improvisational performance art work to more formal choreographed and composed pieces. PIMA Group's programming strives to provide a fresh approach to performance art through exciting collaborations with new and established artists. Musicians, dancers and visual artists are regularly invited to create work with PIMA Group as well as to perform in shared performances. http://pimagroup.org



GOD

bryan eubanks, open circuit electronics, samples
leif sundstrom, contact mics, records, oscillators, percussion

Leif Sundstrom has developed his own improvised approach to music, maintaining a symbiotic relationship with his environment and company. Using a changing and steady array of electronic and acoustic instruments, Leif focuses his music making on an understanding of sound as environment, in order that his music may exist as architecture, sharing space with those who participate within it. Influences for Leif's sounds range from metaphysics and ethics to old growth forest and Oregon clouds. However, his relationships with others - coming, going and remaining - continue to be the most influential reason for making music at all. Leif lives in Portland, Oregon.

A musician originally from the Pacific Northwest, Bryan Eubanks has been developing his music on hand-made/found electronics as well as a language with the soprano saxophone full time for the last six years, after working with visual art before that turning point. He found formative collaborations with Joseph Foster and Jean Paul Jenkins in Portland, Or. during the end of the last century and subsequently played with many people in the country on frequent tours with portland based ensembles and as a solo traveler. He remembers liking Super Unity only 50% of the time, yet it remains one of his favourite collaboration to date. He has played his music across the US, Europe, and Korea solo and with others. Bryan lives in New York, NY


ENGLISH

bonnie jones (baltimore - digital delay pedal, microphones)
joe foster (seoul, korea - trumpet, digital delay pedal, eletronics

Joe Foster came to Seoul in 2002 from Portland, Oregon, where he had been playing for a million years with JP Jenkins, Bryan Eubanks, Peevish, Super Unity and everybody else in that bubbling musical underbelly. In Seoul he has played and recorded with Choi Sun-Bae, Alfred 23 Harth, Choi Joonyong, Hong Chulki, sOo-jung kAe, and Bonnie Jones, as well as visiting players. Like Bonnie, Joe has a background in writing. Joe's played in Portland, Olympia, Seattle, Astoria, Ukiah, San Francisco, Oakland, Santa Cruz, Pacific Grove, Bakersfield, Los Angeles, San Diego, Spokane, Boise, Boulder, Minneapolis, Ann Arbor, Boston, New York City, Seoul, Tokyo, Wellington, and Aukland, with and against people from those fucking places and others. He has put out music on rasbliutto, urantia, jyrk, balloon and needle, O Back CD, and 1000CD. Joe toured the west coast last year with Bryan Eubanks and Leif Sundstrom, as well as some Super Unity and Ferret/Javelina/Ewe Trio dates. He owes his music to others; there is so much work to be done; he plans to continue playing until death. joefoster.blogspot.com/

Bonnie Jones was born in South Korea in 1977 and works with text, performance and sound. A recent trip to Korea introduced her to expat Joe Foster and the Korean experimental music scene including the duo Astronoise. She has performed with many wonderful musicians and is a frequent collaborator with Andy Hayleck in Baltimore, MD.
www.chelagallery.org/bonnie



OLD MINE (philadelphia)
amanda louise lewis, cello
megan suzanne frisch, bass
logan hubbard higbie, trumpet and percussion

Throughout May, June and some of July this year, Amanda, Meg and Logan gathered to practice in the basement of the now defunct Stakehouse in Center City once or twice a week. The trio conducted sonic-alchemic experiments, attempting to develop and hone their improvisational muscles. Old Mine used their instruments to create unique textured landscapes of deep, sensuous sounds and resonating atmospheres. When Amanda left for Vermont in July, Logan and Meg proceeded with the project, collaborating with many friends/colleagues from the Quantum Spine family, and eventually the group played several shows with a rotating lineup. Now that Amanda has returned, the three friends/housemates/collaborators hope to resuscitate the original energy, intent and chemistry which helped launch the project in May. pallies.hebronix.com/meg/oldmine


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September 20 (wed)

@ the Cinema
3925 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $5

CHRISTINE SEHNAOUI GROUP
with
christine sehnaoui, alto sax
jack wright, saxes
dustin hurt, trumpet
jon barrios, bass
tim albro, guitar/electronics
jesse kudler, electronics


SHOT X SHOT
with
dan capecchi, percussion
matt engle, bass
bryan rogers, tenor saxophone
dan scofield, alto saxophone


CIUTADELLA
with
paul j. geissinger, laptop
hilary baker, soprano sax
eugene s. lew, vibrafon og trommer
kate porter, cello
melisa putz, hovedpinepille
leann currie, bassoon
russell kotcher, violin
todd margasak, cornet
det perfekte menneske, moving http://www.bowerbird.org/images


JOE LENTINI
laptop



made possible in part by High Zero 2006





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CHRISTINE SEHNAOUI GROUP
christine sehanoui, alto sax
jack wright, saxes
dustin hurt, trumpet
jon barrios, bass
tim albro, guitar/electronics
jesse kudler, electronics

Born in 1978 and living in France, Christine Sehnaoui is from Lebanese origins. It is with the discovering of improvised music in 1997 that Christine Sehnaoui decided to start her own autodidact study of sound experimentation on the alto saxophone. She began playing with orchestras like the MOTORCHESTRA or IVRAIE resident at Instants Chavirés in Montreuil, and in different regular formations. Her main musical partners include Stéphane Rives, Quentin Dubost, Agnès Palier, Sebastien Bouhana, and Mazen Kerbaj. For the past few years, she has been working with the field of dance (Butoh and contemporary dance) and also she undertakes an ongoing research on musical pedagogy (concerts for children, intervention in schools). Since 2001, she has contributed to develop improvisation in her country of origins, Lebanon, where she co-organizes the annual festival of improvised music in Lebanon, called « Irtijal ». Apart from this, she has a BA on Sociology and she works in an independent DVD label of experimental cinema (LOWAVE), whose objective is to discover and promote contemporary film and video art.



SHOT X SHOT
dan capecchi, percussion
matt engle, bass
bryan rogers, tenor saxophone
dan scofield, alto saxophone

Shot × Shot is an improvisational acoustic quartet performing original compositions steeped in jazz tradition, but with experimental sensibilities. On its self-titled debut, the group showcases its compositional dynamism and transcendental vibrancy creating a unique balanced sound that is often missing in improvisational jazz.

Fellow Philadelphian, jazz critic and author Francis Davis hears the bands vitality. Something fresh and exciting is unfolding in jazz, and these talented young Philadelphians are doing their part to speed it along, writes Davis. Its been ages since Ive heard a debut recording this adventurous and assured. Usually in jazz, youth is seen as a liability, but for Shot × Shot the opposite is true. Having been exposed to and performed all sorts of eclectic music, Shot × Shot infuse their music with diverse modern influences and a daring spirit, creating an experimental mix of sounds and structures.

With Dan Scofield (alto) and Bryan Rogers (tenor) on dueling saxophone ballasted by Dan Capecchi (drums) and Matt Engle (bass), the bands multi-dimensional, layered sound relies on each musicians unique contribution. Both Scofield and Engle are key members of Sonic Liberation Front, the African percussion-infused jazz group, whose 2004 High Two album Ashé A Go-Go, was widely praised by the Village Voice, Jazz Times, The Wire, among others. Scofield is also a member of the noise-improv band Wolf Vs. and performs, alongside Rogers, in Bobby Zankels large ensemble. Capecchi, a recent transplant from Minnesota, is a former member of indie rock band Triangle and the folk ensemble Jackaroo.

Shot × Shot is reminiscent of Human Feel, the band that launched the careers of Chris Speed, Jim Black, Andrew dAngelo, and Kurt Rosenwinkel when they were music students in Boston. Similarly, Shot × Shot unites unique voices who are poised to be important musicians individually and collectively.



CIUTADELLA
paul j. geissinger, laptop
hilary baker, soprano sax
eugene s. lew, vibrafon og trommer
kate porter, cello
melisa putz, hovedpinepille
leann currie, bassoon
russell kotcher, violin
todd margasak, cornet
det perfekte menneske, moving http://www.bowerbird.org/images



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September 14 (thu)

@ Pageant:Soloveev
607 Bainbridge St
Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $5

TRUANT RUNTS
with
michael johnsen (pittsburg - electronics)
sebastien cirotteau (france - trumpet)
jack wright, (easton - saxes)


COLEMAN / MAKIHARA / LIPSON TRIO
with
gene coleman, bass clarinet
toshi makihara, percussion
evan lipson, double bass


EARgate
with
daniel fishkin  -  daxophone, pencilina, rubber, metal
james february b. strong - tape cassette, clarinet, electric guitar, sticks, horns
jordan t. burgis - toobs, tubs, tapes, teeth, toes,-tickled ivories, + bowed ridiculous



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TRUANT RUNTS
michael johnsen (pittsburg - electronics)
sebastien cirotteau (france - trumpet)
jack wright, (easton - saxes)

Michael Johnsen
was born in 1968 to two German immigrants in Pittsburgh, where he continues to live. Over the past several years he has wired together an melange of analog electronic devices for live performance, whose highly idiosyncratic behaviors are revealed through their complex interactions. As an antidote to all that wire, he is equally devoted to the saw, a simple folk instrument. He is especially fond of putting himself in difficult, confusing situations. Most of what he might have learned has come from the so-called natural world, like watching robins run. "My favorite sound is the one that's over." He has played widely in the eastern US in improvising, electronics, and "noise" contexts, including three Hi Zero Festivals in Baltimore, two No Net weekends in Philadelphia, Avant-tronics (Ohio), and Sonic Transmutations (Rhode Island, 2004). Recent and important partners have included Michel Doneda, Margaret Cox, Michael Zerang, Joe McPhee, Jack Wright, Tom Djll, and Greg Pierce. Michael has released a cd on Recorded, drawn from his Hi Zero performances in 2003: Patience Tryouts.

Sébastien Cirotteau began studying the trumpet at the age of ten, first at the National Music School of Le Mans, then at the National Conservatory of Rennes, where he diplomed a second cycle. He then studied sound recording techniques and semiology in Toulouse. This brought him a new sensitive approach on how listening the surrounding sonic world and modified his own perception of the trumpet techniques, influenced both by electroacoustic music and soundscapes. He now focuses his practice on improvisation and sound recording. Since 1999, he collaborates in several improvised projects (Ensemble Nodal, Aérophone, Collectif Ordulu, Clochepate…) and meets several musicians in France, Germany, Spain and Argentina: Michel Doneda, Fabrice Charles, Le Quan Ninh, Isabelle Duthoit, David Chiesa, Jean Sébastien Mariage, Laurent Hoovenaers, Heddy Boubaker, Gabriel Paiuk, Diego Chamy, Lucio Capece, Wade Matthews, Ute Völker, Mazen Kerbaj, among others... He also plays since 2000 in a famous brass band: La Friture Moderne, leaded by composer and saxophonist Marc Démereau and exploring dramatical techniques with director Christophe Bergon. http://s.cirotteau.info/

Over the past twenty-five years Jack Wright has been a bold saxophonist, as well as an influential musical personality. Either on tour or organizing the next one, he has played in virtually every venue available to experimental improvised music in the US, and many in Europe as well. In 1982 he began Spring Garden Music as a vehicle for organizing an improvisational music community, which continues to grow through regular No Net weekend sessions. As a musical explorer as well, his music passes through radical shifts of style and approach from one year to the next, yet always somehow identifiable as his own. These days he is playing mostly alto and soprano saxophones, in every possible direction, sometimes even recognizable as such. He lives in Easton, which enables him to commute easily to NYC and Phila. He is also active in Europe, touring both sides of the Atlantic with European musicians, and will tour Japan with Michel Doneda and Tatsuya Nakatani. www.springgardenmusic.com



COLEMAN / MAKIHARA / LIPSON TRIO
gene coleman, bass clarinet
toshi makihara, percussion
evan lipson, double bass

Gene Coleman is a composer, musician and artistic director. He has created over 40 works for various instrumentation, often-using complex notations and improvisation in the same score. Radical use of the instrument's sound producing possibilities makes Coleman, both as a composer and as a performer, a musician who seeks a greater synthesis between what is called sound (or noise) and what is called music. Since 2001 his work has focused on globalization and music's relationship with architecture and video. www.soundfield.org/genecoleman.html

Evan Lipson is a bassist/composer currently residing with three other musicians in Jack Wright's Spring Garden Music house, located in West Philadelphia. His principal teachers included both Michael Formanek & Robert Kesselman (Phila. Orch). Other private teachers have included Mark Dresser, Mark Helias, Ralph Alessi, and Brad Shepik, as well as Robert Black (Bang On A Can) at the Festival Eleazar Carvalho in Fortaleza, Brazil. He attended the Peabody Conservatory, as well as Temple University. http://www.composersforum.org/member_profile.cfm?oid=6177

Toshi Makihara studied drums, percussion and improvisation with Sabu Toyozumi, a prominent percussionist in Tokyo. Since arriving in the United States in the late 1970's he has worked with various new music ensembles as well as with numerous dance and theater companies internationally. Makihara has provided original music to Arden Theater Company, Diversions Dance Company (Wales), Pennsylvania Ballet, ZeroMoving Dance Company and Leah Stein Dance Company among others, and has worked with musicians including Steve Beresford, Peter Brotzmann, John Butcher, Nels Cline, Eugene Chadbourne, Tom Cora, Amy Denio, Thurston Moore, William Parker and John Zorn. He has also collaborated with poets, visual artists, filmmakers and performance artists widely. http://www.toshimakihara.com



EARgate
daniel fishkin  -  daxophone, pencilina, rubber, metal
james february b. strong - tape cassette, clarinet, electric guitar, sticks, horns
jordan t. burgis - toobs, tubs, tapes, teeth, toes,-tickled ivories, + bowed ridiculous




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September 12 (tue)

@ the Cinema
3925 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $5

TRIO
with
kyle bruckmann (san fran - oboe, electronics)
alessandro bosetti (germany - saxes, electronics)
ernst karel (germany - trumpet, electronics)
audrey chen (baltimore - voice, cello, electronics)


DAVE SMOLEN electronics


TIM ALBRO
twelve string guitar and electronics


CORRIGAN / LEWIS DUO
with
cecilia corrigan, guitar
amanda lewis, cello




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TRIO
kyle bruckmann (san fran - oboe, electronics)
alessandro bosetti (germany - saxes, electronics);
ernst karel (germany - trumpet, electronics);
audrey chen (baltimore - voice, cello, electronics)

With a history of conservatory training gone awry, oboist and electronic musician Kyle Bruckmann combines the rigorous discipline of a classical foundation with raucous sensibilities more indebted to punk's aftermath in a dizzying variety of artistic endeavors. He has performed throughout the U.S. and Europe as a composer, an interpreter, and an improviser and has appeared on more than 30 albums of various genres. As a member of the Bay Area new music collective sfSound and of Gene Coleman's Chicago-based Ensemble Noamnesia, he has performed works by composers including Berio, Braxton, Cage, Cardew, Crumb, Goldstein, Ives, Penderecki, Sciarrino, Stockhausen, Webern, Xenakis, and Yoshihide. In the course of his travels, Bruckmann has shared the stage repeatedly with a cast of improvisers including Christopher Cogburn, David Dove, Jeremy Drake, Harris Eisenstadt, Bryan Eubanks, Chris Forsyth, Jeff Gburek, Gunda Gottschalk, Boris Hauf, Chris Heenan, Guiseppe Ielasi, James Ilgenfritz, Greg Kelley, Larry Marotta, Tatsuya Nakatani, Kurt Newman, Polwechsel, Bhob Rainey, Vic Rawlings, David Rothbaum, Steve Rush, Sara Schoenbeck, and Jack Wright. www.kylebruckmann.com

Alessandro Bosetti was born in Milan, Italy in 1973. Composer, saxophonist and sound artist. He works on the musicality of spoken words and unusual aspects of spoken communication and produced text-sound compositions featured in live performances, radio broadcastings and published recordings. In his work he moves on the line between sound anthropology and composition often including relation, translation and misunderstanding in the creative process. Field research and interviews often build the basis for his abstract compositions. As a saxophonist he has developed an original instrumental language that incorporates extended techniques, noises, and a strong influence from electronic music. Performances in all European countries, USA and Japan. Broadcastings and record releases in Germany, Spain, France, Italy, New Zealand, USA. Lives and works in Berlin. www.melgun.net.

Audrey Chen, Using her trusty cello, self-styled vocal techniques and ever surprising content/concepts, Audrey Chen has emerged as one of the most vital experimental free-improvisers in the  United States  and beyond. She has toured extensively around the world bringing her sounds and intuition to Europe, Poland, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, China, Japan, and the United States. Among musicians, she has worked with many great improvisers, including Phil Minton, Alessandro Bosetti, Mike Cooper, Mats Gustafsson, Sten Sandell, Mazen Kerbaj, Jaap Blonk, Michael Zerang, Tony Buck, Tatsuya Nakatani, Assif Tsahar, Scott Rosenberg, Le Quan Ninh, Joe Mcphee, Susan Alcorn, Michele Doneda, Paolo Angeli, and Gianni Gebbia. Some current projects include: duo projects with Tatsuya Nakatani (percussion) and Gianni Gebbia (saxophone) from Palermo , Sicily , Trockeneis ( Baltimore 's power quintet), and a new trio (SILO) with Nate Wooley and Leonel Kaplan (trumpets). Recent performances have included a duo tour with Nakatani through China and Japan celebrating the release of their new duo CD, LIMN. www.hhproduction.org .



SOLO
dave smolen, electronics

Dave Smolen (processed percussion/analogue electronics)
Smolen began playing music at age 10 on the trumpet for 2 years, then later switched to drums at 12. He went on to play rock music for 8 years. He then became interested in processing his drums with analogue phaser and ring modulator effects. After continued practice with this minimal setup, he created one that consisted of ring modulators, reverb units, equalized distortion,multi-modulation/oscillation effects, an open circuit board of a digital chorus pedal and additionally 2 loop pedals. The electronic configuration provides a pitch "mask" over the original acoustic sounds from snare drum and various bells as well as electric sounds including feedback, removed/broken inputs, flipped effect switches and circuit bending. Each sound is either left live or sent through 2 loop pedals, then reset at various tempos and/or enveloped in an overall reprocessed pitch. Smolen collaborates mainly with Philly locals such as John Heron in a proc. perc./electronics duo and with Joe Lentini (Max/MSP) in Clown Food. He has toured with Evan Lipson and Alex Nagle performing Nagle's piece, Flittermice of Eld. In addition to this festival he will also perform at High Zero Festival in Baltimore this Fall.



SOLO
tim albro, twelve string guitar and electronics

Born in worcester, ma in 1980, currently based in philadelphia, Tim Albro studied english at wesleyan university.  Current research interests include: -african american anarchism, modernism, and music-, -improvisation-, and -good advice-.  He is a member of the band sympathizers. www.white-flag.org/hzl



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September 1 (fri)

@ the Cinema
3925 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $5

BERNDT / BAILLY DUO
with
john berndt, saxes
alban bailly, guitar


TWEETER
with
jesse kudler, guitar/electronics
alex nagle, guitar/objects


S-2-BOYZ

with
charles cohen: Buchla Music Easel Synthesizer
amnon freidlin: elec. guitar/accordian/loops
andrew gaspar: turntable(s)/electronics
joe lentini: laptop/electronics
evan lipson: electric bass/devices
dave smolen: analog electronics/snare drum





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BERNDT / BAILLY DUO
john berndt (baltimore- saxes)
alban bailly (france/philly - guitar)



Alban Bailly's first adventure of music making began with rock in his native France. Music lessons with Eric Le Lann and Cesarius Alvim in Rennes opened him to jazz and free improvisation in the late nineties. Together with percussionist Loup Barraud, Alban formed Ghenso Project and the two traveled to Morocco to study Arabic music in 2001. Under the instruction of Marrakchi Master Mohammed El Quadi, Alban practiced classical guitar and oud. While attending Music Academy in Nancy, Alban came upon a world of free improvisation. Since 2002, he has collaborated and performed with Sebastien Coste, Camille Perrin, Louis-Michel Marion, Claire Cooper, Marit Schechte, Dominique Repecaud, Chris Heenan and many others. Performances at Musique Action festival, Theatre du Saulcy, MJC Lillebonne, France, Belgium and Germany. New found interest in gypsy jazz music, learned the gypsy music with gypsy local guitarists and founded the “Meri Wago” gypsy swing jazz trio. He continued his pursuit of eastern European music by playing traditional Balkan music in Novi Sad ( Serbia ). Alban landed in the USA in 2005 and now calls Philadelphia his home. He frequently performs with Jack Wright and plays actively with many musicians ( Evan Lipson, Dave Smolen, John Berndt… ) and dancers ( Nicole Bindler, Eun Jung Gonzales...) with the guitar or the accordion. http://www.albanbailly.com/

John Berndt uses this space to say: "I am against reductionism not on moral grounds, but because it obviously falsifies the evidence--all the reductionisms are full of holes cognitively. A resistance to self-righteousness and ideology follows. I find our actual experience (including self-hood), on close inspection, to be stranger and more compelling than anything that we can conceive via fantasy. A robust sense of possibility goes a long way for me. The fact that we may be 'rushing to our doom' as a civilization, and that people apparently need comforting belief they know to be false to contend with life even without these palpable threats is very strange; both aspects suggest deep problems with sentience. At the same time, I'm glad that empathy exists as a profound change from business-as-usual reality, as well a potential point of departure for a different way of doing things." johnberndt.org



TWEETER
jesse kudler, guitar/electronics
alex nagle, guitar/objects



Alex plays shredder guitar in bands like Normal Love, Satanize, Flittermice of Eld, formerly Thoughtstreams, etc.  Jesse plays improvisation and noise with a bunch of people.  Yngwie Malmsteen meets Maryanne Amacher.  Loud, high-frequency flutter and crunch.
www.white-flag.org/tweeter/



S-2-BOYZ
charles cohen: Buchla Music Easel Synthesizer
amnon freidlin: elec. guitar/accordian/loops
andrew gaspar: turntable(s)/electronics
joe lentini: laptop/electronics
evan lipson: electric bass/devices
dave smolen: analog electronics/snare drum



S 2 BOYZ is Philly's most angular, funky, and explosive electro-acoustic improv unit, featuring the legendary Charles Cohen! Utilizing a deceptively simple system known as "Transformative Groove", the ensemble creates shifting grooves, timbres, patterns, and structures that are about as unpredictable as they are infectious. The ensemble's general aesthetic has evolved into a process of sonic layering or lamenationin which sounds may be frozen in real time (and/or from a previous moment), by a hyper-subtle process of looping and manipulation. Careful attention is paid to aspects of foreground and background texture, dynamics, density, pulse, contrasting colors, as well as various modes of poly-rhythmic/metric/tempic playing.This type of playing is smoothly juxtoposed with a more freewheeling yet interlocking language of varying complexity, where a large emphasis is placed upon purely timbral and sonic experimentation. These two areas freely flow in and out of each other, creating a sound that can often become quite raucous and 'grooving' (in the truest sense of the word...an area that S2B generally feels is largely ignored by most in the field of experimental improvisation), or very spatial and reduced in texture.



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August 25 (fri)

@ LAVA
4134 Lancaster Ave.
Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $5

NORMAL LOVE
with
carlos santiago, violin
alex nagle, e. guitar
amnon freidlin, e. guitar
evan lipson, e. bass
eli litwin, percussion


SNACKS (baltimore)
with
dan breen, electronics and stuff
tom boram, electronics and stuff


DRUMS LIKE MACHINEGUNS
with
Richie, Brandon, and Brian Mörsberger, electronics


CLOWN FOOD
with
dave smolen, electronics
joe lentini, laptop


MINCEMEAT OR TENSPEED
with
david harms, electronics


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NORMAL LOVE
carlos santiago, violin; alex nagle, e. guitar; amnon freidlin, e. guitar; evan lipson, e. bass; eli litwin, percussion



Performing newly composed works:

LIPSON: The Signal's Coming From Pittsburgh Pt. 1 (2005)
LIPSON: The Signal's Coming From Pittsburgh Pt. 2 (2006)
HURT: Severe Confection (2005)
FREIDLIN: Nefarious (2006)

"It sounds like someone throwing around large iron objects
." - Katt Hernandez



SNACKS
(baltimore)
dan breen, electronics and stuff
tom boram, electronics and stuff



Snacks!
Tom Boram and Dan Breen have explored so much of man's karmic forces that I'm not sure where to begin. The simple facts are: Tom plays electronics and anything else, Dan plays electronics and anything else, the two of them together will likely titillate all 6 of your senses during this set. Bring a pickle fork. You might need it.

Tom Boram began with trombone at age eight. He abandoned his homework in favor of making flatulent portmanteau with the microtonal brass instrument. His father, a high school band instructor, often recalls his horror at the sounds the younger Boram was birthing. "Those early trombone days were my petri dish. My current developments in sound creation are rooted in those youthful experiments with rude tuneless blurting." He now uses AC current from the nearest wall and forces it into his own belligerent geometry. Boram is best listened to through the sinuses.

Dan Breen is also a member of many groups including The Financial Group, Il Culo, Polymprovous, and Snacks (with Tom Boram). He plays a wide variety of instruments, including percussion, electronics, bass and "The Obscene Bird Call". Andy has released "Various Recordings Involving Ice" on the HereSee label and is about to release "The Disappearing Floor" on Recorded. He also collaborates with musical instrument inventor Neil Feather. In addition to playing together, Breen and Hayleck are also members of the Red Room Collective and the High Zero Foundation. The Red Room is an long-running weekly music series featuring improvised and experimental music, and the four day High Zero Festival is going into it's sixth year.



DRUMS LIKE MACHINEGUNS
Richie, Brandon, and Brian Mörsberger, electronics



Drums Like Machine Guns
, masters of the seven-minute sonic set, reign supreme as visionaries of all things aural. They will urge you to 'Get Radical', and get radical you will.

An occurrence: when you hear them you will think you've heard them before. This is not uncommin. In the darkness of your subconscious, in the subconscious of us all, there lives a common spectre which hums their assault into our collective memory.

Some will say they are from the future. They will say 'We are not, for there is no future.' Enjoy them now before the present comes to an end and the great wall comes crashing down upon us, wrenching bodies and twisting pure flesh into shapes unnatural. myspace.com/drumslikemachineguns



CLOWN FOOD
dave smolen, electronics
joe lentini, laptop



Clown Food is a hard edged, take-no-prisoners, but exceptionally nuanced and sophisticated duo of Dave Smolen (electronics) and Joe Lentini (electronics).

Dave Smolen
(processed percussion/analogue electronics) Smolen began playing music at age 10 on the trumpet for 2 years, then later switched to drums at 12. He went on to play rock music for 8 years. He then became interested in processing his drums with analogue phaser and ring modulator effects. After continued practice with this minimal setup, he created one that consisted of ring modulators, reverb units, equalized distortion,multi-modulation/oscillation effects, an open circuit board of a digital chorus pedal and additionally 2 loop pedals. The electronic configuration provides a pitch "mask" over the original acoustic sounds from snare drum and various bells as well as electric sounds including feedback, removed/broken inputs, flipped effect switches and circuit bending. Each sound is either left live or sent through 2 loop pedals, then reset at various tempos and/or enveloped in an overall reprocessed pitch. Smolen collaborates mainly with Philly locals such as John Heron in a proc. perc./electronics duo and with Joe Lentini (Max/MSP) in Clown Food. He has toured with Evan Lipson and Alex Nagle performing Nagle's piece, Flittermice of Eld. In addition to this festival he will also perform at High Zero Festival in Baltimore this Fall.



MINCEMEAT OR TENSPEED
david harms, electronics



"imagine a hovercraft.. now imagine that hovercraft blasting through hyperspace at warp 666 and arriving at an interstellar spacecraft dance party!.. this could describe the sound created by "mincemeat or tenspeed" ( a.k.a. davey harms), a one man band from philadelphia.  a true mad scientist, he uses every crayola color variety of guitar pedal to summon a dazzling array of actual wandwrought compositions (no guesswork knob noodling or hiding behind laptops here, folks).  a live show can inspire a wide spectrum of mental pictures including, but not limited to: doomsday avalanche, baby robot's first steps, kegger-in-a-wind-tunnel and a synchronized swim in the primordial ooze."


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August 18 (fri)

@ Pageant:Soloveev
607 Bainbridge St
Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $5

CHAVEZ / REYNOLDS / LIPSON TRIO
with
maria chavez, turntable
greg reynolds, sax
evan lipson, double bass


SHIMIZU / CHANG / MAKIHARA TRIO
with
motoko shimizu, voice, toys, turntable
ed chang, alto-sax, guitar, electronics
toshi makihara, percussion


COHEN / LENTINI DUO
with
charles cohen, buchla music easel
joe lentini, Roland SH 101 / drum machines


BREAKFAST
with
bryan rogers, sax
amnon freidlin, e. guitar
pete angevine, drums





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SHIMIZU / CHANG / MAKIHARA TRIO
motoko shimizu, (nyc - voice, toys, turntable)
ed chang (nyc - alto-sax, guitar, electronics)
toshi makihara (philly - percussion)



Motoko Shimizu has performed concerts in both her native Japan and the U.S., including 3 U.S. tours with Spin-17 and performances with various downtown New York and international improvisors, including Marshall Allen (Sun Ra Arkestra), Sonny Simmons, Joe McPhee, Luthor Thomas, Sabir Mateen, Daniel Carter, Sean Meehan, Donald Miller, Ed Chang, Matthew Heyner, Samara Lubelski, Blaise Siwula, Jeffrey H Shurdut, the Gold Sparkle Band, Matthew Sullivan, Toshi Makihara and Michael Evans as well as the late European bassist Peter Kowald. Since 2003, Motoko Shimizu has been performing solo improvised shows featuring voice, toys, percussion, guitar and casiotone, as well as eclectic song collections. On June 12th, 2005, she performed her new solo show at 226 East 2nd St. (226 Series@The Foundry), all improvised, featuring voice, toys AND percussion (released on CD as "Attack of the 5-Foot Woman" on Sachimay Interventions). Her most recent projects include a turntable duo with Maria Chavez, a trio with saxophonist Heather Vergotis and the dancer Elizabeth Ward, and the trio "Lust Ionics" with guitarist Ed Chang and drummer Adam Kriney.

Ed Chang has been performing and composing music since 1984, and since the early 90's has been developing a personal voice and aesthetic in the language and anti-structure of free improvisation and experimental composition. Chang's interest lies in creating new sounds by mutating the natural timbres of conventional instruments, and then applying these sounds into new structural forms. He uses extended/unconventional techniques on various instruments as well as "preparing" these instruments, and also creates his own home-made sound producers. Having spent many years playing in free jazz, free improvisation and noise rock contexts, nowadays Chang is interested in more un-mined group contrasts, where the actual music and interaction is much harder to define as part of those established genres. In the past, Ed Chang has also performed/recorded with Donald Miller (Borbetomagus), Susie Ibarra, Christine Bard (God Is My Co-pilot), David Nuss (NNCK), Samara Lubelski (Hall of Fame), Joe McPhee, Marshall Allen (Sun Ra Arkestra), Luthor Thomas, Davey Williams, Sean Meehan, Daniel Carter (Other Dimensions in Music), Toshi Makihara, Adris Hoyos (Harry Pussy), Sabir Mateen, Matthew Heyner(NNCK), John Dieterich(Deerhoof), Climax Golden Twins, Aaron Dilloway, Cibo Matto, Sonny Simmons, the late Peter Kowald and Fred Lonberg-Holm, among others.

Toshi Makihara
studied drums, percussion and improvisation with Sabu Toyozumi, a prominent percussionist in Tokyo. Since arriving in the United States in the late 1970's he has worked with various new music ensembles as well as with numerous dance and theater companies internationally. Makihara has provided original music to Arden Theater Company, Diversions Dance Company (Wales), Pennsylvania Ballet, ZeroMoving Dance Company and Leah Stein Dance Company among others, and has worked with musicians including Steve Beresford, Peter Brotzmann, John Butcher, Nels Cline, Eugene Chadbourne, Tom Cora, Amy Denio, Thurston Moore, William Parker and John Zorn. He has also collaborated with poets, visual artists, filmmakers and performance artists widely. Since the fall of 2000, Makihara has been focusing on three separate performing styles: 1. New Jazz performances on a conventional drum-set, 2. music for theater and dance using a variety of percussion and discovered sound media, and 3. the experimental free improvisation using a simple setting consisting of one snare drum and one small cymbal. Makihara's recordings include Grammy nominated "Another Shining Path" (1998 Drimala Records) in trio with Gary Hassay (alto saxophone) and William Parker (bass), and "Hurricane Floyd" (Spring 2000, Sublingual Records) in trio with Thurston Moore (guitar) and Wally Shoup (alto sax).


CHAVEZ / REYNOLDS / LIPSON TRIO
maria chavez, turntable
greg reynolds, sax
evan lipson, double bass



Avant Turntablist Maria Chavez creates electro-acoustic sound pieces utilizing a collection of needles that range from immaculate to broken ("Pencils of Sound") and a collection of records in various conditions ("The Palette").-"As an active member of the improvised music scene, she has earned a reputation as one of the most alluring electro-acoustic improvisers in theunderground." (www.804noise.com)

Evan Lipson is a bassist/composer currently residing with three other musicians in Jack Wright's Spring Garden Music house, located in West Philadelphia. His principal teachers included both Michael Formanek & Robert Kesselman (Phila. Orch). Other private teachers have included Mark Dresser, Mark Helias, Ralph Alessi, and Brad Shepik, as well as Robert Black (Bang On A Can) at the Festival Eleazar Carvalho in Fortaleza, Brazil. He attended the Peabody Conservatory, as well as Temple University


COHEN / LENTINI DUO
charles cohen, buchla music easel
joe lentini, synth / drum machines



Based in Philadelphia, Charles Cohen , has been composing and performing electronic music since 1971. He specializes in collaborative, cross-disciplinary projects with theatre, dance, music, and media artists, and is especially interested in live performance and improvisation. His instrument is the Buchla Music Easel. It is an extremely rare integrated analog performance instrument made by synth pioneer Don Buchla. In regards to his work, he states, "Mood, atmosphere, and landscape are what my sounds are about. Collaboration and exploration are what my process is about. The intent is sharing our favorite pastime with others." http://www.voicenet.com/~ccohen/



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August 14 (mon)

@ the Cinema
3925 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $5

WELCH / HINDS / CYMERMAN TRIO
with
matthew welch (nyc - bagpipe)
erik hinds (athens, GA- quartertone electric guitar, H'arpeggione)
jeremiah cymerman (nyc - Bb Clarinet)


THE CHANCE TRIO
with
bart miltenberger, trumpet, flugelhorn
matt davis, acoustic guitar
michael taylor, acoustic bass



GERALD SLOAN TRIO

with
gerald sloan, (arkansas - trombone)
jon barrios, bass
toshi makihara, percussion


SOLO
eric carbonara, guitar


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WELCH / HINDS / CYMERMAN TRIO
matthew welch (nyc - bagpipe)
erik hinds (athens, GA- quartertone electric guitar, H'arpeggione)
jeremiah cymerman (nyc - Bb Clarinet)



"In the middle of a weeklong tour of the north-east, Jeremiah Cymerman, Matthew Welch, and Erik Hinds, three young musicians whose singular voices absolutely demand attention, present an evening of solo and trio music. Each musician will perform a brief solo set and then reconvene for a trio set. Music for Bagpipes, H'arpeggione, and Modified Electroacoustic Clarinet doesn¹t get any better than this." - Zeigeist Gallery

Matthew Welch's compositions range from traditional-like bagpipe tunes to electronic pieces, improvisation strategies and fully notated works for solo instruments, chamber ensembles and orchestra. A recording of his most recent compositions, Dream Tigers, was released on John Zorn's Tzadik Records' Composer Series in March of 2005. www.myspace.com/matthewtobinwelch

Erik Hinds plays quartertone electric guitar and the H'arpeggione, an upright acoustic instrument with 12 sympathetic strings built by Fred Carlson. Equally influenced by improvisational music and "composed" sounds, Erik's style blends primitive folk, heavy metal, and sacred musics from around the world into a distinct voice. www.erikhinds.com

Jeremiah Cymerman is known for an admirable DIY aesthetic and an unorthodox approach to the Bb clarinet. Cymerman has performed with many of music¹s most daring luminaries including Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris, Walter Thompson, & Otomo Yoshihide. www.jeremiahcymerman.com


THE CHANCE TRIO (philadelphia)
bart miltenberger, trumpet, flugelhorn
matt davis, acoustic guitar
michael taylor, acoustic bass



An intimate and acoustic, improvisational jazz trio, The Chance Trio was born in the Spring of 2001 when trumpet player Bart Miltenberger, guitarist Matt Davis, and bassist Michael Taylor collaborated to play and develop their own original compositions. Since then the group has performed all over the Philadelphia area and was a featured act at the 3rd and 4th annual Collective Voices Festivals. The unique instrumentation of trumpet, acoustic guitar, and upright bass lends a distinctive and captivating sound to their passionate, melodic, and adventurous compositions. Drawing influences from Jazz, Blues, Folk, Rock, and the Avant-Garde, The Chance Trio creates a quiet intensity appealing to a wide audience. www.thechancetrio.com/



GERALD SLOAN TRIO
gerald sloan, (arkansas - trombone)
jon barrios, bass
toshi makihara, percussion



Gerald Sloan lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas where he writes poetry and teaches trombone at the University of Arkansas. He also teaches Jazz History, Latin American Music, and 20th Century Music.  Gerald is fascinated by poetry and the Duke Ellington plunger-and-growl tradition, which he combines with multi-phonics in an entirely personal way. His collaboration with bassist Jon Barrios while in Arkansas brings us a great improviser for a performance at The Cinema on August 14th with Toshi Makihara, percussion and Jon Barrios on double bass.

Jon Barrios was born in New York and at the age of six months moved to Japan for 6 years. Later he moved to Venezuela, South Korea and settled in Miami, Fl where he began to study the guitar with cuban guitarist George Aguirre. After 12 years in Miami and having found a musical plateu, Jon decided to move to his mother's home town of Fayetteville, AR to develop his music in the quiet of the Ozarks. During his stay in Fayetteville, Jon switched to the double bass and met saxophonists Keefe Jackson (Chicago Luzern Exchange) and John Dikeman. At this time he became deeply involved with free improvisation much to the dismay of the locals. Currently Jon lives in Jack Wright's house in Philadelphia and collaborates with house mates Alban Bailly, Evan Lipson and Dave Smollen. www.jonbarrios.com

Toshi Makihara studied drums, percussion and improvisation with Sabu Toyozumi, a prominent percussionist in Tokyo. Since arriving in the United States in the late 1970's he has worked with various new music ensembles as well as with numerous dance and theater companies internationally. Makihara has provided original music to Arden Theater Company, Diversions Dance Company (Wales), Pennsylvania Ballet, ZeroMoving Dance Company and Leah Stein Dance Company among others, and has worked with musicians including Steve Beresford, Peter Brotzmann, John Butcher, Nels Cline, Eugene Chadbourne, Tom Cora, Amy Denio, Thurston Moore, William Parker and John Zorn. He has also collaborated with poets, visual artists, filmmakers and performance artists widely. www.toshimakihara.com



SOLO
eric carbonara, guitar



Eric Carbonara is a guitarist, composer, audio engineer and producer whose career spans over a decade of collaborations and solo work. Frequently using a rotating cast of monikers and aliases, Carbonara simply uses sound to interpret the world around him as he sees fit. His own recording studio, Nada Sound Studio, is both the catalyst and the mechanism through which Carbonara speaks. Recent years have revealed a departure from his psych/krautrock-influenced work (Jason Likes Science, The Cameras, The Molecules) to a kaleidoscopic realm of minimalism, electro-acoustic improvisation, free-noise guitar thrashing, the folk music of North Africa and Andalusia and Classical Hindustani music. http://www.ericcarbonara.org


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August 12 (sat)

@ Satellite Coffeeshop
50th and Baltimore
Philadelphia, PA
6:30pm
$donations

TENTONES
with
nick millevoi, acoustic guitar
george korein, acoustic guitar


WISE BLOOD
natalie mering, vocals and guitar


LESS THAN FLOATS
with
jon barrios, double bass
dustin hurt, accordion
sebastian petsu, french horn



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LESS THAN FLOATS
jon barrios, double bass
dustin hurt, accordion
sebastian petsu, french horn



Jon Barrios is a self taught bassist currently living in Philadelphia at Jack Wright's house with housemates and collaborators Alban Bailly, Evan Lipson and Dave Smollen. After 10 years of studying the guitar, Jon took up the bass and began exploring free improvisation while discovering a supply of expressive means. He is currently working with sampling and modified midi foot controllers to compose and perform pieces for the solo bass

Composer, free improvisor, and organizer, Dustin Hurt is emerging as a key element to Philadelphia's experimental and new music scene. Dustin's frequent colaboratorations include a duo with Alban Bailly (as Ko Koed), a trio with Tim Albro and Jesse Kudler (as HZL BRD), and a trio with Sean Mattio and Troy Herion. He is a performer in Nicole Bindler's Philadelphia New Dance and Music Ensemble and was a performer in John Berndt's Baltimore based large group ensmemble, Second Nature, in March of 2006. He has also performed with Toshi Makihara, Jon Barrios, Jack Wright, Gene Coleman, Nozal Cube, Dave Smolen, and Carlos Santiago, among others. His composed works have been performered by members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Pennsylvannia Ballet Orchestra, and regularly by the Philadelphia based avant-supergroup, Normal Love. Dustin is also the founding director of bowerbird, a Philadelphia based experimental music presenting organization.



WISE BLOOD
natalie mering, vocals and guitar





TENTONES
with
nick millevoi, acoustic guitar
george korein, acoustic guitar



The TenTones are George Korein and Nick Millevoi. They play a hybrid of improvisation and composition on acoustic guitars tuned to a ten-tone tempered tuning from which they get their name. Sometimes they play very quietly, while other times they get into heavy strumming.

Nick Millevoi is a guitarist from Philadelphia. A graduate of Temple University, he leads the free country-rock group Circles, is a member of rock band the Accidental Occurrence and a free jazz trio with Charlie Biando and Julius Masri. He also performs with local jazz ensembles and has had the opportunity to perform and record with Glenn Branca. Nick has toured the Northeast and Midwest and has performed at local venues as the Keswick Theatre and the Rotunda.

George Korein is from Philadelphia. Together with Colin Marston he created electro-acoustic metal as Infidel?/Castro!. He has a solo album "Memoirs of a Trilobite" featuring more than nine styles of music arbitrarily corresponding to the nine orders of trilobite. It features guest appearances by Forbes Graham, Alex Nagle, Kevin Hufnagel and Richard Fortey, President of the Geological Society of London. Jesse Krakow has appointed him as the new superintendant of the We Are The Musk Brigade collaboration series. He has an upcoming solo album of despondent surf rock. He has recorded as Grim Shady, the black metal rapper, $and Dollar, the surf rapper, and Lobe Stub, a journal of uncensored idiocy in ten-second bursts. He's also a serious musician. A dead serious musician. I mean really, really, really serious. So take him seriously.



 



August 4 (fri)

@ the Cinema
3925 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $5

DUO
with
sebastian petsu, cassette decks, french horn, and train whistle
dominic, synthesizers


LEAGUE OF THE DIVINE WIND w/ Helena Espval


HERNANDEZ / HOSTFALT DUO

with
katt hernadez, (boston - violin)
sten hostfalt, (nyc - microtonal guitar)


LITTLE OCEAN
with
ben remsen, acoustic guitar
jake anodide, acoustic guitar


FUTURE COAL
electro-acoustic percussion trio
with
john truscinski (Brooklyn, NY)
jake meginsky (Bennington, VT)
sean mattio (Philadelphia, PA)




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HERNANDEZ / HOSTFALT DUO
katt hernandez, (boston - violin)
sten hostfalt, (nyc - microtonal guitar)



Currently noted for continuously TIME OUT NY recommended solo and duo concerts with acclaimed microtonal violinist Katt Hernandez, as well as with his SOFT VALUE trio performing originals in homage of mentor Jimmy Giuffre's style/genre transcending spirit, Brooklyn NY based guitarist /composer/live electronica artist Sten Hostfalt is also after early 90's studies with microtonal composer Joe Maneri and the subsequent critically acclaimed '03 microtonal live solo CD-release "29 pieces for the microtonal guitar live at Knitting Factory NY'", acknowledged as one of the world's foremost microtonal improvisers on the guitar. Notably so by interpreting Maneri's 72-note system primarily through self-invented, new extended instrumental techniques for the traditional 6-string/12 fret guitar. http://www.stenhostfalt.com

Katt Hernandez has been living in the Boston area, playing the violin, for the last six years. She has collaberated with a magnificently variated sea of musicians, dancers, and others including- but certainly not limited to- Joe Maneri, Zack Fuller, David Maxwell, Marc Bisson, Matt Somalis, John Voigt, Allisa Cardone, Gordon Beeferman, Jonathan Vincent, Walter Wright, Joe Burgio, Eric Rosenthal, Jeff Arnal, Jaimie McGlaughlin, Andrew Neumann, Dave Gross, and Hans Rickheit. She has twice been invited to perfrom on the Autumn Uprising , High Zero , Mobius ArtRages , and Improvised and Otherwise festivals, and has also appeared at the Montreaux-Detroit , Brandeis New Music , Boston CyberArts , Michiania , IAJE , IASJ , and Ear Whacks festivals. She has been a guest artist at MIT, Harvard, and the New England Conservatory, performed in a vast slew of local venues and- to date- any number of subway passages, urban grottos, and troglyditical performace slaces, as well as other experimental and life-making places throughout the Bos-Wash metropolii. http://www.katthernandez.com



DUO
sebastian petsu, cassette decks, french horn, and train whistle
dominic, synthesizers



a currently unnamed duo: Dominic on assorted synthesizers and Sebastian Petsu on cassette decks, French horn, and train whistle.
Together they create a late night amphetadream.



LITTLE OCEAN
ben remsen, acoustic guitar
jake anodide, acoustic guitar

Math-rock acoustic guitar duo!



FUTURE COAL
electro-acoustic percussion trio:
John Truscinski (Brooklyn, NY) Jake Meginsky (Bennington, VT), Sean Mattio (Philadelphia, PA)




Jake Meginsky's work encompasses percussion, composition, dance accompaniment, and videography.  He has performed at Free 103 (Brooklyn), The Hook (Brooklyn), The Flywheel (Easthampton, MA), Qville (Queens), The Bread and Puppet Theatre (Boxer, VT), 2005 Improvised and Otherwise Festival (Brooklyn), The Flynn (Burlington, VT), and The Neurosciences Institute (La Jolla, CA), amongst others.  Currently, Jake teaches percussion at Bennington College, where he is pursuing an MFA.



The League of the Divine Wind is a duo of two local Philadelphian musicians James Wadsworth Strong of Floating Market, The Dark Juices and Old Mine, and Natalie Mering of Wise Blood and the Dark Juices, Pizza Worship, and Satanized. Drawing from the whimsy of home built stringed instruments and the exoskeletons of horse shoe crabs, the league posesses a distinct harmonic quality without any knob twisting or effects, creating organic drones and spacious sound wombs.  Other instrumentation includes tape manipulation and occasional sparse percussion by Logan Hubbard Higbie

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July 28th (fri)

@ Pageant:Soloveev
607 Bainbridge St
Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $5

HZL JONES HAYLECK
in various configurations
with
andy hayleck (baltimore - computer)
bonnie jones (baltimore - digital delay pedal)
tim albro (philly - guitar, radio, electronics)
jesse kudler (philly - guitar, electronics)


SATELLITE (oakland)
with
liz meredith, viola
travis johns, bass, electronics and found objects


OLD MINE (philadelphia)
with
natalie mering, harmonics guitar, vocals
jordan burgis, percussion, saw, sampler, tapes
jim strong, percussion, saw, natural materials, tapes
darian scatton, violin
logan higbie, trumpet, percussion
meg frisch, bass, tapes, loop station


 

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HZL JONES HAYLECK

in various configurations
andy hayleck (baltimore - computer)
bonnie jones (baltimore - (digital delay pedal)
tim albro (philly - guitar, radio, electronics)
jesse kudler (philly - guitar, electronics)



Andy Hayleck (b. 1972) composer/ musician and recordist. Explores the aesthetics of sound, especially regarding how sound is perceived by the ear. He uses extremes of volume, pitch, and sound complexity, and variations in change over time. For the past few years he has concentrated on using unamplified bowed metal (cymbals and saw) in performance and using contact mics, hydrophones and regular mics in recording. Although he has used a computer for many years, recently he has begun to use one live. Currently a member of Trockeneis, he recently made a solo tour of the west coast of the United States (playing the amplified gong/wire). Recordings include: "Gong/Wire" (earlids), "Various Recordings Involving Ice" (HereSee), and "The Disappearing Floor" (Recorded).

Bonnie Jones was born in South Korea in 1977 and until recently her work has focused largely on text and performance. A recent trip back to Korea introduced her to the digital delay pedal and circuit bending. For the last year she has been collaborating with Korean musicians, such as the duo Astronoise (Choi Joon-yong & Hong Chul-ki), and expat Joe Foster. A very pleasant trip to Japan gave her the chance to play with percussionist Toshi Makihara and saxophonist Kenichi Matsumoto. Bonnie likes to imagine that she makes sound the way she has always tried to make text - focusing intently on various unique tensions within the space, meaning, and connectivity of the things we use to make art. She also finds collaborative/collective action the most useful thing to do with her time. [ chelagallery.org/bonnie ]



Tim Albro
and Jesse Kudler have played together since becoming friends at Wesleyan University around the turn of the century.  They first worked together in the large electronic improvising ensemble Phil Collins, playing synthesizer and guitar/electronics, respectively.  After graduating in 2002, the two didn't play together again until Winter 2004-2005, after Jesse's move to Philadelphia.  Their interest in a more restrained and spacious form of improvisation was first realized in the guitar trio G3 (with Ben Stanko).  Where that group had them playing guitars in a more or less conventional manner (Tim on electric 12-string and Jesse on acoustic), HZL arose from a more intense investigation of the use of electronics and electro-acoustic means.  Fall 2005 found Jesse moving again, to West Philadelphia, and he and Tim became close neighbors.  A schedule of record-listening sessions and concert attendance developed into a more focused musical collaboration in Winter 2005-2006, when proximity and available practice space allowed the two to work intensively on developing a duo language.  Jesse resumed use of his "regular" set-up of table-top guitar, synthesizer, contact mic, various objects and devices, and sundry electronics.  Tim began working with a unique electronics rig that incorporated radio and an archtop guitar prepared with surface-mounted speakers inside its body.  Small rooms and intensive listening led to the configuration of a still-changing sound, making ample use of resonances, small sounds, and an awareness of the spaces containing them.  Live performances have focused on subtle room-filling drones and textures, with speakers arrayed around the audience, evoking installation art as much as musicians on a stage. www.white-flag.org/hzl


SATELLITE (oakland)
liz meredith, viola
travis johns, bass, electronics and found objects



Satellite
is the Oakland, Ca name given to the various combinations of Liz Meredith, Travis Johns and Gudmundur Steinn Gunnarsson. They play improvised music that focuses on the interaction and amalgamation of electronics, prepared instruments and extended techniques ranging from deconstructed audio loops at the verge of silence to dense soundscapes that envelope the senses. Though all are classically trained, each member has developed musical vocabularies rooted far outside that of the conservatory and are as diverse as the locales they hail from ? Baltimore, Md, rural New York and Reykjavik, Iceland, respectively. Formed in the fall of 2005, Satellite has performed throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and has recently completed a tour of the American midwest, performing at various galleries and universities throughout Ohio and Michigan.

Baltimore-native, Liz Meredith began studying both classical music and playing bluegrass fiddle with her family at an early age. Liz received her B.M. in film scoring and viola performance from Berklee College of Music, in Boston, Ma, focusing on improvisation and composition. Presently, Liz Meredith is working towards her M.A. in composition at Mills College in Oakland, Ca. Throughout her studies, Liz has been experimenting with and developing prepared viola techniques. Currently, Liz Meredith writes and performs compositions for solo prepared viola and has been an active voice in various Bay Area ensembles, both improvised and otherwise. More on Liz can be found at www.myspace.com/lizmeredith

Travis Johns is a composer and performer from New York's Hudson River Valley, currently residing in Oakland California. He holds a B.M. in Music Technology from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and is currently pursuing an MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media at Mills College, studying with such composers as Maggi Payne, John Bischoff and Chris Brown. Discontent with the traditional roles prescribed to the electric bass, Johns has crafted a unique vocabulary that combines extended techniques, electronics and the use of found objects, both serving as preparations for his instrument as well as external resonators to further compliment his repertoire. Along with Satellite, Johns is also a member of the video/improvisation ensemble The Night, the bay area noise quintet Pink Canoes and is a frequent collaborator with the Costa Rican visual artist Paulina Velazquez-Solis. More info on Travis can be found at www.think-tankmedia.net


OLD MINE (philadelphia)
Natalie Mering - Harmonics Guitar/Vocals
Jordan Burgis - percussion/ Saw/ Sampler/Tapes
Jim Strong - percussion/Saw/Natural Materials/Tapes
Darian Scatton - Violin
Logan Higbie - Trumpet/percussion
Meg Frisch - Bass / Tapes / Loop Station



Old Mine began a three-piece project featuring Logan Higbie on Trumpet, Meg Frisch on Bass, and Amanda Lewis on Cello in April of this Year. The project played only two shows with the original lineup before the Cellist (Amanda) had to work in Vermont for the remainder of the summer. Friends Jordan Burgis, Jim Strong and Darian Scatton joined Old Mine for a few additional performances. These spontaneous arrangements promoted the project to grow into a freely improvised, flexible format, reminiscent of the collective noises of Quantum Spine Sound Parade, one of member Jordan Burgis' many orchestral brainchildren. The performers all actively pursue solo and side projects in addition to a wide array of other artistic endeavors. http://pallies.hebronix.com/meg/oldmine


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July 14th (fri)

@ the Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm sharp, free!




[28]

 

1.
SOLO (philly)
joe lentini, laptop

2.
SOLO (philly)
toshi makihara, percussion

3.
SOLO (nyc)
nate wooley, trumpet

4.
SOLO (nyc)
aaron siegel, percussion

5.
SOLO (philly)
jon barrios, double bass



FULL PROGRAM DESCRIPTION >>>

 

 



July 8th (sat)

@ Satellite Coffeeshop
50th and Baltimore
Philadelphia, PA
6:30pm
$donations


[27]

 

experimental and freely improvised music
CURATED and HOSTED by Sebastian Petsu

1.

DRUMS LIKE MACHINE GUNS
Richie Morsberger, electronics
Brian Morsberger, electronics


2.

BIRDS IN THE MEADOW
noise electronics


3.

HARM STRYKER
noise electronics


 

 

 

 



July 7th (fri)

@ AIR Space Gallery
4013 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm sharp, $5



[26]

 

1.

MILLEVIO/BIANDO/MASRI TRIO
nick millevoi, guitar
charlie biando, double bass
julius masri, drums

2.

SOLO (nyc)
aaron ali shaikh, solo sopranino saxophone

3.

BRYZTWA/BERT DUO (oakland)
mary clare bryztwa, flute and electronics
tony bert, guitar and electronics


FULL PROGRAM DESCRIPTION >>>

 

 

 



June 30th (fri)

@ AIR Space Gallery
4013 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm sharp, $5

[25]



1.

HERON/SMOLEN DUO (philadelphia)
john heron, electronics
dave smolen, electronics

 

2.

JONES/MOORE DUO (baltimore)
bonnie jones, electronics
melissa moore, electronics

 

3.

SOLO (baltimore)
andy hayleck, gong/amplified wire

 

 

 



 



June 29th (thu)

@ the Boiler Room
Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $donations

[24]


CURATED and HOSTED by Nick Millevoi

1.

TenTones
george korein, electric bass
alex nagle, guitar
nick millevoi, guitar
evan lipson, electric bass

 

2.

TWEETER
alex nagle, e. guitar
jesse kudler, guitar/electronics


3.

A TRIO OF
tim conley, guitar
jason fraticelli, bass
tony catastrophe, drums


   

 

 



June 26th (mon)

@ AIR Space Gallery
4013 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm sharp, $5

[23]



JORDAN SOLO
NIEDHARDT / BAILLY / HURT
LAFKAS / EUBANKS
WISEBLOOD



 



June 20th (tues)

@ AIR Space Gallery
4013 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm sharp, $5


[22]

 

1.

PRICE vs. COHEN (philly)
mark price, electronics
charles cohen, electronics

 

2.

BLACKSBERG / KIMMEL DUO (boston/philly)
dan blacksberg, trombone
jeff kimmel, bass clarinet

 

3.

Mike Pride's FROM BACTERIA TO BOYS (philly/nyc)
evan lipson, upright bass
darius jones, sax
mike pride, percussion

 

FULL PROGRAM DESCRIPTION >>>

 


 

 



June 16th (fri)

@ AIR Space Gallery
4013 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm sharp, $5



[21]

 

1.

MAN ANTLERS (philly)
amnon freidlin, guitar
pete angevine, percussion

 

2.

KO KOED (philly)
alban bailly, accordion
dustin hurt, accordion

 

3.

DEATH IN THE MAZE (baltimore)
john berndt, alto, soprano sax
rose hammer, baritone, alto sax
samuel burt, clarinet and bass clarinet
paul niedhardt, percussion

 

4.

Stanley Schumacher and the MUSIC NOW ENSEMBLE
stanley schumacher, trombone, voice (bethlehem)
rosi hertlein, violin, voice (nyc)
evan lipson, bass (philly)

 

FULL PROGRAM DESCRIPTION >>>

 



June 10th (sat)

@ Nexus
137 N. Second Street
(north of Arch)
Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm sharp, $5




[20]

 

1.

SOLO
jesse kudler, electronics

 

2.

MAKIHARA/HURT/SANTIAGO TRIO (philly)
toshi makihara, percussion
dustin hurt, trumpet/accordion
carlos santiago, violin

 

3.

ARMSTRONG/CLUETT/SMALLWOOD TRIO (princeton)
newton armstrong, electronics
seth cluett, electronics
scott smallwood, electronics

 

FULL PROGRAM DESCRIPTION >>>

 

 

 

 



June 3rd (sat)

@ AIR Space Gallery
4013 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm sharp, $5



[19]

 

1.

A.R.S.
machiko kyô, guitars
wang chung, ?
liu ti lung, one armed percussion with two arms

 

2.

SOLO
dan scofield, sax

 

3.

GERSH / COHEN DUO
geoff gersh, guitar
charles cohen, buchla music easel

 

4.

REDMAN/BACZKOWSKI DUO (buffalo)
steve baczkowski, bari sax
will redman, percussion

 

FULL PROGRAM DESCRIPTION >>>

 

 



June 3rd (sat)

@ Satellite Coffeeshop
50th and Baltimore
Philadelphia, PA
early show
(5pm start, over by 7:30pm)

$donations

[18]

 

experimental and freely improvised music
CURATED and HOSTED by Sebastian Petsu

1.

MILLEVIO/BIANDO/MASRI TRIO
Nick Millevoi - guitar
Charlie Biando - bass
Julius Masri - drums

 

2.

PETSU/IKU DUO
Sebastian Petsu & Dominic Iku
synths & cassette decks

 

3.

SOLO
swamy, percussion & electronics

 

 

 

 



June 2nd (fri)

@ BSM
320 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm sharp, $5



[17]


 

   
1.

DOO DOO BUTTER
marc zajack, piano, objects and electronics
thomas clark, piano, objects and electronics
mike barker , piano, objects and electronics

 

2.

SOLO
robert w. getz, piano

 

3.

MARONEY/RADDING/WRIGHT TRIO
denman maroney, piano
reuben radding, double bass
jack wright, saxes

 

FULL PROGRAM DESCRIPTION >>>

 

 



May 25th (thu)

@ the Boiler Room
Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $donations

[16]


CURATED and HOSTED by Nick Millevoi

1.

BLACKSBERG/CALABRESE/ANGEVINE TRIO
dan blacksberg
, trombone
mike calabrese, drums
pete angevine, drums

 

2.

GHEEL
ed bear, bari sax and electronics
lea bertucci, bass clarinet, electronics, tape recorder
david flores, homemade synth, gourds, banjo
tyler dusenbury, electronics

 

3.

CARR/FISHKIN DUO
david fishkin, saxophone
jason carr, laptop

 

   

 



May 19th (thu)
@ Nexus
137 N. Second Street
(north of Arch)
Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm sharp, $5




[15]

 

1.

BARKER/RF AVITAR
michael barker, theremin
rf avitar, video

 

2.

BINDLER/SARICH/HURT
nicole bindler, dance
mark sarich, cello
dustin hurt, accordion

 

3.

NOZAL CUBE (france)
arnaud le mindu, guitar, objects
jean-phillipe gomez, no-input mixing board, analogue synthesizer, CD, K7, objects
emmanuel lalande: computer, objects

 

4.

BAILLY/SARICH/WRIGHT (france/usa)
alban bailly, guitar
mark sarich, cello
jack wright, saxes

 

FULL PROGRAM DESCRIPTION >>>

 




May 12th (fri)

@ Main Green Line
43rd and Baltimore
Philadelphia, PA
7:30pm, $donations


[14]


experimental and freely improvised music

1. TUNTEMATON 3.0
   experimental freely improvised music
   david laganella, e. guitar
   kandaswamy vijayan, percussion and electronics
   joe whitt, double bass

2. THE BASTARD TRIO (madison, WI)
   jeremy evans, guitar
   ryan novak, saxophones
   paul baker, drums


3. SOLO
   experimental electronic music
   dave smolen, electronics
  

 



May 8th (mon)

@ Nexus
137 N. Second Street
(north of Arch)
Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm sharp, $5



[13]

1. TRIO RHIZOME
   experimental/free jazz
   matt engle, bass
   seth meicht, tenor sax
   mike szekely, drums


2. ONE TOO EARLY (canada/japan)
   experimental improvised music and dance
   corrie befort, dance
   tim olive, one string bass guitar


3. BULGINA
   directed, improvised music

   eli litwin, drums
   ruston grosse, bouzouki
   evan lipson, bass
   carlos santiago, violin


FULL PROGRAM DESCRIPTION >>>

 



May 6th (sat)

@ Satellite Coffeeshop
50th and Baltimore
Philadelphia, PA
6:30pm, $donations


[12]

experimental and freely improvised music
CURATED and HOSTED by Sebastian Petsu

1. tim albro, guitar/electronics


2. FLITTERMICE of ELD
   dave smolen, electronics
   alex nagle, e. guitar
   evan lipson , e. bass


3. charles cohen, buchla music easel
   ed wilcox, percussion

 

 



Apr 28th (fri)

@ Nexus
137 N. Second Street
(north of Arch)
Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm sharp, $5




[11]

1. freely improvised music and dance
   eun jung gonzalez, dance
   john heron, percussion
   sean mattio, percussion


2. BAILLY/LIPSON DUO (france/philly)
   alban bailly, guitar
   evan lipson, bass  



3. ANDERSON/CHIESA DUO (nyc/france)
   ron anderson, guitar
   david chiesa, bass



4. FOUR WAY GUITAR AND BASS QUARTET
   ron anderson, guitar
   alban bailly, guitar
   david chiesa, bass
   evan lipson, bass


FULL PROGRAM DESCRIPTION >>>

 

 



Apr 27th (thu)

@ the Boiler Room
Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm, $donations



[10]

CURATED and HOSTED by Nick Millevoi

1. CLOWN FOOD
   experimental electronic music
   dave smolen, electronics
   joe lentini, laptop


2. HZL BRD Coleman
   electro-acoustic improvised music
   gene coleman, bass clarinet
   tim albro , electronics
   jesse kudler, electronics
   dustin hurt, trumpet


3. KURU KURU PA
   art-noise band
   dan scofield, bari and tenor sax
   jesse moynihan, e. guitar and violin
   evan lipson, e. bass
   julius masri, drums

FULL PROGRAM DESCRIPTION >>>

 



Apr 21st (fri)

@ Nexus
137 N. Second Street
(north of Arch)
Philadelphia, PA
8:00pm sharp, $5



[9]

1. freely improvised experimental music
   gene coleman, bass clarinet
   evan lipson, double bass
   toshi makihara, percussion


2. freely improvised music and dance
   loren groenendaal, dance
   dustin hurt, accordion
   carlos santiago, violin
   joe whitt, double bass


3. SIWULA STOWE SAGE TRIO
   free music
   blaise siwula, reeds
   nobu stowe, keyboard
   ray sage, drums


FULL PROGRAM DESCRIPTION >>>

 



Apr 14th (fri)

@ the Marvelous
208 S. 40th Street
(just south of Walnut)
8:00pm, $donations

[8]

 


experimental freely improvised music

1. tim bieniosek, guitar and electronics
   kandaswamy vijayan, percussion
      and electronics


2. SATAN EYES
   pete angevine, percussion
   alex nagle, e. guitar
   andrew gaspar, turntables
   joe lentini, laptop

 



Apr 1st (sat)

@ Satellite Coffeeshop
50th and Baltimore
Philadelphia, PA
6:30pm, $donations

[7]

 

experimental freely improvised music
CURATED and HOSTED by Sebastian Petsu

1. ROBOTRAKE
   self-made beats and noise twisted
   live on a pair of CD turntables

2. MORGAN TINDAL
   tape decks and a maze of effects
   pedals

3. SMOLEN/PETSU DUO
   dave smolen, electronics
   sebastian petsu, electronics, horn

 

 



Mar 29th (wed)

@ Spring Garden Music
3321 Spring Garden
Philadelphia, PA
7:30pm sharp, $donations

[6]

 



1. DEMPSTER/WRIGHT DUO (seatle/philly)
   experimental freely improvised music
   stuart dempster, trombone
   jack wright, saxes

   with special guests!

 


Mar 24th (fri)

@ the Marvelous
208 S. 40th Street
(just south of Walnut)
8:00pm, $donations

[5]



1. TUNTEMATON 2.0 (philly/w. mass)
   experimental freely improvised music
   troy herion, chroma polaris
   david laganella, e. guitar
   sean mattio, percussion


2. KO KOED (france/korea/philly)
   experimental freely improvised music
   alban bailly, accordion
   shinjoo cho, accordion
   dustin hurt, accordion


3. THE CAUTION CURVES (wash d.c./nyc)
   experimental electro-acoustic music
   tristana fiscella, vocals, guitar
   rebecca mills, laptop, horns, vocals
   amanda huron, drums, vocals


with visuals by VJ Large Marge!!!

 

 



Mar 10th (fri)

@ the Marvelous
208 S. 40th Street
(just south of Walnut)
8:00pm, $donations

[4]



1. HZL
   experimental electro-acoustic music
   jesse kudler, electronics
   tim albro, electronics


2. NAGLE Flittermice of Eld*
   new composed work
   evan lipson, electric bass
   alex nagle, electric guitar
   *world premier v1.2


3. infiltration by:
   ECHELON


4. TRIO RHIZOME
   experimental/free jazz
   matt engle, bass
   seth meicht, tenor sax
   mike szekely, drums

 

 


Mar 4th (sat)

@ the Marvelous
208 S. 40th Street
(just south of Walnut)
8:00pm, $donations

[3]



1. TUNTEMATON
   experimental freely improvised music
   troy herion, chroma polaris
   george korein, prepared bass
   jesse kudler, electronics
   david laganella, e. guitar
   

2. SOLO
   experimental freely improvised music
   jack wright, saxes
   

3. PIMA GROUP
   experimental movement and sound
   melisa putz, dance
   thomas clark, percussion

 

 


Feb 25th (sat)

@ Other Green Line
4305 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA
6:30pm, $donations

[2]



1. experimental/free jazz
   larry toft, trombone
   julius masri, percussion
   joe whitt, double bass, didgeridoo

2. experimental freely improvised music
   troy herion, chroma polaris
   dustin hurt, trumpet
   sean mattio, percussion

3. experimental freely improvised music
   evan lipson, e. bass
   tim albro, e. guitar

 

 


Feb 10th (fri)

@ the Marvelous
208 S. 40th Street
(just south of Walnut)
7:30pm, $donations

[1]


1. experimental freely improvised music
   troy herion, chroma polaris
   dustin hurt, accordion
   sean mattio, percussion

2. experimental electro-acoustic music
   charles cohen, buchla music easel
   dave smolen, processed snare

3. experimental freely improvised music
   evan lipson, double bass
   toshi makihara, percussion