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Saturday - 8:00pm (ET)
July 26, 2008

Pageant : Soloveev
607 Bainbridge Street Philadelphia PA 19147
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Join Bowerbird for an evening of improvised experimental music featuring a Philadelphia premiere and only the second-ever duo performance from two linchpins of the Philadelphia scene. The three-state-spanning trio of Bowerbird favorites Newton Armstrong (from Dartmouth, NH, originally Australia), Tim Feeney (Ithaca, NY), and Nate Wooley (Jersey City) appears for the first time as a trio, presenting precarious improvised constructions using a home-made computer instrument, amplified springs and boxes, and a minimally adorned trumpet. Even more impressively – if past performances from the individuals are anything to go on – they will surely manage to find a compelling group logic through transformations of same.

Ian Fraser and Jesse Kudler should be familiar to any close-watchers of Philadelphia’s small experimental music community. They play together frequently, in the large group Benito Cereno and in smaller trios, but this will be only their second-ever duo performance. Both share a fascination with re-purposed consumer tools: laptops, tape players, radios, hacked guitar pedals, guitars, etc. Fearing neither
silence nor harsh “un-musical” sounds, the two embrace unexpected contrasts and turns in sound-making.

The current exhibition at Pageant Soloveev features the work of Hunter Stabler and may be viewed during the event.

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