Bowerbird is pleased to present a double bill featuring Seattle’s Telescoping and Philadelphia’s Jesse Kudler. Telescoping is a quartet of Dave Abramson (drums, percussion), Al Jones (guitars, electronics, voice), Greg Kelley (trumpet, electronics), and Robert Millis (guitars) that performs “dense, nocturnal improvised music.” Jesse Kudler will be premiering a new site-specific work developed on and for the pipe organ of University Lutheran’s sanctuary.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Telescoping is an electroacoustic improvising quartet formed in early 2020 in Seattle & the Olympic Peninsula. Consisting of Dave Abramson (Diminished Men, Spider Trio, MMOB – drums, percussion,) Al Jones (Marginal Frequency, MANKINDA – guitars, pedal steel, electronics, voice,) Greg Kelley (nmperign, Heathen Shame – trumpet, electronics) & Robert Millis (Climax Golden Twins, Sublime Frequencies, Idol Ko Si – guitars, electronics,) the group’s initial collaboration started in isolation in the nascent days of the COVID-19 pandemic. They recorded a self-titled album from their respective quarantine studios which Noise Not Music called “dense, nocturnal improvised music” that is “gorgeous, masterfully constructed, and essential listening for anyone feeling any of the following: confused, frightened, bored, sad, alone.” Further recording took place in an abandoned generator building on Bainbridge Island in the Puget Sound in April of 2020, after which Kelley relocated back to his native Massachusetts. Abramson and Jones released duo material under the name What earlier this year on the Eiderdown Records label thus continuing the trajectory that brings the quartet back together for a string of East Coast dates in late September/early October 2022.
Jesse Kudler is a musician, composer, performer, and sound artist using improvisation, collaboration, and site-specificity to examine authorship, intention, agency, ambiguous affects, and modes and practices of listening. He works with guitar, electronics, recordings, keyboards, synthesizers, radios, tapes, movement, and text.
HEALTH & SAFETY
This is an “in person” event. In consideration of the ongoing pandemic and the safety of those in our community, Bowerbird is requiring all audience members, staff, and performers to wear a mask while inside the venue (please note that musicians will have the option to perform without masks once on stage).